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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.

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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.

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Jazz at Karamel: Torus

Tim Whitehead (Tenor), Jonathan Gee (Piano), Mick Sexton (Bass), Trevor Taylor (Drums)
 
Torus, a modern jazz quartet that operated around Essex in the 1980s originally comprising Gary Plumley (saxophones), Pete Jacobsen (piano), Mick Sexton (bass) and Trevor Taylor (drums) reformed over Summer 2011 for a retrospective celebrating the music of that period from Steps Ahead (Mainieri, Grolnick, Brecker), Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea.
 
The band still gets together on frequent occasions to celebrate great jazz from that period.
 
Tonight’s lineup will be Torus stalwarts Mick Sexton on Double Bass and Trevor Taylor on Drums and joined by Tim Whitehead on Saxophone and Jonathan Gee on Piano.
 
Special guest tonight is
Tim Whitehead (tenor-sax): “Those of us who have caught him live have been left blinking in disbelief. It’s not just his mastery of the tenor saxophone, phenomenal though it is, but the absolute conviction of his playing that is so impressive.” Dave Gelly (The Observer/BBC ) – www.timwhitehead.co.uk
 
Jonathan Gee is “One of the most celebrated musicians in European jazz. His music is precise, lucid and original, and at times breathtakingly lyrical.” (Visions of Britain)
 
Trevor Taylor and Mick Sexton make up the back line with a combination of thoughtful, light-touched swinging jazz through to high energy Latin grooves.

Live music starts at 8pm – 2 sets of an hour with a short interval.

Kitchen is open from 7pm until 10pm offering delightful, nourishing and great vegan food.

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.

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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.

Karamel Open Mic Night

Calling aspiring singers, singersongwriters and spokenword artists of all ages and experiences.
 
Shine your hidden talent at Karamel Restaurant!
 
Starts 7-11.30pm
*** Buy one get one half price drinks offer from 5-7pm ***
Kitchen opens 7-10pm offering delightful, nourishing and great #vegan food.
 
Karamel Restaurant 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.
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Notes From Underground Part 3

The Third edition of Notes from Underground features more of our favourite unsigned and unbothered artists who continue to spark up the Alternative Folk and Underground Poetry scene in London.  This month we have:
  • Robert Chaney (Americana singer-songwriter hero of the London scene)
  • Robert Corcoran (Alternative Folk Irish powerhouse of song)
  • Mad Pirvan (Alternative poetry queen of the Bohemian night)
  • Gabriel Moreno (Poet, singer-wongwriter, host and curator of the night)

and more to be announced…

Expect the most genuine and talented underground artists around.
POETRY AND MUSIC from the core of the psyche.

£5 pound entry

Reserve your table on 020 8829 8989 for the best seats in the venue!

Fantastic vegan food available.
04 April 2018

Lords & Ladies of Misrule Soiree

He rolls into town drunk as a skunk trembling Chihuahua on his shoulder and rattle snakes for scarves.

He winks at the sun and collapses in paroxysms of laughter as the gullible gather round to buy his dubious wares he is the ‘Medicine Man’ curled up under the stars and the Appellation moon.

He is our April Fool, the Duke of Disorder, the paradise quack of chaos and we will be dancing the hallucinogenic hoedown with him at our Medicinal April Fool Soiree.

Our very own Lord of Misrule Mr Alfie Thomas will be guiding the proceedings, a fabulous line-up which includes:

  • Lady Lovely Lute aka Stephanie Feeney who will whisper Medieval somethings in your ear, she will lull you into a false sense of sweetness and drop some Belladonna in your tea,
  • the Rainbow warrior himself Kosmic Troubadour,
  • Poet Millie George radical princess of Soho,
  • Cian Binchy fresh from his sell-out show Madhouse re: Exit in Shoredich Town Hall,
  • poet extraordinaire Debra Watson will be performing her beautiful verse with a bite,
  • urban Punk goddess Julie D Riley with drummer Jeff Townsin,
  • very special guest dancer TBC,
  • special guest DJ and Society of Imaginary Friends playing their most mischievous songs.
  • Not forgetting Gorgeous Vegan food by Culinary Magicians Kathy and Roger.

***FREE ENTRY***

You would be a fool to miss it!!!

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Lovers Splash! The ‘Lovers Rockers’ Event of the Century!!

Kwashie!™ in association with Karamel London N22 Presents….

Lovers Splash!

‘the lovers rockers’ event of the century

Saturday 17th February 2018
8pm-2am
Admission £5 CASH on the door

DJs on the Night:

June ‘Miss Sparkle’ Furlong
(Solar Radio/Sky Ch:0129)

Mister Quick Shot
(the rapid-fire lovers selector)

The Dub$tealers
(bashment & revival)

More DJs & PAs to be confirmed.

Definition of Lovers Rock:
Uniquely British love-themed Reggae,
popularised by artists such as Carroll Thomson, Janet Kay, Maxi Priest, also recorded by the Jamaican greats, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, John Holt etc.