Gilbert Castellanos - Trumpet
Bodhi Tree Concerts:
Who inspires you, musically and otherwise and why?
My father was my biggest influence. He was also a musician and just watching him work hard first hand really inspired me to become the best that I can be.
What is your favorite jazz album/recording and why?
One of the records that changed my life was Clifford Brown with strings. It showed me a different side of jazz - the delicate side of jazz where things did not have to be up tempo, loud and confusing. It was beautiful, simple, and clear and in my opinion is the most difficult thing to do as a musician!
Would you talk about collaborating & performing with Irving.
I love working with Irving. He is one of the most talented musicians that I have ever worked with in my career! I love the fact that he has so much respect for the music and the musicians that he works with. He really cares about the music!
What is your favorite charity?
Doctors without borders - Doctors Without Borders provides medical care to people in nearly 70 countries worldwide, saving lives threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. As a humanitarian organization, we treat people in crisis regardless of race, religion, or political affiliation.
What is your favorite San Diego restaurant?
Spicy city - 4690 Convoy St #107, San Diego, CA 92111