Brian Kastan

Instrument: Guitar | Location: New York City

Think Zappa 21st Century… Brian's Guitar is Just Killer.
—Dick Metcalf

Updated: May 21, 2018

Born: April 2, 1972

Jazz-Fusion guitarist, Brian Kastan introduces his newest CD, “Not So Standard”. This album showcases dynamic New approach to playing mostly jazz and two classic rock standards from the sound perspective on the Brian Kastan group. The goal of this album is to demonstrate how Brian has developed a new and exiting hybrid finger picking technique that allows the listener to hear something new with-in the American songbook that brings the listener on a virtuosic and sensitive improvisational journey. The band is constantly pushing, pulling, and weaving the compositions to create music that articulates the feeling of always evolving with in the structure of the composed song. This album produces high energy jazz-fusion between Brian Kastan’s raw yet playful electric guitar, Miles Griffith’s rich provocative vocals, bassist Steve Rust’s artful sound pallet, and Peter O’Brien’s rhythmic and dynamic play on drums—All of which take the listener on a journey to new, uncharted musical territory. “Not So Standard” showcases their skills—and their musical telepathy in a way that is ultimately satisfying and exciting for both the players and listeners. Brian Kastan plays electric/acoustic guitar, electric bass, and composes soundtracks for TV and Film and has released 10 albums as a band leader. Played guitar for Nonsuch Record Label, Rhys Cantham's “The Grissom Grail”, Recorded Live at Lincoln Center in 2010

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