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Sun 02 August 2015

Tumbaito + special guest on trumpet

7:30pm - 10:30pm @ Vortex

Thrill to the great Latin musicianship of this group led by master percussionist, Williams Cumberbache. Williams has collaborated with the likes of The Cure, Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Eddie Palmieri (Puerto Rico), Youssou N’Dour-Sheik Lho (Se), Goldie (UK) among many other top…

Mon 03 August 2015

Brad Shepik Guitar Clinic

4:00pm - 6:00pm @

A chance to learn with a leading voice and educator on the guitar, hosted by the London Jazz Guitar Society. Shepik is a founding member of several “collective” ensembles and contributed compositons to the sax/guitar/drums trio BABKAS, and the Balkan and…

OXYD

7:30pm - 9:00pm @ Vortex Downstairs

Alexandre Herer - Fender Rhodes; Julien Pontvianne - tenor saxophone; Olivier Laisney – trumpet; Thibault Perriard – drums ; Oliver Degabriele - electric bass It’s particularly exciting for us to have a new collective arrive for the first time. This is the first stage of a collaboration with Manchester…

Brad Shepik Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @

A chance to hear one of the leading voices of Jazz Guitar in two memorable settings.  Opening the concert with a solo guitar set, Shepik will be joined by a superb local rhythm section with Tom Farmer on bass and…

Tue 04 August 2015

Steve Buckley with Kit Downes, Ruth Goller, James Maddren

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A key musician, whom we are delighted to welcome back for a rare quartet gig, his first for 3 years. He performs with an exceptional line-up: Kit Downes (piano), Ruth Goller (bass), James Maddren (drums). A key member of the…

Wed 05 August 2015

Pete Wareham’s ‘Bump’ with Ben Hazleton and Tom Skinner

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Pete Wareham is an old friend of the Vortex, his Acoustic Ladyland being the first band to play in our current venue in Dalston. Now best known as the leader of the amazing Melt Yourself Down. Welcome to the world…

Thu 06 August 2015

Esther Bennett’s Birthday Gig

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Esther Bennett, popular singer on the London Jazz scene, celebrates her birthday tonight singing a selection of songs from her CD  “Just in Time”  (produced, recorded and engineered by Ian Shaw, Dill Katz and Joe Leach at The Cowshed), original material (including…

Fri 07 August 2015

The Filipe Monteiro Quintet featuring Paul Booth

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

  London based Brazilian born guitarist and composer Filipe Monteiro, whose music combines his South American roots with the creativity of jazz, is an exciting adventure of musical styles opened to collective improvisation. The Filipe Monteiro Quintet is composed by…

Sat 08 August 2015

Estelle Kokot Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Estelle Kokot performs new arrangements of her original material and previews her new album The Sound of You featuring songs written by Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford. Estelle will be launching The Sound of You in South Africa at the…

Sun 09 August 2015

Lev’s Lounge

7:30pm - 10:15pm @ Vortex

Lev’s Lounge   Lev presents an irreverent and eclectic mix of musical styles in a laidback atmosphere. We cover songs from the 60s and 70s right through to the likes of Lady Gaga and Christina Aguillera.   Joining Lev this time,…

Mon 10 August 2015

Jazz Warriors International Present: Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Tue 11 August 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

“Confirms Moholo-Moholo’s presence on the scene as a blast of fresh air.” John Fordham, The Guardian The great Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to the UK from South Africa for one of his celebrated Vortex nights, having most recently visited for a…

Wed 12 August 2015

Pataruco

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

An Afro Venezuelan Jazz Project led by Aleph Aguiar. The main focus of “Pataruco” is to fuse the folklore from Venezuela with the vocabulary of Jazz and contemporary music to create new ways of expression for the Afro Venezuelan Music.…

Thu 13 August 2015

Evan Parker

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A major force in European improvising, Saxophonist Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why he…

Fri 14 August 2015

Elliot Galvin / Mark Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Internationally renowned drummer Mark Sanders and rising star pianist Elliot Galvin come together to perform two sets of freely improvised music. This performance will be recorded and released on the Babel Label early next year. “Audaciously Accomplished… the awesome Galvin’s…

Sat 15 August 2015

Fletch’s Brew

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weeklly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also feature the music of Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and some…

Sun 16 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua – Day 1

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Seddik and the Seeds of Creation

7:30pm - 10:15pm @ Vortex

Led by Seddik Zebiri on oud and vocals, Seeds of Creation is an irresistibly danceable with an urban edge deeply steeped in North African traditional vibes. Always a success when at the Vortex in getting the audience on their feet.…

