Brian Kastan is a guitarist, electric/fretless bass player, composer and landscape photographer. He is best known for his original sounding improvisations and composing style, self-developed hybrid finger picking technique on guitar, and laying down big fat bass grooves and electric bass improvisations. Brian has released 28 albums as a band leader or band member. (Playing bass on 8 of the albums) Brian Kastan has composed soundtracks for TV and Film (Featuring Robert Loggia-Nominated for Academy Award The God Father-Sopranos, Martin Kove, (Karate Kid/Rambo), Gilbert Gottfried, Jimmie Walker (Goodtimes), Michael Winslow (Police Academy) Todd Bridges (Different Strokes) Jewels McCullough (Playboy Playmate/Growing Pains, Composed Soundtrack for Blue Lives Matter movie with acclaimed movie director Dylan Bank) Plus, composed soundtrack for T.V. show Hospital Arrest.
Played guitar for Nonsuch Record Label, Rhys Cantham's "The Grissom Grail", http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/a-crimson-grail
Recorded Live at Lincoln Center in 2010.
Played MTV Rock the Vote at Rutgers University
Composer Representing Unites States/Focolare Movement/ Shown Via Satellite on 6 Continents (Budapest Blues) 2009.
Plus performed and/or recorded with Grammy winning jazz vocalist, Miles Griffith, (Won grammy with Wynton Marsalis Blood on the Fields) Peter O'Brien, Steve Rust, Karl Latham, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Yutaka Uchida, George Dulin, Danny Zanker, Jay Brunka, Oscar Perez, Dave Mullen, Robert Kopec, Tani Tabbal, Bob Meyer, Harvey Sorgen, Taru Alexander, Nick Gianni, Dave Berger, Eric Person,George Spanos, Travis Sullivan, Eishin Nose, Mike Pride, Ryan Berg, Eddy Khaimovich, Mike Bendy, Greg Lewis, Andy Sanesi, Micheal Bisio, Juini Booth, and many more.
Milton Avery,Willem De Kooning,Francoise Gilot (Pablo Picasso) Ernest Fiene,Robert Thorne, Manuel Ayso,Rudolph Ernst,Bahram Hajou,Lev Kropivnitsky, Francoise Gilot(Pablo Picasso),Maria Kastan,John Marim,Manuel Ayso
Rudolph Ernst,Albert O'Hayon,George Beecham.
Brian and Maria Kastan have also released the book called: