Thu. 3 October 2019 – 20:00
Michael Moore

Giuseppe Campisi Sextet | Michael Moore Trio with Jesse van Ruller & Giuseppe Campisi

A Traveler Point of View

Acoustic and electric bass player, composer and arranger Giuseppe Campisi grew up in the country side of Sicily. In a small town of farmers, he chose to pursue music. A journey that led him to the United States, Amsterdam and Barcelona and continues to this day.

You can take a boy out of Sicily but you can’t take Sicily out of the boy. That is evident in the music of Giuseppe, which sparkles with Sicilian colors amidst other evident influences, ranging wide from jazz and free improvised music to rock and grunge from the late 90s.

On his journey, Giuseppe has proven himself as a composer of sizeable talent, acting as a catalyst for his environment. Giuseppe’s band is made of six musicians from five very different places: José Soares (alto sax) from Portugal, Lucas Martínez (tenor sax) and Lluís Naval (drums) from Catalonia, Teis Semey (guitar) from Denmark, Youngwoo Lee (piano) from South Korea, and of course himself (contrabass) from Sicily.

This band is one of the many modern testaments to the fact that music has no borders. Giuseppe’s music is universal, and it is a tour de force of the young talents that it prominently features. To begin the evening Michael Moore, and special guest Jesse van Ruller, will join Giuseppe in a repertoire of Michael's pieces and selections from the 'Great American Songbook'.

Michael Moore Trio
Michael Moore - clarinet, alto saxophone
Jesse van Ruller - guitar
Giuseppe Campisi - bass

Giuseppe Campisi Sextet
José Soares - alto sax
Lucas Martínez - tenor sax
Teis Semey - guitar
Youngwoo Lee - piano
Giuseppe Campisi - double bass
Lluís Naval - drums