May at the Mansion!
May is Daisy's month as Strathmore's
Artist in Residence!
Her events will include 3 performances, 2 of which
are open to the public, as well as an educational workshop.
She will be joined at her concerts by Swing Guitars DC,
a trio of excellent musicians playing in the Hot Club tradition.
There will also be collaborations with each of her
super talented, fellow Artists in Residence,
Deborah Bond, Wytold, Integriti Reeves,
Isabelle DeLeon, and Owen Danoff,
as well as with her program mentor, Rickie Simpkins.
For tickets to the public performances, please check out
the Strathmore website:
Pledge To Support Independent Music!
My new album will be released soon!
Recorded at Signature Sounds, by Mark Thayer,
in November 2012,
and including the outstanding talents of
Gonzalo Bergara, Jeff Radaich, & Brian Netzley,
"Déviation" is almost done!
Stay tuned for details!
Strathmore Artist In Residence Program!
Daisy has been honored with a selection
as one of this season's
Artists In Residence
at the prestigious
Strathmore Center for the Arts
located in Bethesda, Maryland.
It should be an exciting year of new opportunities
to connect with the local music and art scene!
Keep an eye on the website for details
and news of performances and exhibits
related to the program.
FUN TIMES IN NEW ENGLAND!!!
Thank you to fellow musicians:
Derek Van Wormer
for making the tour of the great Northeast
so much fun!!!
Thanks also to the venues that hosted us:
Northwest Park Concert Series
River Tree Arts
and of course the wonderful and supportive audiences
that met us at every stop.
Can't wait to do it again!!!
NORTHEAST TOUR !!!
Just about ready to head north for
a week or so of music and fun !
Daisy will be joined by
Mike Arciero - guitar
Ryan Flaherty - guitar
Derek Van Wormer - bass
Duane Edwards - bass (in Kennebunk and Oakland, ME)
Come out to one or more shows
to support Daisy's Gypsy Moth Quartet
for their New England debut !!!
See calendar page for tour info.
Northeast U.S. spring tour
Look for Daisy this spring
in the beautiful Northeastern states !
She and her Gypsy Moth ensemble are hatching plans
for a tour in late April/early May.
More details soon...
DJANGO A GO GO !!!
Stephane Wrembel decided to take his New York City based
'Django a Go Go' festival on the road this year,
with stops in Albany, Boston, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and DC. Daisy was lucky enough to be invited to join the amazing lineup for the last 2 shows ! It was truly an honor for her to share the stage with Stephane and his band, along with
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
So lately we've found ourselves in New York once a month.
It started in November when we went to Birdland to hang out
with the Schmitts, continued in December
when Daisy and the Infidel Castros were invited to
play at Mark O'Connor's Christmas CD release party in
Greenwich Village, then again in January for Stephane Wrembel's
'Django a Go Go' festival!
Can't wait for the next excuse to get back to the city that never sleeps
(or at least WE never seem to sleep when we're there!)...
Life has certainly been exciting these last few months!
It began with a trip to France in June for Festival Django Reinhardt,
which included a serendipitous musical meeting with Antoine and Sebastien Boyer.
That led to a return trip and 3 week tour in July and August as a special guest of
In September, Daisy and the Boyers headed out to Whidbey Island, Washington,
to perform to a full house as the opening act for
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing
at Djangofest Northwest!
Last night, it was an impromptu performance at Blues Alley in D.C. as
a guest of Bjorn Thoroddsen and Robin Nolan!
Wonderful surprises at every turn!
Stay tuned for more of
"The Adventures of Daisy Castro"...
First U.S. appearance for Gypsy Moth Trio!
My first appearance in the U.S.
with Gypsy Moth Trio,
featuring special guest guitaristes
Antoine & Sebastien Boyer !
Please join us for
two very special performances
at An Die Musik in
My Summer Vacation...
Just back from France (again!)
where i was on tour with
Esmerald Jazz !
Taking a little break before gearing up
for Djangofest Northwest,
only a short month away !
FESTIVAL DJANGO REINHARDT
Just back from Samois sur Seine
and Festival Django Reinhardt,
where we saw some old friends
and made some new ones.
Keep an eye on the site for
new photos from the trip,
and check youtube for new videos!
DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2011!!
DJANGOFEST NORTHWEST 2011 !!
Daisy has been invited to perform at
the premiere Gypsy Jazz festival in North America!
More details coming soon!
CD Release !!!!!!!!!!
My solo debut, "Gypsy Moth", is now available!
You can purchase it directly from me,
by using the convenient and secure Paypal button
on the "Buy" page.
Check out my Myspace page:
Listen to tracks from my recently released solo CD