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zerOclassikal – Free Flow Classikal
14 December, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free Flow Classikal. zerOclassikal exploring South Asian Classical music through the medium of free improvisation. No boundaries – No limits.
JONATHAN MAYER (sitar) son of the legendary early pioneer of India-Jazz John Mayer, is joined by the “world class ingenuity” (The Guardian) of ALCYONA MICK on Piano and NINA HARRIES on Bass, to explores the free fall limitations of South Asian Classical improvisation.
Free Flow Classikal is a new concept that border dwells frontiers of indo-jazz and free impro – in development at Karamel, home of zerOclassikal, and one of north London’s premiere jazz venues.
Jonathan Mayer – son of the late Kolkata composer John Mayer – is a renowned sitarist & composer, who has composed extensively for many genres including jazz, Indian, dance & symphonic writing and has performed all over the world, and two very successful tours in India.
Jonathan began his musical training at just 5 years old, learning violin from his grandfather Albert Hepton, piano from James Methuen-Campbell and composition from his father, and later mastered the sitar. His ability to read Western notation has allowed him to perform in a variety of genres – playing with artists such as Orlando Consort, The London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, among other notable names.
Nina Harries is a Grammy-nominated double bassist and vocalist. They trained in Western classical music at the Royal College of Music, then moved into Indian Classical through performing for Akram Khan and Anoushka Shankar. A songwriter and ensemble artist, Nina has performed in 28 countries to date, and has released 2 records in 2019 and 2022.
Alcyona Mick is a busy London-based jazz pianist and composer. She was recently nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Instrumentalist award and has performed internationally for many years. As well as co-leading a duo with saxophonist Tori Freestone, Alcyona currently works with a wide array of artists and bands including the London Jazz Orchestra, Natacha Atlas, Randolph Matthews, Brigitte Beraha Lucid Dreamers, Perfect Stranger, Josephine Davies Enso ensemble and Orenda trio, Miguel Gorodi Qtet, Casimir Connection, Martin Speake duo, Kate Shortt, Paul Clarvis/Stuart Hall trio and many others.
As a composer, she has worked in the commercial field writing music for documentaries, short films and TV and also performed live to a silent film and a music TV series in Istanbul.
‘Alcyona Mick is an unusual powerhouse of a talent’ – MOJO
Karamel is at 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ and offers 100% vegan food.
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Please book a ticket in advance.
Tickets £10 www.musicglue.com/karamel