Lisa Mezzacappa

Lisa Mezzacappa Copyright Peter GannushkinLisa Mezzacappa is a double bassist, composer, collaborator and musical instigator. Her music lives in the intersection of improvisation and composition, and her projects often integrateimprovised music into public spaces and cross-disciplinary works. She studied bass with Michael Formanek, improvisation with Henry Threadgill and Myra Melford, and has workshopped with the Sun RaArkestra, Bob Moses, Meredith Monk and David Murray, among others.


Lisa has performed at countless Bay Area venues, including Intersection for the Arts, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SFMOMA, and the de Young Museum, San Francisco; as well as the Earshot   Jazz Festival, Seattle; and the Montreal Jazz Festival; Canada.  She has been artist-in-residence at Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2008), Headlands Center for the Arts (2006), the Banff International Jazz Workshop (2000), and the Painted Bride Arts Center (2000). She

 currently performs in more than a dozen original jazz, pop and chamber ensembles in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives.