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Sun 25 June 2017

Morley College Big Band

Many of our best jazz musicians have passed through this big band over the years, run on Saturday mornings at the hallowed Morley College. Now directed by Loose Tubes alumnus,…

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have John Bennett’s Band with us again  – a stalwart of the old…

Tue 27 June 2017

Wed 28 June 2017

Thu 29 June 2017

Fri 30 June 2017


A welcome return of pianist Barry Green’s outstanding sextet. Barry Green (Piano) Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet) Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone) Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone) Flo Moore (Bass) Will Glaser (Drums) Since…

South African jazz jam

Led by Adam Glasser, on harmonica and piano, who is also a winner of a South African Grammy. It’s a stellar band of Rob Luft (guitar), Mike Pickering (drums), Steve…

Sat 01 July 2017

Sun 02 July 2017

Phelan Burgoyne’s Swiss Trio

Wiesendanger, Rüegg, Burgoyne . Chris Wiesendanger – Piano Xaver Rüegg – Bass Phelan Burgoyne – Drums After his trio with Rob Luft and Martin Speake, and an invitation to Jorge…

Tue 04 July 2017

Wed 05 July 2017


Vlad Miller – piano Les Booth – six- string electric bass Dave Rohoman – drums Adrian Northover – saxes Vladimir Miller is a pianist, composer and bandleader whose bands blend…

Thu 06 July 2017

Fri 07 July 2017

Sat 08 July 2017

Sun 09 July 2017

Mon 10 July 2017


Let Spin is tight British punk-jazz quartet formed in 2012 by Led Bib saxophonist Chris Williams and former Acoustic Ladyland bass guitarist Ruth Goller, with the similarly adventurous Manchester duo…

Tue 11 July 2017

Stefania Arcieri Ensemble

Singer Stefania Arcieri brings a star-studded band to support her powerful vocals With Gareth Lockrane (flute), Nathaniel Facey (sax), Sandro Zerafa (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Dario di Lecce (bass), Shane…

Fri 14 July 2017

Sat 15 July 2017

Andrea Rinciari Quartet

Led by guitarist Andrea Rinciari, this young quartet’s music  is based around the American Jazz Tradition of the late 50s and 60s, heavily influenced by some of Andrea’s all time…

Sun 16 July 2017

Tue 18 July 2017

Alabaster de Plume

Alabaster dePlume is part performance poet, part jazz saxophonist and part singer/songwriter. He also has an enviable ability to bring the right guests at the right time.

Wed 19 July 2017

Thu 20 July 2017

Fri 21 July 2017


Another chance to hear this exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the…

Sat 22 July 2017

Sun 23 July 2017

Mon 24 July 2017


Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Tue 25 July 2017


Electric bassist Emmanuel Adeniran and his band The Afrocentrics play the sounds and rhythms of the African diasporas taking in jazz, funk, afrobeat, salsa, reggae and adding a modern twist.…

Fri 28 July 2017

Martin Speake/Ethan Iverson Quartet

Martin Speake revives a partnership with Ethan Iverson (best known for his work as a member of Bad Plus) that goes back over a decade. So it’s a pleasure to…

Sat 29 July 2017

Bokani Dyer Trio

Following his previous sold out shows at the Vortex, we’re thrilled to welcome back this formidable young talent for two nights, the first for a late night show. Botswana-born pianist…

Sun 30 July 2017


Vocalist of the Jazz FM Awards 2016 and the Mercury Prize nominee pianist collaborate for this occasion, where empathy, experimentation, unusual techniques and a highly personal repertoire taken from across…

Tue 01 August 2017

Kit Downes/Sam Lasserson/Colin Stranahan

Maestro Kit Downes is an expert in inviting special guests to the Vortex. In this case, it is master drummer Colin Stranahan from New York. Colin Stranahan was one of…

Sat 05 August 2017

Sun 06 August 2017