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Night of Greek Infused Food & Music!

Come and join us for a Night of Greek influenced Food & Music!

Food served from 7pm

Accompanying your beautiful night, you will have the delightful and authentic infused sounds of Theo.

Choose from our Starters, Mains and Dessert, or have all three courses at our special offer of £18

Starters – £5 each
Mini Meze – dolmades, hummus, olives, salad and pitta bread
Feta Cheeze Salad
Zucchini Fritters
– served with tzatziki

Mains – £12 each
Spanokopita – served with briam, salad and marinated olives
Moussaka – served with garlic roasted potatoes, salad and marinated olives
Greek Meetballs – served with dill rice, salad and marinated olives

Desserts – £5 each
Summer Fruit Salad – served with cream
Apple Cake – served with ice-cream
Coffee and Cream Cake

Here’s some audio tasters to whet your appetite!
Theo with El Khandak
Theo with Balothizer

Why not enjoy our special drinks offer between 5-7pm on local Craft Beers?

We are proud to be supporting Haringey Bohem Brewery, Earth Ale and Muswell HillBilly Brewers plus Essex-based Dominion Brewery with their refreshing craft beers.

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

Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – Notes From Underground – pt 5

The Notes from Underground return with some of the most interesting acts from the Alternative Folk and the London Poetry scene.

This month we have amazing acts:
Chris Brambley singer songwriter, astounding guitarist, writer and performer.
James McKean some of the best songs in the Alternative Folk Scene, great singer
Cameron Niven compelling songs and beautifully crafted music
and much more
Math Jones – Poet will provide the splendorous performance poetry.
Hosting and music by Robert Corcoran.

Click here for full line-up.

£5 Entry

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm
Vegan Kitchen 7-10pm

Bring 5 new buddies and get a free drink!

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.

Alternative Folk + Poetry Night – pt 4

The 4th edition of Notes from Underground, plans to continue exploring and discovering the deepest layers of the London artistic labyrinth, revealing some of the most unique, interesting and real artists in the Alternative Folk and Poetry scene.

This month the night will be hosted by Richie Phillips.

Artists

Frederick Snow (The Prince of Chameleonic Chancon Cabaret singers)
Jeremy E Tuplin (Poet/Singer/Storyteller/Astronaut of the the stretching spheres of Folk)
Peter Doolan (Master of performance poetry/folk-punk captain of the night)
Catherine Rudie (Queen of quirkiness folk/voice of the hills and urban connections)
Richie Phillips (Captain singer-songwriter of longing, truthfulness and emotion)

And Poetry from

Rachael Maclean (Artist)
Emi Bergquist (from America)

£5 entry.

Pre-Show Happy Hour 5-7pm

OFFER: Bring 5 guests and get a FREE drink!
Bring 10 guests and one guest gets in free!
Join our email list (at the bar) and get entered into a prize draw at the end of the month.

Superb vegan food available in one of the Cultural Hubs of Northern London.

Karamel is a Time Out London 2018 Award Winning restaurant in Wood Green.  It is a unique vegan space in the heart of Wood Green’s Cultural Quarter and is the centre point of the Chocolate Factory studios. Enjoy good quality fresh, affordable and hearty breakfasts, and world food buffets.  We aim to satisfy the most critical beer drinker with our quality craft vegan beers from local or micro-breweries on tap.

It is open Mon-Sun and hosts Jazz every Thursday evening and presents singer/songwriters, alternative folk and poetry and emerging artists on Friday nights.

Kid and Family Friendly Vegan Space

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.

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.