MARCO CASTILLO was born in Rio de Janeiro Capital of Samba in Brazil and has made Canada his home in 2006, Brazil wept – for she had lost one of her beloved musicians. Following in his father’s footsteps, a man who recorded dozens of albums and toured the world with "Trio Irakitan", Marco’s skills were honed at the feet of the best. After graduating with a B.A. in Music in Rio de Janeiro in 1994, he instantly began touring South America with Brazil’s hottest bands. Since moving to Canada, Marco has been giving back as much as he has been given. His musical influence can be seen everywhere among his peers. Whether it’s his work as a solo artist or his collaborations, not the least of which is his full 8 piece "Brazilian Beats" band, Marco is the Latin/World Music ‘go to guy’.
His intelligent treatment of all the rich Brazilian styles on his Canadian 2008 debut CD "Brazilian Season", ensured that it topped college radio charts for weeks. Castillo’s much anticipated "Trip to Brazil", a sumptuous samba compilation Awarded World recording of the year 2012 at the Western Canadian Music Awards.
“Zabelê”, 2014 Marco’s new release brings 10 original eclectic songs in a perfect and diverse mix of uplifting Latin-Jazz, World-Music.