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Mon 24 February 2020

Penge Triangle + SBAD

Dylan Bates’s piano trio returns with more Bates originals about love, loss and liminality. While Dylan is perhaps better known as a violinist, the piano is more suited to the…

Tue 25 February 2020

Wed 26 February 2020

Thu 27 February 2020

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen’s monthly Words and Jazz has become an important and pleasurable night over the past 4 years – for poetry and jazz lovers alike. Poets: Amy Neilson Smith Dominic…

Fri 28 February 2020

Craig Taborn – Solo

Composer/Pianist/Electronic Musican Craig Taborn was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  While Studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Craig had the good fortune to play in…

Sat 29 February 2020

Sun 01 March 2020


The John Bennett Band is a 15 piece jazz ensemble. The music is structured whilst also allowing for interplay between the musicians. John describes the band as not a “…

Huw Warren : Odd Elegy

Wales meets Tunisia for St David’s day! A  new project based on the compositions of oud master and vocalist Dhafer Youssef. An all star band includes composer/multi instrumentalist Maria Lamburn, guitarist…

Mon 02 March 2020

Tue 03 March 2020

Wed 04 March 2020

Union Division

Comprising leading figures from the UK improvised music scene, Union Division perform a selection of pieces from Moss Freed’s ‘Micromotives’: a daring and anarchic approach to spontaneous music, with improvisation,…

Thu 05 March 2020

Animal Society

‘hard-riffing band look set to catch the current wave of progressive jazz and metal acts on the rise’ JAZZWISE Animal Society is a new sound in UK jazz, somewhere in…

Fri 06 March 2020

Seddik and the Seeds Of Creation

Seeds Of Creation offer a distinctive take on jazz, drawing on Arabic and Afro-blues influences. The five-piece create an absorbing, compulsively danceable sound, drawing on the Algerian roots of founder…

Sat 07 March 2020

Gileno Santana Trio

Want to buy tickets to the main show as well? Click here Gileno Santana, probably the most versatile musician of his generation, shows his most creative side with a band…

Sun 08 March 2020

Leggett/Stone Lonergan/Giles/Gourlay

Alice is a London based saxophonist and composer, who regularly performs in venues such as The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s and The Con Cellar Bar, alongside other UK jazz clubs.  Since graduating from…

Mon 09 March 2020

Tue 10 March 2020

Xhosa Cole Quartet plays Unity

Xhosa Cole, the BBC young Jazz musician of the year, brings together an all star line up to play the music of Larry Young’s timeless Blue Note Records masterpiece ‘Unity’.…

Wed 11 March 2020

Jazz Connective – KOUMA (late night)

Like Schrödinger’s cat or Penrose’s staircase, Kouma is a paradox. A sound that is both dry and oozing, metallic and hammering, that springs like a geyser, a mutant power-trio that…

Thu 12 March 2020

Fri 13 March 2020

Geoff Simkins Quintet

Geoff Simkins is one of the true great improvisors on the scene today and has worked with some of the jazz giants including Harry Sweets Edison, Tal Farlow and Slim…

Sat 14 March 2020

The Leo Richardson Quartet

Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences…

Mon 16 March 2020

A tribute to Albert Ayler

This newly formed sextet brings to the Vortex the intensity of Albert Ayler’s extraordinary compositions and dense soundscapes. Inspired by Alex Bonney’s 2007 tribute recording to Ayler’s music, this original…

Tue 17 March 2020

Wed 18 March 2020

Rafe’s Dilemma

A family on the edge, the pressures of society, gossip, heartbreak… Find yourself immersed in synthesised soundscapes, electronic improvisation & spoken word, exploring the multitude of emotions we all experience…

Sat 21 March 2020

Byron Wallen – Portrait Album Tour

Want to find out more about the late show? Click here Byron Wallen is “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” (Jazzwise Magazine). Widely recognised as…

Sun 22 March 2020

NYJO London at the Vortex

NYJO London are two ensembles from the NYJO Academy in London. The groups focus on honing and developing their aural and improvisational skills, as well as building solos and working…

Mon 23 March 2020

Becca Wilkins’ Gestalt

Becca Wilkins is a young London-based vocalist and her latest project, Gestalt is a collaboration with some of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians. Her writing explores varied themes from…

Tue 24 March 2020


MS MAURICE ALSO KNOWN AS SHEILA MAURICE-GREY IS A LONDON BASED TRUMPETER, VOCALIST AND VISUAL ARTIST Ms Maurice brings her melange of influences from organic grooves infused with 70s jazz…

Wed 25 March 2020

Thu 26 March 2020

Fri 27 March 2020

Sun 29 March 2020

The Calum Gourlay Big Band

Calum Gourlay’s Big Band is back after a short month off! One new piece of music every month written specially for this unique large ensemble. Also featuring music from Calum’s…

Tue 31 March 2020

Wed 01 April 2020

Chris Laurence Quartet

The Chris Laurence Quartet Will be performing compositions by Kenny Wheeler , John Surman, Airto Moreira and many others. This Quartet have been together for more than a decade, resulting…

Thu 02 April 2020

Ant Law Trio

Described as “An innovator” and “A gamechanger” by The Guardian, British guitarist Ant lives in London and leads his quintet, dubbed “An exciting band to hear live” by John Fordham.…

Fri 03 April 2020

Late show: SEN3 Live

Want tickets to see the late show and the main show? Click here An exciting new genre-hopping guitar trio have emerged from London’s melting pot.The band create a compelling wide-screen…

Tue 07 April 2020


Moonscape “Fresh and Joyous” (Manchester jazz festival), Moonscape is an exciting contemporary group playing original music drawn from a wide range of influences. Taking the 60’s cordless quartets of Ornette…

Thu 09 April 2020

Iago Goes To The Chapel

Fronted by Olly Chalk, Iago Goes To The Chapel is a new band. 
Olly, Daniel and Christos live in London. Mirna lives in Berlin. Inspired by Björk, Kate Bush and…

Tue 14 April 2020

Jacky Naylor Sextet

Jacky Naylor’s Sextet was formed to premiere Naylor’s ‘Industrial’ Suite, commissioned by Lancaster Jazz Festival in 2019. Raised in West Yorkshire, he wanted to capture different elements of the Industrial…

Sat 18 April 2020

Sun 19 April 2020

Mon 27 April 2020

Chanda Rule & Sweet Emma Band

Chanda Rule is a magical vocalist from the south side of Chicago, deeply rooted in Southern Church music, as well as contemporary groove Music. With her feet rooted in gospel, a heart filled with soul, and a voice touched with jazz, singer and songwriter Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, and bending words since her childhood.

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