John Urlezaga

John Cruz Urlezaga was born in Jordan Valley Oregon, on June 25, 1909, to Juan Urlezaga and Gloria Bermeosolo Urlezaga.  John grew up with music in his home in Jordan Valley and at their 1000-acre ranch 6 miles out of town. John always played by ear and entertained many people at Basque dances and gatherings in Jordan Valley, Boise and Grandview, Idaho. John played the accordion, piano and organ all by ear and also played for many family gatherings.  He attended high school for 2 years. 

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