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Martin Urbach

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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

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Article: Album Review

Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble: Galactic Diamonds

Read "Galactic Diamonds" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Some people favor the big statement: the bling of an over-large jewel, the blinding distraction of too many sparkly things. Others have the good taste to know that the small stones shine most brightly. Pianist, composer and melodica player Steve Hudson is one of those people, and the debut recording from his Steve Hudson Chamber Ensemble, ...

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News: Radio

The Jazz Session #112: Martin Urbach

The Jazz Session #112: Martin Urbach

Drummer Martin Urbach is a citizen of the world. His travels have taken him from his native Bolivia to New Orleans and then New York. His experiences along the way are expressed musically on Free Will (Self Produced, 2008). In this interview, Urbach talks about his musical and cultural upbringing; his flight from New Orleans during ...

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Free Will

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2008
Track listing: Welcome Song; Southern Damsels; Luna's Theme; Thank You; Buscando Paz; I Feel Love For You; I Broke The Jazz; Free Will; Velvet Swamp.

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Article: Album Review

Martin Urbach: Free Will

Read "Free Will" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Drummer Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach's Free Will is a multicolored self portrait. Born in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, his experiences have included performing at a young age, earning two music degrees from universities in New Orleans and New York as well as relocating to Astoria, NY, after losing his home to Hurricane Katrina. His debut seems to ...


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