Mon 17 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua – Day 2

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Tue 18 August 2015

FETE QUA QUA – Day 3

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Wed 19 August 2015

Kirk Lightsey – Paul Zauner Quintet: ROUND MIDNIGHT

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Celebrating Dexter Gordon. Kirk Lightsey from Detroit, Michigan is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of today’s jazz scene worldwide. He is a pianist of immense accomplishment and versatility who worked with major jazz stars including Betty Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt,…

Thu 20 August 2015

Kirk Lightsey – Paul Zauner Quintet: ROUND MIDNIGHT

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Celebrating Dexter Gordon. Kirk Lightsey from Detroit, Michigan is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of today’s jazz scene worldwide. He is a pianist of immense accomplishment and versatility who worked with major jazz stars including Betty Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt,…

Fri 21 August 2015

JIM MULLEN

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Following the release of the album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, the Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio. The album features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans. Having…

Sat 22 August 2015

Bobby Wellins Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

We welcome back a genuine legend of British jazz, tonight playing with this group of musicians some of whom are well established, others new to the scene. Bobby Wellins, saxophone Liam Noble, piano Mark Lewandowski, bass Dave Wickins, drums Bobby…

Fri 28 August 2015

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Guitar legend John Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a repertoire that manifests intensity subtlety, fluidity and interaction. The repertoire is edgy and engaging with a forceful drive and bravura performances. With Pete Whittaker (organ) &…

Sat 29 August 2015

Ian Shaw

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most maudlin showtunes. Having amassed a number of highly acclaimed releases Shaw’s performances…

Sun 30 August 2015

Twilight Zone @ Vortex. A collaboration between Bruno Heinen & artist Eliot Rattle

7:30pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Dialogues Trio with special guest – Julian Arguelles Bruno Heinen – Piano Andrea Di Biase – Bass Jon Scott – Drums Julian Arguelles – Sax   An evening of art, music and video inspired by the Twilight Zone. Dialogues Trio…

Mon 31 August 2015

Phelan Burgoyne Quintet plays the songs of Paul Motian

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Phelan Burgoyne quintet: The songs of Paul Motian Martin Speake- Saxophone Felix Rossy-Trumpet Rob Luft-Guitar Callum Gourlay- Bass Phelan Burgoyne-Drums Expect strong melodies, visceral grooves and meditative improvisations based around the music of iconic drummer Paul Motian. Please like &…

Sun 06 September 2015

Lume

7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Vortex

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Mon 07 September 2015

Sputnic Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Wed 09 September 2015

Elliot Galvin Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Sat 12 September 2015

Annie Whitehead

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Sun 13 September 2015

LJO

3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Vortex

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Tue 15 September 2015

Barry Wallenstein

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Wed 16 September 2015

Tactile

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Thu 17 September 2015

Partisans

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

  “Godfathers of the ferocious UK ‘post-jazz’ groups.” The Times Phil Robson – Guitar Julian Siegel – Saxes and Clarinets Thaddeus Kelly – Bass Gene Calderazzo – Drums Since their formation in 1996 Partisans has been thrilling audiences the world…

Fri 18 September 2015

Don Kipper

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements…

Sat 19 September 2015

Norma Winstone

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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Mon 21 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Ed Bentley

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: Pianist and organist Ed Bentley is a charismatic figure and amazing live performer who seeks out new directions that keep his music dazzlingly inventive – raw and original. Please like & share:

Tue 22 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Lucky Ranku

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: The great South African guitarist Lucky Ranku and his band celebrate the music of Dudu Pukwana whose passing 25 years ago this year left an unfilled gap in African jazz music. Please…

Wed 23 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Paul Lunga

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: Trumpeter Paul Lungs’s music rooted in Bulawayo where the melting pot of cultures, emanating from the mass migration of rural communities developed a unique style of Zimbabwean Jazz. Please like & share:

Thu 24 September 2015

Barry Green’ s New York Trio with Chris Cheek, Gerald Cleaver

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

A two-night affair in which Barry Green brings his eclectic experiences of playing with world class musicians to create a unique style. He is accompanied by Chris Cheek on saxophone (Paul Motian, Charlie Haden, Steve Swallow) and Gerald Cleaver on…

Fri 25 September 2015

Barry Green’s New York Trio with Chris Cheek, Gerald Cleaver

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The second night of pianist Barry Green’s New York Trio. Chris Cheek on saxophone and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Please like & share:

Sat 26 September 2015

CLOSED FOR PRIVATE PARTY

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Sun 27 September 2015

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

The longest-standing regular series of improvised music continues. Please like & share:

Tue 29 September 2015
Wed 30 September 2015

Christian Muthspiel with Frank Tortiller, Steve Swallow, Mathieu Michel

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Two nights of Christian Muthspiel with Franck Tortiller, Steve Swallow and Mathieu Michel. Seaven Teares - A Tribute to John Dowland Christian Muthspiel – trombone, piano, e-piano, compositions Matthieu Michel – trumpet, flugelhorn Franck Tortiller – vibraphone Steve Swallow – bass Recent…

