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Sat 22 October 2016

Sun 23 October 2016


A stalwart of the old Vortex, the band is now installed with a regular Sunday afternoon residency. With John’s fantastic compositions and an always exciting line-up of fine musicians this is…

Mon 24 October 2016

Tue 25 October 2016

Wed 26 October 2016

Thu 27 October 2016

Blow The Fuse

Blow the Fuse present the Laka D All Stars This gig will draw on personal reworkings of a wide range of material from Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker to…

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…


Every 4th Thursday of every month poet Nicki Heinen hosts Words & Jazz Downstairs  @ the Vortex Jazz Club expect a night of the very best spoken word and jazz. This is an…

Fri 28 October 2016

South African Jazz Jam

Warm up late for the jazz jam led by harmonica and South African-Emmy winner Adam Glasser. Bring your instrument and join in too, if you wish With Rob Luft, Steve…

Sat 29 October 2016

Match and Fuse London festival – Day 2

The annual Match&Fuse London festival brings together the most compelling bands emerging across Europe in a 2-day event with 22 different acts from 14 countries. Borderless and genre-less, it is…

Sun 30 October 2016

Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell ends her workshop weekend with a show where they all show what they have learnt and she then gives a magisterial performance with her band, as ever.

Mon 31 October 2016

Johnny Hunter Quartet

“The band admirably reflects the independent creativity of the new Manchester scene.” – John Fordham on Johnny Hunter Quartet, The Guardian Johnny Hunter is a drummer and band-leader at the…

Tue 01 November 2016

Wed 02 November 2016

Thu 03 November 2016

Filipe Monteiro

One week before the annual EFG (London Jazz festival), the London-based top Brazilian guitarist and composer Filipe Monteiro is bringing his all stars quintet to perform his music at the…

Sat 05 November 2016

Mon 07 November 2016

Gilad Hekselman Trio

New York based guitarist Gilad Hekselman with his trio comprising Joe Martin on bass and Kush Abadey drums Since arriving in New York in 2004 Israeli born Gilad has developed a…

Tue 08 November 2016

Wed 09 November 2016

Thu 10 November 2016

Fri 11 November 2016

EFG London Jazz Festival 11-20 November 2016

The Vortex will host a wondrous selection of artists during the London Jazz Festival. So far, this is likely to include Medusa Beats (with Benoît Delbecq), Clark Tracey, Camilla George,…

Sat 12 November 2016

Sun 13 November 2016

Mon 14 November 2016

Tue 15 November 2016

Wed 16 November 2016

Thu 17 November 2016

Fri 18 November 2016

Sat 19 November 2016

Sun 20 November 2016

Mopomoso @ 25

Celebrating 25 years of this iconic improv session.Yoko Arai (piano) / John Russell guitar duo + Mark Wastell Quintet – Mark Wastell (cello) / Olie Brice (bass) / Ed Jones…

Downstairs: THELONIOUS

Hans Koller (Valve Trombone, Euphonium) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) TBC (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the…

Tue 22 November 2016

Thu 24 November 2016

Sun 27 November 2016

Mon 28 November 2016

Tue 06 December 2016


Double bill, 2 solo sets of 40 mins each, 20 mins of duo improvisations Abraham & Iva Iva Bittová’s countryman Milan Kundera wrote how Europe’s “small nations” form another Europe. The…

Fri 09 December 2016

Sun 11 December 2016