Gaëtan Casteels

Bassist & Composer

About

The Brussels born Gaëtan Casteels started playing the double bass at the age of 19, at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles. There he studied jazz with Jean-Louis Rassinsfosse and classical double bass with Christian Vanderbrorght and Eric Demesmaeker. He also lived in Spain for 5 years, where he studied with Horacio Fumero. Gaëtan also attended the master classes of Dave Holland, Christian McBride, George Garzone and especially Hein Van de Geyn.

We could hear him in jazzbands with Eve Beuvens, Jan De Haas, Daniel Stokart… He plays with the cuban pianist Alejandro Vargas in Bozar and has toured with french songwriters (festivals de Mars en Chanson, Rallye de la Chanson Française…), in Switzerland (Genève, Bienne…), in France ( Paris, Avignon, Perpignan, Bordeaux…), in Italy, Andora and Spain.

Gaëtan Casteels is now preparing the release in January 2022 of his album « album The Missing One(s) », with his Ozaín Quartet.

Gaëtan composes for his quartet, but has also made the music for the short movie « Haften » de Jannes de Leest and lately the music for the theater play « Rakanyak » of the Compagnie Charlie.

Concerts

19 . 08 . 2022 17:00

Ozaín Quartet

Bruno Grollet - Nathan Surquin - Pierre Hurty
GC Het Huys Uccle , Belgium
02 . 09 . 2022 20:00

Ozaín Quartet

Bruno Grollet - Nathan Surquin - Pierre Hurty
Jazzzolder Mechelen , Belgium
13 . 09 . 2022 20:00

Ozaín Quartet

Bruno Grollet - Nathan Surquin - Pierre Hurty
Hot Club Gent Gent , Belgium
14 . 09 . 2022 20:00

Tribute To Ella

Centre Culturel de La Louvière La Louvière , Belgique
29 . 10 . 2022

Marta Sierra trio

Marta Sierra, Renaud Dardenne
Music Village Bruxelles , Belgium
30 . 10 . 2022 15:30

Marta Sierra trio

Marta Sierra, Renaud Dardenne
Chez Mlusette Uccle , Belgium
03 . 02 . 2023 20:30

Ozaín Quartet

Bruno Grollet - Nathan Surquin - Pierre Hurty
Centre Culturel d'Ans Ans , Belgium
25 . 03 . 2023 20:30

Ozaín Quartet

Bruno Grollet - Nathan Surquin - Pierre Hurty
Jazz 9 Mazy , Belgium

Ozaín Quartet

Gaëtan Casteels
Double bass, compositions
Bruno Grollet
Saxes
Nathan Surquin
Trombone
Pierre Hurty
Drums

Press

"Cette musique bien arrangée et vivante mérite le respect pour son audace autant que pour sa réussite et il ne fait aucun doute qu’elle transportera les amateurs d’un jazz moderne ayant définitivement jeté leurs œillères aux oubliettes."

-JazzMania

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