The Neapolitan adopted in New York guitarist Marco Cappelli has a peculiar artistic path which allows him to easily move from the execution of the strictest musical writing to the freest improvisation. In his projects, Cappelli lets his heterogeneous musical experiences meet, proposing programs which links the traditional contemporary repertory and the brave experimentation. The diversity of Marco’s performances is due to a fascinating array of collaborations
In the ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY, pretending to revisit the traditional Italo-American musical patrimony of the 60s and 70s, he develops that downtown sound that he has absorbed working next to the most important names of the New York aerea, such as John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Elliott Sharp, Anthony Coleman, Adam Rudolph, only to name a few. Next to him, the drummer and composer from Catania Francesco Cusa, one of the most demanded jazz musician and improviser in the contemporary jazz scene, the double bass player from Palermo Luca Lo Bianco, amongst the best contemporary Sicilian jazzmen, and the Italo-French musician and video artist Andrea “Lapsus” Pennisi. Marco has recorded for three solo guitar cds : “Fantasia per Ensemble” and “Yun Mu”for the for the Italian labels TDS and ITINERA and for the American Mode Records, Ictus, New World, Underwolf and finally on John Zorn’s Tzadik.
Marco Cappelli’s Italian Surf Academy are:
Marco Cappelli, guitar
Luca Lo Bianco, Bass
Francesco Cusa, drums
VJ Andrea “Lapsus” Pennisi, visuals

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