Fireplace Dragon Embark on Debut Tour

For over ten years, NYC-based German guitarist Keisuke Matsuno, NYC-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.

DATES:

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

Formed in 2014, Zinc​ are a Galway-based trio that combine hypnotic grooves with raw textures to bring the listener on a trip. Stylistically, their music is under the wide umbrella of post-rock, but hip-hop and electronica also play a huge role in defining their sound
zincband.bandcamp.com

VIDEOS:

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.eventbrite.ie www.simonjermyn.com www.keisukematsuno.com

www.matthewjacobsonmusic.com

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