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


official website

Gino Castillo

music for your soul

photo: Stuart White



Victor Social Club Charleston SC

NYE party

The Mezz jazz club Charleston SC

Charleston Latin Jazz Collective

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

Charleston Latin Jazz Collective


2 times City Paper Music Awards winner

Jazz Artist of the Year (2013 & 2014)

Freedom Jazz Series Charlotte NC




Jessy J

Charleston Intl Jazz Festival American Theatre

Charleston SC

Freedom Jazz Series Charlotte NC


Charleston Intl Jazz Festival American Theatre

Charleston SC

Gino Castillo quartet


 jazz artist of the year 2013 and 2014

Winer two years consecutive