Check out this article about Alejandro from Voyage Chicago.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Alejandro Urzagaste.
Alejandro, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in Michigan, born in Iowa to South American parents. My father, Bolivian and mother, Chilean, met in Elmhurst. My father played guitar and sang South American pop songs to my mother. I listened to music at an early age and wanted to play the drums.
We moved to Chicagoland in’85 and St. Charles soon after where I began studying the guitar and playing in bands. I played in the Jazz Workshop at St, Charles HS, the Elgin Community College Youth band and many local acts with my friends. My mom encouraged me to study with Fareed Haque who later gave me a scholarship to Northern Illinois Universtity.
Performance matters to me dearly, whether it’s on stage, in a studio or a club…