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Jazz at Karamel: Babelfish

Brigitte Beraha (Vocals), Barry Green (Piano), Chris Laurence (Bass), Paul Clarvis (Drums)

A collaboration between two of the UK’s finest jazz artists Barry Green-piano and Brigitte Beraha-voice, Babelfish also features legends Chris Laurence-double bass and Paul Clarvis-drums/percussion.

Between them they have played or recorded with artists as diverse as Bobby Wellins, BBC Concert Orchestra, Evan Parker, Kenny Wheeler and Stevie Wonder.

Their albums ‘Babelfish’ and ‘Chasing Rainbows’ received rave reviews and this gig marks the first concert of their 20-date UK tour which will culminate into the recording of their much anticipated third album: a journey into their favourite books through the vehicles of jazz, latin, classical, folk and improvised music.

“Babelfish are a definition of a contemporary jazz class act.” The Guardian

“It’s a pleasure to enter the original music language of this band: a world of playfulness and beauty, where anything could happen- you’re caught up in their sense of mystery and imagination.” LondonJazz

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 #HappyHour #BOGOHP 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.

Jazz at Karamel: Stu Butterfield and Friends

Pete Hurt (Tenor), Kate Williams (Piano), Dave Green (Bass), Stu Butterfield (Drums)

Not a working Quartet as such, but these four have played together many times over the years in different permutations.

Pete, Kate and Stu are members of Mingus Moves, while Dave and Stu have been part of the Great Wee Band. Pete and Dave play together in Henry Lowther‘s Still Waters.

Apart from his wonderful tenor playing, Pete is a brilliant composer and arranger and fronts his own Big Band. Kate is also a renowned composer and leads a wonderful Quartet featuring ace flautist Gareth Lochrane.

Expect an evening of swinging and predominantly lyrical improvisation.

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 #HappyHour #BOGOHP 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.

Jazz at Karamel: Gary Willcox Quartet

Steve Maine (Alto), Ross Stanley (Piano), Oli Hayhurst (Bass), Gary Willcox (Drums)

The Gary Willcox Quartet was formed in 2007 by Gary as way for him to develop his skills as a composer.

Since then the band has worked predominantly around the London and South East area taking in venues such Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club, Jazz Café Posk, to name a few.

Gary’s compositions are in a contemporary vernacular but take on influences from Popular Music song forms, Big Bands, Bebop & Modal Jazz.

The band have their own ‘Contemporary Straight Ahead’ sound, rooted in the tradition but with each member’s own voice on their respective instrument combining to create a fresh but recognisable palate.

As well as Gary’s own compositions the band also reinterpret works by some of the giants of modern jazz e.g. Theloniuos Monk, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman.

The members, between them, have a wealth of experience.

Gary Willcox (drums & leader) has played around the UK with well-known artists such as Ian Shaw, Jim Mullen, Chris Batchelor and Tim Whitehead. He is a member of the Way Out West collective and via that collaborates frequently with Kate Williams, Chris Biscoe (who is also playing at Karamel on 31.04.18), Tim Whitehead, Pete Hurt and Emily Saunders & others. He is also a member of Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music.

Stephen Main (alto sax) plays regularly in the BBC Big Band, The Pete Cater Big Band and has been a member of the Matt Wates Sextet for many years, in which he plays tenor sax.

Oli Hayhurst (double bass) has played in the bands of many of the UK’s best known Jazz artist’s e.g. Tim Whitehead, Georgia Mancio, Julian Seigel and more recently with the great John Coltrane collaborator Pharoah Sanders and is well-known to UK jazz fans.

Ross Stanley (piano) is the piano/keyboard of choice for many people, working with Hamish Stuart, Nigel Price Organ Trio, Brandon Allen & Quentin Collins Quartet and working in London’s recording studios.

“…Inspiring and in the moment playing. Love it…” – Jerry Bergonzi

“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 with just the right mix of punch and wistfulness.” – Chris Parker

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.

Pablo Yupton – The City of Quartz

Pablo Yupton is the guitarist of Gabriel Moreno & The Quivering Poets. He is also a bass player, composer and writer who resides in Barcelona but who is now a a regular performer in the music venues of London. Now, for the first time, he is presenting on the night his most personal solo project, combining prestigious and talented musicians from both the London and the Barcelona music scene.

The City of Quartz is music Conceived for a theatre play which had the same name, and which in this instance shall be performed as a special version combining Jazz, Folk, Pop and even Classical music.
Barbara Bartz: Violin
Pablo Yupton: Guitar
Adrià Faura: Bass
Pablo Kajon: Percussion
Roger Giménez: Piano and Trombone

Support by Ben Holland , Samuel Nicholson and Gabriel Moreno

SAMUEL NICHOLSON

Samuel is a 25 year old London-based singer/songwriter hailing from Edinburgh. Currently at the mercy of the locals in any open mic night he can find he is most happy with a guitar in his hand and his eyes at the ceiling. Often defaulting to melancholy he offers an emotive perspective through resonant guitar parts and weathered vocals, throwing finesse out the window for honesty. Released on the 19th August a couple of years ago, his debut record entitled \’If You Be My\’ (which he is very, very excited about) offers a raw introduction to not only his inner conflicts but equally his take on the world that moves before him.

