Jazz Musician . Doublebass . Electric Bass

About Me

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

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

Xavi 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.

He 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.

Events

DECEMBER
  • Decembre 20th @ Nau#2 de Ca n’Oliveres, MARTORELL W/ Marc Ferrer Trio + Pere Miró
  • December 18th @ Espai Jove Boca Nord (Cicle Clàssica Horta-Guinardó), BARCELONA W/ clàssic jazz 4et 
  • December 17th @ Nova Jazz Cava, TERRASSA W/ Intrínsec 4et
  • December 12th @ Lluïsos d’horta, BARCELONA W/ Hot Dog Jazz Band
NOVEMBER
  • November 27th @ Biblioteca Municipal Marta Mata, CUNIT W/ Intrínsec Trio – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • November 19th @ Nova Jazz Cava, TERRASSA W/ Intrínsec Trio – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • November 15th @ Ateneu Rubí, RUBÍ W/ Marcos Serrano 4et – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • November 12th @ Milano Cocktail-Bar, BARCELONA W/ Oriol Vallès 4et – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • November 10th @ Robadors 23, BARCELONA W/ Oriol Vallès 4et – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • November 1st @ Funerària de Terrassa, TERRASSA W/ Xavi Castillo Trio
OCTOBER
  • October 11th @ mNACTEC, TERRASSA (Festival de Jazz de Terrassa) W/ TRO
  • October 10th @ LLAVANERES W/ Gwen Perry Trio – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • October 8th @ Nova Jazz Cava, TERRASSA (Festival de Jazz de Terrassa) W/ Gran Reserva
SEPTEMBER
  • September 26th @MARTORELL W/ TRO – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • September 12th @ BANYOLES (Festival de Jazz de Banyoles) W/ TRO
AUGUST
  • August 27th @ Robadors 23, BARCELONA W/ Héctor Floría – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 16th @ MARTORELL W/ TRO – Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • August 12th @ Milano Cocktail-Bar, BARCELONA W/ Torres Castillo Trio ft. Jo Krause
  • August 6th @ Park Güell (cicle Música als parcs), BARCELONA W/ Irene Reig & Héctor Floría 4et
JULY
  • July 25th @ SANT ESTEVE SESROVIRES W/ TRO
  • July 23rd @ Casal de Barri Torre de la Sagrera, BARCELONA W/ Carrie Lewis Swing Trio
  • July 11th @ Nova Jazz Cava, TERRASSA W/ Strinking Time
  • July 10th @ Les Pedritxes, MATADEPERA W/ Rai Paz

Discography

To listen to these records and more, check Xavi Castillo’ Spotify artist profile!