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17 November. Namby Pamby Boy and Mario Rom's Interzone. Two great new bands from Austria. Followed by Late Night Loop curated by Dan Nicholls
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Sat 18 November 2017


NYJC & Hackney Youth Jazz Ensembles

Vortex – In The Changes, NYJC and Hackney Music Service present a series of Saturday concerts featuring the bright stars of tomorrow’s jazz. The National Youth Jazz Collective is a…

Sun 19 November 2017

Mon 20 November 2017

Calum Gourlay Big Band

Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Tue 21 November 2017


The Afrocentrics are EMMANUEL ADENIRAN (electric bass), OGO AJALA (vocals), FRANCIS OVIE (keyboards), SEGUN IDOWU (guitar), SOJI IJADUOLA (drums), JOSEPH OYELADE (saxophones) Electric bassist Emmanuel Adeniran and his band The Afrocentrics play the sounds and rhythms…

Wed 22 November 2017

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Fri 24 November 2017

Sat 25 November 2017

Sun 26 November 2017

Tue 28 November 2017

Adrian Reid

Adrian Reid plays  music from his recent quartet album Nyanza Street, with TONY KOFI (sax), LARRY BARTLEY (bass), ROD YOUNGS (drums) Adrian writes: I had been working with various members…

Wed 29 November 2017

Samuel Eagles

Samuel Eagles brings together some of the most in demand musicians in the UK creating a cohesive and refreshing sound formed through long lasting friendships. The band was a major…

Thu 30 November 2017

Fri 01 December 2017

Sat 02 December 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…

Sun 03 December 2017

Mon 04 December 2017

Tue 05 December 2017

Wed 06 December 2017

Penny Rimbaud + friends

Penny Rimbaud, scion of Crass, and stimulating writer and more, returns to the Vortex for a night which will be a happening in every way. More details soon.

Fri 08 December 2017

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Henry Lowther is one of our greatest trumpeters, with a delicate play in melody and technique. Band includes Paul Clarvis (drums), Pete Hurt (saxophone), Dave Green (bass), Barry Green (piano).

Sat 09 December 2017


Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Jim Watson (organ) & Nic France (drums) Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge…

Sun 10 December 2017

London Jazz Orchestra

London’s longest running jazz residency continues as the LJO opens its new season at the Vortex Jazz. The LJO continues to set the standard in modern jazz, with great ensemble…

Mon 11 December 2017

Wed 13 December 2017

SVS Radio Presents: KGB W/Texture

This is the first of many concerts presented by SVS Radio, which is dedicated to adventurous music from across the Nordics. Tonight’s performance features KGB and Texture who give their…

Thu 14 December 2017

Fri 15 December 2017

Sat 16 December 2017

Sun 17 December 2017

Mon 18 December 2017

Calum Gourlay Big Band

Bassist Calum Gourlay’s big band celebrates its first year of regular gigs at the Vortex. He brings stunning arrangements and a stellar band from a pool including the likes of…

Tue 19 December 2017


A welcome return of pianist Barry Green’s outstanding sextet. Barry Green (Piano) Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet) Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone) Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone) Flo Moore (Bass) Will Glaser (Drums) Since…

Thu 21 December 2017

Sat 23 December 2017

Fri 29 December 2017

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Vortex for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and…

Sun 31 December 2017

Tue 16 January 2018

Equal Spirits

EQUAL SPIRITS is the new project from trombonist and composer Raph Clarkson, “one of the rising stars of UK Jazz” ( The music aims to celebrate the coming together of…

Sat 20 January 2018

NYJC & Hackney Youth Jazz Ensemble

Vortex – In The Changes, NYJC and Hackney Music Service present a series of Saturday concerts featuring the bright stars of tomorrow’s jazz. The National Youth Jazz Collective is a…

Wed 24 January 2018


Talinka is where jazz, baroque and world music successfully collide. It is the fruit of collaboration between singer and actress Tali Atzmon, the international jazz artist Gilad Atzmon who also produced…

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