A MMus Jazz Performance graduate from Conservatorio di Salerno G. Martucci and Kungliga Musikhögskolan i Stockholm, Ilaria Capalbo (b. 1984) is an Italian double bassist, cellist and composer. She works as a performer and improviser in a variety of media and her music can be placed at the intersection between the jazz and classical worlds. Ilaria is best known for her work as a composer and instrumentalist with contemporary, co-lead jazz trio KÓSMOS and chamber-music-inspired duo Invisible Atlas. Her strong presence as part of the rhythm section and expansive, nuanced musicality as a soloist make her a sought-after session woman: she is a member of Blue Note/Verve pianist Chihiro Yamanaka’s European Trio and has so far shared the stage with Norma Winstone, Stefano di Battista, Fredrik Lundin, Cassie Kinoshi, Peter Danemo, Giuseppe Bassi and many others. She is currently based in Stockholm (SE) and Naples (IT) and divides her time between the two cities.
Capalbo's bass brings to mind Percy Heath and Eddie Gomez — All About Jazz
Ilaria Capalbo is rapidly emerging as one of Italy's most brilliant bass players — JazzIt / JazzEspresso