Discover old and new tunes, as well as some of the greats with the smooth sound of Karl Charity. Navigating a set inspired by you as the audience, personalising and carving picks from the great songbook and jazz standards with a quiet meaning – you will not be disappointed when you book a table on a Karl Charity evening. Usually duoing with fantastic pianist, Nick Cooper who’s rhythmic playing “pulls the whole thing up” making it a lot of fun. As a trumpet player, Karl spent many years playing for all the top musicals in the West End, and nationwide tours – now, paying homage to all his favourites in his new act: Jazz From The Shows.
Enjoy amazing and complicated show tunes that have been completely rearranged with the genius Mark Murphy. You will hear music from West Side Story; 42nd Street, Guys & Dolls; Wild Party and more! After spending 20 years playing in shows – sat in the pit, it’s a lot of fun for Karl to be singing them now. Look out for his Chet Baker act – with Baker’s romantic and despairing call for love – it will have your date swoon especially when Karl gets out the flugel to play Funny Valentine.
With hopes to continue his tour of France and get his effervescent party band the Fanjazztics back together – we’re thrilled to welcome Karl to our Piano Bar and know you will be too.