Mario Castro is a Puerto Rican musician who grew up in Humacao. His early music education began at the famed Escuela Libre de Música: an institution that boasts distinguished alumni such as Miguel Zenón & David Sánchez. In 2008, Castro received a scholarship from the Puerto Rico Heineken Jazz Festival to attend Berklee College of Music.
Mario Castro formed the Mario Castro Quintet in 2009 while at Berklee. By 2012 the group released their first album Primavera on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music label. In 2013 he released Estrella De Mar (star of the sea) including special guests Casey Benjamin, David Sánchez, and Dave Liebman.