„...ein raffinierter und leidenschaftlicher Sound-Architekt und Klangästhet.“ (C. Jäckel, Allgemeine Zeitung, 2015 GER)

“Thomas Castaneda has a wonderful feeling for writing melodic and catchy songs” (Mattie Poels, Musicframes, 2014, NL)

“Above all, the force of strong melodies - it is unforgettable if you listened to it once” (Kayo Fushiya, Jazztokyo, 2014 JPN)

Album Messëi, 2 nominations

Prize of the German Record Critics, Best list 3/2014, GER

“Wow (...) if you want something you'll enjoy so much, that's gleefully out of the ordinary, that'll drive you nuts, this is what you want to be hearing. Well done”

(Chris Spector, Midwest Record, 2014 USA)


Caldas Fine Jazz, Caldas da Rainhas (POR)

Worldmusic Festival Hamilton (CAN)

Jazzfestival Cairo (EGY)

Hatra Institute Teheran (IRN)

Studio 6 Radio Belgrade (SRB)

Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal (AUT)

Wiener Musikverein, Goldener Saal (AUT)

Jewish Festival Warschau (PL)

Nottingham Festival (UK)

Salzburger Festpiele (AUT)

Jazz & the city, Salzburg (AUT)

Jazz around the world, Munich (GER)

Porgy & Bess, Vienna (AUT)

Jazzfestival Freiburg (GER)

Int. Accordion Festival Vienna (AUT)

Outreach Jazzfestival Schwaz (AUT)

Int. Jazzfestival Saalfelden (AUT)

Worldmusic Festival Bolzano (IT)

Spielberg Musikfestival (AUT)

and many more


Born 1982 in Tirol/Austria with roots in Mexico. Came as a talented self-taught artist in terms of rock and pop to Vienna; refined his skills over the years and cultivated his own compositional work.

thom castaneda


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