Australian-born, New York-based Nerissa Campbell holds a Certificate & Associate Degree of Performing Arts (Jazz Performance & Composition) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. She has released three albums of original music under her own label, Crooked Mouth Music (Paint Me Orange – 2003, Musings of a Telescopic Tree – 2009 & Blue Shadows – 2012). She was recently awarded an Australia Arts Council New Work grant to record her 4th album, After The Magic, which explores the fusion of jazz & Balinese gamelan.
"I have been teaching for 10 years, and really enjoy working with my students on their individual needs. Everyone wants something different from singing & music lessons, and it is incredibly inspiring for me to help people with that journey.
As well as my own music, I play in NYC’s Balinese Gamelan, Dharma Swara and sometimes join Brooklyn-based post metal band, A Storm Of Light. I have performed in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge, MOMA, 92nd st Y, as well as residencies at 55 Bar & Rockwood Music Hall. Internationally, I have performed at the Singapore Arts Festival, Festival Centro (Bogota, CO), Roadburn (Tilburg, NE), Stanford Jazz Festival (Stanford, USA), Perth Arts Fesitval (Perth, AUS), Asymmetry Festival (Wroclaw, POL) & MusicFestNW (Portland USA) among others. My music has been featured in film, (Freddys: A Documentary, screened at Brooklyn International Film Festival-2010), on TV (Metro Elvis, a public television show featuring NY musicians - 2009), in print (feature artist in Poland’s Audio Magazyn - 2010), and on stage (Tony Lepore & Eva Minemar’s production of Stranger Love-2011).
The video I posted above is from a gig in NYC, singing with my band a song I wrote called Once Again. Here is another snippet, this time of me singing with A Storm of Light at the Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, NL. Next up for me? Fiddle lessons - I have always wanted to learn!"
Looking for a vocal, music theory or songwriting teacher? I would love to help!