MP3 Jeff Ciampa - Signs of Life
Contemporary Jazz guitar at it''s finest with fluid guitar and a love of Brazilian music and World Beat rhythms, creating an evocative lyrical masterpeice featuring drummer Danny Gottlieb and bassist Mark Egan.
10 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, JAZZ: Jazz Fusion
This contemporary jazz release, "Signs of Life", showcases Jeff''s extraordinary fluid guitar style and love of melodic and progressive jazz, Brazilian music and World Beat rhythms. He has combined these influences to create an evocative lyrical masterpeice that has been heralded by many audiences.
The ten original compositions on this 60 minute state of the art recording illustrate Jeff''s impressive talents as both a premier jazz guitarist and accomplished composer and arranger.
The CD features world renowned musicians;
Mark Egan, Danny Gottlieb, Jon Werking, Billy Drewes and Rick Martinez.
Jeff''s debut release continues the Wavetone tradition of offering the finest in contemporary innovative music.
Worldwide appearances at major jazz clubs and festivals with the following musicians:
Elements/Mark Egan & Danny Gottleib;Dave Matthews; Bill Evans; Lew Soloff; Jan Ira Bloom; Harvie Swartz; Huston Person; Roy Hargrove; Al MacDowell; Harry Belafonte; Letta Mbulu; Ornette Coleman; Kenia; Jon Lucien; Pete Levin; Terry Silverlight
ENGAGEMENTS AND RECORDINGS
1999 JVC Jazz Festival / NYC
Dave Matthews & The Super Latin Jazz Orchestra / 1999 Japan Tour
Harry Belafonte TV Special for CBC
Featured soloist on the soundtrack for the movie Daytrippers
Featured guitarist on Al MacDowell''s Time Peace and Messiah albums (Gramavision)
Featured guitarist on the soundtrack for the HBO film Criminal Justice (music by Elliot Goldenthal)
Featured guitarist on the soundtrack for the NBC movie Shadow of a Doubt (Music by Jane Ira Bloom)
Project Ivan Lins with Brazilian artist Kenia
Featured guitarist on Terry Silverlight''s 1997 release "Let There Be Silverlight"
Miscellaneous concerts, records, film scores and jingles
1997 / Signs of Life album with Mark Egan and Danny Gottleib
1999 / House of Mirrors with Mark Egan and Danny Gottleib
Jeff Has taught private guitar studies and ensemble studies as well as theory, composition, arranging and song-writing at the following institutions:
Drummer''s Collective, Inc. / DCI Video
Jazz Heritage Society
New York School for Commercial Music
Xaverian Catholic High School
In addition to recording and performing, Jeff is an accomplished writer and has collaborated with Luiz Bonfa and the late Hazel Sherbill on the Score for the musical Carioca. Jeff underscored the Director''s Company production of Brilliant Traces.
Jeff operates his own recording studio, Natushabi Music in Warwick, New York where he has arranged, produced and recorded numerous songwriter demos and other projects.