Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, three time GRAMMY Nominee Diego Urcola prowess as a trumpeter is evident.
A member of the Paquito D’Rivera Quintet since 1991, Urcola performs regularly with the legendary saxophonist Jimmy Heath, the Caribbean Jazz Project and the Dizzy Gillespie Alumni All‑Star Big Band.
Urcola began studying music at the age of nine in the Music Department of the Colegio Ward where his father Ruben served as director. He continued his studies and in 1988 he received the title of Profesor Nacional de Música from the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica. After receiving a scholarship to study abroad, Urcola moved to Boston where he attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and later moved to New York where he received his master's degree in jazz performance from Queens College.