The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex

Who we are & What we do

Vortex is internationally renowned as a venue that programmes innovative and adventurous music from musicians of the highest calibre and repute. It is one of the top 150 jazz venues in the world according to Downbeat magazine, and has won innumerable awards. Many of the great musicians play here or have even started their careers courtesy of the club.

But that’s just one part of what we do. We are a not-for-profit organisation, powered by the passion of our volunteers, and we pride ourselves on being a friendly, welcoming space where artists and audiences can share and learn from each other. Vortex is at the heart of the Gillett Squared partnership; a hub for creativity and cultural activity in Dalston.