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Mon 23 January 2017

David Torn – Sun of Goldfinger. (With Tim Berne, Ches Smith)

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

Tue 24 January 2017

PRIMITIVE LONDON QUARTET

Anglo-French group. Antoine Bearjaut (trumpet) Robin Fincker (sax) Kit Downes (piano) Jim Hart (vibes) Anglo-French quartet Primitive London perform as part of their 2017 ‘Planète Savage” tour. The band, featuring…

Wed 25 January 2017

Thu 26 January 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night of intriguing readings followed by some of the newest jazz around. A night to savour Melissa Lee-Houghton Melissa Lee-Houghton’s three poetry collections are published…

Talinka

Talinka is where jazz, baroque and world music successfully collide. It is the fruit of collaboration between singer and actress Tali Atzmon, baroque instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett, the virtuoso bass player…

Fri 27 January 2017

Paul Bilson Bilson – Just announced

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations. Unreserved seating,…

Sat 28 January 2017

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weekly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 29 January 2017

Lev’s Lounge

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…

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

Mon 30 January 2017

BECCA TOFT ALBUM LAUNCH

Becca Toft presents her Album Launch Tour with a full performance of her debut album “Searching” with her octet. Searching is a concept album Becca wrote about the search of…

Tue 31 January 2017

TOPE TEN TEN

Nigerian juju singer TOPE TEN TEN is one of the new wave of singers from Nigeria that are upgrading the juju music of King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey with harder and infectious…

Wed 01 February 2017

TRICHOTOMY

Sean Foran – piano John Parker – drums Samuel Vincent – bass  Australian piano trio Trichotomy really need no introduction. Over the course of three compelling albums for Naim Jazz…

Thu 02 February 2017

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Fri 03 February 2017

Sat 04 February 2017

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 05 February 2017

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

Mon 06 February 2017

Tue 07 February 2017

Abraham Brody

After his recent sell-out gig with Iva Bittova, Abraham Brody returns to perform his mesmerising mix of vocals and violin. From a background that encompasses classically-trained violin, folk-singing, and performance…

Wed 08 February 2017

Thu 09 February 2017

Adam Fairhall

Adam Fairhall is able to fuse blues, contemporary jazz and improvisation with delectable results. It is a pleasure that he is coming down from Manchester to entertain us. “A rising…

Fri 10 February 2017

Sat 11 February 2017

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones never fails to create a great night of music. Known for work with the likes of Killer Shrimp, the chart-topping US3 but also extending to periods with John…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 12 February 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

Mon 13 February 2017

Tue 14 February 2017

Wed 15 February 2017

Niran Obasa

Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the gospel music in Lagos. He is the keyboardist with The Yoruba Women Choir and…

Thu 16 February 2017

Matthew Sulzmann Quintet + Michiel Braam

A double bill of the quintet of Matthew Sulzmann, one of our fine up-and-coming saxophonists, and a special visit by Michiel Braam, one of Holland’s leading pianists, who will be…

Sat 18 February 2017

Sun 19 February 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

Mon 20 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…

Thu 23 February 2017

Fri 24 February 2017

Huw Warren/John Parricelli Quartet

Two musicians who have played together for over 30 years. This group revives the Vortex Jazz Quartet, loved for many years in the era of the Vortex in Stoke Newington.…

Sat 25 February 2017

Sun 26 February 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

Tue 28 February 2017

Wilkinson/Thomas/Edwards/Hession

Alan Wilkinson(reeds)/Pat Thomas (kbds)/John Edwards(bass)/Paul Hession(drums) + special guest tbc. It’s a rare occurrence for a live reunion of Alan Wilkinson with Paul Hession (who were in the iconic Hession Wilkinson…

Fri 03 March 2017

Sat 04 March 2017

Sun 05 March 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

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…