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Jazz at Karamel: End of Season Jam

End of season jam will be an impromptu and improvised collective effort involving an indefinite number of musicians who’ve performed at Karamel this year, with an initial rhythm section of Pete Whittaker, Dave Whitford and Stu Butterfield.
 
A chance to see some of the the finest musicians play in groups you might never have the chance to see again!
 
A night of surprise and free flowing tunes is guaranteed. Expect the unexpected!
 
Jazz at Karamel will return in September!

£10 on the door

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Jazz at Karamel: Tristan Mailliot Band

Tristan Mailliot (drums), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Mark Ridout (guitar), Flo Moore (bass)

We are delighted to see the return of French-born drummer Tristan Mailliot who studied at Dartington College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music. He has appeared with leading UK and international artists, including Art Farmer, Jim Hall, Bobby Shew, Scott Hamilton, Peter King, Stan Tracey, Dave Newton, Alan Barnes, Gerard Presencer and Jim Mullen.

£10 on the door

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Jazz at Karamel: Still Waters

Henry Lowther (trumpet, flugelhorn), Pete Hurt (tenor sax), Barry Green (piano), Dave Green (bass), Paul Clarvis (drums)

Still Waters is a group you don’t want to miss, led by imaginative Henry Lowther, this established group will be playing his originals and the finest of the 1960’s jazz scene. Joined by some of the most talented jazz performers on the UK scene, Pete Hurt, Barry Green, Dave Green and Stu Butterfield, Still Waters brings original composition and dynamic free improvisation.

£10 on the door

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Jazz at Karamel: Chris Biscoe Quartet

Chris Biscoe (saxes), John Turville (piano), Steve Watts (bass), Stu Butterfield (drums)

Born in 1947, Chris Biscoe was drawn to jazz by hearing Fats Waller, Erroll Garner and Benny Goodman on the radio. Early listening to Lester Young and Stan Getz (Jazz Samba) and Charlie Parker led to him starting to learn alto sax in 1963. Chris is self-taught on sax and clarinet. Turning to tenor sax in 1965, Chris’s major influences were Sonny Rollins, Charlie Rouse and Dexter Gordon.
 
In 2015, Chris Biscoe and Allison Neale joined forces to bring to the fore the sense of collective improvisation on standard material so brilliantly demonstrated by Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan. Chris has brought his “Then and Now” band to Karamel on previous occasions.
 
On this evening, Chris will be playing music from the Billy Strayhdorn and Sonny Rollins Songbooks.
 
http://www.chrisbiscoe.co.uk

£10 on the door

Happy Hour | 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen | 7-10pm
Music | 8pm

We are proud to be supporting local craft breweries from Haringey-based Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers and Essex-based microbrewery Dominion Brewery Company who has been supplying us with organic and craft ales for over 4 years!

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Jazz at Karamel: Malcolm Earle-Smith

Malcolm Earle-Smith (trombone/vox), Dan Berkson (piano), Sam Ingvorsen (bass), Dave Wickins (drums)

Trombonist and vocalist Malcolm Earle Smith has been well established on the London jazz scene for over 20 years.

After graduating from the Guildhall in 1989 he joined the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and since then has gone on to work with Kenny Baker, Jack Parnell, Digby Fairweather, Martha Reeves and Ronnie Spector.

A  multi-faceted jazz musician,  Malcolm is not only widely  respected in the fields of classic jazz and swing,  but is also a very accomplished  improviser in  bop and  more contemporary idioms.  His   broad musical approach has enabled him  to perform with  a variety of artists including Kenny Baker,  Liam Noble and Bryan Ferry,  as well as developing a distinctive voice of his own.   He has a broad and  inclusive approach to jazz education,  and is currently Lecturer in Jazz  at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance,  London.

More recently he is a member of the Basin Street Brawlers, and leads Three Way Stretch, a contemporary trio with pianist Liam Noble and drummer Dave Wickins.

Visit Malcolm’s page here

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Here’s a recent gig of Malcolm with his trio at Karamel:

Jazz at Karamel: Art Themen

Art Themen (tenor and soprano saxes), Alex Hutton (piano), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Stu Butterfield (drums)

Saxophonist and retired Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Art Themen, was a member of the Cambridge University band that also included Dick Heckstall-Smith, before becoming involved with the early London blues scene, along with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Mick Jagger.

