Caelen Cardello


Born and raised in Teaneck, NJ, Caelan Cardello has been playing piano since the age of 5. He grew up studying jazz and classical separately, and was performing professionally by the age of 16. He attended JAZZ HOUSE KiDS for 7 years, and was given opportunities to learn from the greatest jazz mentors and play on stages like Dizzy’s Club, The Jazz Standard, and the MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL. Caelan has performed with CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE, Joe Farnsworth, Jimmy Cobb, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Rufus Reid, to name a few. He was selected as one of 5 finalists in the prestigious 2023 American Pianists Association Jazz competition. Caelan graduated from William Paterson University with a bachelors in Jazz Performance in 2022 and now is getting his masters degree at the Juilliard School. He regularly plays in NYC leading his own bands or as a sideman, and tours around the country frequently.