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Diego Urbano

Primary Instrument: Vibraphone

Born: November 26, 1986    

Diego Urbano

Born and raised in Santiago, Chile, Urbano was a musical child prodigy who grew up playing both rock drums and classical piano, later studying classical percussion at Chile's National Conservatory, though he’d finally find his own voice through the language of Jazz. He set his mind on expanding the technical possibilities of the Vibraphone in order to attain independence from other harmonic instruments and to have a different template for his compositional and improvisational approach. He shortly hit the highest level in the local scene, playing with the best Jazz musicians on styles ranging from Swing to Contemporary Jazz...
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Awards

2010 ''El Intruso'' Argentinian Jazz journalists' poll, Best ''other instruments'' instrumentalist, nominee. 2009 ''El Intruso'' Argentinian Jazz journalists' poll, Best ''other instruments'' instrumentalist, winner. 2008 ''El Intruso'' Argentinian Jazz journalists' poll, Best ''other instruments'' instrumentalist, nominee.
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    Begs the Question

    Discos Pendiente
    2014
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    Diego Urbano GRUPO

    Discos Pendiente
    2012

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Discos Pendiente (2014)

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''A brilliant musician. As a soloist it doesn't cease to amaze the way in which he seems to go away from each song's harmonies without loosing them from sight. It just simply connects.'' -Cuadernos de Jazz (Spanish specialized magazine), august 2012

''One of the most interesting approaches to Jazz that are made in South America is that of Urbano,'s trio. This artist makes music that hammocks between classicism and avant garde.'' -La Nación (Argentinian newspaper), march 2010

Primary InstrumentVibraphone

LocationNew York City, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

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