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Sun 19 May 2019


Line up Caroline Kraabel (sax), Neil Metcalfe (flute) duo + Lullula – Armorel Weston (voice), Kay Grant (voice), Jim Dvorak (trumpet), Otto Willberg (bass/voice) quartet + John Russell (guitar) ,…

Mon 20 May 2019

Jazz Alloy #6

Kristin Amparo Matt Robinson   The last collaboration in Jazz Alloy in this edition is as intense as intimate. Thanks to all artists and the audience for some unforgettable moments…

Tue 21 May 2019

Union Division: Micromotives

Comprising leading figures from the UK’s improvised music scene, Union Division present Micromotives: a daring and anarchic approach to collective spontaneous composition, with improvisation and sociality at its core. Following on from the work of John…

Wed 22 May 2019

Thu 23 May 2019

Words & Jazz

Hosted by Nicki Heinen  Words & Jazz is back!! Come down to the cosy intimate bar downstairs at the Vortex for the best in contemporary poetry and jazz. Words &…

Evan Parker

For this performance Evan invites Robert Jarvis (trombone) and John Edwards (bass). Evan will play soprano saxophone.    

Fri 24 May 2019

Sat 25 May 2019

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats

Bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin and his band 1000 Boats are returning to the Vortex for one night only. 8 Songs released on September 21 on Cavalo Records, to…

Sun 26 May 2019

Sanem Kalfa & George Dumitriu

From subtle and immersive, to explosive and theatrical, the new album DANCE was released on May 1st 2018. Turkish yearning, Brazilian melancholy, Persian wisdom of universal love, and an Italian…


MARK LOCKHEART saxophones, bass clarinet JASPER HØIBY double bass LIAM NOBLE piano MALIJA was formed in 2014 as a result of an invite play at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in New…

Mon 27 May 2019

Duncan Eagles

Duncan Eagles “is fast becoming one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene” (JazzWise) bringing his latest artistic statement in the form of his new album…

Tue 28 May 2019


Little Big is pianist Aaron Parks latest project, debuted in 2018 with members Greg Tuohey (guitar), DJ Ginyard (electric bass) and Tommy Crane (drums). All musicians bring in their experiences not only from jazz or improvised music but also electronica, R&B, indie pop, alt-country, and much more.

Thu 30 May 2019

ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet + gavrielle gg

Blow the Fuse celebrates 30 years 1989-2019 with their new season RESISTANCE – 30 years of Blow the Fuse.   ARQ: ★ Winners: Jazz Ensemble of the Year 2018 Parliamentary…

Fri 31 May 2019

Sun 02 June 2019

Olie Brice Quintet

The Olie Brice Quintet play exciting, emotionally intense music drawing on free music, the jazz tradition and Jewish liturgical melodies.  The band was named as one of the ‘New bands…

Tue 04 June 2019


Hailing from Turin Drummer/Percussionist Enzo Zirilli arrived in London in 2004 to become one of the most sought after drummers on the London scene and beyond, working with the likes of Jim…

Wed 05 June 2019

Flying Machines

“Sweet, lyrical passages blend with impossible prog-like time signatures to create a fresh, modern sound with its own distinctive character” LondonJazzNews “Heartbreaking melodies that hang, shimmering, until someone just has…

Fri 07 June 2019

Sat 08 June 2019

Ian Shaw

Long-time Vortex favourite Ian Shaw returns to the club with his inimitable solo show sizzling with wit and dazzling with songs old and new. Shaw is one of the most…

Sun 09 June 2019

London Jazz Orchestra

The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, at 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. Under the direction of Scott Stroman, the band seems to go from strength to strength,…

Jovino Santos Neto + Huw Warren

Jovino Santos Neto +Huw Warren “Brazil meets Wales” Jovino Santos Neto -Piano, flute, melodica Huw Warren – Piano, Accordion An extraordinary and entertaining musical encounter and world premiere between leading…

Mon 10 June 2019

Tue 11 June 2019


Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki, voice Spiros Bolovinis, baglama, bouzouki, voice Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar, voice Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar Vassilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) is probably the greatest icon…

Wed 12 June 2019

Alex Merritt Quintet

Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music. Alex has been freelancing in London since graduating and has been fortunate to…

Thu 13 June 2019

Graviton – Album Launch

Graviton is the formidable prog-jazz group led by Andrew McCormack, drawing on his wide range of influences that demonstrate his talents for composition as well as his captivating performances. The…

Fri 14 June 2019

Calum Gourlay Big Band

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…

Mon 17 June 2019


Jim Rattigan is one of the UK’s leading French horn players and widely recognised as a pioneer of the jazz French horn. He has performed with many globally renowned artists…

Tue 18 June 2019

Sat 22 June 2019

Sun 23 June 2019

On y va Jazz Band

Swinging sounds from a bunch of jazz mates who originally met in France – joined by others on the way – and who haven’t stopped jamming ever since.

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