music

as composer/bandleader

Maintain Your Strength of Spirit is Castillo’s first composition for Concert Band. The piece was written as a high school graduation present for his younger brother, who played alto saxophone in the band. MYSS was scheduled for a debut performance in the Spring of 2020, but then COVID.

as collaborator


KC Syzygy is a compilation album of music created by Kansas City musicians during the stay at home orders of Spring 2020. Castillo organized the creation of this album, and contributed to two of the selections. All proceeds of the album go toward KC Tenants, a local house rights activist group.


Discography
as composer/bandleader
• 50+ original scores and arrangements for jazz sextet, solo piano, concert band, contemporary classical string ensemble, vocal jazz choir, etc.
• blob castle (electronic)
Music for Art Show, 2021
La Tierra Se Está Doblando, 2020
• The Sextet (contemporary jazz)
Among Friends, 2019
Blob Castle, 2017
In a Natural State, 2016

as collaborator
• The Standard Vocal Jazz Ensemble (vocal jazz)
Coal & Diamonds, 2021
Feeling Good, 2018
• Rob Rice (singer songwriter)
…and the Devil’s Threesome, 2021
• Miki P & the Swallowtails (alternative)
Right Where We Are, 2020
Swallowtail, 2019
Dome of Swallows, 2018
• Calvin Arsenia (experimental pop)
Cantaloupe, 2018
• o.b.e. (avant garde)
in the Thomas Kinkade style, 2019
• Leslie Maclean (straight ahead jazz)
Joy Spring, 2017
• Noah Kite (singer songwriter)
To Burn, 2017
• Ky Burt (folk/americana)
The Moon and the Sea, 2016
• Alyssa & the Allgoods (straight ahead jazz)
It’s All Good, 2013




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