DATE: THURSDAy, MARCH 7
TIME: 7:30 P.M.
TICKETS: $18 ($15 FOR stuDENTS/SENIORS)
This double-bill presents electric bassist/guitarist Simon Jermyn’s debut as a leader in the Sound It Out series. The first half of the evening at Greenwich House features the Dublin native on guitar in his Sooner duo with Charlotte Greve on alto saxophone, electronics and voice, plus special guest Joe Branciforte on live processing and synth. The second set will find Simon leading his quartet Trot-a-Mouse, featuring him on bass guitar, Charlotte again on alto sax, Anna Webber on tenor sax and Mark Ferber on drums. Pointing out that Simon’s recordings with Trot-a-Mouse have placed him “at the vanguard of American improvised music,” the Irish Times has said: “To call Simon Jermyn a guitarist, or a bassist (his hybrid six-stringed instrument resembles both), barely hints at the range and subtlety of his musicianship. In a wider sense, Jermyn is a musical instigator, and his real instrument is his band.”