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January 04, 2013
Yoshi's Local Talent Series: Free live music in The Lounge 6:30pm to 10pm!
SF Bay Area bassist Edo Castro initially was a self-taught bassist but later moved to Chicago and attended The American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. He completed his studies and earned a BA in 1987 with a focus on Jazz Studies and electric Bass. He continued to hone his craft in Chicago through 1990.
Returning to the Bay Area Edo released his first solo effort of original music entitled “Edo.” Edo’s 2nd release “Phoenix” (on Passion Star Records) made the 49th Grammy Entry List Field 10 Category 45 "Best Contemporary Jazz Album in October 2006.
Edo has put his signature on over 20 local CD projects and has performed/recorded with David Amram, Mark Walker, Hassan Kahn, Pete Cosey, Roy Haynes, Fareed Haque, David Onderdonk, Ed Thigpen, Johnny Griffin, Joel Harrison, Jim Trumpeter, Ian Doogle, Deborah Winters, Jill Knight, Paul Van Wageningen, Caroline Aiken, Dan Zinn, Bethany Pickens, Michael La Macchia, Armando Peraza, Caren Armstrong, Percy Howard, Mike Molenda, Stu Hamm, Lorn Leber, George Brooks, Eric Doc Smith, Michael Manring, Mark Egan, Yves Carbonne, Todd Johnson and David Friesen.
He’s currently working on his 3rd Release with special guest bassist David Friesen, Michael Manring and Percy Jones. Edo is also planning a Bass project involving Stew McKinsey and Yves Carbonne.