Filomena Campus – vocals
Steve Lodder – piano
Dudley Phillips – bass
Adriano Adewale – drums/percussion
Award winning jazz vocalist, lyricist, lecturer and theatre director Filomena Campus brings to the Vortex her Jester of Jazz project written with fellow musicians Steve Lodder and Dudley Phillips, with special guest Adriano Adewale on percs.
The Quartet presents tunes from their album Jester of Jazz including a tribute to Brasilian music (Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti) and new tunes from their forthcoming project that will be recorded in 2017.
Campus’ performance is a passionate and ironic exploration of the role of the jazz singer playing with the notes like a clown. Inspired by characters of Commedia dell’Arte, Theatre of the absurd, Sardinian culture and in particular by some extraordinary figures such as Dario Fo, Franca Rame, Pina Bausch, Federico Fellini, Samuel Beckett, Augusto Boal.
The music is written by Steve Lodder and Dudley Phillips with lyrics by Filomena Campus.
“This singular Sard gleefully and expertly builds a multilingual set of beautifully stylish original songs…hers is the most international of musics so she’s often gigging abroad; catch her when you can“ Roger Thomas, JAZZUK
“On stage Campus is like a shaman of music,enchanting the audience with her deeply expressive voice and her magnetic presence” ANSA London
“Campus is a highly musical singer” The Telegraph
“Filomena jazzes things UP…reaching out to her audience, exuding expressiveness from every part of her body even down to her fingertips” Herts Advertiser