This is Kylie's second year as a guest at Jazzaffair. Kylie Castro is a Three Rivers native, and she is always thrilled to return for Jazzaffair. Kylie has been singing since she can remember, and it all started with the High Sierra Jazz Band. When they sent her to STJS jazz camp back in 2005, Kylie knew that singing jazz would forever be a part of her life.
Through the years, Kylie has had the privilege of performing not only with HSJB, but also Titan Hot Seven, Night Bloomin' Jazzmen, High Street, Bob Draga, The Professors, and others. She was also a featured guest at Hot Jazz Jubilee in 2015 and will be again this upcoming year.
In 2012, Kylie graduated from Westmont College with a degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Music. While studying music at Westmont, Kylie sang primarily classical and opera arias, which she believes drastically improved her jazz style and range, and gave her the chance to perform abroad in England and Scotland.
She currently lives and works in Santa Barbara, CA at a spectacular little winery. She loves to sing for her customers, but doesn't get to perform too often, so she seizes the opportunity to get to spend a beautiful weekend in her hometown singing with some of the most talented musicians you will ever find.
If music be the food of love, sing on!