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23 FEBRUARY: Two of the most dynamic piano trios in Europe today. Kit Downes' The Enemy + Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity
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Tue 21 February 2017

Wed 22 February 2017

Evan Parker/John Edwards/Mark Sanders

One of the most respected saxophonists, who is known for his innovative approach to improvised music. Evan’s regular nights at the Vortex have continued for nearly 20 years, and he…

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…

Thu 23 February 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few purveyors of words through poetry and creative prose: Joey Connolly, Cath Drake, David Crystal, Jack Houston; second half jazz with…

Fri 24 February 2017

Sat 25 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Sun 26 February 2017

John Bennett Band

  John Bennett Band John returns with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo Gordon, Nick Payne. Tbns: Dave Liddell, Alan Tomlinson,…

Vocal Global

Vocal Global is a musical journey around the world from the Caribbean to the Middle East consisting of vocals, ethnic beat boxing with conscious lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole.…

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Mon 27 February 2017

CALUM GOURLAY’S BIG BAND

A new monthly residency 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 28 February 2017

Wed 01 March 2017

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…

Thu 02 March 2017

Camilla George Quartet

The Camilla George Quartet featuring saxophonist Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors), pianist Sarah Tandy (Gilad Atzmon), bassist Daniel Casimir (Clark Tracey) and on drums Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective,…

Fri 03 March 2017

Sat 04 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Sun 05 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Tue 07 March 2017

DUCK BAKER TRIO AND QUARTET

Duck Baker, guitar Alex Ward, clarinet John Edwards, bass Steve Noble, drums Fingerstyle guitar master Duck Baker returns to the Vortex with his trio/quartet, for another evening devoted to his…

Wed 08 March 2017

NICK COSTLEY-WHITE QUARTET

The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a truly fresh and modern aesthetic. The band’s repertoire draws on unique interpretations of songs from…

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…

Thu 09 March 2017

ERRATIC SCORES

What does a painting sound like? Erratic Scores is an experimental event merging visual arts and poetry performance. In the first part of the evening poets will perform written responses…

Fri 10 March 2017

Cloudmakers

Return of this band, ahead of a new release. A veritable supergroup! Jim Hart, Dave Smith, Michael Janisch, Anthonin Tri-Hoang (heard here most recent with Eve Risser), Hannes Riepler. Read…

Sat 11 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Sun 12 March 2017

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…

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Mon 13 March 2017

Wed 15 March 2017

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…

Thu 16 March 2017

Fri 17 March 2017

Sat 18 March 2017

Human

Stephen Davis returns with his band Human (Alex Bonney (tpt), Alexander Hawkins (piano), Dylan Bates (violin)) to launch his new album on Babel. “Though there’s plenty of fierce collective squalling…

Sun 19 March 2017

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1.  Kay Grant (vocals)      Marcio Mattos (cello)      Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2.  Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3.  Viv Corringham (vocals)      John…

hymn & Tolerance Manoeuvre

‘Experiments in Electronics’ double bill. Atmospheric, textural, haunting sounds and music. New bands from Norwich and London. hymn are a new trio from Norwich. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet &…

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Tue 21 March 2017

Wed 22 March 2017

Holub/Donin + guests

Mark Holub and Liran Donin, two of the key members of Led Bib, lead a night of improvised and new atmospheric music.

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…

Thu 23 March 2017

Fri 24 March 2017

FEMI AND THE INRHYTHMS

FEMI SOFELA (bass/vocals) ESTHER MABADEJE (vocals) EBENEZER OKE (guitar) NIRAN OBASA (synths) GBENGA KOLADE (keyboards) TOPE OREKOYA (percussion) TOSIN DAGUNDURO (kit drum)   Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band…

Sat 25 March 2017

Clark Tracey Quintet

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. Playing originals and standards…

Sun 26 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Tue 28 March 2017

Wed 29 March 2017

Rachael Cohen residency – Ray’s Bar

We are  working together with Ray’s Bar (below Voodoo Ray’s, 95 Kingsland Road) for this new weekly residency by saxophonist Rachael Cohen, known for her own great band with Phil…