'SMILEY WITH A TEARDROP'
VÉLVEZ alias Thom Castañeda, was born 1982 in Tirol/Austria and has roots in Mexico.
He came as a talented self-taught artist in terms of pop and world music to Vienna and over the years he refined his skills and cultivated his own compositional work. It was in Vienna 2010, when he founded the ensemble "Donauwellenreiter" (DWR),
that has been praised and recognized for both its outstanding live concerts and recordings.
Now, VÉLVEZ's debut album as a solo artist 'SMILEY WITH A TEARDROP' will be released in spring 2022.
Steinway Piano Hall, Bogotá (COL)
Worldmusic Festival Hamilton (CAN)
Nottingham Festival (UK)
Caldas Fine Jazz (POR)
Int. Jazzfestival Cairo (EGY)
Les nuits des nacres (FRA)
Expo Mailand (ITA)
Hatra Institute Teheran (IRN)
Studio 6, Radio Belgrade (SRB)
Wiener Konzerthaus, Großer Saal (AUT)
Wiener Musikverein, Goldener Saal (AUT)
Jewish Festival Warschau (PL)
Salzburger Festpiele (AUT)
Jazz & the city, Salzburg (AUT)
Jazz around the world, Munich (GER)
Porgy & Bess, Vienna (AUT)
Int. Jazzfestival Freiburg (GER)
Int. Accordion Festival Vienna (AUT)
Outreach Jazzfestival Schwaz (AUT)
Int. Jazzfestival Saalfelden (AUT)
Worldmusic Festival Bolzano (ITA)
Radio Kulturhaus (AUT)