Manitoba Music

Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats

Acoustic, Afro-Caribbean, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Latin Jazz, Pop, R&B, Singer/songwriter, Soul, Swing/Big Band, World Music

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 life from 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. Currently in studio preparing his 3rd CD to be release in 2014, 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, 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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Audio

"No Name Samba"

"Tao Zen" from "Brazilian Season"

Discography

Trip to Brazil

Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats
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Brazilian Season

Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats
Brazilian Season Click for more

Video

Lero-Lero

Valeu - Cd "Trip to Brazil"

Fato Consumado - Trip to Brazil

No name samba

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Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar
179 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar
179 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats Current Lounge
75 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, MB
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Winnipeg International Jazz Festival Free Opening Weekend
Marco Castillo & Brazilian Beats
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Meta-clave
Papa Mambo
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The Cube
133 Albert Street, Old Market Square
Winnipeg, MB
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