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Fri 19 December 2014

Arun Ghosh: Winter Rasa

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

ra•sa /ˈrʌsəː/ noun (Sanskrit) translate as ‘divine nectar’, flavour, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of music, dance, and poetry. A celebration of the glorious essence of Winter, musically traversing folk routes from the Holy Land to Andalusia,…

DJ Night Downstairs with High Pockets

DJ High Pockets (formerly known as Minimal Sound System) Genre: Electronica, Minimalist, Techno, Digital Orchestra… https://soundcloud.com/high_pockets

Sat 20 December 2014

Christmas Open Decks

 Day time party (2pm – 7pm) and night time soiree (10pm – 2am) with Miss Soxee and Richard Wilson. Admission: FREE http://bit.ly/1z4dHBl

ICP Orchestra

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

A very special opportunity to see the legendary Instant Composers Pool aka ICP Orchestra playing music from their new album East of the Sun; the first not to feature its co-founder, the now retired Misha Mengelberg. “ICP seems to be…

Sun 21 December 2014

Mopomoso Christmas Bash

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

  It’s time for the annual extravaganza when Mopomoso celebrates all things improv by inviting as many musicians as we can manage to come together in different combinations in a series of short sets. If past years are anything to…

Sara Mitra And Friends present: ‘A Fine Yuletide Songfest’

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

“Mitra has a really fresh-sounding voice: a great night full of Christmas classics” – The Sunday Times

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

9:00pm - 12:30am @ Vortex Downstairs

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Mon 22 December 2014

Alice Zawadzki + Mark Lockheart & Laura Jurd Quartet

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

For the last in their 2014 series, The Chaos Collective present their Christmas party. The Chaos Collective Something of a ‘secret weapon’ on the European music scene, the Chaos Collective is already making waves in London and the UK, consisting…

Tue 23 December 2014

Juwon Ogungbe

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

Solo performance Pianist, singer and composer Juwon Ogungbe is one of the mainstays of British-African music. His current CD “Life Force Music” covers all bases – African grooves, soul stirring songs and funk licks are effortlessly mixed together. In his…

Wed 24 December 2014

Vortex Gypsy Allstars Christmas Party

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

The Vortex’s monthly Gypsy/Eastern European night brings you our traditional Christmas Party, playing Gypsy Jazz, hot club and vintage jazz all served up with seasonal cheer and a modicum of mayhem. The usual FREE raffle brought to you by the…

Thu 25 December 2014

Closed

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
Fri 26 December 2014

Closed

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club
Sat 27 December 2014

Zoe Frances & Jim Mullen

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

Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York, a time which cemented her love of the American Songbook composers and their lesser known songs. Now shoes making a name for herself in London and will tonight be launching her…

Sun 28 December 2014

Christine Tobin & Phil Robson + Oli Rockberger

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

Christine Tobin‘s style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil (Oumou Sangare, Elis Regina etc). Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described…

Mon 29 December 2014

Sara Moule & Simon Wallace

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

“Honeyed in sound, subtle in timing and pitch, shrewd in weighting the music with meaning.” The Guardian Over the past few years singer Sarah Moule has established a rapidly growing reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting new jazz talents.…

Tue 30 December 2014

Gill Manly and Simon Wallace

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

A singer whose charisma has charmed audiences for years. Performing with one of the best pianists around, making one of the best lead-ins to New Year that you might wish for!

Wed 31 December 2014

Festival of Voices: Ian Shaw’s New Years Eve Bash

8:00pm - 1:00am @ Vortex Jazz Club

“Praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer” Jazz Times (US)

Thu 01 January 2015

Procrastinators’ New Years Eve

Back by popular demand the Procrastinators’ NYE Party is for anyone who wants the fun of NYE without the pressure/had a disappointing NYE and wants to have another go/ loves NYE so much they want to do it all again.…

Fri 02 January 2015

The Exiles

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

Jean Toussaint, saxophones Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Tim Wells, bass Paul Clarvis, drums and special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past…

Sat 03 January 2015

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits

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

Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Pete Whittaker (organ) & Mark Fletcher (drums). Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a…

Sun 04 January 2015

The Exiles

3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Jean Toussaint, saxophones Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Tim Wells, bass Troy Miller, drums and special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past…

Mon 05 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Claude Deppa

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

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. Originally from South…

Tue 06 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Steve Waterman

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

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. “Waterman has a…

Wed 07 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Rory Simmons

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

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. One of the…

Thu 08 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Henry Lowther

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. Henry Lowther has…

Fri 09 January 2015

Christine Tobin

8:00pm - 11:00pm @

Christine Tobin has been leaving our audiences spellbound for many years. It’s great to have her back now that she has been garlanded with awards for her compositions and singing. Her band usually includes Phil Robson (guitar), Kate Shortt (cello),…

