Filomena Campus‘ diverse influences range from modern literature, theatre and art to the culture of her native Sardinia. Lauded for her showmanship and formidable improvisation skills, as a vocalist Filomena is both highly experimental and technically adept. She has toured and collaborated with the UK’s top jazz artists, including Evan Parker, Orphy Robinson, Huw Warren, Byron Wallen, Cleveland Watkiss, Jean Toussaint, Kenny Wheeler, and the London Improvisers Orchestra, as well as with fellow Sardinian musicians Paolo Fresu and Antonello Salis. Filomena has performed at many jazz festivals around the world, having played in the UK, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Morocco and Croatia amongst others. The Filomena Campus Quartet with Steve Lodder, Dudley Phillips and Rod Youngs has released the CD Jester of Jazz and performs regularly at London jazz venues such at the PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Ronnie Scott’s and the Vortex. The Quartet has two more projects, ‘Queen Mab’ that will be recorded in 2018 and ‘Italy VS England’ with renowned Italian writer and performer Stefano Benni. In 2014 Campus recorded the album Scaramouche with Giorgio Serci, featuring the late Kenny Wheeler. 2013 saw Filomena launch her My Jazz Islands Festival, later renamed Theatralia Jazz Festival, in which she seeks to unite Italian and UK jazz musicians. Her new production of Monk Misterioso.Journey into the Silence of Thelonious Monk, supported by the Arts Council England, has toured UK and was sold out at the EFG London Jazz Festival in November 2017

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