About the ARTIST

Jose Alvarez Castillo is a saxophonist, arranger, composer and educator. Native of Barquisimeto (Venezuela), was appointed as saxophone professor for the “Vicente Emilio Sojo” Conservatory, later performed the same duty for the Simon Bolivar
Music Conservatory in Caracas, also travelling for seminars and master classes for the National Saxophone School of Venezuela. Ventures in different musical genres like Jazz, Rock, Latin, Classical and Venezuelan Popular Music, alluring audiences with his particular sonority. Performed in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and with various important orchestras of “El Sistema”, the Venezuelan Youth Symphony Orchestras System, and many other groups in his country. With orchestras, big bands, chamber and folk ensembles and as a Soloist he toured in dozens of countries in Europe, Latin-America, the Caribbean and the United States performing in mayor festivals and theaters like the BBC Proms (London), the Berlin Philhamonie, Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), the Salzburg Festival, the WMC (Netherlands), Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club (New York) and many others.
Jose Alvarez Castillo performs with Schagerl® Saxophones.


  • Schagerl Altsaxophon Model “66FL”
  • Schagerl Tenorsaxophon Model “66FL”
  • Schagerl Sopransaxophon Model “S-1VG”
  • Venezuela