Sat 10 January 2015

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio + Stan Sulzmann

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

The Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio, tonight featuring Stan Sulzmann on tenor sax. The album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans.…

Sun 11 January 2015

Thelonious

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

Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the entire Monk repertoire with both childlike curiosity as well as forensic attention to detail. Through collective learning of Monk’s unique catalogue of 70 tunes from the complete…

Pigfoot plays….Motown

7:30pm - 10:15pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Pigfoot established themselves as radical interpreters of classic New Orleans music with their acclaimed 2014 CD “21st Century Acid Trad”, recorded live at the Vortex. Now, with their new Pigfoot Play… residency, they turn their attention to a different genre for each gig.…

Mon 12 January 2015

Freedom

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

2015 Freedom relocates to its new home – The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution. 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…

Tue 13 January 2015
Wed 14 January 2015

Fumi Okiji Old Time Jazz Band/Brigitte Beraha

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

Album launch for Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band is a joyous celebration of the great tradition of jazz song. This stellar group of musicians lovingly craft interpretations…

Thu 15 January 2015

Duck Baker

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

Among the most highly regarded American finger style guitarists of his generation, Duck Baker has been a significant influence in many different musical camps, from traditional Irish music to American old time country, blues, ragtime, and gospel, to almost every…

Fri 16 January 2015
Sat 17 January 2015

John Taylor/Diana Torto/Julian Siegel

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

The collaboration between Diana Torto and John Taylor, born ten years ago, has gradually developed to a perfect balance where the blend of both artists and music is beautifully defined. The invitation to extend the duo to a trio, inviting…

Sun 18 January 2015

Rachael Cohen

7:30pm - 10:00pm @
Mon 19 January 2015

cbe chemistry beats electricity

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

Five exceptional musicians from diverse backgrounds, drawn together by the intellectual and emotional thrill that only live improvisation can provide.

Tue 20 January 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo/Alexander Hawkins duo

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

Two sets by one of the great symbiotic duos.

Wed 21 January 2015

Gypsy Jazz

8:00pm - 11:00pm @
Thu 22 January 2015

Evan Parker

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

Monthly residency

Fri 23 January 2015

In Bed With

8:00pm - 11:00pm @

‘In Bed With’ is the new trio formed around the drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq. It includes Kit Downes on organ and Julien Desprez on guitar. Sylvain will be known to audiences here from several bands, such as Q (which also involved…

Sat 24 January 2015

Clark Tracey Quintet

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

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.

Sun 25 January 2015

Dave Maric and friends

8:00am - 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

With a pedigree ranging through the Steve Martland Band to Electric Biddle, this is a night of mesmerising innovation not to be missed

Mon 26 January 2015

Adam Pultz Melbye / Lotte Anker / Mark Sanders

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

Formed in 2014, this trio pays tribute to the many-fold possibilities of improvisation and makes use of the diverse experiences of the three members to perform music with a wide dynamic and emotional range, spanning micro sound and minimalism to…

Tue 27 January 2015

Jetsam

8:00pm - 11:00pm @

Formed in 2008, Jetsam are an eclectic contemporary ensemble who create and perform original and commissioned works as well as contemporary repertoire. With backgrounds in classical music, dance/electronic music, and songwriting, the band seeks to blend these influences and their…

Wed 28 January 2015

Kristian Borring Quartet

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

Kristian Borring – guitar Arthur Lea – p Mick Coady – b Jon Scott – d Lewis Wright – vib Danish guitarist, composer and bandleader, Kristian Borring, has been described as a “guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his…

Kristian Borring Quintet

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

kb – guitar arthur lea – p mick coady – b jon scott – d lewis wright – vib

Thu 29 January 2015

Dream Time

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

Over the years Dreamtime has existed in three different forms, a quintet, a sextet and a ten piece. This is the most recent incarnation of this long-standing band plus special guest Mark Hewins. This group contains six members of the…

Fri 30 January 2015

Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla

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

Internationally acclaimed composer and pianist Chris Jarrett meets up with worldwide busy improviser and magician of the violin Luca Ciarla for a unique duo along the borders of contemporary music and jazz. Luca Ciarla’s spritelike playing and the quick-fingered expressivity of Chris Jarrett’s improvisations…

Sat 31 January 2015

Carol Grimes

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

Born in London, Carol Grimes didn’t begin her career until she was 19.  Her early influence included  Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald.  She began to sing regularly in the streets of London throughout the sixties.  Through this she formed a band The Race, a Blues and…