Thu 01 October 2015

Christian Muthspiel with Franck Tortiller, Steve Swallow, Mathieu Michel

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Second night of Christian Muthspiel with Franck Tortiller, Steve Swallow an Mathieu Michel. Seaven Teares - A Tribute to John Dowland Christian Muthspiel – trombone, piano, e-piano, compositions Matthieu Michel – trumpet, flugelhorn Franck Tortiller – vibraphone Steve Swallow – bass Recent…

Fri 02 October 2015

Ed Jones

8:00pm - 11:00pm @

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Sat 03 October 2015

Kit Downes Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

His new trio with Petter Eldh (bass), James Maddren (drums) Please like & share:

Sun 04 October 2015

MOJO

3:30pm - 4:30pm @ Vortex

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Lume

7:30pm - 10:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Lume Duo Please like & share:

Wed 07 October 2015

Delius/Brice/Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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Tue 13 October 2015

More Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists- Eddie Prevost meets Nat Catchpole

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Nat Catchpole, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost (to coincide with a new album release on Matchless Records) Please like &…

Sat 17 October 2015

Match and Fuse Festival 2015

8:00pm - 11:55pm @ Vortex

Strobes / Alarmist / The Great Harry Hillman / Kaja Draksler / Magnus Loom (Downstairs) / Soccer 96   Tickets £15 for wristbanded access to The Vortex/Cafe Oto/Servant Jazz Quarters or VERY LIMITED early bird for £10   http://www.wegottickets.com/f/9112 Powered…

Sun 18 October 2015

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

The longest-standing regular series of improvised music continues. Please like & share:

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

The longest-standing regular series of improvised music continues. Please like & share:

Sun 25 October 2015

Anita Wardell

7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Vortex

Following the end of the her regular workshop here, Anita Wardell performs with her band. Please like & share:

Mon 02 November 2015

Keith Tippett – Two night residency. “Pieces & Improvisations”

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Two nights based around the musicians in Keith Tippett’s octet, playing Keith’s music in a variety of line-ups. The music will be different each night. Please like & share:

Tue 03 November 2015

Keith Tippett – Two night residency. “Pieces & Improvisations”

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Two nights based around the musicians in Keith Tippett’s octet, playing Keith’s music in a variety of line-ups. The music will be different each night. Please like & share:

Sat 07 November 2015

Julian Argüelles Tetra

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Julian Argüelles Tetra UK Tour Promoting the launch of their first album “Tetra” out on Whirlwind Recordings October 16th, this is the final date in a series of ten UK wide gigs. With Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass), James…

Tue 10 November 2015

More Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists. Eddie Prevost meets Rachel Musson, Sue Lynch

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Rachel Musson (alto saxophone), Sue Lynch (tenor saxophone), Tom Wheatley, Eddie Prevost Please like & share:

Fri 13 November 2015
Sat 14 November 2015

A Magical Musical Story Box

1:30pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

Two performances: 1.30 p.m. 3.15 p.m. Please like & share:

Bruno Heinen/Kristian Borring – Postcard to Bill Evans

6:00pm - 8:00pm @ Vortex Downstairs

The collaboration based around the piano-guitar duo of Heinen and Borring has now spawned a new album on Babel as well as more and more music! A great way to start an evening of music in the London Jazz Festival…

Annie Whitehead’s Rude

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Warriors International presents Freedom

11:30pm - 2:00am @ Vortex

EFG London Jazz Festival special Please like & share:

Sun 15 November 2015

Mopomoso

2:30pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

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Mon 16 November 2015

Starlight ft Peter Evans; Dice Factory

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Tue 17 November 2015

Match and Fuse Ignite Series

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Wed 18 November 2015

Double Trouble; Landfermann/Downes

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Thu 19 November 2015

Evan Parker

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

A major force in European improvising, Saxophonist Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why he…

Fri 20 November 2015

Liane Carroll

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Sat 21 November 2015

Perfect Houseplants

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Sun 22 November 2015

LJO plays the music of Pete Saberton

3:30pm - 6:00pm @ Vortex

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Thelonious

6:15pm - 8:00pm @ Vortex Downstairs

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Raph Clarkson’s Dissolute Society

7:30pm - 10:15pm @ Vortex

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Tue 24 November 2015

More meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists. Eddie Prevost meets Jason Yarde

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Jason Yarde, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost Please like & share:

Tue 12 January 2016

More Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists. Eddie Prevost meets Tom Chant

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Tom Chant, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost Please like & share: