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Tue 02 June 2015

Bobby Wellins with The Vortex Jazz Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

The second night of a short mini festival. Bobby Wellins has been delighting audiences for over 50 years, from early years with Stan Tracey to the present day. Always enthralling. Barry Green leads the Vortex Jazz Trio Please like &…

Wed 03 June 2015

Emilia Martensson

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Our very own ‘Swedish (Cockney) nightingale’ returns for a thrilling double bill. In the first half, she joins with guitarist Nick Costley-White in giving her interpretations of Swedish folk and other songs. In the second, she is joined by the…

Thu 04 June 2015

Dan Messore’s Indigo Kid 2 album launch (ft Iain Ballamy) + Dudley Phillips

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Dan Messore, Tim Harries, Martin France, Iain Ballamy. A stellar band launching Dan’s new album on Babel. Support from Dudley Phillips playing a solo bass set. Please like & share:

Fri 05 June 2015

Huw Warren – Trio Brasil with Mark Lockheart + David Six (support)

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

Award winning eclectic pianist celebrates his lifelong love of Brazilian music in all its diversity with this new groove heavy ensemble featuring longtime collaborators and Perfect Houseplants Mark Lockheart and Dudley Phillips. Music by Heremeto Pascoal, Guinga, Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Pixinguinha…

Sat 06 June 2015

Phil Robson Organ Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Celebrating the launch of their new album on Whirlwind Records Phil Robson – Guitar Ross Stanley – Organ Gene Calderazzo – Drums Phil Robson, an incredibly versatile and creative guitar player as well as composer, named Musician of the Year at…

Sun 07 June 2015

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

3:00pm - 6:00pm @ Vortex

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra developed as a way of connecting a wider group of like-minded musicians. Playing original compositions written exclusively by members of the band, this collaboration provides an exciting opportunity for new, forward-thinking music to be explored and performed in…

Lume Presents: Entropi & Quadraceratops

7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Vortex

The ‘LUME Presents’ season finale, with performances from ensembles led by LUME organisers Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne. Tonight is not only the London date of ‘LUME On Tour’, but also the launch gig for Entropi’s debut album ‘New Era’. Entropi Dee…

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. Please like & share:

Mon 08 June 2015

JAZZ WARRIORS INTL PRESENT FREEDOM FT ORPHY ROBINSON AND CLEVELAND WATKISS

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Our monthly ‘loft’ groove night, ably curated by Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss, continues Please like & share:

Tue 09 June 2015

Ivo Neame

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Known widely for his lynchpin roles with Phronesis and Marius Neset, effulgent beacon of contemporary jazz piano, Ivo Neame, takes a side step from his octet and other projects to release this exciting new quintet title Strata. Collaborating again with UK luminaries (including Tori…

Wed 10 June 2015

Blow the Fuse present Carol Grimes

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Legendary blues/jazz singer Carol Grimes will be performing songs and free flowing beat poetry excerpts from her new book ‘A Singer’s Tale’. “The Singers Tale weaves its stories, sometimes shady, mad and bad, but with music and song at their…

Thu 11 June 2015

Keith Tippett

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

A welcome return for one of our most important and iconic musicians of recent years. “A significant reprogramming of the language of the piano”  Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD “Hugely influential”  Steve Day. Please like & share:

Fri 12 June 2015

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble present: The Whistle Blower

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

Atzmon’s Orient House ensemble tours to promote their new, eighth album, The Whistle Blower.  Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era – Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite…

Sat 13 June 2015

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble present: The Whistle Blower

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

Atzmon’s Orient House ensemble tours to promote their new, eighth album, The Whistle Blower.  Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era – Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite…

Sun 14 June 2015

London Jazz Orchestra

3:30pm - 5:30pm @ Vortex

“as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent)

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. Please like & share:

Mon 15 June 2015

Christine Tobin Celebrates Yeats’ 150th Anniversary

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

“Have not poetry and music arisen…..out of the sounds the enchanters made to help their imagination to enchant, to charm, to bind with a spell themselves and the passers by?” (W.B. Yeats). On the 150th birthday of WB Yeats, Christine Tobin…

Tue 16 June 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Louis Moholo-Moholo, Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards, Jason Yarde Please like & share:

Wed 17 June 2015

Basil Hodge – A tribute to Horace Silver

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

Just one year after the death of the great Horace Silver, pianist Basil Hodge leads a tribute to this legend. With Mark Kavuma, Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley, Rod Youngs. Please like & share:

Fri 19 June 2015

Julian Siegel Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

JULIAN SIEGEL is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene who has worked with many of the top figures in the music. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian…

Sat 20 June 2015

Match And Fuse: World Service Project + Schnellertollermeier

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

An exhilarating double-bill will see punk/jazz specialists WorldService Project collide with the raw energy of Schnellertollermeier from Switzerland. Both bands use searing groove-based music to take listeners on a white-knuckle ride of cutting edge and progressive music. Schnellertollermeier defy genre…

Sun 21 June 2015

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

Kay Grant (voice) / Ntshuks Bonga (saxophone) duo It sometimes happens that things get pushed to the back of the queue for no other reason than conflicting diaries. This duo has been on our ‘want list’ for at least a…

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. Please like & share:

Wed 24 June 2015

Paprika

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

High-octane Gypsy & Balkan music. Details to follow Please like & share:

Thu 25 June 2015

John Martin’s Hidden Notes

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

The Hidden Notes offers a window into a new and unique sound world. It is a celebration of the saxophone and all the beautiful colours that are hidden just beneath the surface. The project has grown out of an in-depth study of…

Fri 26 June 2015

Partisans

8:00am - 5:00pm @ Vortex

A very special show, celebrating the winning of a Parliamentary jazz award for their album ‘Swamp’ on Whirlwind records. “Godfathers of the ferocious UK ‘post-jazz’ groups.” The Times Phil Robson – Guitar Julian Siegel – Saxes and Clarinets Thaddeus Kelly…

Sat 27 June 2015

Freedom festival

8:00am - 9:00pm @ Vortex

A two day festival extending and expanding on the thrilling Freedom nights. There will be workshops, performances by Black Top, Tony Kofi and more, as well as Freedom sessions. Please like & share:

Still Waters: Henry Lowther / Dave Green / Paul Clarvis / Pete Hurt / Barry Green

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

A night of the finest music from those who were at the vanguard of the 1960s London jazz scene. HENRY LOWTHER During the sixties Henry was one of the first musicians on the British jazz scene to experiment with total…

Sun 28 June 2015

Loz Speyer – Inner Space Music

7:30am - 10:00pm @ Vortex

Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugel Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet Rachel Musson – tenor, soprano sax Olie Brice – double bass Gary Willcox – drums Following in the footsteps of Ellington, Mingus and Ornette Coleman, Inner Space Music…

Mon 29 June 2015

Ian Smith 50th birthday event

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Ian MacGowan (aka Smith) arrived in London in 1990 from Dublin with two phone numbers in his hand: John Stevens and Derek Bailey. Those were the only two numbers he wanted at the time, but as the months went on…

Tue 30 June 2015

Loz Speyer – Time Zone

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Loz Speyer –  Time Zone Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugel Martin Hathaway – alto sax, bass clarinet Stuart Hall – guitar, violin Dave Manington – double bass Andy Ball – drums Maurizio Ravalico – congas TIME ZONE plays an innovative…

Wed 01 July 2015

The Kay Grant All-four

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

All-four was a radical transport scheme in 1930’s New York, aiming to promote co- operation rather than competition between existing modes of public transport. Hailing originally from New York herself, Kay Grant is a vocalist who likes to fuse her flexible voice…

Thu 02 July 2015

Theo Travis’ Double Talk

8:00am - 11:00pm @ Vortex

“Equally acclaimed in straight-ahead jazz settings, progressive rock bands and experimental ambient music, Theo Travis has an international reputation as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene” (Amazon). His many musical interests come together in this distinctive…

