Karl Charity EPK - Biography (Longer Version)

Karl came to the world of jazz, inspired by the songs and music of Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Diane Schuur, Nat King Cole and Miles Davis.

Starting out as an instrumentalist he soon found a new and growing audience as a jazz singer and has now amassed an impressive collection of Jazz standards including all the favourite hits from the Great American Songbook featuring all of the great composers including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sondheim and Kurt Weill. He also produces several shows with his trio: Liam Dunachie (piano), Misha Mullov Abbado (bass) and Scott Chapman (drums).

The shows include tributes to Chet Baker and Nat King Cole. “Music From the Shows” showcases hits from 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Wild Party, West Side Story and more.

Karl has recorded his own album “Calling Card” produced by Liane Carroll and mixed by Derek Nash at Clowns Pocket Recording Studios…..“The whole process was inspiring and fun. On the day, the trio played the album tracks with such passion! I loved every minute.”  He is also planning a new recording which will include several new and exciting original songs.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Karl over many years and without exception, the man delivers a true, complete performance and makes the musicians want to rise to his instinctive level.” - Liane Carroll

These are just some of the many legendary jazz venues around London he has played: The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec, Tower 42, Crazy Coqs, Roux at Parliament Square, Tower 42, The Acoustic Jazz Lounge and main room at Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Le Gavroche Restaurant, Pizza Express Dean Street, Lambeth Palace and Annie’s Jazz Club.

Karl has performed at festivals and theatres around Europe and South America and in recent years, has shared the stage with some of the country’s greatest jazz performers: Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Tina May, Derek Nash to name a few!

His recent show with his trio at the Toulouse Lautrec in London was a great success with audience and critics alike!

“Four musicians at the top of their game, led by Karl Charity. Karl is a vocalist who has great respect for a lyric as well as being a first class trumpeter and flugel player. World class performance in a lovely setting worthy of the standing ovation at the end.”

See recent footage from the Toulouse show on Karl Charity’s YouTube channel.

Also visit Karl’s new website at www.karlcharity.co.uk

Karl Charity EPK - Biography (Short Version)

Karl came to the world of jazz, inspired by the songs and music of Chet Baker, Mark Murphy, Diane Schuur, Nat King Cole and Miles Davis.

Starting out as an instrumentalist he soon found a new and growing audience as a jazz singer and has now amassed an impressive collection of Jazz standards including all the favourite hits from the Great American Songbook featuring all of the great composers including Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sondheim and Kurt Weill. He also produces several shows with his trio: Liam Dunachie (piano), Misha Mullov Abbado (bass) and Scott Chapman (drums).

These shows include tributes to Chet Baker and Nat King Cole. “Music From the Shows” showcases hits from 42nd Street, Guys and Dolls, Wild Party, West Side Story and more.

Karl has recorded his own album “Calling Card” produced by Liane Carroll and mixed by Derek Nash at Clowns Pocket Recording Studios…..“The whole process was inspiring and fun. On the day, the trio played the album tracks with such passion! I loved every minute.”  He is also planning a new recording which will include several new and exciting original songs.

“I have had the pleasure of working with Karl over many years and without exception, the man delivers a true, complete performance and makes the musicians want to rise to his instinctive level.” - Liane Carroll

These are just some of the many legendary jazz venues around London he has played: The Pheasantry, Toulouse Lautrec, Tower 42, Crazy Coqs, Roux at Parliament Square, Tower 42, The Acoustic Jazz Lounge and main room at Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club, Le Gavroche Restaurant, Pizza Express Dean Street, Lambeth Palace and Annie’s Jazz Club. In recent years, Karl has shared the stage with some of the country’s greatest jazz performers: Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Tina May, Derek Nash to name a few!