Smoky Horn playing scandalizes mischievous Ellington cuts – Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project plays festival in England

By on May 15, 2012

“…the aural epicenter is Carney himself—tooting, blowing, and scatting like his life depended on it.”
– The Cleveland Sound

Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project Featuring Shatteringly Talented And Beautiful Chanteuse Karina Denike Play England’s Norwich Norfolk Festival This Week (May 16-17, 2012)

Norwich Norfolk Festival
Wednesday, May 16th & Thursday, May 17th
Speigeltent Festival Venue
Chapelfield Gardens

Chicago, IL, May 14, 2011– The influential uncle of Patrick Carney of The Black keys, Ralph Carney, (known as a founding member of Tin Huey as well as for his contributions to soundtracks and records by Tom Waits, the Black Keys, Black Francis, the B-52’s, Bill Laswell, Elvis Costello, Galaxie 500, Allen Ginsberg, Marc Ribot, William Burroughs, Pere Ubu, and many more) will perform two full sets with his band, Serious Jass Project featuring Karina Denike, at the esteemed Norwich Norfolk Festival in England May 16th and 17th.

Ralph Carney, with his Serious Jass Project, ventures from experimental art rock, to a great fondness for small-group swing and jump blues, but taps a few additional subgenres as well. He’s even more versatile as an instrumentalist, credited on his most recent album “Seriously” on Smog Veil records with six types of saxophone, two types of clarinet, and flute, trumpet, English horn, lap steel guitar, and vocals. Ralph Carney’s Serious Jass Project, also features SF music scene luminaries, Michael McIntosh on piano and organ, Randy O’Dell on drums, Ari Munkres on bass and Karina Denike on vocals.

On U.S. news stands now is the current, collectable issue of GHETTOBLASTER MAGAZINE featuring exclusive photos of Black Keys’ Patrick Carney with his uncle Ralph.  The two trade interview questions exploring their coming of age in Akron, Ohio and shared musical interests and influences.

Karina Denike was born in Cambridge, England and on performed street theatre throughout Europe, lived in Morocco and India as a child before moving and settling in Berkeley, California. By the time she was eighteen years old she had her first major label release with ska-punk band Dance Hall Crashers. She has guested on records by artists like NOFX, Hepcat, No Use for a Name, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Tony Sly and Joey Cape. She has shared bills with The Pretenders, Fiona Apple, Prince, Green Day, No Doubt, The Buzzcocks, Thee Oh Sees, Beck, NOFX, The Ramones, Joan Jett, Martha Wainwright, and more.
She will debut new songs in a semi-acoustic full set.
Friday May 18th
Solo Bar Inverness Camden Town, London
20 Inverness Street London, NW1 7HJ,
United Kingdom 020 7482 4611
Show features Karina Denike; Sarah MacDonald; The Last of the Troubadours; The Kosmos 


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.