Now in it’s 5th year running, each event in this bi-monthly series showcases a different featured vocal artist from amongst NYC’s top jazz singers, followed by an open mic/jazz jam. Vocalists and instrumentalists alike are welcome to sit in. Come early to listen and sign up to perform with this singer-friendly community!
June 30th, Featuring Beat Kaestli
Beat Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed, award winning 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 and Jazz at Lincoln Center, performing with Jazz greats, like Esperanza Spalding, Jon Hendricks, Gregoire Maret, and Magos Herrera. He’s been featured on TV and radio worldwide and his CDs have been showcased on Swiss Air International. In 2005, Beat was the chosen vocalist for the famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. He released 6 CDs, including his major Jazz label debut "Invitation" (Chesky) and has showcased his music on 6 continents at festivals and renowned Jazz clubs.
"Nine gorgeously minimalist, dove-soft tracks. Kaestli achieves much the same spellbinding effect as José James on For All We Know” JazzTimes Magazine
"His distinct principle of sparseness sets him apart from the rest. A deeply felt Mood Album.” Jazzthing, Germany
"Intimacy and inspiration" Neue Zuercher Zeitung, Switzerland
"A likably suave jazz singer... a persuasive new album” New York Times