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Mon 16 September 2019

Esben Tjalve’s Red Kite Album Launch

Red Kite is a sextet led by pianist Esben Tjalve joined by the highly skilled musicians and seasoned lights of the UK jazz scene: Fulvio Sigurta (trumpet), Ross Hughes (bass clarinet and Sax), Hannes Riepler (guitar), Jasper Høiby (bass) and Tim Giles (drums).

Tue 17 September 2019

Wed 18 September 2019

Sweet September

Shake the September melancholy with the gorgeous songs of favourite singers such as Arleta, Paspala, Galani, Alexiou amongst others and beloved composers Hadjidakis, Loizos, Hadjinasios to name but a few!…

Thu 19 September 2019

Fri 20 September 2019


“These Guys Are Super Badass!” Vancouver International Jazz Festival – June 2014 Since their formation in 1996 Partisans have been thrilling audiences with their ferociously energetic performances. Hailed as breaking…

Late Night: Grassroots

The September edition of Grass Roots will feature a ferocious outfit named Rhinoceros. Led by tenor saxophonist Damon Oliver, this septet's high-energy but controlled sound seamlessly connects the dots between contemporary jazz, rock and electronic music.

Sat 21 September 2019

Sun 22 September 2019

Theo May’s Odd Unit

Theo May’s original music for Odd Unit is rich weave of Jazz, Folk and Classical music- difficult to pigeon-hole into any one genre, but immediately recognisable and striking in its…

Mon 23 September 2019

The Shape of Jazz To Come presents: Joe Downard

The Shape of Jazz to Come presents: ‘Seven Japanese Tales’ a project created by Joe Downard whose compositions were inspired by the writing of Japanese author Junichirō Tanizaki’s ‘Seven Japanese Tales’.

Tue 24 September 2019

Richard Fairhurst Trio

‘Award winning pianist Richard Fairhurst, is a powerful keyboard virtuoso capable of both meditation and funkiness, but he is as sophisticated a composer as he is a player. He is one of the UK’s most innovative pianists‘ (John Fordham, The Guardian)

Wed 25 September 2019

Thu 26 September 2019

Fri 27 September 2019

Sat 28 September 2019

Sarah Gillespie

Streetwise singer Sarah Gillespie returns to the Vortex with a great band including Kit Downes, Chris Montague, James Maddren and Ruth Goller. Unmissable

Sun 29 September 2019

Mon 30 September 2019

Tue 01 October 2019

Twice As Nice

Part of a new monthly residency curated by saxophonist Rachael Cohen which celebrates the art of the duo. Two groups will perform, often including an established duo alongside a pairing…

Wed 02 October 2019

Fri 04 October 2019

The Brass Monkeys

The Brass Monkeys are an eclectic improvising brass band influenced by jazz, blues, reggae, country, free improvisation, soul, folk …… Performing an exciting mix of original material and unusual classics.…

Late night: Jazz Inc presents – Twilight sessions

Fronted by House Band Paul Westwwod’s Jazz Fx we welcome… Joe Diodato Trio Joe Diodato is an Italian born singer/songwriter and composer. His Trio performs live original compositions, and also…

Sat 05 October 2019

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones :Tenor/Soprano Saxophones Ross Stanley:Piano Riaan Vosloo:Double Bass Tim Giles:Drums An award winning Uk jazz saxophonist/composer who has been based in London for over 25 years. He works in…

Sun 06 October 2019

Mon 07 October 2019

Moss Freed’s Union Division

Comprising leading figures from the UK’s improvised music scene, Union Division present Micromotives: a daring and anarchic approach to collective spontaneous composition, with improvisation and sociality at its core. Following…

Thu 10 October 2019

Fri 11 October 2019

Nikki Iles Big Band

Award winning pianist and composer, Nikki Iles brings her 20 piece Jazz Orchestra to the Vortex marking a new chapter in a long and distinguished career in British Jazz, gathering…

Sat 12 October 2019


Emulsion is… a celebration of the adventurous spirit & the open mind an experiment a group of like-minded musicians a cross-genre new music platform a specialised and unusual development opportunity…

Sun 13 October 2019


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 14 October 2019

Warriors International Present: Freedom

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. In essence the team strive to…

Tue 15 October 2019

Alice Leggett Quartet

Line-up: Alice Leggett – sax Rick Simpson – piano Calum Gourlay – bass Jon Scott – drums The Alice Leggett Quartet will be playing a combination of Alice’s original compositions,…

Wed 16 October 2019

Sat 19 October 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 20 October 2019


John Russell continues to host the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music.

Mon 21 October 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…

Sat 26 October 2019


Two time Grammy winning Nigerian percussion wizard Lekan Babalola brings his acclaimed LEKAN BABALOLA’s OGUN | OSUN project to London. Lekan Babalola is well known for his innovative musical style,…

Sun 27 October 2019

MOJO & Catherine Lima

The 17-piece Mo Jazz Orchestra are joined by fabulous singer Catherine Lima for another Sunday afternoon of fantastic Big Band tunes. With an eclectic repertoire, the band has regularly performed…

Mon 28 October 2019

Wed 30 October 2019

Peter Bruun’s ‘All Too Human’

In 2017, Danish percussive pioneer Peter Bruun set out on an ambitious adventure with three like-minded improvisers. Under the ‘All Too Human’ banner, their first album (2017’s ‘Vernacular Avant-garde’) succeeded…

Thu 31 October 2019

Kjetil Mulelid Trio

Kjetil A Mulelid – piano Andreas Winther – drums Bjørn Marius Hegge – double bass   Kjetil says… This is my own piano trio with musicians that are involved in…

Sun 03 November 2019

Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

Line-up: Stefanos Tsourelis, guitars and oud Dave Jones, bass  Eric Ford, drums Born in Larisa, Greece, he has been playing music from the age of 10. He took his first…

Fri 15 November 2019


A boxing ring is set on stage. Six musicians are set in the middle. Live audio samples are used. Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali takes you through his mind as I K A R A I sets his most legendary fight to music. Our new concert, MUHAMMAD, is a full-length musical telling of Ali’s movements and thoughts in the 1974 world heavyweight championship fight he ultimately won.

JZ Replacement

Line up: Zhenya Strigalev – saxes, electronics Jamie Murray – drums JZ Replacement is a high energy and intense newly formed project, having just successfully played the Love Supreme festival,…

Sat 16 November 2019


Calum Gourlay – Double Bass Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano Dave Ingamells – Drums Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of…

Jas Kayser

This year for the EFG London Jazz Festival, the Vortex Jazz Club are hosting a series of late night shows featuring some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in the…

Sun 17 November 2019


Calum Gourlay – Double Bass Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano Dave Ingamells – Drums Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of…

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