Fri 03 July 2015

Gill Manly

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Mentored and encouraged over the years by so many of the great and the good, Eartha Kitt, Blossom Dearie, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Tony Bennett, Gill has built a repertoire and individual style that is completely recognisable as her own…

Sat 04 July 2015

Ben Cox Band

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

The Ben Cox Band were at The Vortex  recently and delighted our customers with songs from Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Neil Young & Joni Mitchell. Since then they have launched their debut album This Waiting Game to great acclaim, with their…

Mon 13 July 2015

Warriors International Present Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Our monthly ‘loft’ groove night, ably curated by Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss, continues Please like & share:

Fri 17 July 2015

Liane Carroll

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s most outstanding jazz singers. She began her career at the age of 15, and since then has recorded numerous acclaimed albums, headlined at Ronnie Scott’s, at the Glastonbury Festival and toured worldwide. She…

Sat 18 July 2015

Anita Wardell + guests

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

” Winner of the “Best Jazz Vocalist Category” in the 2013 British Jazz Awards, Wardell is noted for her vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita will be joined by some special guests including Emily Aldrich, a talented…

Sun 19 July 2015

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @

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

Mon 20 July 2015

DOLLYman

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Kerry Andrew – voice, keys, melodica Matt Dibble – clarinets, sax, keys, voice James Lindsay – ‘cello, keys, voice Lucy Mulgan – bass Pat Moore – drums, voice Please like & share:

Tue 21 July 2015

Sylvia Schmidt

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Wed 22 July 2015

Geoff Gascoyne’s Blue Hats – The music of the Yellowjackets

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Geoff Gascoyne leads a great young band in the music of the iconic Yellowjackets. Bringing to the music the life and attitude of 2015 London. Geoff Gascoyne – electric bass Simon Marsh – alto / tenor saxophones Jamie Safirudin –…

Fri 24 July 2015

Alan Skidmore

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

One of the outstanding figures of British jazz, Alan Skidmore is onstage once again at the Vortex. Please like & share:

Tue 11 August 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

The full monty! Please like & share:

Sat 15 August 2015

Fletch’s Brew

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Mark Fletcher and his crew Please like & share:

Sun 16 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua

2:00pm - 5:00pm @

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Mon 17 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Tue 18 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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Wed 19 August 2015

Paul Zauner’s Blue Spirits featuring Kirk Lightsey Copy

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Two nights celebrating Duke Ellington with the band of Paul Zauner (who runs the Inntöne festival and was at the Vortex in 2014 with his Great Voices of Harlem band). Featuring one of the great pianists Kirk Lightsey, whose playing…

Thu 20 August 2015

Paul Zauner’s Blue Spirits featuring Kirk Lightsey

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

Two nights celebrating Duke Ellington with the band of Paul Zauner (who runs the Inntöne festival and was at the Vortex in 2014 with his Great Voices of Harlem band). Featuring one of the great pianists Kirk Lightsey, whose playing…

Fri 18 September 2015

Kenny Wheeler celebration

8:00am - 5:00pm @

One year from the loss of this great musician and friend of the Vortex, we celebrate him and his music. More details soon. Please like & share:

Thu 24 September 2015
Fri 25 September 2015
Sat 26 September 2015

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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:

Mopomoso

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex

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

Wed 30 September 2015

Christian Muthspiel with Frank Tortiller, Steve Swallow, Mathieu Michel

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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 CD: „Seaven Teares“, ACT 9551-2 “elegantly shifting palette of instrumental colours“ “charming…

Thu 01 October 2015

Christian Muthspiel with Franck Tortiller, Steve Swallow, Mathieu Michel

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex

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 CD: „Seaven Teares“, ACT 9551-2 “elegantly shifting palette of instrumental colours“ “charming…

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:

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 &…

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:

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:

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: