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Kayio 3

Sat 21 November

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LONDON Karamel,
Chocolate Factory 2 Coburg Road, Wood Green,
N22 6UJ



Featuring the lyrical improvising voice of Amy Baldwin, Simon Purcell’s original compositions and reimagined standards, this collaborative ensemble is a three-way musical affair complemented by the percussive invention of Jon Scott. KAIYO the ocean, constantly reforming, waves, currents, tides and flow.

Appearing in both duo as KAIYO 2 (Amy and Simon) and trio as KAIYO 3 (with Jon Scott), these London-based musicians are drawn to the interactive potential of the jazz piano trio, taking inspiration from some of the great facilitators of group improvisation in jazz, Bill Evans, Jimmy Guiffre and Miles Davis.

Amy Baldwin, DOUBLE BASS.

A dynamic and interactive soloist, Amy has accompanied many of Britain’s most famous artists including Kenny Wheeler, Bobby Wellins, Liane Carroll, Anita Wardell, Martin Speake, Tina May, Stan Robinson, Dierdre Cartwright, Irene Serra and Tracey Mendham.

Simon Purcell, PIANO

Internationally acclaimed pianist and educator Simon Purcell came to prominence during the UK Jazz boom of the 1980s through his band ‘Jazz Train’ (with Martin Speake, Cleveland Watkiss et al), a quartet with Julian Arguelles and numerous appearances with visiting American artists (such as Red Rodney, Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Henderson, Jean Toussaint, Valerie Ponomarev, Dale Barlow, Conrad Erwig) at London's Bass Clef Club and occasional weeks at Ronnie Scott's.


FAVOURITE CD OF THE YEAR – allaboutjazz.com

Jon Scott, DRUMS

Jon Scott is one of the most creative young young players on the UK and European jazz scene, with a broad range of stylistic influences and a restless desire to push into new musical territories. Jon works regularly with the progressively-minded pianists Ivo Neame and Alex Hawkins, as well as elder statesmen of UK Jazz such as Henry Lowther, Pete Hurt. He appears with Shabaka Hutchings' award-winning “Sons of Kemet”.

This is a free online event, organised by Collage Arts, leading arts development, training and creative regeneration charity in Haringey’s Cultural Quarter providing artists studios, live events and young people’s training programmes.

Donations are welcomed and appreciated by the band during the festival. 

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