The Mario Castro Quintet is one of the brightest and up and coming jazz groups of today. The group is lead by Mario Castro, a 2011 Berklee College of Music graduate from Humacao, Puerto Rico. At 24, Castro is already an accomplished musician and has led his group, to many legendary stages including: Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, the Fillmore in SF, Sevilla Jazz Festival (SPAIN), among others. He also held a residency at Wally's Jazz Club in Boston, the historical landmark frequented by many great musicians. Castro currently lives in NYC.
Mario Castro will be debuting his quintet + STRINGS project. They will be performing a selection of original music written by Castro and his band. The band consisting of: Mario Castro on saxophone, Josh Shpak on trumpet and flugelhorn, Tamir Shmerling on bass, KyuMin Shim on piano and rising star drummer Jonathan Pinson.
Mario Castro’s debut quintet album; “primavera”(2012) was released under Greg Osby’s record label Inner Circle Music. - See more at:
“On this recording Mario Castro shows all sides of his talents… arranging and
composing along with the actual playing; a gorgeous sound on the tenor and
most of all , leadership and passion. ”
Tenor saxophonist Mario Castro is one to watch for the ages. He offers a
music that is brimming with color, vitality, and a broad vision He is a welcome
change of pace and is poised to make a difference.