Beat Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer. In 1993 he moved to New York City and was awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. 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, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Jazz Standard and The Stone, performing with Jazz greats, like Esperanza Spalding, Jon Hendricks, Gregoire Maret, Joel Frahm, Billy Drummond, Magos Herrera and Hendrik Meurkens. In 2005, Beat was the chosen vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, thrilling audiences in concert halls across the USA. Since the release of his acclaimed CD “Happy, Sad and Satisfied” in 2006, he’s been touring the world extensively with his own projects, showcasing his music in renowned clubs and at festivals across the US, Canada, Europe, Mexico and Central and South America. In 2007 he earned the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Scholarship to complete his Masters Degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music, followed by the release of his European song tribute "Far From Home" (B+B Productions) in 2009. 2010 was highlighted by his major Jazz label debut "Invitation" (Chesky), a eclectic array of American Standards, which lead to a 12 month CD feature on Swiss Airlines in 2011, tours in the US, Canada, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico and Brazil. Both his CDs “Far From Home” and “Invitation” were included in the official 2010 GRAMMY Selection for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”. March 2014 marked the release of Kaestli’s fifth CD, the French tribute “Collage” (Unit Records), as he continues his international touring with festivals in Brazil, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Africa, Asia and Australia and shows in Chile and Europe throughout 2015. His first Live CD "Live in Europe" is scheduled for a physical release in spring 2016 followed by a release tour in Europe and USA.
"Kaestli achieves much the same spellbinding effect as José James on For All We Know”
"His distinct principle of sparseness sets him apart from the rest. A deeply felt Mood Album.”
"Intimacy and inspiration"
—Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Switzerland
"A likably suave jazz singer... a persuasive new album”
—New York Times
“One of the most important artists today.”
—La Jornada, Jalisco, Mexico
"The magnetic and exciting musicianship of Beat Kaestli who is simply
one of the most exciting jazz vocalists around.”
Kaestli introduces things with an angular original, intelligently designed and tuneful.
He finds a tense balance between innocent sweetness
and the erotic that makes this reimagining achingly compelling.
If Astrud Gilberto has a male counterpart, it's Beat Kaestli, a sublimely mellifluous singer
whose work is smooth as satin, slow, easy, and savory.
A tasty mix throughout, wannabes should note there was a lot of dues paying to get Kaestli
to this point and it’s what you have to do if you want to make it
and make it right. A winner throughout.
Kaestli is an intriguing talent with a unique vision.
January 28, 2016, New York, USA
Club Bonafide with Clarice Assad
February 28, 2016, New York, USA
Vocal Jazz Jam Series @ RueB
March 11 & 12, 2016, Morocco Francophonie
Club Pietri, Rabat
March 14, 2016, Morocco Francophonie
Opening Concert Francophonie, Rabat
March 18-22, 2016, Francophonie India
Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata
March 31, 2016, San Francisco, USA
Alliance Francaise, San Francisco
European CD Release Tour 2016
April 11, 2016, Switzerland
Cantinetta Bindella, Solothurn
April 12, 2016, Switzerland
April 13, 2016, Germany
Le Pirate, Rosenheim
April 14, 2016, Austria
GH zur Bums'n, Schaerding
April 15, 2016, Germany
Jazz Club, Biberach
April 16, 2016, Germany
April 20, 2016, Berlin, Germany
ZigZag w/ Alexa Rodrian & Esther Kaiser
April 25, 2016, New York, USA
Zinc with The Chile Connection
special guest Camila Meza
May 02, 2016, New York, USA
Bar Next Door with The Chile Connection
May 04, 2016, New York, USA
Friars Club with Marcus Goldhaber
May 27, 2016, Greece
May 29, 2016, Greece
June 23rd, 2016, Brooklyn, USA
Under the Arc "Rock my R&B"
August 18th, 2016, New York, USA
Birdland New York CD Release Show "Live in Europe"
Costa Rica (tbc)
Jazzmandu 2016, Nepal (tbc)
Argentina and Chile Tour 2016 (details tba)
European Fall Tour 2016
November 17, 2016, Switzerland
November 18, 2016, Germany
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