Andrea Vicari interviewed pianist James Pearson ahead of his Dudley Moore and Burt Bacharach tribute performances at the wonderful Music@Malling festival this coming weekend. You can listen to the interview at these times:
Jazz London Radio is happy to announce Filomena Campus will be joining us for her new show called Filomena Campus’ Theatralia Jazz
The show will feature an eclectic mix of European jazz from all parts of the continent and will air on Sundays at 3pm and Fridays at 5pm. Hope you enjoy.
Internationally renowned Sardinian/Londoner jazz vocalist/lyricist, theatre practitioner and academic. Campus has toured and collaborated with the UK’s top jazz artists, including Orphy Robinson, Rowland Sutherland, Cleveland Watkiss, Byron Wallen, Jean Toussaint, Evan Parker, Laura Cole, Tori Handsley, Ruth Goller, and the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as with fellow Sardinian musicians Paolo Fresu, Gavino Murgia and Antonello Salis.
Filomena has performed at many jazz festivals around the world, having played in the UK, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, Thailand, and Croatia amongst others. In 2010 she founded the Filomena Campus Quartet (with Steve Lodder on piano, Dudley Phillips/Charlie Pyne on double bass, and Rod Youngs on drums), with whom she has released the CD Jester of Jazz and performs regularly at London jazz venues such as the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz Live at the Crypt and the Vortex. The Quartet has two more projects, 20 Venti, sold out at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2021, and Italy VS England with renowned Italian writer and performer Stefano Benni.
In 2014 Campus recorded the album Scaramouche with guitarist and composer Giorgio Serci, featuring the late Kenny Wheeler. 2013 saw Filomena launch her annual My Jazz Islands Festival, later renamed Theatralia Jazz Festival, in which she seeks to unite Italian and UK jazz musicians. Her acclaimed production of Monk Misterioso. A Journey into the Silence of Thelonious Monk, supported by the Arts Council England, toured the UK and was sold out at the EFG London Jazz Festival 2017.
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