Massimo Urbani was an Italian jazz saxophonist. Urbani was born in Rome into a large family in 1957. His parents were of humble stock, his father working as a janitor at a local high school. He became enamored with jazz at an early age and at 16 years old was first committed to record on Mario Schiano's Sud. According to The All Music Guide, Massimo Urbani appeared on a total of 17 recordings: 10 under his own name, six with other leaders, and one compilation recording.