Beat Kaestli is a vocalist, songwriter and producer residing in New York City. After establishing himself in the Swiss music scene, he moved to New York to broaden his musical horizon, leaving behind a promising career in his homeland. He was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music (BM) and received the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation scholarship to graduate in 2008 with a Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music (MA). 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, Birdland, The Bitter End, The Jazz Standard, The Stone and Sweet Rhythm, performing with Jazz greats, like Esperanza Spalding, Jon Hendricks, Clarence Penn, 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. Kaestli is touring the world extensively with his own projects, showcasing his music in renowned clubs and at festivals across the US, Europe, Mexico and Canada. His new release "Far From Home - A Tribute to European Song" is scheduled to be released fall 2009.
Vocalist & Bandleader Beat Kaestli will be performing with his group at The Zinc Bar in New York City on Monday, October 5th, 2009 in celebration of his newest release "Far From Home - A Tribute to European Song" - Set Time 7pm to 9 pm
"Soulful, sensitive singing. I am impressed by Beat Kaestli's CD and I look forward to hearing more!"
-Legendary Vocalist Jon Hendricks
Beat Kaestli - voice
Melissa Stylianou - feat. guest vocalist
Victor Prieto - accordion
Guilherme Monteiro - guitar
Robert Rodriguez - piano
Matt Wigton - bass
Fred Kennedy - drums
Keisha Whitney and Nene - BG vocals
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Vocalist Beat Kaestli
The Zinc Bar - 82 West 3rd Street - New York City
October 5th, 2009- Set Time: 7pm to 9pm