Collage presents:

zerOclassikal - Free Flow Classikal

Karamel, London, GB

Entry Requirements: All welcome

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 and educator from Glasgow. He studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, winning the Dunbar-Gerber prize for chamber music. In 2013, he joined the Roslin String quartet. Iain has performed premieres in a number of different events and 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 guitarist and musicologist, focusing on Hindustani raga and other global improvised forms. He has written for Darbar, Jazzwise, and The Wire - as well as releasing music as ‘Rāga Junglism’, and publishing ‘open-access musicology’ projects on North Indian ragas and global guitar tunings. Drawing inspiration from John McLaughlin, Jimi Hendrix, and John Coltrane, he was recently described by Guitar World magazine as an ‘intrepid guitar explorer’.

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

Doors open 7pm, music starts at 8pm.