About      Gino

​Tour, Recording, Educator and Clinician Percussionist, Composer and Singer
His Background included: Honorary degree in percussion teaching, George Gershwin Conservatory (Ecuador)
Percussion studies in Alejandro Garcia Caturla Conservatory and Felix Varela Conservatory (Cuba)
Since then, his musical talent has been heard in many albums, and live shows, as he has collaborated with many international artists, such as: Charleston Latin Jazz Collective, Earl Klugh, Ray Parker Jr, Jessy J, Al Turner, Horacio el negro Hernández , Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Etienne Charles, Michael Mosman, Jose Pepito Gomez, John Benítez, Pascoal Meirelles,, Paulo Moura,  Tito Junco, Alex Alvear , Oscarito Valdés, André Neiva, Zacai Curtis, Rafael Paceiro, Emilio Morales, Frank Rubio, Ymelda Marie-Louisa , Cruks en Karnak, Juan Fernando Velasco, Carmen González, and many more.
​His Teaching experience included Berklee International Network, George Gershwin Conservatory, Centro de Percusion latina GC, and several Clinics

calendar 2014

official website

Gino Castillo

music for your soul

photo: Adam Chandler



The Pour House Charleston SC

Alman Bros twisted tribute

Song for Philippines Festival at the Brick House,

Folly Beach SC 2pm

Gino Castillo SoulFunKubanized

you can enjoy Gino's projects at his permanent residence gig at  voodoo lounge every sunday night or

 Gino's trio at Victor social club every wednesday in charleston sc

Gino Castillo SoulFunKubanized


2 times City Paper Music Awards winner

Jazz Artist of the Year (2013 & 2014)

Weekend of Jazz Kiawah Island

David Lee



Strings & Salsa

Gino Castillo quartet

Kiawah Island Jazz Festival at the Sanctuary 7pm

Charleston Music Hall


Impacto Awards Greenville SC