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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

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: 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.

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

Society of Imaginary Friends – Beltane Birthday Soiree

Society of Imaginary Friends

Present… Beltane Birthday Soiree

I was taking the escalator over the hill…hang on… something’s burning… It’s our Beltane Birthday Soiree on the 4th May!!! The extraordinary Alfie Thomas has hit a very significant number of earth years…

Oh what a dancing dragon of a party we have in store for YOU… Yee Hah!!! Our star studded night includes the fantastic John Moore (Black Box Recorder, Express Way and Jesus and the Mary Chain) performing a couple of his hits from his new album Knickerbocker Glory.

“Couched in shimmering rock, Sixties girl-group pop and even a touch of operatic soprano on Anne of a Thousand Days, this is a literary pop gem.” The Times

Guess who the operatic soprano is?

Punk legend virtuosic saxophonist John Glyn (X-ray specs and Wreckless Eric ) will be astounding us with his magical improvisation weaving his beautiful tones with the incomparable virtuosic guitarist Richard Bolton their inspiration is the vibe of the night we all have a part to play in creating something totally original.

The beautiful, soulful Magdalena Grabher will be looping her intricate musical motifs to create ethereal soundscapes and gorgeous songs, the wonderful highly acclaimed poetess Lady Amy Neilson Smith and master of woodwind Sir William Summers (Circulus, Princes in the Tower) will be astounding us with their Shakespearian inspired set.

Award winning spoken word performer Cian Binchy will be making us think, catch him before he takes his sell out show Madness re:Exit to Manchester for a month.

Urban punk goddess I am Her will be performing songs from her brand new album, the superb Math Jones will be sharing his Beltane musings, welcoming to the Soiree mystery new poet Charlie and author Samuel Bates, special guest DJ TBA and special Birthday songs from Society of Imaginary Friends.

Fabulous Vegan cuisine by Roger and Kathy – it is also Rogers Birthday!!

So much to celebrate..FREE ENTRY!
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About Society of Imaginary Friends

Society of Imaginary Friends core members are:

  • Louise Kleboe –  main vocalist, piano, guitar and composition. Louise was born in Cornwall and was brought up in the Orkney Islands. She currently lives in Clerkenwell, London.
  • Alfie Thomas – accordion, backing vocals, keyboards and composition.  Alfie was born in Middlesbrough to Belgian and Cockney parentage. He is a Soho resident.
  • Cara Vella – Violin/Electric Violin. Cara was born in London. Cara does not know what her favourite colour is.
We try to avoid the rock / pop ghettos whenever possible… prefer to play unusual venues and sites, creating an atmosphere of our own when we play. Hence our Secret Soirees…. We are passionate about reality, truth and preserving our beautiful world for all future beings and we dedicate our music to the lonely disenfranchised sensitive furious children of tomorrow’s night and day.

ZerOclassikal Basement Sessions Double Bill: An Evening of Jugalbandhis

A collaboration between the North and South as Mithila Sarma and Raaheel Husain come together for a Veena and Sitar jugalbandhi.

An inspired classical performance drawing in on culture and identity, leading to an evening of dynamic interaction Miruthangam by Senthuran Premakumar and Janakan Srirangan Tabla by Jeevan Singh Riyait and Janan Sathiendran .Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Four sought-after British percussionists come together to create an enigmatic recital of South Asian classical percussion.

Engage in the sounds of Tabla and Miruthangam as the complex rhythmic structures are woven together for an exciting and upbeat performance