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Concert / Italian Surf Academy (Milwaukee)


The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago presents an exclusive concert of ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY at the Jazz Gallery for the Arts, Milwaukee.

ITALIAN SURF ACADEMY is a trio led by New York based guitarist Marco Cappelli, featuring bassist Damon Banks and drummer Dave Miller. The band plays a blend of Spaghetti Western, Exotica and Tex Mex, marinated in vintage Italian sauce.

One third of the night will be dedicated to their album Barbarella Reloaded – a surf reinterpretation of the iconic 1968 Barbarella soundtrack’s- followed by the suite Morricone is Dissolving, written and performed by poet Denver Butson, who will be joining the band as special guest. Echoes of Mario Bava horror B-movies mixed with Martin Danny’s Hawaiian sound will be heard in the last part of the concert, taken by their last album Fake Worlds.

Tickets: $20

Marco Cappelli – guitar
Damon Banks – bass
Dave Miller – drums
special guest: poet Denver Butson

  • Organized by: Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
  • In collaboration with: Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts