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Gino Castillo


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Jazz artist of the year City Paper Music Awards 2K winer (2013 & 2014 )

Jazz artist of the year Independent Tone Awards 2K winer (2015 & 2016)

Jazz hit single of the year Independent Tone Awards (2018)

Tour, Recording, Educator and Clinician Percussionist, Composer and Singer.

His Background included:
Honorary degree in percussion teaching, giving for George Gershwin Conservatory
Percussion studies in: Caturla Conservatory, Felix Varela Conservatory, and many private lesson Including several years of weekly sessions with Oscarito Valdes (Cuba)

Since then, his musical talent has been heard in many albums and live shows, as he has collaborated with many international artists, such as:

Earl Klugh, Al Turner, Michael Mossman, Quentin Baxter, Etienne Charles, Horacio el Negro Hernández, Oscarito Valdés, Eddie Venegas, Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Smooth Jazz Orchestra, Lowcountry Latin Jazz Collective

Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, Jose Pepito Gomez, John Benítez,
Pascoal Meirelles, Paulo Moura, Alex Alvear, Jessy J, Zacai Curtis,
Ymelda Marie-Louisa, etc...

His Teaching experience included
Berklee College of Music International Network
Centro de Percusion latina GC
Conservatory George Gershwin and more than 200 Clinics with Sabian Cymbals and Pearl Drums.

Currently is Exclusively artist of Bophorus Cymbals, Pearl Percussion and Pro-Mark drum sticks.