The Sofa Sessions at Billy Byrnes presents
From Berlin/New York/Dublin
Keisuke Matsuno (guitar)
Simon Jermyn (bass)
Matthew Jacobson (drums)
Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny
Thursday 6th July
9pm | No Cover Charge
We are proud to present the world premiere of a creative new trio featuring some of the rising stars from the fertile creative music scenes of Berlin, New York and Dublin. Fireplace Dragon are playing just four dates in Ireland on their first ever tour, and first up is Kilkenny. This is an unrepeatable opportunity to witness the birth of new force in international jazz.
Thanks to our patron, Willie Byrne, admission to this amazing concert is absolutely free, but to make sure of your place, mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org and reserve a sofa.
About Fireplace Dragon
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.
Irish Tour Dates 2017
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
“A European jazz artist of growing charisma”
John Fordham, Guardian on Matt 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 Simon Jermyn’s Trot a Mouse album
“Guitarist Keisuke Matsuno is one of the most exciting new voices in New York”