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
''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
-La Nación (Argentinian newspaper), march 2010
New York City, NY
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.