Theatralia Jazz Festival 2019 - QVINTO Edition

Filomena Campus & Giorgio Serci feat Keld String Ensemble

Special guest Natasha Stanic Mann

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Last Show: Monday 11 th November 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Scaramouche with Strings attached!

Sounds of the Mediterranean meet Brazilian rhythms and Baroque arpeggios in ‘Scaramouche’ in a new version for string ensemble. With original music created by guitarist Serci and lyrics by Campus, Scaramouche is a melodic and poetic journey inspired by the Sardinian roots of these two London based artists. With songs in tribute of Hermeto Pascoal and Chico Buarque and poems by Jack Hirschman and Maria Carta, moments of reflection and irony are layered in the mellifluous music. The title refers to masked theatre of the Commedia dell’Arte, which was also used for the duo's warmly-received recording. The two artists are now joined by the versatile Keld Ensemble String Quintet to mark the 5th anniversary of the Theatralia Jazz Festival. The evening will be interspersed with personal testimonies from Elena Remigi’s book ‘In Limbo’ in the form of 'love letters' in homage to London, presented by actress Natasha Stanic Mann.

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"Beautiful atmospheric duo, great album"

Chris Philips, JAZZFM

"An outstanding guitarist, Serci accompanies on the classical instrument, providing a firm foundation for Campus' vocal excursions. That Campus can write such expressive lyrics in English is impressive, but the freshness, vitality and vocal skill that she brings to each song is truly special."  JazzWise

"Campus’ theatrical background and ‘creative ability of improvisation’ and lyrical interpretation resonate fervently throughout the album. Each track is testament to Giorgio Serci‘s inherent ability to write, play and conduct expansive and thoughtful musical scores which allow room for the individual expression of the musicians as well as Filomena’s uninhibited Nightingale-esque vocal style and lyrical adeptness."  UK Vibe.

Band Lineup

Filomena Campus (vocals & lyrics)
Giorgio Serci (guitar & music)
Natasha Stanic Mann (performer)
Keld Ensemble String Quintet:

 Jon Acton (violin)
 Kate Waterworth (violin),
 Geoff Irwin (viola),
 Simon Williamson (cello)
 Andy Waterworth (double bass)