Filippo Gambetta, Carmelo Russo, Sergio Caputo
A new trio project with three musicians from Liguria (Northern Italy): button accordion player Filippo Gambetta, classical guitarist Carmelo Russo and fiddle player Sergio Caputo. Bal Folk dance répertoire and original compositions mainly addressed to listening audiences are the two main musical threads followed by trio. The band toured extensively Italy from 2017, performing in important festivals such as Etétrad, Festival di Musica Popolare di Forlimpopoli, Solstizio d’Estate Stazzema, Civitella Alfedena Folk Festival, Suq Genova, Concerti all’Abbazia di S.Fruttuoso, Suoni Della Murgia, Rassegna Via Adriatica.The stylistic blend proposed by Filippo, Carmelo and Sergio combines idioms of the traditional music from Italy with melodies from Center France and the British Iles, together with Rumba Flamenco and Norther African sonorities. The trio’s soundscape also gets out of the Mediterranean Sea, accompanying the listener in the atmospheres of Brazilian choro and forrò. A concert with multiple colors and contagious vitality. The trio releases the new album Maestrale (Visage Music) in the spring 2019.
Filippo Gambetta is an Italian diatonic accordion player and composer. The music that he presents is innovative contemporary folk music with lots of different influences. Hailing from Genoa, in northern Italy, he collaborated with international artists such as Oliver Schroer, Max Manfredi, Nuala Kennedy, Jean Michel Veillon, Riccardo Tesi, Jaron Freeman Fox, Voyage de Nuit. Filippo also plays in duo with the Canadian musician Emilyn Stam and with the Italian band Liguriani (I). He recorded four albums proposing his own music: Stria (2000), Pria Goaea (2002), Andirivieni (2009), Otto Baffi (2015).
After graduating in classical guitar, he concentrated his studies mostly in the styles of flamenco and gipsy rumba. He has played with Jesús Lantermo, Max Manfredi, I Suonatori delle Quattro Province and “Passione Mediterranea” a large ensemble involved in the proposal of music of his composition.
A multi-instrumentalist originally from Sanremo, Sergio Caputo has studied numerous musical languages. After graduating at the Turin Conservatory he studied Gnawa music, traditional music from the western Alpine area and folk music traditions of Southern Italy. He has played with Tendachent, Finisterrae, Arco Alpino, Pau Y Treva, Dona Bela, Corou de Berra, La Paranza del Geco. He is member of Oggitani and Roccaserra Quartet.