Worlds leading legendary Jazz Violinist, Leader, Composer & Arranger. One of the few main creators of Fusion of 70s, 80's and Acid Jazz of 90s & 21th Century.
Symphonic works & Film music for 15 full feature soundtracks to his credit. Recorded over 40 albums under his own name in the USA.
Came to U.S. in 1973 from Europe and live in New York. Won Grand Prix Mantraux Jazz Festival for the best soloist. Many times winner of Down Beat Magazine's Readers Poolas Best Violin Player and in top 10 as Musician of the Year,Record of the year, Composer, Arranger, Electric Group of the year and Misc. Instruments-Lyricon. His Recording, "Take Good Care of My Heart" was nominated for the Record of the Year in Down Beat Magazine 1985.
Toured around the Globe and played most of the Jazz Festivals and Clubs in US and worldwide. Many Television appearances worldwide. Three times guest of world famous Johny Carson's "Tonight Show" on NBC TV. Michal Urbaniak played and recorded (among others) with Miles Davis(Tutu), Quincy Jones(The Wiz), George Benson, Toots Thielmans, Doc Sevrinson, Ariff Mardin, Billy Cobham, Herbie Hancock, Jaco Pastorius, Roy Haynes, Elvin Jones, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Sticks Hooper, John Abercrombie, Larry Coryell, Kenny Garret, Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Eumir Deodato, Stephane Grappelli, Oliver Nelson, Lenny White, Larry Young, John Hendricks, Joe Williams, Elvin Jones, Buster Williams, Johny Griffin, Ted Curson, Astor Piazzolla, Freddy Hubbard, Tom Browne, Steve Gadd, Anthony Jackson, Victor Bailey, Omar Hakim, Bernard Wright, Marcus Miller and many others.