Singer and guitarist Marco Castillo was raised in Rio de Janeiro in a musical environment, his father recorded more than 30 Lp's with Trio Irakitan. So music is part of Castillo's like fro his early age. He played in inumerous ensembles back in Brazil, either as a side man with great artists and as band leader as well. Marco graduated Bacharel in music at Estácio University in Rio and became an experienced composer and arranger blending the traditional rhythms and contemporary sounds of Brasil with lush and beautiful jazz voicings.
Since August, 2006 he has made Winnipeg his home, he released two Cd's "Brazilian Season" 2008 and the recent AWARDED 2012 World recording of the Year "Trip to Brazil" featrures Scott Señor and Gilles Fournier, and special guest the virtuoso George Colligan on Piano. Marco Castillo brought to the praires his Latin flavour. Singing in Portugues, his first language, Spanish, Italian, French and English. Marco has been one of the bussiest musicians in town since he arrived and have been an special guest in respected ensembles like Ron Paley's Band, Papa Mambo, Winnipeg Jazz Orquestra and the String WSO Quartet among many others. Either on a solo act, duo or big ensembles like his own group "Brazilian Beats" Marco creates an exotic and sophisticated music that not only please all eager ears but contaminated people make them dancing with his unique infectious Latin Grooves.
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|Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats||
75 Forks Market Road