We are happy that the Vortex has been awarded a Creative Europe grant as part of a project called Jazz Connective. The other partners are in Dublin, Birmingham, Lyon (from where the project is being co-ordinated), Helsinki, Lodz, Ljubljana.
It will involve musicians touring between the countries, conferences relating to issues such as media and journalism, as well a web site promoting the music across Europe. We are still in the process of putting flesh on the bones of a rough schedule. So more soon!
It’s very exciting to be involved with this, as it confirms the status of the club internationally.