Jazz history; Director, Latin Jazz Big Band
Paul De Castro is a pianist, suona player, composer, arranger, and producer. De Castro started his musical studies at age five. His initial interest in music led him to start piano studies and vocal performance in Lima, Peru. These activities led to his acceptance into the Conservatorio Nacional de Música, pre-college studies. Immigrating to the USA at age twenty to continue his musical studies, he earned a D.M.A. in Music Composition from the University of Texas at Austin.
In his capacity of lecturer/performer, he has visited many countries such as Australia, Canada, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Spain, Romania, Hungary, and Cuba.
Latin Jazz, Cuban music, suona performance in both Cuban and Chinese styles, jazz, and world music.
D.M.A., Music Composition, The University of Texas at Austin.