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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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