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  • Theatralia Jazz Festival, London

    Filomena Campus & Giorgio Serci feat. Keld Ensemble String Quintet – Special guest Natasha Stanic Mann

    11 November
    show 8:30pm | doors 6:30pm
    PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

    Scaramouche with strings attached

    Sounds of the Mediterranean meet Brazilian rhythms and Baroque arpeggios in ‘Scaramouche’.

    Inspired by the masked character of the Commedia dell’Arte, vocalist Filomena Campus wrote lyrics based on poems and songs by Jack Hirschman, Maria Carta, Hermeto Pascoal and Chico Buarque, which were set to music by guitarist Giorgio Serci and recorded in 2015 for the duo’s warmly-received album.

    Suitably for the 5th anniversary of her Theatralia Jazz Festival, Campus and her fellow Sardinian guitarist Serci are now accompanied by a string Quintet of the Keld Ensemble, creating a mellifluous layer to their original music in a new arrangement for strings.

    The evening will be interspersed with personal testimonies from Elena Remigi’s book ‘In Limbo’ in readings by actress Natasha Stanic Mann in the form of ‘love letters’ to London.


    Filomena Campus Quartet feat. Rowland Sutherland – Special guest Natasha Stanic Mann

    12 November
    show 8:30pm | doors 6:30pm
    PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

    Moderately Safe

    Drawing inspiration from a variety of influences such as the Commedia dell’Arte, poetry and her native Sardinia, vocalist Filomena Campus fuses jazz with theatre in her performances. On the path of improvisation, her warm stage presence and lustrous voice wrap skilfully around the artistry of long-term collaboration partner Steve Lodder on piano, drummer Rod Youngs, and for this occasion Charlie Pyne on double bass,

    The quartet is joined by flautist Rowland Sutherland for a new take on some of the quartet’s original songs. Sutherland also presents some of his compositions, including Moderately Safe and Drizzle, with lyrics by Campus.

    Performer Natasha Stanic Mann will inspire and trigger the quartet’s improvisation through her interpretation of poems by British and Italian authors, including poignant extracts from the book In Limbo Too by Elena Remigi.

    It promises to be a highly creative evening by the Filomena Campus Quartet and their special guests.


    on Nov 11-12, 2019

    PizzaExpress Jazz Club 10 Dean Street London W1D 3RW


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