Beat Kaestli Beat Kaestli

“Beat Kaestli’s emergence as a vocalist bespeaks a life full of experience. Like Jazz itself, his willingness to adapt and improvise has given rise to a unique young man and artist.” (David Donnenfeld, Esquire Magazine)

A native of Switzerland, Beat Kaestli always felt akin to American Popular Music, especially Jazz and R&B. In the songs of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin Beat found a truth that became the essence of his own style. His music has an emotional depth stemming from the warm fluidity of his voice, rounded out by his arranging and songwriting artistry.

When faced with the choice of a promising singing career in his homeland or broadening his musical horizon in the US, he decided to make New York City his new home. A Scholarship Recipient at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, he enjoyed special attention from lauded Jazz vocalists Nancy Marano and Luciana Souza. While honing his craft alongside young Jazz note worthy’s like Jane Monheit, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran, he immersed himself in Manhattan’s fiercely competitive music scene, emerging as a seasoned performer. He now appears at renowned clubs such as Birdland, The Jazz Standard, B.B. King’s, 55 Bar and The BlueNote and in 2005, Beat was the chosen vocalist for the Glenn Miller Orchestra, thrilling audiences in concert halls across the USA.

Besides Jazz, Beat’s versatility as a vocalist has led him to excel in many other styles of music. He sang on Dario G.’s club-smash Sunchyme and with his solo projects Beat performed at festivals in the USA, such as the CMJ Festival, NYC and he appeared at award shows like the Swiss Oscars (Prix Walo), with Nubya. Additionally, he traveled the world, producing and starring in the Orange Gospel Tour 99.

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June 05, 2012

Beat Kaestli & Clarice Assad - A Cosmopolitan Affair - June 25th @ The...

April 18, 2012

Beat Kaestli at Zinc Bar (NYC) on April 23rd

July 22, 2011

Beat Kaestli and Friends @ Miles Cafe NYC, Weds. July 27th

February 28, 2011

Beat Kaestli @ BAM Cafe Live, Sat. March 12th 2011

April 26, 2010

Beat Kaestli - Invitation (Chesky)

April 24, 2010

Beat Kaestli @ Birdland (NYC) on April 29th -- CD Release Show for...

April 20, 2010

Vocalist Beat Kaestli Releases New CD "Invitation" on Chesky Records

December 03, 2009

Vocalist Beat Kaestli @ Blue Note, NYC December 13th, Feat. Aria...

September 23, 2009

Beat Kaestli @ Zinc Bar

September 11, 2009

Vocalist Beat Kaestli Live at the Zinc Bar - October 5th, 2009

September 02, 2009

Beat Kaestli @ Bar Nex Door, An Evening of French and American Standards

May 07, 2009

Beat Kaestli @ Kitano Hotel (NYC) on May 20th

March 10, 2009

Beat Kaestli @ Cachaca (NYC) March 17th on March 17th at 7:30/9PM

January 31, 2009

Beat Kaestli Quartet @ Smoke Feat. Aria Hendricks and Adrian Mira

January 07, 2009

Switzerland Meets New York, Feat. Beat Kaestli, Serena Jost and Grand...

November 18, 2008

Voices: Beat Kaestli and Magos Herrera @ Drom, Sunday Dec. 7th

September 24, 2008

Vocalist Beat Kaestli at the Blue Note, NYC

July 16, 2008

Vocalist Beat Kaestli @ The Jazz Bakery, Los Angeles - Sunday August 3rd

April 14, 2008

Beat Kaestli @ Smoke Jazz Club, Sunday May 4th

March 12, 2008

Beat Kaestli Quartet @ The Kitano Hotel, Thursday March 20th, Featuring...


Albums by Beat Kaestli

Album Collage by Beat Kaestli


B&B Productions

Album Invitation by Beat Kaestli


Chesky Records

Album Happy, Sad and Satisfied by Beat Kaestli

Happy, Sad and...

B&B Productions



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