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Tue 30 August 2016

Wed 31 August 2016

Thu 01 September 2016

Fri 02 September 2016

FOFOULAH

Fofoula are Batch Gueye – vocals/dance  , Tom Challenger – sax/keys , Phil Stevenson – guitar , Johnny Brierley – bass ,  Kaw Secka – sabar/talking drum , Dave Smith – drums “African drumming,…

Sat 03 September 2016

Mon 05 September 2016

Phil Stevenson Organ Trio

Phil Stevenson (guitar), Arthur Lea (organ), Pat Levett (drums). Original compositions which blend New Orleans music with joyful West African guitar sounds, desert blues, boogaloo and plenty of improv.  Phil…

Tue 06 September 2016

Tom Ridout (ft Alex Ridout)

An evening of young award winners. Saxophonist and recorder player,  Tom Ridout (Richard Turner Jazz Fund winner)  is playing this evening with a band featuring Alex Ridout, his trumpeter sister…

Wed 07 September 2016

Thu 08 September 2016

TORI FREESTONE TRIO

Tori Freestone is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised music scene as both a side woman and highly regarded bandleader…

Fri 09 September 2016

Sat 10 September 2016

Pigfoot Play Bacharach

Chris Batchelor – trumpet Liam Noble – piano James Allsopp – baritone sax Paul Clarvis – drums Pigfoot established themselves as innovative interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their…

Sun 11 September 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a…

Mon 12 September 2016

Wed 14 September 2016

O.T.M.

A new unique and exciting improvising wind ensemble, whose combined musical experience covers many genres, including South African and contemporary jazz, contemporary classical, composing for art installations, 18 century English rural…

Thu 15 September 2016

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Fri 16 September 2016

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Henry Lowther is one of our greatest trumpeters, with a delicate play in melody and technique. Band includes Paul Clarvis (drums), Pete Hurt (saxophone), Dave Green (bass), Barry Green (piano)

Sun 18 September 2016

LOKITO YA CONGO

Lokito Ya Congo , led by Renato Mondele, bring a new dimension to Soukous. In Kinshasa, Renato made his name with General Defao’s Big Stars and as a guitarist he…

Mon 19 September 2016

EZZA

Ezza from Niger are Goumour Adam vocal/guitar , Menad Moussaoui – bass and Stephane Gratteau – drums. They bring us the Tuareg grooves where African rhythms meet modern rock sounds…

Thu 22 September 2016

Fri 23 September 2016

Sun 25 September 2016

John Bennett Band

John’s big band returns after their summer break to play more of his own compositions. Great solo work from an array of top-line musicians.  There’s  a  harmonised yet  slightly anarchic feel to…

Mon 26 September 2016

Tue 27 September 2016

BARRY GREEN SEXTET

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)  

Wed 28 September 2016

MEET THE COMPUTERS / COMPOSERS

Join researchers from across Europe to hear for yourself how computers can learn to compose music. This is the first concert ever performed in which all of the music played…

Thu 29 September 2016

Fri 30 September 2016

ADAM GLASSER’S SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

Adam Glasser knows how to motivate South African music and musicians. A South African Grammy winner, he plays piano and harmonica. Tonight he leads a stellar band in compositions by…

Sun 02 October 2016

Mon 03 October 2016

Thu 06 October 2016

Sat 08 October 2016

Malija

Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby, Liam Noble. Three of the great heroes of the Vortex team up to create the imaginative and enjoyable jazz that we have been led to expect…

Sun 09 October 2016

Downstairs: THELONIOUS

Hans Koller (Valve Trombone, Euphonium) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) TBC (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the…

Mon 10 October 2016

Tue 11 October 2016

Marianne Trudel – TRIFOLIA

Line-up Marianne Trudel – piano,  accordion, voice Etienne Lafrance – double bass Patrick Graham – percussion   The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves.…

Wed 12 October 2016

Ivo Neame and Maciek Pysz duo

In this new collaboration Pysz and Neame explore the exquisite soundworld of the piano and acoustic guitar. These two composers reinterpret existing material of their own, and explore music of…

Thu 13 October 2016

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Fri 14 October 2016

Sat 15 October 2016

Mon 17 October 2016

Wed 19 October 2016

Thu 20 October 2016

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

David Helbock Trio + support tbc

One of the leading pianists from Austria plays for his first time at the Vortex. He is about to release a new album on the prestigious ACT label, ‘Into the…

Fri 21 October 2016

Monica Vasconcelos

Songs of rebellion from Brazil. Reflecting the struggles through the 60s

Sat 22 October 2016