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Guitarist Ernesto Cortazar Live in Seychelles!

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World-class guitarist Ernesto Cortazar will arrive in Seychelles early next month and will hold concerts for the public and seminars for local musicians during his month-long stay.

Mr. Cortazar is originally from Mexico, studying guitar at the Music Conservatory in Mexico City, and now lives in Zurich, Switzerland, where he performs, records, does session work and teaches guitar.

He toured with Ricky Martin in the mid-Nineties and has performed with Carlos Santana, Kermit Driscoll and other well-known artists. Over the years, he has studied with guitar greats like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Wayne Krantz, Christopher Rosenberg and Rodney Jones.

JazzWorldQuest, one of the premier websites for jazz music, describes his work as “outstanding spiritual music from a versatile master of strings”.

It adds: “Combining subtle expressions of flamenco with energetic free jazz improvisations, virtuoso guitarist Ernesto Cortazar creates a beautiful, fluid musical ambiance with references to Wes Montgomery and Pat Martino.” He is now putting the finishing touches to his fourth album.

Dates and venues for concerts and seminars in Seychelles will be announced early in February.

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