Beat Kaestli

Beat Kaestli – voice, Ben Stivers – piano, Jesse Lewis – guitar.
Beat Kaestli is an internationally acclaimed vocalist, songwriter,
arranger and producer. In 1993 he moved from Switzerland to New York,
leaving behind a promising singing career in his homeland, and was
awarded a scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music (BM). 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, The
Birdland, The Bitter End, 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 is touring the world extensively with his own projects, showcasing his music in renowned clubs and at festivals across the US, Europe, Mexico, Central America and Canada. In 2007 he earned the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation Scholarship to complete his Masters Degree from the Aaron Copland School of Music, which was followed by the release of his lauded 2009 European song tribute “Far From Home” (B+B Productions). 2010 was highlighted by his major Jazz label debut “Invitation” (Chesky), an eclectic array of American Standards, and 2011 will feature a CD showcase on Swiss Airlines, followed by tours in Costa Rica, US/ Canada, Europe and Mexico, as well as the European distribution of ?Far From Home? with the Swiss Label SUONIX.