LIVEstream: Cuban Cowboys
Gino Castillo is an Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist, singer and leader of the Cuban Cowboys based in Charleston. Their high-energy performances bring dancers and non-dancers to their feet.
Gino Castillo: congas, vocals
Abdiel Iriarte: keys, vocals, musical director
Daniel Dickinson: saxophone, flute
Jake Holwegner: bass
Ron Wiltrout: drums
An educator, composer, and singer Gino’s accolades include:
Jazz artist of the year City Paper Music Awards Jazz artist of the year Independent Tone Awards. He holds and honorary degree in percussion teaching, for George Gershwin Conservatory, He has studied at Caturla Conservatory, Felix Varela Conservatory, and under the tutelage of Oscarito Valdes (Cuba)
He has collaborated with many international artists, such as: Earl Klugh, Al Turner, Michael Mossman, Quentin Baxter, Etienne Charles, Horacio el Negro Hernández, Oscarito Valdés, Eddie Venegas, Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Smooth Jazz Orchestra, Lowcountry Latin Jazz Collective, Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, Jose Pepito Gomez, John Benítez, and many others.
The 2021 season of ColaJazz LIVEstream concerts is made possible by a generous grant from the Central Carolina Community Foundation.
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