composer and arranger of international fame, Joe Castellano is now in the limelight
of Italian blues since 18 years, since when he leads his JOE CASTELLANO'S SUPER
BLUES BAND on the most prestigious stages of the best music festivals.
From year 2004, Joe and his own Super Blues
& Soul Band are awarded as "Best European new original Big Soul Band" by the National
Italian Radio – RADIO 1 RAI – and by so many International Radios and legendary
His last double live record "Blues & Soul with my Latin side" has been inserted
in the June 2009, in the special hit "Top 25
album of the year" for the biggest American Blues/Soul Radio, "Blues Critic Soul
He took up a career as musician when he was only 14 and after several experiences,
always connected with black music, in 1994 debuted
with his Joe Castellano's Blues Band together with its special guest, the American
sideman Arthur Miles (nephew of
and contributor to the first Zucchero's releases), and during the summer of the
same year performs the opening act for the great King of Soul Solomon Burke.
Since many years he is regarded as one of the most representative musicians of European
soul/blues music, and has reached such a high level with his Super Blues Band, that
it aroused enthusiasm also in the most expert public and in the most exigent critics
in the world.
since more than 18 years on the blues stage, Joe has played with and has hosted
in his band some leading international musicians, among which: The Blues Brothers,
The Holmes Brothers, Johnny Adams, Sherman Robertson, Eddie Floyd, Sugar Blue, Pee
Wee Ellis, Matt ‘guitar' Murphy, al Mckay, Sax Gordon Beadle, Chris Cain, Lenny
Castro, Charles Walker, Keisha Jackson, Roy Roberts, Tony Coleman, Bobby Durham,
Vernon Garrett, Gavin Christopher, Joey del Leon, Boney Fields, Waldo Weathers,
Thornetta Davis, Harriet Lewis, Rev. Lee Brown, Simone De, Gordon Metz, Andy J.
Forest, Bobby Johnson, Arthur Miles, Steve Logan, Derek Martin, Alec Milstein, Sharon
Lewis and many others….
He sometimes hosts in his shows also some friends of his, who are the best in
Italian soul/blues music, such as Michael Allen,
Ciotti, James Senese, Giulio Todrani (Giorgia's father)
and Paolo Belli.
has performed the opening act for Solomon Burke (1994),
THE BLUES BROTHERS (1995 and
2003), CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE (2004)
and EARTH WIND & FIRE by Al McKay (2006 and
2007), on several Italian tour dates.
Since 2003 he was awarded "Best soul performer
in Italy" by Radio 1 RAI every year and was finalist in the prestigious "International
Songwriting Competition" (Nashville), a festival devoted to the best composers in
He performed many times in the best Italian and European blues Festivals. From Nancy
to Munich, through the stages of the best summer festivals of our country. Since
1995 he has been organizing promotional events
and side-events for Blues & Wine Soul Festival, playing in some celebrated theatres
and famous cities such as: Roma – Foro Italico and Roman Theatre of Ostia Antica,
Napoli, Firenze, Milano, Taranto, Cesenatico, Trieste, L'Aquila, Ruffano (Lecce),
Agrigento, Lamezia, Palermo, Cefalů, Siracusa, Marsala, Noto and many others….
Dr. Joe took part in and organized several concerts all around Italy and abroad,
such as Agrigento Blues Festival (1994) and
the festival La Ferrari e la musica (2006) –
at formal invitation of the legendary Maranello brand and has played with the greatest
interpreters of these musical genre.
Since 2010 on he has also presented the show
"JOE CASTELLANO & THE SUPER SOUL LEGENDS".
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