July 6, 2016
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Roamer is an excitng new project that brings together four of Ireland’s most internatonally actve
improvising musicians for a two-night run at Dublin’s newest creatve music hub.
Vocalist Lauren Kinsella was recently announced as the 2016 Jazz FM UK Vocalist of the Year; saxophonist, Mathew Halpin was the frst Irish musician to receive the presidental scholarship to study at the prestgious Berklee College of Music; Simon Jermyn is one of the most in-demand creatve music bassists in New York and drummer Mathew Jacobson tours Ireland and Europe frequently with many leading improvising musicians and ensembles.
Although based in Dublin, Cologne, New York and London, this July will see the four artsts come together for one week, each contributng original material aimed at afording them the highest levels of openness, spontaneity and communicaton. Three of the four musicians are also connected having released albums on Diatribe Records, Ireland’s leading label for new sounds, who will co-present this special two-night run: Simon Jermyn ‘Hymni’ (DIASOL004, 2010); Thought-Fox (lead by Lauren Kinsella) ‘My Guess’ (DIACD013, 2013) and ReDiviDeR (lead by Mathew Jacobson) ‘Never odd or eveN’ (DIACD012, 2011) and ‘meets I Dig Monk, Tuned’ (DIACD016, 2013).
Each “roamer” has represented Ireland extensively on stages around the world and this will be a unique
opportunity for Irish audiences to see what happens when they bring all this experience back home together
“One of the brightest creatve sparks to come out of the contemporary jazz vocal feld in a long while.”
Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise on Lauren Kinsella
“A European jazz artst of growing charisma”
John Fordham, The Guardian on Mathew 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