Juan Cruz Urquiza was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 13, 1965. He studied at the Catholic Argentine University (1983-1985) and Berklee College of Music (1991-1993) where he earned degrees in music. He has studied trumpet with Wilfredo Cardozo, Roberto Fernandez, Américo Belloto and Lou Mucci, and he has studied harmony and improvisation with American Saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi.

Juan has performed with Arnie Lawrence, Paquito D'Rivera, Chucho Valdes (At Colon Theater with the Buenos Aires Philarmonic Orchestra), Johnny Coles, Mike Longo, Marc Copland, Claudio Roditi, Conrad Herwing, Osvaldo Fattoruso, and with top Argentine jazz artists Luis Salinas, Javier Malosetti, Horacio Larumbe, Jorge Navarro, B. López Furst, R. Fernández, and Mono Fontana.


Juan Cruz de Urquiza quinteto, solos de LoVuolo y J C de Urquiza (Nutville)

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PMT - 700