Born: August 4, 1982 Primary Instrument: Drums
Drummer Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach juxtaposes his Bolivian and Jewish roots with his experience as an immigrant in the United States to add color to his sophisticated jazz grooves.
Born on August 4th, 1982 in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Martin discovered the drums at age 12. Shortly after, he began performing in the country’s top music venues and festivals. Upon finishing high school, Martin moved to New Orleans, LA to attend the music program at The University of New Orleans. During his five-year stint in the “Big Easy”, Martin performed with a “Who’s Who” of the music industry.
He holds a bachelors degree in jazz performance from the University of New Orleans and a masters degree in jazz performance from the Manhattan School of Music. In addition to being a passionate performer, Martin is also a kind and spirited educator.
Currently, Martin lives in Astoria , NY where he relocated after Hurricane Katrina destroyed his home in New Orleans. Martin divides his time between playing concerts and touring the world as a sideman and bandleader, composing music, and teaching drums and music to young children and adults. Martin recently released his first recording entitled ''Free Will'', which showcases his talents as a performer, composer and bandleader.
Through performing and teaching, Martin spreads the joy that music brings him in his life!
Willing to teach:
Martin has lots of experience teaching music to children and adults alike. He has taught music and percussion classes in the New Orleans and New York Public School Systems. He also maintains a busy schedule teaching privately. He is a faculty at the iSchool of music and art and a faculty member member and counselor at the Manhattan School of Music Summer Camp. In addition, Martin has experience teaching the very young ones, through the Music Together® program for toddlers and their caregivers. Available times upon request. 80$ per 1 hour lesson if I go to your home.