Javier Batiz

Javier Batiz is very proud of the role he played in bringing American Blues music to Mexico! His own playing in bands and as a solo artist brought a great awareness to the Blues south of the American border but more than that he created opportunities that brought legendary performers to Mexico for the first time such as Ray Charles and Little Richard. Perhaps even more meaningful to Javier is the time he dedicates to young musicians to teach them the art of music-making. Over the years he taught and inspired a host of well-known musicians including Carlos Santana, whom Javier began playing with back in 1958. He even designed his own style of electric guitar which he still often plays on stage.


Interview Date:
May 1, 2022
Job Title:
Musician, Songwriter

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