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Fireplace Dragon Debut Tour 2017

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For over ten years, NY-based German guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, NY-based Irish bassist Simon Jermyn and Irish drummer Matthew Jacobson have performed together in numerous constellations. Among others: Jacobson and Jermyn in Roamer; Matsuno and Jacobson in FarJam; Matsuno and Jermyn in the Jim Black Quartet.

Summer 2017 will see the long-awaited (at least by themselves) debut public performances of these three innovative artists as a trio with four dates in Ireland. They share a wide range of influences including artists such as Tortoise, Battles, Paul Motian and Morton Feldman, resulting in a dynamic group capable of shifting between heavy grooves, washy electronic soundscapes and lyrical melodies.

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Thurs 6th July | Billy Byrne's, Kilkenny | 9pm | Free entry
Fri 7th July | The Courthouse Gallery, Ennistymon | 8pm | €8
Sat 8th July | The Black Gate, Galway | 8pm | €10 *double-bill w/ Zinc
Sun 9th July | Arthur's, Dublin | 3.30pm | €10

VIDEOS:

FarJam @ iBeam, NY
Roamer @ Arthurs, Dublin
Trio Schmetterling @ Ghost City Recording Studio
Wood River @ Rockwood Music Hall, NY

PRESS:

“A European jazz artist of growing charisma”
John Fordham, The Guardian on Jacobson

“... they represent the vanguard of American improvised music and, with records like this, Simon Jermyn is claiming a place among them."
Cormac Larkin, Irish Times on Jermyn's Trot a Mouse album

"Guitarist Keisuke Matsuno is one of the most exciting new voices in New York"
Jazzthing

www.simonjermyn.com
www.keisukematsuno.com
www.matthewjacobsonmusic.com

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