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Fri 26 April 2019


Michael Arbenz: piano Thomas Lähns: bass Florian Arbenz: drums  “One of Europe’s most exciting ensembles”, according to John Fordham, of The Guardian, over the past decade the Basel-based VEIN Trio…

Sat 27 April 2019

Rob Luft & Elina Duni Duo ft. Fred Thomas

Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim. For this project,…

Sun 28 April 2019

Kino Trio – Album Launch

Bruno Heinen – piano Michele Tacchi – bass Riccardo Chiaberta – drums   This is a collective and forward-looking project founded in London in 2015, presenting material written by each member of the group. Their compositions…

Mon 29 April 2019

Jazz Alloy #5

JAZZ ALLOY # 5: Four more musicians are now teaming up for the 5 th Jazz Alloy. Meet four true innovators and experimentalists on a journey with unexpected turns. Check out…

Tue 30 April 2019

Circumstances Trio

Circumstances trio consists of Norwegian pianist Kjetil Jerve, British bassist Tim Thornton and Swedish drummer Anders Thorén. With paths crossing from uniquely different musical backgrounds they present a fresh attitude…

Wed 01 May 2019

Thu 02 May 2019

Dan Weiss – Drum Clinic

Dan Weiss is leading a drum clinic in advance of his evening performance. Places are limited, so make sure to book in advance. “Dan Weiss has been hailed as one…

Dan Weiss – Starebaby

Starebaby is the upshot of drummer/composer Dan Weiss’s long-running dream to bring together some of the most accomplished players on the jazz scene: Craig Taborn and Matt Mitchell on keyboards, piano, and electronics, Ben Monder on guitar, and Trevor Dunn on bass.

Fri 03 May 2019

Sat 04 May 2019

Barry Green Sextet

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…

Sun 05 May 2019

Benjamin Croft’s “10 Reasons To….”

Keyboardist/Composer Benjamin Croft presents his new project, “10 Reasons to….” The music is an exciting blend of electric and acoustic sounds, an eclectic mix of jazz, fusion, classical and 1970’s…

Fall-Out + John-Dennis Renken

Like the aftershock of a catastrophic event, or the shattering end of a brutal relationship, Fall-Out seeks the calm within chaos, journeys through slowly unfolding narratives and stimulates our nostalgia, our desire…

Mon 06 May 2019

Tue 07 May 2019


One of our May highlights, the Michael Formanek Elusion Quartet featuring 4 outstanding musicians: Michael Formanek (bass), Tony Malaby (saxophone), Kris Davis (piano) and Ches Smith (drums). Not to be missed!

Thu 09 May 2019

Cleveland Watkiss UK All Stars

Vocalist, Actor, Composer, Educator & Activist, one of the founding members of Freedom: The Art of Improvisation, Cleveland Watkiss- MBE, has assembled some of the most prolific musicians, active on…

Fri 10 May 2019


Miguel Gorodi is a London based composer, teacher and trumpet player performing across a broad spectrum of jazz and improvised music. He currently leads and writes for the Miguel Gorodi…

Sat 11 May 2019

Jo Harrop & British Standard Time

Jo Harrop & British Standard Time Velvet-voiced Jo Harrop and pianist/arranger Alex Webb present an evening of British songwriting at its best.  From the jazz-era masters Ray Noble and Eric…

Sun 12 May 2019

London Jazz Orchestra

The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, at 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. Under the direction of Scott Stroman, the band seems to go from strength to strength,…

Mon 13 May 2019


The core team consists of Orphy Robinson, Cleveland Watkiss, Tori Handsley and Paul Bradshaw who are joined by an array of guests. You never know who’s going to drop in.…

Tue 14 May 2019

Wed 15 May 2019

Tom Syson – Album Launch

Tom Syson is a highly regarded trumpeter and composer based in the UK. In January 2019 he recorded his 2nd album, ‘Different Coloured Days’ at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios,…

Thu 16 May 2019

Fri 17 May 2019

Liam Noble and John Parricelli

John Parricelli was one of the founding members of the British big band Loose Tubes, with whom he recorded three albums. Since then he has played and recorded with Kenny Wheeler,…

Sat 18 May 2019

Sun 19 May 2019

Thu 23 May 2019

Evan Parker

For this performance Evan invites Robert Jarvis (trombone) and John Edwards (bass). Evan will play soprano saxophone.   The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker ranges from “free jazz” to…

Fri 24 May 2019

Sat 25 May 2019

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats

Bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin and his band 1000 Boats are returning to the Vortex for one night only. 8 Songs released on September 21 on Cavalo Records, to…

Sun 26 May 2019


MARK LOCKHEART saxophones, bass clarinet JASPER HØIBY double bass LIAM NOBLE piano MALIJA was formed in 2014 as a result of an invite play at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in New…

Mon 27 May 2019

Duncan Eagles

Duncan Eagles “is fast becoming one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene” (JazzWise) bringing his latest artistic statement in the form of his new album…

Tue 28 May 2019


Little Big is pianist Aaron Parks latest project, debuted in 2018 with members Greg Tuohey (guitar), DJ Ginyard (electric bass) and Tommy Crane (drums). All musicians bring in their experiences not only from jazz or improvised music but also electronica, R&B, indie pop, alt-country, and much more.

Thu 30 May 2019

Fri 31 May 2019

Sun 02 June 2019

Olie Brice Quintet

The Olie Brice Quintet play exciting, emotionally intense music drawing on free music, the jazz tradition and Jewish liturgical melodies.  The band was named as one of the ‘New bands…

Tue 04 June 2019


Hailing from Turin Drummer/Percussionist Enzo Zirilli arrived in London in 2004 to become one of the most sought after drummers on the London scene and beyond, working with the likes of Jim…

Wed 05 June 2019

Flying Machines

“Sweet, lyrical passages blend with impossible prog-like time signatures to create a fresh, modern sound with its own distinctive character” LondonJazzNews “Heartbreaking melodies that hang, shimmering, until someone just has…

Sun 09 June 2019

London Jazz Orchestra

The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, at 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. Under the direction of Scott Stroman, the band seems to go from strength to strength,…

Jovino Santos Neto + Huw Warren

Jovino Santos Neto +Huw Warren “Brazil meets Wales” Jovino Santos Neto -Piano, flute, melodica Huw Warren – Piano, Accordion An extraordinary and entertaining musical encounter and world premiere between leading…

Mon 10 June 2019

Tue 11 June 2019


Marina Deligianni, voice Pavlos Carvalho, bouzouki Manolis Taouxis, bouzouki, voice Spiros Bolovinis, baglama, bouzouki, voice Maria Tsirodimitri, guitar, voice Sarah Carvalho-Dubost, guitar Vassilis Tsitsanis (1915-1984) is probably the greatest icon…

Wed 12 June 2019

Alex Merritt Quintet

Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music. Alex has been freelancing in London since graduating and has been fortunate to…

Thu 13 June 2019

Graviton – Album Launch

Graviton is the formidable prog-jazz group led by Andrew McCormack, drawing on his wide range of influences that demonstrate his talents for composition as well as his captivating performances. The…

Fri 14 June 2019

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 18 June 2019

Sun 23 June 2019

On y va Jazz Band

Swinging sounds from a bunch of jazz mates who originally met in France – joined by others on the way – and who haven’t stopped jamming ever since.

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