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With the city of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba as his hometown, Ernesto's career came as second nature as he was​ submerged into the musical world. He began music studies at the age of eight and​ was always interested in the sound of “that big piece of wood with strings”.  While excelling at the music conservatory level, he was one of two students from his class accepted into the country’s capital at the university level. In 2004, Ernesto moved to Havana, Cuba to attend the prestigious University Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA)​, where he graduated with a degree in Classical Double Bass and Performance and Teaching. Ernesto taught music theory and ensemble at the Escuela Nacional de Arte (ENA). In 2006, Ernesto became the bass player of the Grammy nominated and internationally popular salsa and timba group David Calzado y su Charanga Habanera. For over eight years, he traveled the world performing and recording on numerous albums. ​In August 2014, ​Ernesto moved with his wife to San Francisco, CA.

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