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Sat 23 June 2018

Enzo Zirilli Zirobop

Led by Italian drummer Enzo Zirilli, he has put together a band which includes Rob Luft and Misha Mullov-Abbado, two of our great rising stars and second guitarist Alessandro Chiapetta. A band of energy and pleasure, keen to both challenge and entertain.

Sun 24 June 2018

Tue 26 June 2018

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space

This summer Inner Space take their album “Life on the Edge”, together with new collectively composed music, on an 11 date Arts Council funded tour, finishing at the Vortex.

Wed 27 June 2018

Thu 28 June 2018

Cameron Pierre

A stalwart of the British jazz scene since the 80s, Pierre has been Saxophonist Courtney Pine’s guitarist for 25yrs. With 6 solo recordings to his name he continues to forge his own path.

Sat 30 June 2018

Mon 02 July 2018

AARON PARKS & LITTLE BIG (2-NIGHT RESIDENCY)

Little Big, the new band from pianist/composer Aaron Parks, could in some ways be seen as a continuation of the trajectory set on his 2008 record “Invisible Cinema,” with a deeper commitment to melodic songwriting, modern rhythms, and immersive storytelling.

Tue 03 July 2018

AARON PARKS & LITTLE BIG (2nd-NIGHT)

Little Big, the new band from pianist/composer Aaron Parks, could in some ways be seen as a continuation of the trajectory set on his 2008 record “Invisible Cinema,” with a deeper commitment to melodic songwriting, modern rhythms, and immersive storytelling.

Wed 04 July 2018

Thu 05 July 2018

The Afrocentrics

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 06 July 2018

Sat 07 July 2018

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS WORKSHOP

Bring along an instrument and join gu zheng (Chinese harp) virtuoso Zhu Xiao Meng in a practical workshop exploring folk and classical Chinese music in relation to the Western tradition, jazz and improvisation. Admission Free.

Mon 09 July 2018

Wed 11 July 2018

Helena Kay’s KIM Trio

Award-winning saxophonist Helena Kay brings her trio back to the Vortex for a night of original music, featuring David Ingamells on drums and Ferg Ireland on double bass

Thu 12 July 2018

Evan Parker – Barry Guy Duo

Two long time collaborators and friends… Evan Parker Evan Parker returns for his monthly residency at the club. A major force in European improvising, Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor,…

Fri 13 July 2018

Sat 14 July 2018

Ian Shaw

Long-time Vortex favourite Ian Shaw returns to the club with his inimitable solo show sizzling with wit and dazzling with new songs from his album Shine Sister Shine alongside old gems.

Sun 15 July 2018

Mon 16 July 2018

Tue 17 July 2018

Jean-Michel Blais: Dans ma main

Jean-Michel Blais Dans ma main Dans ma main, the sophomore release by pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending…

Fri 20 July 2018

Sun 22 July 2018

Tom Ridout Quintet

The Quintet play a mix of originals and arrangements by Tom, including tracks from his debut album “No Excuses” which launched to a sell-out crowd at the Vortex in January.

Mon 23 July 2018

Perpetual Motion Machine

Steadily building a following as it travels around the UK, The Perpetual Motion Machine blends improvisational rock with jazz, surrounding listeners with its stereoscopic twin guitar/twin tenor sound.

Thu 26 July 2018

Maurizio Grondona Group

Refined, soulful, captivating…these are a few words fans use to describe the inspired contemporary jazz group from Bari, Italy.

Fri 27 July 2018

Tue 31 July 2018

JM y Juanin: Los Cracks del Puerto

These gentlemen are the real deal, 75 and 83 years old, they are the historic legacy of the boleros and vals peruanos in Chile, our buena vista … great performers.…

Fri 03 August 2018

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS

The final in a series of monthly Friday night performances featuring outstanding improvising musicians from around the world. featuring musicians from What the River Brings and the GUO Summer School…

Mon 06 August 2018

Veryan Weston’s : As You Hear

Malaysian violinist – Pei AnnYeoh, pianist – Veryan Weston and multi-percussionist – Bei Bei wang meet to perform contemporary improvisations reflecting their broad cultural origins

Wed 22 August 2018

Kjetil Mulelid Trio (NO)

KMT is one of Norways most interesting jazz musicians playing modern acoustic jazz. Their music is a mixture of compositions by Mulelid and pure collective improvisations.

Tue 11 September 2018

Matt Carmichael Quartet

‘Fast becoming one of the leading lights in Scottish Jazz’ (Tommy Smith). Matt Carmichael brings his quartet to London for the first time having just releasing their debut EP.

Sun 16 September 2018

Moss Freed

Showcasing music from their upcoming third record, with tunes from each member, Let Spin bring an anarchic, fiery brand of jazz/groove/improv/noise to their London home.

Tue 18 September 2018

Dimitri Howald ILJA

Swiss composer and guitarist Dimitri Howald has, with his band ILJA, created a six-headed mythical beast, a fantastic, romantic creature whose limbs reach out in all imaginable harmonic directions.

Tue 25 September 2018

Wed 26 September 2018

Fri 12 October 2018

Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell (Two Night Residency)

Berne was aptly named one of New York City’s essential jazz icons by Time Out New York, while the UK’s Jazzwise magazine underscored the growing stature of his music by declaring it“suffused with genuine humanity and more than a little wisdom.” The New York Times praised Mitchell as“a pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard.”

Sat 13 October 2018

Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell (Two Night Residency)

Berne was aptly named one of New York City’s essential jazz icons by Time Out New York, while the UK’s Jazzwise magazine underscored the growing stature of his music by declaring it“suffused with genuine humanity and more than a little wisdom.” The New York Times praised Mitchell as“a pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard.”

Tue 30 October 2018

Parallel Society

This quintet from Dublin has a refreshing new sound that combines various styles such as hip-hop, classical, electronica, north Indian classical, grunge and modern jazz with powerful improvisation.

Fri 16 November 2018

Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra

To open our fantastic EFG LJF programme, Nikki Iles presents for the first time a brand new large ensemble project featuring a handpicked line-up of old friends and new, to perform works by inspirational female composers.

Sat 17 November 2018

Perfect Houseplants

An adventurous jazz group formed by four of the most distinctive jazz musicians and composers in the UK.
‘If you don’t like this you don’t deserve ears.’ VOX

Mon 19 November 2018

Vula Viel & Velvet Revolution

Vula Viel & Velvet Revolution, both with their unusual line-up, make strong musical statements: the sound is vibrant and at the same time intricate; with a fine sense for subtle nuances and yet delivered with verve, occasionally even with force.

Tue 20 November 2018

Wed 21 November 2018

Thu 22 November 2018

Noel Langley’s EDENTIDE

Noel Langley has been at the forefront of the British music scene for nearly thirty years, enjoying a multi-faceted career as a performer, composer, arranger, arranger, producer and bandleader. Here he brings his critically acclaimed project EDENTIDE to the Vortex.

Fri 23 November 2018

Nikki Yeoh Infinitum

Since her emergence on the British Jazz Scene in the mid 90s pianist Nikki Yeoh has proved to be an improviser, composer and all-round adventurer who has continually sought to broaden her musical horizons. Here she appears with brothers Mark and Michael Mondesir.

Sat 24 November 2018

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