Alejandro Urzagaste was born in Iowa and raised in the midwest. His affinity for music began cultivation in high school by playing in bands and exposure to the music of Thelonious Monk, Count Basie and Joe Pass. He played in the Jazz Workshop at St. Charles high school under the direction of Jeff Childs and Jim Kull and the ECC band with directed by Mark Bettcher.
Alejandro relocated to Minneapolis, MN with the defunct rock act Oxpecker. After briefly forming the No Filter Quartet and touring with 12Rods he received a scholarship offer to attend Northern Illinois University as part of Fareed Haque's guitar studio.
Upon arrival in DeKalb, Chicago became the destination with opportunities to hear the Bobby Broom Trio and Ron Perrillo quickly becoming the norm, along with the Tuesday night jam at the New Apartment Lounge hosted by Von Freeman.
Inspired, he moved to Chicago in 2000 to join other musicians and learn from the masters. He has performed at the Green Mill, the Chicago Jazz Festival, Andy's Jazz Club, Pete Miller's Steakhouse and the Jazz Showcase as a leader and a sideman for Taku Akiyama, Marco Polo, Marc Pompe, Juli Wood and the Deep Blue Organ Trio. He has performed with Jodie Christian, Von Freeman, Bobby Broom, Ron Blake, Kobie Watkins, Maurice Brown, Ron Perrillo, Eric Schneider, Pat Mallinger, Marquis Hill, Juli Wood, Dennis Carroll and Shara Maxwell.
In 2012 he released his debut recording "Urban Intervals." The recording features the all-star rhythm section of Bobby Broom Trio bassist Dennis Carroll, the internationally known George Fludas and Jodie Christian.
In 2018 Alejandro has released his second recording, his first with the group Flow.
Flow is a guitar, piano led jazz group featuring Bill Carrothers with the all star rhythm section of Dennis Carroll and George Fludas. Celebrating their first release 'Subject to Change' with original compositions from Alejandro Urzagaste and Bill Carrothers. Flow will be performing regionally in the Midwest to support the release of "Subject to Change" starting in Minneapolis and Chicago.