The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
Vortex is more than a venue: it’s run as not-for-profit company and is a community of musicians and music lovers who generously give their talents, time and money to make this place a thriving hub of artistic development and cultural exchange. If a jazz club could survive just on passion, and musical quality then the Vortex would be the richest club in the world. But it needs financial assistance, however small.
Membership and volunteering are two great ways of being a more active part of our community
Becoming a member is a great way to support The Vortex and gain benefits from regular attendance. Members help us sustain our status as a not for profit organisation and are key to helping us provide a stage night after night for performances that challenge Britain’s cultural mainstream. You can buy a membership for yourself or as a gift for the music nutter in your life. Of the 300+ concerts in a year, more than half can be attended for half price by members. And you know that you are helping us survive, and we also value your comments about how the club can improve in terms of its and its programming.
All our members receive additional special privileges:
To join, or if you have any questions about membership, give us a call on 020 7254 4097, 12-6pm Monday to Friday or email Oliver Weindling firstname.lastname@example.org
Time is as valuable to us as money. Our dedicated team of volunteers are at the heart of the club and its activities. If we didn’t have volunteers there’s be no-one to unlock the door for musicians, do the sound, man the band etc.. Most volunteers make sure every night and every gig is played in a uniquely friendly atmosphere. Becoming part of the team means you get to listen to the music you love for free, discover new bands and musicians – and make new friends. Volunteers run the front of house and bar at all our gigs; and provide the sound engineering for most of our gigs. They help us set up before the start of the gig, work the bar, the door, and help to clear up at the end of the night.
But volunteers also help the club in other, less ‘public’ ways. You can, if you wish, help in the office, just by answering the phone or more, distribute our monthly flyers in your own home area. Just ask and let us know what your skills are.
We love and appreciate every single volunteer because they are all amazing! If you want to become an amazing volunteer here is what you need to know:
We are also looking for volunteers who can help with activities in the office, such as administration, I.T., and even just answering the phone. (You never know who you might meet.)
At different times, we have been fortunate that there have been major supporters who have helped in buying our Steinway piano, our lights and p.a. equipment. So, you can support the club in other ways, such as sponsoring a gig, long-term monthly payments, help with improving our equipment or contributions to our charity, The Vortex Foundation. Contact Oliver Weindling if you want to look at ways how.
Donate your old CDs or books. We sell them on and use all the money raised to keep the performances going. Contact Kathianne.