Laura Campisi Double Trio
This is the project Laura just released, her first official album Double Mirror: a double trio featuring International Jazz stars drummer Gregory Hutchinson and bassist Ameen Saleem, together with Italian bassist Gianluca Renzi and drummer Flavio Li Vigni, plus special guests Vincen Herring, Jonathan Scales, Zach Brock, Martin Pantyrer and Giovanni Falzone. The project includes Laura's original compositions in English, a few selected jazz standards and some covers revisited (by Jeff Buckley, Bjork and Lou Reed).
"Sicily Revisited" is a fresh and yet deeply intense musical project created in 2014 by Laura with Alberto Fidone (bass) and Andrea Beneventano (piano). Its main concept is to blend a Sicilian traditional and non-traditional repertoire with the rhythms, vibes, language and sound of Jazz, an operation that reveals strong connections between these two words. An album was recorded live in studio right after the first acclaimed performance of the trio in Taormina, Italy, and it will be Laura's next production effort. Stay tuned!
Sing Ballads and Be Happy
A musical form that can be found in every kind of musical genre (ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, traditional and cultured), the ballad is the place for love and emotions. Its slow pace gives both musicians and audience time to feel, reflect, and express their inner world, opening up the door to an intense, intimate and dreamy experience. With Sing Ballads and Be Happy Laura experiments and plays with the ballad form in its varied nuances as she opens up her heart and soul for a valiant audience to step in. The project has been presented to an international audience both in Italy and in NYC in 2015 and it has featured various instrumentalists such as Jon Davis, Ameen Saleem, Claudio Filippini, Gabrio Bevilacqua, Carmelo Graceffa and Aki Spadaro.
Vedrai Vedrai - Music of Luigi Tenco & More
Blending a selection of beautiful compositions by Italian singer songwriters Luigi Tenco, Fabrizio De Andrè, Ivano Fossati and more with tunes from the American Songbook, this project invites the listener to a voyage of emotional tales.
Switching from Italian to English, with Sicilian and Neapolitan incursions, this musical trip is completed by original compositions by Laura herself. The band features exceptional and well-experienced Jazz musicians such as pianist Jon Davis, drummer Tommy Campbell and bassist Gianluca Renzi. Aiming to present to an international audience the true beauty of Italian modern music, and its deep affinity with such an international language as Jazz, Laura Campisi gives her very personal interpretation of a rich repertoire that will surely touch you from within.
Back Home Project
Back Home Project is one of the many ways in which Laura keeps in touch with her homeland. Trying to visit Italy as often as twice a year to maintain a strong bond with both the people and the music of the land where she moved her first musical steps, Laura cares about giving back to the an audience that continues supporting her, even from afar.
The repertoire of this project is ever changing in order to reflect the growth and new inspirations of Laura's musical path and it features compositions in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
The band includes outstanding instrumentalist from both Sicily and the rest of Italy, an open laboratory that evolves season after season.
Face & Bass!
The voice and doublebass duo is a kind of musical encounter Laura always cherished and that has accompained her from the beginning of her career in Sicily. At her arrival in American, Laura created Face&Bass! with her dear friend and experienced bassist Ameen Saleem, to play together with a fun, shimmering repertoire. Blending sensuality with irony, intimacy with groove, this duo shows contagious joy and the beauty of a musical dialogue based on mutual listening and true interplay.
Lalla Into The Garden
"Lalla Into The Garden" is Laura's first project as a songwriter. She started it in 2009 in her homeland - Sicily - as a sextet (her voice, Gabriele Giambertone and Giuseppe Rizzo on guitars, Marco Di Fonte on cello, Daniele Tesauro on accordion and Carmelo Graceffa on drums), with whom she recorded the first official Ep. Laura pushed the project on through the years as a trio with ever changing instruments (with guitar and bass, bass and accordion, guitar and percussions) or as a quartet, experimenting different sounds to it. But the core remains the same: Laura's original compositions in Italian, some of which got her to win several international music awards.