Nationality: United States
Residence: United States
Main Style: Jazz & Improvised Music
Bass Com- poser/Arr.
Lisa Mezzacappa Six, Live Mezzacappa Grapevine Orchestra, duo B.
Suite for jazz sextet inspired by Calvino’s Cosmicomics stories.
Chamber work for flexible ensemble inspired by scientific processes and natural phenomena.
Glorious Ravage (2015-17)
Evening-length song cycle for improvising large ensemble, with films
Suite for jazz sextet inspired by noir fiction of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster.
Lisa Mezzacappa is a San Francisco Bay Area acoustic bassist, composer and improviser. Her music spans ethereal chamber music, electro-acoustic works, avant-garde jazz, music for groups from duo to large ensemble, and collaborations with film, dance and visual art. She has performed with Fred Frith, Rhys Chatham, the Dresher Ensemble, Mark Dresser's Bass Ensemble and Nicole Mitchell, among others.