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September 2017
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Jazz at Karamel: Gary Willcox Quartet

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Known for their strong individuality and profile through years of experience playing with many of the UK’s leading jazz/folk artists, they are a quartet you don’t want to miss. With a mixture of original material of some of the masters of the idiom (e.g. Charlie Parker / Wayne Shorter), arranged for the band’s own purposes. “A versatile band with a rich, emotive sound: three powerful yet thoughtful soloists propelled by a lively, rustling drummer, playing open, attractively airy music imbued…

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Jazz at Karamel: Tori Freestone Duo

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick have known each other for many years.   Tori has been working with many of the most noted musicians on the UK and International Jazz Scene for many years induding the Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra alongside the likes of Stan Sulzmann, Mark Nightingale, Jason Yarde and Henry Lowther, the UK All Star Big Band alongside Hermeto Pascoal, the London Jazz Orchestra, the Ivo Neame Quintet alongside Jasper Hoiby and Jim Hart, ‘Solstice’ (a co led…

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Xantone Blacq – The Days of Dreams

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Xantone Blacq – The Days of Dreams Launching Love Wood Green, Xantone Blacq will perform music from his forthcoming third album ‘The Days of Dreams’ releasing later this year, alongside classic songs he has become well-known for.  Having collaborated with, given voice to, played keyboard and percussion for some amazing artists in the music industry from Amy Winehouse, Laura Mvula, Nigel Kennedy, Mark Ronson to Jessie J and Candi Staton, Xantone is a modern day musical Cyborg fusing the soulfulness and vocal style of Stevie Wonder, with Herbie Hancock’s funky keyboard playing and Quincy Jones’ mind for musical arrangement.  Wood Green is truly blessed to have Xantone…

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Jazz at Karamel: Stan Sulzmann Neon Orchestra

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

‘Ravishing, delicious, powerful and direct…meticulously written, sometimes echoing the imaginative and much missed orchestra of Michael Gibbs’ The Guardian Stan’s interest in big band writing began when he started arranging pieces for the London Jazz Orchestra, LJO. Returning to the Purcell room, Stan’s current big band “Neon Orchestra” recently celebrated his 65th Birthday as part of London Jazz Festival, 2014, and Stan was commissioned to write an original composition celebrating 21 years of the Festival. The Neon Orchestra has also performed at…

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Jazz at Karamel: George Crowley + Dave Green + Stu Butterfield

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

‘It’s rugged, clever, crisply played contemporary jazz, from a fine young composer/player who knows where the music has been and where he’s headed with it.’ John Fordham, The Guardian Since his arrival in the capital in 2007, Crowley has steadily established himself as a key player within the city’s burgeoning creative jazz and improv scene, and increasingly well known further afield, performing across the UK and Europe. As a performer he is active across a range of styles; whether infusing melodic…

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October 2017
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Jazz at Karamel: Philip Clouts Quartet

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“The dancing exuberance of South African Township music, the convivial groove of gospel-influenced soul jazz, the joyful sway of Cuban guaguanco rhythms, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs and so much more all come together in pianist Philip Clouts’ superbly accomplished quartet.”  “Dorset’s coastline, added to Africa Latina flavours, inspires much attractive writing and cogent, punchy quartet playing” JAZZ UK Philip Clouts (piano), Samuel Eagles (alto sax), Alex Keen (bass), Dave Ingamells (drums) Listen to Philip Clouts Quartet…

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Jazz at Karamel: Satori

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Perrier Award winning saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies works at the forefront of the contemporary British jazz scene. Graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is now resident composer and tenorist for the London Jazz Orchestra and is featured on the recent, highly acclaimed big band album from veteran saxophonist Pete Hurt. Josephine’s new trio project, Satori, features the huge talent of drummer and percussionist Paul Clarvis (Liam Noble, Steve Swallow), and bassist Dave Whitford (Christine Tobin,…

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Jazz at Karamel: The Great Wee Band

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The wee band is the quartet of trumpeter Henry Lowther, guitarist Jim Mullen, bassist Dave Green and drummer Stu Butterfield, and “great” is a fair description of it. They’re back at Kabaret at Karamel after a packed night earlier this year, bringing their experienced and melodic tunes. Founded in 1999, the band has had two albums shortlisted for UK Jazz Record of the Year. With half the band being local from Muswell Hill, it’s a fantastic opportunity to support our…

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November 2017
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Jazz at Karamel: Pete Hurt Quartet

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

An evening your ears won’t forget, Pete Hurt’s quartet bring the best in uniquely distinguishable sounds and styles. Hurt has been a quiet, yet memorable part of the London jazz scene for the past 4 decades, described as a ‘powerful presence’ by the Guardian and classed as one of the most distinctive tenor players in the UK by Vortex. Joining him tonight, will be airy piano compositions from John Turville, broad and varied player Jon Scott on drums and well…

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Jazz at Karamel: Alan Barnes + John Critchinson + Dave Green + Stu Butterfield

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Alan Barnes alto, clt, John Critchinson piano, Dave Green bass, Stu Butterfield drums

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