Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Urban Electra was founded in 2006 and has played for thousands of concert goers. They came together with the single idea to explore the possibilities of modern sounds through the medium of the traditional string quartet. Urban Electra is highly sought after for its versatility in performing a very wide range of music from jazz and alternative rock, to cutting edge electronic music; bringing to the stage an eclectic repertoire performing the best works by such artists as Sting, U2, Coldplay, INXS, Led Zepplin, Adele and the Rolling Stones and many more.
The members of UE are classically trained and have all received music performance degrees from the nation’s top music schools. The quartet’s members have performed extensively throughout the United States as well as in France, Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Belgium, and Austria. The four members have performed and recorded with pop music legends Donna Summer, Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, STYX, Tammy Wynette, Michael Crawford, Kenny G, & Regina Carter. Members have coached and performed with some of the world’s greatest string quartets such as the St. Lawrence String Quartet, the Juilliard String Quartet, and the Alexander String Quartet.