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IMC, Diatribe Records & Blue Moods


An exciting project that brings together four of Ireland’s most internationally active improvising musicians for a two-night run at Arthur's, Dublin's newest creative music hub.

Vocalist Lauren Kinsella was recently announced as the 2016 Jazz FM UK Vocalist of the Year; saxophonist Matthew Halpin was the first Irish musician to receive the presidential scholarship to study at the prestigious Berklee College of Music; Simon Jermyn is one of the most in-demand creative music bassists in New York and drummer Matthew 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 artists come together for one week, each contributing original material aimed at affording them the highest levels of openness, spontaneity and communication.

Three of the four musicians are also connected having released albums on Diatribe Records, Ireland's leading label for new sounds and co-presenter of this special two-night run: Simon Jermyn 'Hymni' (DIASOL004, 2010); Thought-Fox (lead by Lauren Kinsella) 'My Guess' (DIACD013, 2013) and ReDiviDeR (lead by Matthew 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 creative sparks to come out of the contemporary jazz vocal field in a long while.”- Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise on Lauren Kinsella

A European jazz artist of growing charisma” - John Fordham, The Guardian on Matthew 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

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