He fronted Stan Tracey’s Quartet for 20 years from 1976. More recent projects include the “Three Tenors of Jazz” with Don Weller and Mornington Lockett.

Art has performed with numerous US and British luminaries and is known for his originality and individual style on both tenor and soprano saxophones.

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Jazz at Karamel: Helena Kay Quartet

Helena Kay (tenor), Will Arnold-Forster (guitar), Simon Read (bass), Matt Home (drums)

Helena grew up in Perth, Scotland, and moved to London in 2012, graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2016.

In 2015 she won the Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year Award. In 2017 she won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.

Her Quartet at Karamel includes Will Arnold-Forster on guitar (Yamaha Jazz Scholar 2017) together with Simon Read at the bass and Matt Home on drums.

They will be performing a selection of standards and tunes from the jazz canon. Click here for some jargon-busting writings.

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Jazz at Karamel: Frank Griffith Quartet

Frank Griffith (tenor), Alex Bryson (piano), Julian Bury (bass), Les Crinkel (drums)

Tenor saxophonist and clarinettist, Frank Griffith was born in Oregon, USA, and lived in New York from 1980 to 1995, working with Ron Carter, Jack McDuff and the Orchestras of Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis and Mel Torme among others.

He moved to London in 1996, forming his own nine piece band soon afterwards. The Nonet has recorded successfully several times, and has been a regular feature at Jazz Festivals throughout the UK.

He is a renowned composer and arranger, supplying charts and compositions to the Ron Carter Nonet, the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra.

See more at www.frankgriffith.co.uk

£10 on the door
Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Society of Imaginary Friends – Summer Soiree

The Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree is a night of eclectic, bohemian live performances by professional musicians, poets and comedians who want to try out their new material to an attentive audience.

The night is hosted by The band the Society of Imaginary Friends who opened Glastonbury Festival 2017.

Summer Soiree:

Oh it’s getting hot in the city and for some proper sizzling underground creative, poetry, art and music action you need look no further than our June Society of Imaginary Friends Soiree.

We have the fabulous young radical performance poet Millie George, the one and only Wondr Womn accompanied by the inimitable Mr Jones on Trombone and the virtuosic blues guitarist all the way from Dublin Mr David Skinner,  the magical, fiery poetess Ms Debra Watson, the intriguing, charismatic poet Mr Math Jones, very, very special guest DJ just returned from Mexico City and about to tour Europe (sneaky listen here), Canadian rapper, musician and comedian Mr Mark Norman Harris, and not forgetting the Society of Imaginary Friends and That’s just for starters more acts to be announced very soon… Watch this space.

Click here for more details.

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm – Buy-1-Get-1-Half-Price on drinks
Kitchen offering superb vegan food open 7-10pm
Music from 8pm

Free Entry

Jazz at Karamel: Then and Now

Chris Biscoe (Baritone), Allison Neale (Alto), Colin Oxley (Guitar), Dave Whitford (Bass), Matt Fishwick (Drums)

New explorations of the freewheeling, wonderfully melodic interpretations of standard material recorded 50 years ago by Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond on Blues in Time and Two of a Mind, this new band evokes the spirit of these classic recordings while giving free reign to the personalities of the musicians.

The band’s first CD, Then and Now, has received great reviews and the group is establishing a national reputation for its fresh and spontaneous approach to established jazz repertoire.

The band have performed at French Festivals with Didier Levallet, will be touring with Inner Space, and have arranged gigs with Blythe Spirits and The Wobbly Rail 5. They have produced a CD with Roger Turner, and will be gigging around England with Two of a Mind, with the performances in Welwyn on March 25th being recorded live for broadcast on Jazz Now, BBC Radio 3, scheduled for July 23rd 2018.

“…perfect rapport, and a positively uncanny grasp of this elusive idiom”, Dave Gelly, The Observer

“…theirs is music that reaches the parts that other forms, more brash perhaps, simply don’t.”, Peter Vacher, Jazzwise

Tickets available on the door at £10 per person.
Doors open at 6pm.
Live music starts at 8pm – 2 sets of an hour with a short interval.
Kitchen is open from 7pm until 10pm.

Come early and enjoy our Happy Hours Buy One Get One Half Price on drinks offer 5-7pm.

Karamel London N22 is a Time Out award-winning restaurant/venue situated in the heart of Wood Green’s cultural quarter. It is open Mon-Sun – specialising in World Food, Craft Beers, & Fine Wines, and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.