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zerOclassikal – Free Flow Classikal

23 March @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Doors open 7pm, music starts 8pm.

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, will be exploring the concept in a Trio with Iain McHugh (cello) and George Howlett (guitar).

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.

Iain McHugh is a Cellist born and trained in Scotland. Iain studied Cello at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under Robert Irvine and Rudi De Groote and in 2013, he joined the Roslin String quartet. Iain has performed premieres in a number of different events festivals across Scotland including: Against All Things Ending (Simon Smith); Harbour Dreams (Oliver Searle); Game (Claire McCue) at The Cottier Chamber Project; many new works in the RCS PLUG festivals; and the operas Welcome Inn (Jason Staddon) and Puddle Wonderful (Matthew Whiteside) at Sound Festival in Aberdeen.

George Howlett is a London-based musician and writer, focusing (loosely) on raga, jazz, and global improvisation, drawing on his study of guitar, sitar, santoor, tabla, & more.


Karamel – 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ The Karamel vegan kitchen will be serving food until 9.30pm. Email [email protected] to book a table.

£10 OTD

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.


23 March
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Karamel N22
4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green
London, N22 6UJ United Kingdom
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