In keeping with Collage Arts’ long standing tradition of bringing top quality entertainment to the borough, there’s a brand new event set to join the already brimming roster for 2014. Fresh from world famous London venues The Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s, Jazz at Karamel will be hosting the hottest talents from all ends of the Jazz spectrum. Kicking off with the raucous and formidable Pigfoot on January 29th there’s a truly delectable menu of treats on offer throughout the year. There’s something scheduled for every jazz fan’s tastes, from the airy piano and alto sax compositions of Allison Neale and Kate Williams, to the fiery tenor of up-and-coming saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos and his band. Presided over by Stu Butterfield, a mainstay of the scene who’s been drumming for four decades, Jazz at Karamel is set to be a great addition to the Karamel calendar. Add to that the unbeatably low entry price of no pounds, and we’re on to a sure-fire winner.
With Stu at the helm, we’re guaranteed to have the best and brightest in store, with a list of acclaim between them longer than this article, from as diverse and respected sources as The Times newspaper and the late, great Humph himself. It’s a mixed bag of delights on offer, promising updates of timeless classics and brand new compositions, old players and newbies, sharing the spotlight and the stage. So if Brubeck’s your bag and Hines is your hobby, in 2014 Karamel is the place to be.
Jazz at Karamel kicks off with Pigfoot on January 29th. Doors at 7:30, advanced booking highly recommended