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Sat 21 April 2018

Sun 22 April 2018

Blues and Roots Ensemble

Blues and Roots Ensemble perform creative arrangements of the classic and lesser know compositions from the great bassist/composer Charles Mingus.

Tue 24 April 2018

Wed 25 April 2018

Anton Eger

World premiere. Swedish-Norwegian drummer Anton Eger (Phronesis, Marius Neset) has made his mark as one of the most cutting-edge musicians in all of Europe.

Thu 26 April 2018

Words & Jazz (Downstairs)

Words & Jazz is BACK! We relaunch with a special event featuring the Michael Marks Prize winners, and nominees, with music from acclaimed duo Bahla. Not to be missed!

Doube Bill: Miriam Ast Quintet/Victor Gutierrez Trio

VICTOR GUTIERREZ TRIO: Victor Gutierrez/piano Connor Chaplin/bass Marc Michel/drums   MIRIAM AST QUINTET: Miriam Ast/vocals James Copus/trumpet,flugelhorn Will Barry/piano Huw V Williams/bass Jay Davis/drums   Victor Gutierrez is a Spanish-born…

Fri 27 April 2018


NIRAN OBASA (piano and keyboards) DARLINGTON JOSEPH (bass) STANLEY OHIOS (drums) LEKAN AGBANIYI (guitar) FEMI OSINAIKE (saxophones) TINU ADEWOYE (vocals) DIXON IHEDINMA (vocals) Nigerian pianist NIRAN OBASA and his musicians…

Sat 28 April 2018

Sun 29 April 2018

Trio Elf

Trio Elf is one of the most internationally acclaimed German jazz groups, having been honored with the Bremen Jazz Award 2016, and having recently received a full page feature in US-magazine Downbeat

Mon 30 April 2018

International Jazz Day – The Shape of Jazz to Come: Aubin Vanns Trio +1 & Michael Shrimpling Quartet

A new project by the Vortex Jazz Club supported by the Dave Holland and Evan Parker Fund kicks off with two dynamic bands the Aubin Vanns Trio + 1 from the Royal Academy of Music, and the Michael Shrimpling Quartet from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Join us for a celebration of the jazz legacy of spontaneity, self-expression and music inspired by the free jazz tradition.

Thu 03 May 2018

Poppy Ackroyd

A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra…

Fri 04 May 2018

Grand Union Orchestra – Trading Roots

Grand Union has created a ground-breaking programme of monthly Friday night performances, exchanging and combining different musical traditions, featuring outstanding improvising musicians from around the world with a 5-strong Grand Union ‘house…

Sat 05 May 2018

Sun 06 May 2018

Live’N’Unsigned- Soul Night

Live’N’Unsigned- Soul Night. The night for upcoming neo-soul, spoken work artist to showcase their talent. Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th 2018 7 till late.

Tue 08 May 2018

Wed 09 May 2018

Thu 10 May 2018

Blow The Fuse Presents: ARQ

A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other’ – Jazzwise ★★★★

Fri 11 May 2018

Sat 12 May 2018

Dave Manington’s Riff Raff

Riff Raff launch their new album “Challenger Deep”. This formidible line-up play inventive, forward looking jazz that subtly pushes the envelope whilst remaining thoroughly accessible to the listener.

Sun 13 May 2018


A Night Walking Through Mirrors, released on Cuneiform Records, documents the first meeting of these four artists, recorded live at London’s Café Oto in April 2016.

Mon 14 May 2018

Tue 15 May 2018

Merit Ariane: Moon Larking

Egyptian/German singer, composer and performance artist Merit Ariane presents MoonLarking, a magical show inspired by the spell of birdsong and our childhood longing to be free and soar.

Wed 16 May 2018

Anselmo Netto

Hailing from Bahia in Brazil, Anselmo Netto is a highly talented percussionist, composer and Mandolim player.

Thu 17 May 2018

Fri 18 May 2018

Sat 19 May 2018


Keith and Julie Tippett are among the most important European jazz musicians (improvisers, composers, arrangers) in the last 40 years. The extent of their work is vast both individually and as a couple; here is a short story around an epic journey.

Sun 20 May 2018


More soon… Sylvia Hallett (violin, electronics) / Ian McGowan (trumpet) duo plus Kay Grant (voice) and other musicians to be confirmed plus John Russell (guitar) / Stale Liavik Solberg (drums)…

Micki Miller LIVE in the UK

Anticipated U.K debut, U.S keyboardIst, record producer, songwriter and independent jazz neo-soul artist, ‘Micki Miller’!! Live band, Turnell O’Neal, Derrick Hines & Redginald “Wally” Norris.

Mon 21 May 2018

Calum Gourlay’s Big Band

An opportunity to check out some some the best and younger musicians in London. The pool of musicians that he can call on include the likes of James Allsopp, James Maddren, Helena Kay, Sam Braysher, John Turville, Rick Simpson, Henry Lowther, Sean Gibbs, Mike Chillingworth and many many more.

Wed 23 May 2018

BLACKSALT -Lucian Ban & Abraham Burton Duo

“If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…” Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton’s passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons.

Thu 24 May 2018

Evan Parker

a trio with John Edwards bass and Roger Turner drums.

Sat 26 May 2018

Sun 27 May 2018

Vula Viel

Vula Viel is a unique sound and music based around the Dagaare Gyil, or xylophone from Upper West Ghana.

Wed 30 May 2018


Trumpeter Sean Gibbs leads a 5 piece playing original music, interweaving jazz with influences from blues, rock and more.

Thu 31 May 2018

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats Album Launch

Celebrating album launch of acclaimed Israeli bass player, composer, producer. Donin brings bass to the forefront with distinctive powerhouse grooving and song structures backed by high energy band

Fri 01 June 2018

Grand Union Orchestra – Trading Roots

Grand Union has created a ground-breaking programme of monthly Friday night performances, exchanging and combining different musical traditions, featuring outstanding improvising musicians from around the world with a 5-strong Grand Union ‘house…

Sat 02 June 2018

Zhenya Strigalev: 2 trumpets and 2 alto boxes

This concert will be a special one as it will present two new projects, one set for each. The first one is a collaboration between Zhenya and leading UK saxophonist, Tom Harrison. They will be exploring new possibilities of Zhenya’s creation “alto box”. Its the first time you will hear two alto boxes together at the same time. “Alto box” is a way to use electronics with saxophone, thanks to which the effects sound much cleaner as well as allowing you to use broader palate of colors. See one alto box in action in the clip below.They will play brand new original compositions as well as some standards in original arrangements.

Thu 07 June 2018

Fri 08 June 2018

Sat 09 June 2018

Sun 10 June 2018

Wed 13 June 2018


Talinka transcends beyond musical boundaries and creates a natural continuum between ethnic, jazz, tango, folk and early music. The outcome is a natural breathing, deep and spacious sonic adventure.

Thu 14 June 2018

Fri 15 June 2018

Sat 16 June 2018

Sun 17 June 2018


Dugong’s compositions have lyricism at their heart, intertwined with pulsating grooves and epic riffs.

Wed 20 June 2018

Tue 26 June 2018

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space

This summer Inner Space take their album “Life on the Edge”, together with new collectively composed music, on an 11 date Arts Council funded tour, finishing at the Vortex.

Wed 27 June 2018

Speckles Brass + Keith Tippett

Free-Improvising ensemble Speckles Brass collaborate with master pianist Keith Tippett; expect a wild diversity of sounds and fiery expression.

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