Lauren Kinsella (vocals), Matthew Halpin (saxophone), Simon Jermyn (bass) and Matthew Jacobson (drums).
Roamer is an exciting new project that has brought together four of Ireland’s most internationally active jazz musicians, three of whom now live and work beyond these shores.
To say ‘super-group’ is hyperbole, but if you were to pick a group to represent some of the best of the current generation of Irish improvisers, these four would almost certainly feature.
Vocalist Lauren Kinsella, who recently won the Jazz FM UK Vocalist of the Year’ is joined in the ensemble by Cologne-based saxophonist Matthew Halpin, bassist Simon Jermyn, now an in-demand player in New York’s Brooklyn scene, and drummer Matthew Jacobson, who is the only band member currently based in Ireland.
Having returned home for a successful short series of concerts last year, Bray Jazz is delighted to welcome the ‘roamers’ back to play this year’s festival.
“One of the brightest creative sparks to come out of the contemporary jazz vocal field in a long while.”- Jazzwise on Lauren Kinsella