FIREPLACE DRAGON Debut Tour 2017

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The Courthouse Gallery
8pm Friday 7th July 
€8 on the door
 
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. 
 
Further Dates:
Thurs. 6th July, Billy Byrne’s, Kilkenny   9pm  Free entry 
Sat. 8th July, The Black Gate, Galway  8pm €10 *double-bill w/ ZincSun.
9th July, Arthur’s, Dublin, 3.30pm  €10
 
What they press say:
 
“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