Born in Barcelona, Uri Sala is a bassist, composer and pedagogue with an unusually well-rounded international profile. He studied improvisation and composition at Berklee College of Music and musicology at Uppsala University. In 2005, thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Amsterdam to study South Indian music and live electronics at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During the same time he got an MA in music theory from the University of Amsterdam. After several years as a performer and composer of jazz, contemporary music and live electronics in Spain, USA, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany, he established himself in Norway in 2012. He is currently touring his very own Uri Sala 4tet, Low-Fly Quintet and Dog Valley Fever, to name a few.
“A quick glance at Uri’s curriculum is enough to realize that he is a special case of talent and versatility: he is a jazz improviser, perfomer of contemporary music, composer, arranger, musicologist, pedagogue and music critic. And in all these fields he seems to thrive with enviable ease.” – by Rafael Reina Cámara, composer.
“Uri Sala gets inspiration from many different places around the world and navigates the landscape between jazz, classical music, flamenco, latin and South-Indian music.” – by Frode Hermanrud – Oppland Arbeiderbland.