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 marks 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.

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"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

 

“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.”
 amazon.com

 

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.
AllAboutJazz

 

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.
—Acoustic Music

 

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. 
—Midwest Record

 

Kaestli is an intriguing talent with a unique vision. 
—JazzHistoryOnLine

 

January

 

January 24, 2014, USA

Vocal Summit @ Somethin' Jazz

 

February

 

February 12, 2014, USA

Private Event

 

March

 

Francophonie Nigeria and South Korea

 

March 19, 2014, Nigeria

Institut Francais, Abuja

 

March 20, 2014, Nigeria

Swiss Residence, Abuja

 

March 21, 2014, Nigeria

Bogobiri House, Lagos

 

March 22, 2014, Nigeria

Swiss Consulate, Lagos

 

March 27, 2014, South Korea

Institut Francais, Daejeon

 

March 28, 2014, South Korea

Club Palm, Seoul

 

March 29, 2014, South Korea

Seocho City Hall, Seoul

 

April

 

April, 1, 2014, South Korea

Workshop, Dankook University,

Cheonan

 

European Release Tour for "Collage"

 

April 24, 2014, Switzerland

Mahogany Hall, Bern

 

April 25, 2014, Switzerland

Esse Bar, Winterthur

 

April 30, 2014, Germany

Le Pirate, Rosenheim

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

 

May 2, 2014, Germany

A-Trane, Berlin

 

May 9, 2014, Italy

Music Bar Laurin, Bolzano

 

May 10, 2014, Germany

Incontri, Rohrbach

 

May 28, 2014, USA

Vocal Summit @ Zinc Bar, New York

 

May 30, 2014, Nigeria

Lagos International Jazz Festival, Lagos

 

June

 

June 15, 2014, USA

Private Event, New Jersey

 

July

 

July 23, 2014, USA

Private Event, New York

 

August

 

August 10th, 2014, USA

Le Pescadeux, New York

 

September

 

September 16, 2014, USA

Blues Alley with Gregoire Maret, Washington, D.C.

 

September 17, 2014, USA

Swiss Residence, Washington, D.C.

 

September 21, 2014, USA

Birdland, Release Celebration for "Collage", New York

 

October

 

TBA

 

November

 

TBA

 

December

 

TBA

 

 

 

 

 

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