February 21st, 2023 10pm Stage 3
Sebastián de Urquiza
He was born in Boston, Massachussetts (USA) in June 1992, but soon moved to Argentina where he was naturalized Argentinian. He is graduate at “Musical Arts with Specialty in Doublebass" at the National University of Arts. He’s been playing in all stages in Argentina with most many of the most important artists. In 2016 he was awarded “best new jazz artist of the year” in Argentina and as one of the best double-bassist in the country many times. In 2019 he was selected by “Focus Year” to be part of the 19/20 band in Switzerland, and learn of some of the best jazz musicians, like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Jorge Rossy, Kendrick Scott, Lionel Loueke, Jeff Ballard, among others. In 2022 he was finalist of the prestigious UNISA strings competition in South Africa, with bass players of all around the globe. As a composer, he have already recorded four albums and one 40 minutes suite for 8 musicians that won the 2022 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Awards. As a sideman he recorded in more than 30 records.