He is one of the fundamental musicians of the national scene, like saxophonists, composer and educator. His creative, solvent and wealthy track is well known in Barcelona, where he studied and took the pulse of local jazz.
Ernesto Aurignac is one of the most prominent saxophonists and composers on the jazz scene in Spain. He was born in Málaga where he graduated in classical saxophone at the Conservatorio Superior de Málaga at a very early age. He then moved to Barcelona where he studied jazz, modern harmony and self-taught improvisation. He has performed throughout Spain and also in New York, Finland, Poland, Ecuador, France, Chile, Australia, Russia, Germany, Portugal, England, Canada and Mexico.
He teaches at National and International Jazz seminars. He has shared a cast of teachers with musicians such as George Garzone, Seamus Blake, Dave Kikoski, Peter Berstein, Bob Gullotti, John Lockwood and Steve Grossman.
He has worked in many formations with Perico Sambeat, Joachim Kühn, Eric Alexander, Albert Bover, Javier Colina, Marc Miralta, Alexi Tuomarila, Ramon López, Massa Kamaguchi, Deejay Foster, David Mengual, Pablo Martín Caminero, among others , and with flamenco figures such as Gerardo Núñez or Chano Domínguez. He has also been part of a group of musicians in the show Flamenco Hoy by filmmaker Carlos Saura.
He lives in Málaga where he is vice-president of the Málaga Jazz Association and professor of saxophone, harmony and combos at the 'Maestro Puyana' Center for Modern Arts and Music (CAMM).
In 2014 he released his debut album UNO at the Teatro Cervantes in Málaga, this work has been followed by 5 more albums as leader and about twenty albums as a sideman.