• Apr 11, 2024 from 8:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Location: Karamel, 4 Coburg Road N22 6UJ
  • Latest Activity: Apr 2

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.


Band line-up: Alan Barnes (sax),
Callum Gourlay (bass),
Paul Clarvis (drums).

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, bandleader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers.

His recorded catalogue is immense. He has made over thirty albums as leader and co-leader alone, and the list of his session and side-man work includes Bjork, Bryan Ferry, Michel LeGrande, Clare Teale, Westlife, Jools Holland and Jamie Cullum. He has toured and played residencies with such diverse and demanding figures as Ruby Braff, Freddie Hubbard, Scott Hamilton, Warren Vache, Ken Peplowski, Harry Allen and Conte Candoli.

Alan Barnes’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.

**"Barnes’ melodic sense bypasses the usual scale-running clichés that pepper the playing of lesser bop disciples." (Peter Marsh, BBC Music Review).

"His stylistic range is quite phenomenal… He has a wonderful capacity for suggesting a given style without actually imitating anyone." (Dave Gelly, Masters Of The Jazz Saxophone).**

Born in Enfield, Paul Clarvis was the late Leonard Bernstein's preferred percussionist in London and featured as a soloist on the last night of the Proms in 1996 in a concerto for saxophone and drum kit by Sir Harrison Birtwistle. In 1998 he was chairman of the Percussion judges for the BBC Young Musician of the Year and together with Sonia Slany he started Villagelife Records. Clarvis also helped Rick Smith with the drum arrangement for the London Olympics 2012 opening, writing Dame Evelyn Glennie's part and together with Smith, assisted in the training of the ceremony's 1000 drummers.

Clarvis has worked with a number of notable musicians: Mick Jagger, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Steve Swallow, Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir John Dankworth to Sir Paul McCartney, John Taylor and Moondog, Gordon Beck, Bryan Ferry and Elton John. He has recorded with Marc Ribot, Sam Rivers, Richard Thompson, The Orb, John Adams, Michael Nyman, Loreena McKennitt, Mark Anthony Turnage and Michel Legrand as well as his own band Orquestra Mahatma. He regularly holds gigs with Mose Allison and has also played with Nina Simone, Herbie Hancock and Ravi Shankar.


Karamel - 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ The Karamel vegan kitchen will be serving food until 9.30pm. Email karamel8775@gmail.com to book a table.

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.

£5 (advance), £10 OTD

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Events and Activities

from 13 April 2024


Plant sales in April at Broomfield Park.

April Jazz every Thursday evening at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green.

Saturday 13 April – Learn how to do scrappy patchwork at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 1.30-3pm.

Saturday 13 April – Collage Kids presents: Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road Wood Green, 2-4pm.

Saturday 13 April – London Vegan Mixer at Karamel, Coburg Road Wood Green, from 7pm.

Wednesday 17 April – Movement and Ease: Alexander Technique with Tanya at CUFOS, Top of the Avenue N10 2QE, 11-12pm.

Wednesday 17 April – Talk/discussion: Seniors: Lively up yourselves! at Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens (bottom) N10.

Wednesday 17 April – Is London Dying? London Assembly Election Hustings at Karamel/McQueens Theatre, Coburg Road Wood Green, 6.30-9pm.

Thursday 18 April to 2 May – Your Community Choir needs You! Try some taster sessions at Bounds Green School (upstairs hall), 6.45pm. Bowes Park Community Choir rehearses every Thursday, 7.15pm.

Thursday 18 April – Learn to use a sewing machine at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 7-9pm.

Thursday 18 April – Kaiyo 3 with Helena Kay at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road Wood Green.

Saturday 20 April – Sewing machine confiedence-boosting workshop at 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 10.30-12pm.

Saturday 20 April – Patchwork workshop: learn to sew a Dresden plate at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 10.30-2.30pm.

Saturday 20 April – Muswell Hill Creatives Spring Makers Fair at St. James Square Muswell Hill, 10.30-5pm.

Sunday 21 April – Geekstraveganza: regular boardgame meetup on the third Sunday of every month at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, 1-6pm.

Sunday 21 April – Crows at Bowes Park Folk Club, Shaftesbury Hall, N11 2QN, 2.30-5pm.

Saturday 27 April – Granny Squares workshop at 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 1-3pm.

Saturday 27 April – Fortismere Community Choir and Orchestra Concert – All-Mozart Programme, at St. Andrew’s Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road).

Saturday 4 May – Introduction to blackwork embroidery at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 10.30-12.30pm.

Saturday 4 May – Learn to make a crochet basket at 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 10.30-12.30pm.

Saturday 11 May – Puppet making workshp at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 12-3pm. 

Ongoing courses and activities

Geekstravaganza – regular boardgame meetup on the third Sunday of every month at Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green, 1-6pm.

After School Sewing Club on Fridays at Stitch crafts, 2 Hazelwood Lane Palmers Green, 4.30-6pm. Term time.

Em Power fitness classes – Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings in OR Tambo Rec, 9-9.30am (term time only). The main focus is on core and legs.

Bowes Park Community Choir - Thursday evenings during term time at Bounds Green School, 7.15-9.15pm.

Life drawing sessions – alternate Saturday mornings at Rhodes Avenue Primary School, 10-12pm.

Zumba and fitness classes – Zumba is on Wednesday evenings, 7-7.50pm. All classes are at Bounds Green Bowls and Tennis Club, Goring road N11.

Salsa Wednesdays – Wednesday evenings at Bounds Green School, Bounds Green Road N11 2QG, 7-8pm. 

V&J Ensemble: Vocal group for ALL Singers on Wednesdays at St. Andrew's Church, Alexandra Park Road N10 (corner of Windermere Road), 6.50-8.30pm.

Enjoy your painting – Thursdays at CUFOS Community Centre (the old railway station), Top of The Avenue N10, 10-12.30pm or 1.30-4pm.


All Good Bookshop has many regular events - book groups of course, also music, writing, yoga - and special events .... at 35 Turunpike Lane.

Many Music and Art events are held at Karamel, including Collage Kids performance events on Saturday mornings at 11.30am. At 4 Coburg Road, Wood Green N22 6UJ.



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