BEN HOLLAND

Ben was born in Carlisle, in the North near to the border of
Scotland. He now lives and writes songs in London, just South of the river.
Leaving school at sixteen, Ben went to work in several of the
factories around Carlisle. During this period, Ben discovered the
songs of Bob Dylan. Instantly taken with his music, he spent his
shifts in the factory with smuggled ear phones he pretended were ear plugs, listening and studying Dylan’s giant songbook. Evenings were spent learning these songs on an old acoustic guitar he borrowed from his uncle.
Along with many early blues and folk standards Ben knew many Dylan’s songs by heart. His own songs came soon after, and now writing and performing them is his sole occupation.
Over recent years Ben has supported artists like Joan Armatrading in major concert venues across Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the UK and Ireland. He also regularly plays with the ‘Ben Holland Band’- usually marathon several hour sets that are becoming well known must-see fixtures on the London circuit.

GABRIEL MORENO

Gabriel Moreno is a published poet and singer songwriter from Gibraltar. His songs fuse Mediterranean rhythms with Indie/folk arpeggios performed with a classical guitar. Based on his literary publications, Gabriel versifies lyrics of Love, loss and desire, which are transmitted in sheer emotional nakedness. Having played with multiple bands in Gibraltar, Italy, Peru and Spain, Gabriel Moreno started his solo project in the UK in 2010. Since then he has become an important part of the Alternative Folk scene in London, perfroming all over town and hosting acclaimed music nights at The Betsey Trotwood, Jonestown, Karamel Restaurant and other poetry and music venues.  He also has 8 collections of poetry published in Spanish and English and released his debut album with Amber Records in 2015. He is currently working on a new album and a new book of poetry based on poetry in the war of Afghanistan.

Ska Night: 2 Tones Beyond + Lord Numb

Lord Numb + 2 Tones Beyond play live at the Karamel Restaurant

+ DJ’s: Dred – Lord Numb – Spidersleg (The Reject Club)
Tony Bugbear (We got Killers/Dublin Castle), and Kwashie!

Saturday 10th February 2018
8pm-1am
Free entry

On approaching the big 5-0 some people might think it’s time to get out the pipe and slippers… I say no to the pipe and slippers and yes to both my bands playing live at the Karamel Restaurant.

Hell yeah!

Lord Numb and 2 Tones Beyond will be mashing it up with live ska and new wave shenanigans. Also a plethora of DJ’s playing until 1am+.

2 Tones beyond will be on 8.30 ish, Lord Numb 10.30.

Oh, and it’s FREE!

NORTH LONDON SHOWCASE WITH RORY BUTLER, AMAROUN AND ALEX HEDLEY

Karousel Music presents a North London Showcase.  Announcing a new season back at their original venue in Wood Green – Karamel, deep in the heart of Chocolate Factory 2. Karousel Music are curating the first lineup, and then from thereon the artists are curating with their support. Get ready for Pat Dam Smyth’s lineup in July. But first… what a start here tonight!

It’s really important to Karousel Music that they nurture the community not just at the industry events in central London; but also support those nights that traditionally are the artists’ favourite nights off the beaten track. Teaming up once more with Collage Arts, who have made it possible to continue to give 100% to the artists by covering the sound and room hire.

The venue is a 5 min walk from Wood Green tube on the Piccadilly Line (only 20 mins from King’s Cross, 40 mins from Brixton) and is the same from Alexandra Palace overground (15 mins from Old St, 12 mins from Highbury and Islington) and is a stone’s throw from Muswell Hill, Turnpike Lane and Crouch End.

/// TICKETS HERE ///

Doors 7pm, Music 8pm.

Have a listen to the Karousel Spotify playlisthttps://open.spotify.com/user/karouselmusic/playlist/4SVcurluaWsrJvw4CsBhRu

Local Authority

Local Authority is an exciting instrumental group that came into being by chance when a one-off live improvised session came to the attention of Love Supreme Festival, which earned them a nomination by Jazz FM to open the festival. 
Local Authority is led by Ed Riches who has been guitarist of choice for Grammy-winner Bilal’s ‘Love Surreal’ & ‘In Another Life’ world tours, Miguel Atwood Ferguson’s ‘Suite for Ma Dukes’ Orchestra, DJ Jazzy Jeff’s ‘Playlist Sessions’, Ayanna Witter-Johnson’s ‘Black Panther’ ensemble and Zara McFarlane’s ‘If You Knew Her’ promo broadcasts. He has also been an integral soloist and accompanist for Marsha Ambrosius, Ntjam Rosie, Mica Paris, N’Dambi, Beth Rowley, Jacqui Dankworth, Nailah Porter, Omar, the London Horns and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 
The project usually operates as a quartet featuring a revolving cast of incredible musicians: Joe Webb (keys), Dian Gasper (Keys), Ben Burrell (keys), Oscar Stieler (Keys), Lawrence Insula (bass), Karl Rasheed Abel (bass), Amadu Koroma (bass), Nathan Bossoh (bass) and Pete Hill (Drums), Sam Awotayo (Drums), Eddie Hick (Drums), Andrew McLean (Drums). 
The sound is vintage and current, utilising modern technology but also conjuring up the soulful vibes of the open air festivals of the 60s & 70s. A striking mixture of soul-jazz, country-blues, gospel & hip hop, with an edgy but accessible vibe, the music is raw, rootsy & down to earth.