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Sep 14, 2017
  • Sep 14, 2017 from 7:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Location: Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, N22 6UJ
  • Latest Activity: Jul 24

Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick have known each other for many years.   Tori has been working with many of the most noted musicians on the UK and International Jazz Scene for many years induding the Julian Siegel Jazz Orchestra alongside the likes of Stan Sulzmann, Mark Nightingale, Jason Yarde and Henry Lowther, the UK All Star Big Band alongside Hermeto Pascoal, the London Jazz Orchestra, the Ivo Neame Quintet alongside Jasper Hoiby and Jim Hart, ‘Solstice’ (a co led sextet with Brigitte Beraha and John Turville, the Andre Canniere Quintet alongside Mike Janisch and Ted Poor and her own trio with two releases on Whirlwind recordings.   Her writing and playing has a range of influeces from folk to straight ahead jazz and Brazilian music.

Alcyona has been performing internationally for many years, working with Arabic artist Natacha Atlas all over the world and has performed extensively in France in recent years. She is a member of the esteemed London Jazz Orchestra – for whom she also writes, the John Warren nonet, and has a trio with Paul Clarvis/Stuart Hall, she has performed on TRT Turkish TV with many Turkish artists, and performed with a wide array of other musicians including Samy Bishai (Egypt), Ibrahim Maalouf (Fr), Macadi Nahhas (Jordan), Zoe Rahman, Merit Stephanos, Jerry Dammers Spatial orchestra, Yazz Ahmed, Blink, Fae Simon.  She has composed music for many independent short films, documentaries, silent cinema, and released three albums.

After working together on the London jazz scene in various large ensembles including the London Jazz Orchestra and then travelling together to work on a project in the Canary Islands in 2014, they decided to fuse their unique writing styles and improvisational approaches to explore some new material and contemporary standards with a twist.  Given their wealth of experience working with unusual instrumentation in a variety of formats, the duo is the ideal setting to blend their unique and distinct voices for a more intimate exploration of  this engaging and innovative material.  Performances have included St Ann’s Church (Manchester Jazz Festival), the Lancaster Jazz Festival, The Vortex and museo del Grifo in Lanzarote (Spain).

Listen to their work here…

Tori Freestone saxes, Alcyona Mick piano, Dave Mannington bass, Tim Giles drums

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Wave Cafe - 16 Nov from 7pm - food, performance and activities at Palm Court, Alexandra Palace

Cat MOT - 18 Nov from 10-2pm - Wood Green animal charity 601 Lordship Lane N22

Craft and Gift Event - 19 Nov 11:30am to 5pm Earl Haig Hall N8

Tottenham Theatre: Up on the High Road - 20 Nov at 7.30pm - Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Tottenham Green, N15 4RX

Woodstove Wisdom evening - 21 Nov at 7pm - Grosvenor Road N10. Booking essential.

Muswell Hill Creatives Winter Market - 25 Nov all day - St. James Square, Muswell Hill

Alternative Xmas Fair - 25 Nov from 3-6pm - Hornsey Vale Community Centre, 60 Mayfield Rd N8 9LP

Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra - 25 Nov at 7:30pm - St Andrews Church, Alexandra Park Road N10

The Pavilion Christmas Fair - 25/26 Nov 10am to 4pm - Pavilion Cafe, Albert Rec. N22

zerOclassikal Basement Sessions: Prabhat Rao and Pradeepa Sivasant - 29 Nov at 7pm - Karamel Restaurant.

Talk: Glory, Glory Lane - the extraordinary story of Tottenham Hotspur's famous home for 118 years - 29 Nov at 7.30pm - Bruce Castle Museum

Salsa Sundays Xmas Special - 3 and 10 Dec at 4-5pm -  St. Andrew's church hall Chase side Southgate N14

Salsa and Bachata Xmas Special - 6 and 13 Dec at 7-9pm - Bounds Green School Bounds Green Road N11

Fortismere Community Choir: Christmas Concert - Songs for Mary - 9 Dec at 7.30pm - .St Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10

Woodstove Wisdom evening - 12 Dec at 7pm - Grosvenor Road N10. Booking essential.

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