Lisa
Mezzacappa

Nationality: United States

Residence: United States

Main Style: Jazz & Improvised Music

Presenting: Recital

WORKING AREAS

Freelance Player

Employed Player

Freelance Educator

Employed Educator

Bass Com- poser/Arr.

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BASIC INFO

Current Orchestra/Band/Group

Lisa Mezzacappa Six, Live Mezzacappa Grapevine Orchestra, duo B.

Current Educational Institution

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Current Works

Cosmicomics (2018)
Suite for jazz sextet inspired by Calvino’s Cosmicomics stories.

Organelle (2016-17)
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

avantNOIR (2014-17)
Suite for jazz sextet inspired by noir fiction of Dashiell Hammett and Paul Auster.

Self-Composed/Arr. Works for Double Bass

MINI BIOGRAPHY

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.

WEBSITE

www.lisamezzacappa.com