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Bio

The jazz bassist Xavi Castillo was born in Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain), a city known for its long jazz tradition.

In contrast to other musicians and the collective imaginary, he started late on the electric bass, and by chance, at the age of 15. However, he has devoted his life to studying both the double bass and the electric since then.

He got his Bachelor’s degree at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya) specialized in interpretation. During his degree, he had the chance to spend a semester at the Koninklijk Conservatorium (The Hague, Netherlands).

In addition to work to be the best musician he can be, he always combined his passion as a bass player with his commitment to music education. He has given countless private lessons to students of any age and has taught in municipal schools as well as in the public music school of Terrassa (Conservatori de Terrassa). He is currently enrolled in the Master in Pedagogy for Musicians at ESMUC.

Xavi is currently based in Barcelona, working with various local and international artists. His current projects include two jazz trios, TRO and Xavi Castillo trio that he co-lead and leads, respectively, and numerous collaborations as a sideman that are mainly focused, but not limited, to jazz.

Upcoming Shows
  • March 28th @ MANRESA W/ Martí Carrasco 5et
  • March 15th @ 39è Festival de Jazz Terrassa, TERRASSA w/ TRO
  • March 11th @ Nova Jazz Cava (39è Festival de Jazz Terrassa), TERRASSA w/ Gran Reserva
  • February 2nd @ Baqueira Bar, ESTACION BAQUEIRA/BERET W/ Jofre Alemany Trio
  • February 1st @ Baqueira Bar, ESTACION BAQUEIRA/BERET W/ Jofre Alemany trio
  • January 26th @ Bar restaurante Pase Parets, PARETS DEL VALLÈS W/ Mario Fierro & Roberto Castillo
  • January 2nd @ Milano Cocktail-Bar, BARCELONA w/ Pablo Arias Quintet

Discography

Check out Xavi’s Spotify account and Youtube channel for more music!

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