When Marco Castillo left Brazil. Rio de Janeiro, the samba capital of the world lost an amazing artist and one of its most passionate voices. Canada however, embraced him with open arms. His intelligent treatment of the various Brazilian styles on his first CD "Brazilian Season" topped the college radio charts for several weeks leaving his new fans clamouring for his 2011 release "Trip to Brazil", a well blended samba compilation of originals and covers produced by Marco himself.
"Trip to Brazil" won the Western Canadian Music Award for World Recording of the year 2012.
Marco graduated with B.A. in music in Brazil an has an experience in many different styles. Multi instrumentist, song writer and producer, he is an adventurer in both life and music and rapidly became one of the most busy musicians in Winnipeg, always bringing his audience high quality and unique music either in small ensembles or leading his terrific "Brazilian Beats" band. This group features high profile musicians that are capable to transform the audience atmosphere in a uncontrollable dance environment through their contagious uplifting latin-funky-grooves.
Since arrive in Winnipeg, Castillo has influenced many local musicians, contributing immensely to the spread of Brazilian music and culture. He has literally changed the music scene in the multicultural jazz capital of Canada.