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Bio

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.

Upcoming Shows

  • Abril 7th @ Sala Artte, BARCELONA W/ Claudio Marrero 5et
  • March 28th @ MANRESA W/ Martí Carrasco 5et
  • March 22th @ Balius Bar, BARCELONA W/ Oriol Vallès Trio
  • March 21th @ MARTORELL W/ Baratos
  • March 17th @ Sala Artte, BARCELONA W/ Claudio Marrero 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
  • March 10th @ Sala Artte, BARCELONA W/ Claudio Marrero 5et

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

Let's chat!

Send him an email or drop him a message!

  • xavi@xavicastillo.com
  • Barcelona
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