Lisa Mezzacappa


San Francisco Bay Area-based composer, bassist, bandleader, producer, including chamber music, electro-acoustic works, avant-garde jazz, music for groups from duo to large ensemble, and collaborations with film, dance and visual art. Recent projects include Cosmicomics, avantNOIR, Organelle, Glorious Ravage, and Touch Bass. Released music on the New World, Clean Feed, NoBusiness, Leo, and NotTwo record labels. Past Artist-in-residence at the Cité International des Arts in Paris, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Headlands Center for the Arts ,and the Banff International Jazz Workshop. Past participant in the Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute. Performed with Fred Frith, Marco Eneidi, Rhys Chatham, the Paul Dresher Ensemble, Mark Dresser’s SIM Bass Ensemble, Nicole Mitchell, Ned Rothenberg, Myra Melford, Vinny Golia and others. Currently performing with Rob Ewing’s quartet SIFTER, with David James’ GPS, with the Nathan Clevenger Group, with Ian Carey’s Wood/Metal/Plastic, with Cory Wright’s Green Mitchell trio, and Randy McKean’s Bristle, in addition to the ongoing, lifelong collaboration duo B., with drummer Jason Levis.