Karl Charity - The Music of Chet Baker and Mark Murphy

Friday 17th May 2024

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

HJC presents a beautiful evening spent cradled in the seductive music of Chet Baker and Mark Murphy. As an equally accomplished flugal/trumpet player and jazz vocalist, Karl Charity will celebrate the music of Chet Baker and Mark Murphy.

Chet Baker and Mark Murphy were both hugely influential in the world of jazz. Both artists instantly recognisable, and both fiercely individual and ground breaking in style.

Singer and trumpet player Karl Charity will be remembering the much loved music from these two giants of  jazz.

Karl’s ever growing audiences warm to his generous and genuine style.


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.

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!

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

Such a lovely time had by all last night at Ronnie Scott’s with the brilliant Karl Charity and the boys. Top Jazz musicianship on offer. Loved it. Thank you so much!” – Christopher Hare


Lead – Karl Charity

Piano – Meredith White

Drums – None

Bass –  Paul Southern

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here 

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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