Acoustic and electric bass player, composer and arranger Giuseppe Campisi grew up in the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily, where he developed his passion for music from a young age, and currently lives in Barcelona (Catalonia).
During the course of the years Giuseppe – who has earned a degree Magna Cum Laude in Jazz Composition at Berklee College of Music as well as a master in Jazz Performance at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam - has written for and performed with a wide variety of groups, ranging from small settings to large ensembles and working actively both as a sideman and as a leader of his own projects.
He has performed in major festivals and venues, including Umbria Jazz, Umbria Jazz Winter, Bimhuis, Red Light Jazz Fest, Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Grachtenfestival, Catania Jazz, Bflat, International Festival du Luth à Tétouan, Flamenco Biënnale, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (…) and he has performed and recorded in Europe and in the United States with artists like George Garzone, Bob Moses, Dick Oatts, Ben Van Gelder, Marcello Pellitteri, Jasper Blom, Jesse van Ruller, Michael Moore, Benjamin Herman, Christian Pabst, Mohammed Ahaddaf, Mehdi Nassouli (…).
Giuseppe has recently recorded two albums with The Bop Collective (in 2018 for Discmedi and in 2019 for The Changes), one with tenor player Lucas Martínez (for Fresh Sound Records, 2019), and he has been featured in several other recording sessions (among those, Reflejos del Alma by flamenco guitar player Jeff Heijne, as well as the latest EP by Danish guitar player Teis Semey).
During the same fruitful period he has also recorded his debut album, A Traveler Point of View (for Alfamusic, 2019), featuring José Soares on alto, Lucas Martìnez on tenor, Teis Semey on guitar, Youngwoo Lee on piano and Lluìs Naval on drums.
Since 2015 Giuseppe has been active with Fluid Collective, a project co-led with guitar player Alessio Pignorio and alto player Daniele Germani.
This ensemble has recorded two album: In The Woods (for Honolulu Records, 2015) and The A’dam Chapter (self-produced, 2019) including a septet and it features alto player Dick Oatts and singer Sanne Huijbregts.
Giuseppe proudly endorses Anastasio Fasanaro Handmade Guitars and Basses.