Serge Ermoll with his Sydney Trio will be at the The Promethean on Friday the 30th of October 2009 – Tickets now available from B Sharp Records Rundle St, 08 8212 0266. The Doors open 7:30pm and tickets are $30 / Conc $25, . Enquiries – John Howell 0415 185 843.
For nearly forty years, jazz pianist Serge Ermoll has been renowned for his exceptional skills, constantly pushing boundaries, while defying the marketplaces demands to conform. His group, Free Kata, formed in the 1970s, "…ripped open the heart of music aesthetics in Australia." (John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald, August 2003). Ermoll has played with some of the greats of the international jazz scene. During the recording of more than twenty-nine internationally released albums and playing on the live circuit across the globe, he has created moments with some of the greatest names in modern jazz.
Visiting the UK in the late sixties, he was invited to fill in for Dudley Moore, when he was invited to Hollywood. A revered musician before finding fame in the latter, Moore never returned to the UK as a regular player. Serge went on to become an integral member of what was the Dudley Moore Trio, with Chris Karen on drums, originally from Melbourne, and Pete Morgan on bass (British) who was also a great vocalist. Serge was playing consistently for the next seven years in the territory as a result. Serge was a regular at the prestigious Ronnie Scotts, to sight one example, during that period. Other artists of significance Serge has collaborated with include Richie Cole, Lester Bowie, Don Moyee, Phil Woods, Art Pepper, Joe Henderson, Eddie Moore, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, Sonny Stitt, Jimmy Whitherspoon, Ernestine Anderson, Dizzie Gillespie, Roscoe Mitchell, David Leibman, Odeon Pope, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, John Scofield, George Cables, Branford Marsalis, Ralph Pena (bassist from Clare Fisher's Band), John Lee (bassist from McCoy Tyner's Band), and many more.