.Stockholm-based Italian bassist/composer Ilaria Capalbo is equally at ease building hard-swinging lines and improvising on the whole sound-spectrum of the instrument. Aside from leading her own band, a quintet/septet that recently debuted with album Karthago, she is one of the co-leaders of critically acclaimed Italian trio KÓSMOS, bass player in Fredrik Nordström’s DOLORES and a member of Blue Note/Verve pianist Chihiro Yamanaka’s European Trio, She has composed music on commission for Nobel Museum and NobelCreations, contemporary Swedish dance company Cullberg Balletten and festival Explorations of Now. She has so far shared the stage with Norma Winstone, Stefano di Battista, Cassie Kinoshi and SEED Ensemble, Susanna Risberg, Karin Hammar among others and performed original work at Royal Albert Hall, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Casa del Jazz, Blue Note Milano and at prominent jazz festivals in Italy and Europe.
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