Beat Kaestli is a vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer residing in New York City. He moved to New York from his native Switzerland, leaving behind a promising singing career in his homeland, and was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music (BM) and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Scholarship by the Society of Singers to graduated in 2008 with a Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music. While honing his craft alongside noteworthy Jazz performers, such as Jane Monheit, Jason Moran and Stefon Harris, he immersed himself in Manhattan’s fiercely competitive music scene, emerging as a seasoned performer. He now appears in clubs such as The Blue Note, The Birdland, The Bitter End, The Jazz Standard and The Stone, performing with Jazz greats, like Esperanza Spalding, Jon Hendricks, Gregoire Maret, Joel Frahm, Billy Drummond, Magos Herrera and Victor Prieto. In 2005, Beat was the chosen vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, thrilling audiences in concert halls across the USA. Since the release of his acclaimed CD “Happy, Sad and Satisfied” in 2006 he's touring the world extensively with his own projects, showcasing his music in renowned clubs and at festivals across the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada. In 2009 he released his European song tribute "Far From Home" (B+B Productions) in the US and Canada and 2010 was highlighted by his major Jazz label debut "Invitation" with Chesky Records, a eclectic array of American Standards.