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 was delayed due to covid. MYSS had its debut performance in the Fall of 2021 by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra.

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

Fifty plus original scores and arrangements for jazz sextet, solo piano, concert band, contemporary classical string ensemble, vocal jazz choir, electronic dance music, 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




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