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Sat 10 December 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY – THE ITALIAN JOB

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by Bruno Heinen. Tonight a special performance by The Italian Job, with Michele Tacchi and Riccardo Chiaberta, ahead of its release…

Sun 11 December 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

The LJO caps its 25th anniversary year at the Vortex — London’s longest jazz residency — with this great gig  featuring new music by Alcyona Mick, Stuart Hall, and Josephine…

Mon 12 December 2016

Tue 13 December 2016

Wed 14 December 2016

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT XMAS PARTY

The award-winning WorldService Project return to The Vortex with a bang, having released their third album For King and Country on Rare Noise Records, and toured across the UK, Ireland, France, Italy,…

Thu 15 December 2016

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT XMAS PARTY

December 14   The award-winning WorldService Project return to The Vortex with a bang, having released their third album For King and Country on Rare Noise Records, and toured across the UK,…

Fri 16 December 2016

Annie Whitehead World Music Workshop Band

Another chance to hear this exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the…

Sat 17 December 2016

Sun 18 December 2016

Mon 19 December 2016

John Bennett Band

This is the final  chance to see the wonderful John Bennett Band in 2016. A stalwart of the old Vortex club, they now play a  monthly spot at the Vortex.…

Tue 20 December 2016

Aquarium

We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what…

Wed 21 December 2016

Thu 22 December 2016

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…

VLAD MILLER AND NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground Vlad Miller – piano Les Booth – six- string electric bass Dave Rohoman – drums Adrian Northover – saxes www.vladmillernfu.wordpress.com Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground is a band that…

Fri 23 December 2016

EVAN PARKER

A giant of the saxophone and an innovator. Evan Parker plays monthly at the Vortex. Here he celebrates Christmas with a hand-picked line-up – Shabaka Hutchings (Sax, reeds), John Edwards…

Sat 24 December 2016

Thu 29 December 2016

Fri 30 December 2016

Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt

Fresh from their EFG London Jazz Festival performance, join Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt for a pre New Year’s special like never before. They will be showcasing their own material and a…

Sat 31 December 2016

New Years Eve at the Vortex

Celebrate the New Year at the Vortex. A glass of champagne, a meal and then gorgeous jazz from Gill Manly, Simon Wallace and special guests…. Always a sell-out book early…

Thu 05 January 2017

EVAN PARKER

The first in the New Year with the master of free improvisation. Evan’s involvement with the Vortex goes back many years, during which time he has invited an incredible roster…

Fri 06 January 2017

Heidi Vogel

The voice of the Cinematic Orchestra. Repertoire from here, the USA and Brazil interpreted with energy and charm. The band includes one of our favourite pianists – Bruno Heinen

Sat 07 January 2017

The Exiles

With special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past few years. London-based ‘exile’ Scott Stroman…

Sun 08 January 2017

The Exiles

With special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past few years. London-based ‘exile’ Scott Stroman…

Mon 09 January 2017

Wed 11 January 2017

MOSIAC

Led by vibraphonist and Kenny Wheeler Music Prize winner Ralph Wyld, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced…

Thu 12 January 2017

DAVE MANNINGTON’S RIFF RAFF

This London based super group led by bassist Dave Mannington released their new album, Hullabaloo, on Loop Records last year. Riff Raff mixes the bass playing leader’s clever composing with a…

Sun 15 January 2017

Gilad Atzmon/Saul Rubin

The return of a New York special! A chance to hear saxophonist Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, frequently in the band of Sonny Rollins and visiting from New York.…

Mon 16 January 2017

Tue 17 January 2017

Thu 19 January 2017

Quest Ensemble

An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. Intrinsically…

Sun 22 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.

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.

Thu 26 January 2017

Karim Musallam Quartet ft. Gilad Atzmon

Kamal Musallam, Jordanian Arabic Fusion artist, oud and guitar player, had released 6 personal records up to this date, and a few collaborative ones. Joined the stage with big names as Sting,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Fri 10 March 2017

Cloudmakers Trio

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

Sat 11 March 2017

Cloudmakers Trio – 2nd night of 2!

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

Sat 18 March 2017

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