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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 1st May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 1st May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 1

Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 1

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Thursday 1st May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrate this amazing achievement with two new releases: a live vinyl only album & a new studio album on CD & download, [...]

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Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 2

Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 2

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Friday 2nd May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrate this amazing achievement with two new releases: a live vinyl only album & a new studio album on CD & download, [...]

DJ Leba

DJ Leba

Friday 2nd May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Deep House, House and Progressive House

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Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 3

Led Bib – 3 night residency: Night 3

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Saturday 3rd May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrate this amazing achievement with two new releases: a live vinyl only album & a new studio album on CD & download, [...]

DJ Kozber

DJ Kozber

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Saturday 3rd May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Siriusonic Night with DJ Kozber and special guest    

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Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

Mojo

Sunday 4th May 2014 | 3pm - 6pm
Mojo (moderately optimistic jazz orchestra) are an exciting 17 piece jazz big band based in north London, made up of great musicians from all over the capital. With a repertoire including laid back & up tempo swing, Latin and funk [...]

Jazz Jam w/ Hannes Riepler

Jazz Jam w/ Hannes Riepler

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Sunday 4th May 2014 | 9pm - 1am
Vortex’s acclaimed Sunday evening Jazz Jam session in the Downstairs bar. From 9 til late, put weekend to bed with a nightcap and some honest-to-goodness jazz, just like in the good old days. Much has been written about London’s hot [...]

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The Bureau of Atomic Tourism: Nate Wooley / Teun Verbruggen / Hilmar Jensson / Andrew d’Angelo / Jozef Dumoulin / Tim Dahl

The Bureau of Atomic Tourism: Nate Wooley / Teun Verbruggen / Hilmar Jensson / Andrew d’Angelo / Jozef Dumoulin / Tim Dahl

Bureau of Atomic Tourism

Monday 5th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Andrew d’Angelo: Alto saxophone and Bass clarinet (USA) Nate Wooley: Trumpet (USA) Hilmar Jensson: Guitar (ICELAND) Jozef Dumoulin: Fender Rhodes (BELGIUM) Tim Dahl: Bass (USA) Teun Verbruggen: Drums and electronics (BELGIUM) This powerful band the Bureau of Atomic Tourism – [...]

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Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Tuesday 6th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
“Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece” Andy Gill – INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ 2 [...]

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Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Chris Wood

Wednesday 7th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
“Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece” Andy Gill – INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ 2 [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 8th May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

The Kandinsky Effect + Matt Stevens

The Kandinsky Effect + Matt Stevens

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Thursday 8th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to welcome back The Kandinsky Effect “The young Paris-based trio offers an invigorating approach to modern jazz and improvisation…” LA Times Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by [...]

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Darren Hayman’s Occupation: Show Eleven – Sitting Comfortably? – An Evening of Stories and Music

Darren Hayman’s Occupation: Show Eleven – Sitting Comfortably? – An Evening of Stories and Music

Darren-Hayman

Friday 9th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows at The Vortex, Dalston. There will be a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special guests. This is not your standard indie gig. Darren says “One of the first [...]

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Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Saturday 10th May 2014 | 11am - 12:30pm
Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Kit Downes & Lucy Railton’s Tricko Tareco + MOTIF

Kit Downes & Lucy Railton’s Tricko Tareco + MOTIF

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Saturday 10th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Kit Downes & Lucy Railton’s Tricko Tareco Having met playing with composer Thomas Strønen, UK pianist Kit Downes and Norwegian bassist Ole Morten Vågan are touring their two ensembles together in the UK and Norway. Tonight’s show will feature one [...]

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London Jazz Orchestra

London Jazz Orchestra

LJO

Sunday 11th May 2014 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Doors 3.30pm Starts 4pm Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band that includes many of London’s [...]

Talk: Alec Dankworth

Talk: Alec Dankworth

Downstairs

Sunday 11th May 2014 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Alec Dankworth is one of our leading bass players with a story to tell: about the experiences of playing with famous parents, with the likes of Dave Brubeck and the scene today. He talks with Sebastian Scotney, Founder-Editor of Londonjazznews, in an informal discussion [...]

Juwon Ogungbe and the Life Force Band

Juwon Ogungbe and the Life Force Band

Juwon Ogungbe

Sunday 11th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
British-Nigerian pianist/singer Juwon Ogungbe‘s current CD “Life Force Music” covers all bases – African grooves, soul stirring songs and funk licks are effortlessly mixed together. In the first set of tonight’s concert Juwon plays solo and in the second set he [...]

Jazz Jam w/ Hannes Riepler

Jazz Jam w/ Hannes Riepler

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Sunday 11th May 2014 | 9pm - 1am
Vortex’s acclaimed Sunday evening Jazz Jam session in the Downstairs bar. From 9 til late, put weekend to bed with a nightcap and some honest-to-goodness jazz, just like in the good old days. Much has been written about London’s hot [...]

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Bruno Heinen and Kristian Borring: ‘Postcard to Bill’

Bruno Heinen and Kristian Borring: ‘Postcard to Bill’

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Monday 12th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Over two nights (the first having taken place on March 10th), critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen and guitarist Kristian Borring will be recording their duo album live at the Vortex. The project is centered around compositions of the great pianist [...]

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Tony Malaby / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams

Tony Malaby / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams

Tuesday 13th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Playing a very special show, joined by the formidable rhythm section of Olie Brice (bass) and Jeff Williams (drums), we welcome sax supremo Tony Malaby. TONY MALABY Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Tony Malaby has been permanently based in New York since [...]

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Blow the Fuse 25th Birthday

Blow the Fuse 25th Birthday

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Wednesday 14th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Blow the Fuse celebrates its 25th birthday with the musicians from their very first night back in 1989 Louise Elliott sax/flute Cheryl Alleyne drums With special guests Josefina Cupido and Ruby Thompson Hosting, toasting and playing – Deirdre Cartwright and [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 15th May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

Bokani Dyer with Soweto Kinch / Seb Rochford / Chris Williams / Neil Charles

Bokani Dyer with Soweto Kinch / Seb Rochford / Chris Williams / Neil Charles

Bokani Dyer

Thursday 15th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Bokani Dyer – piano Chris Williams – alto Soweto Kinch – tenor Neil Charles – bass Seb Rochford – drums We’re delighted to present the first London concert for this formidable young talent, who will be joined by an equally [...]

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McCormack & Yarde Duo featuring Elysian Quartet

McCormack & Yarde Duo featuring Elysian Quartet

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Friday 16th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Having hosted their first gig together as a duo here at the Vortex in the summer of 2008, we’re delighted to welcome back Andrew McCormack and Jason Yarde with their new collaborators the Elysian Quartet for the launch of their new album Juntos. Andrew McCormack – Piano [...]

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Loop Club Night: Fofoulah / Strobes / Soundspecies DJ

Loop Club Night: Fofoulah / Strobes / Soundspecies DJ

Fofoulah

Saturday 17th May 2014 | 8pm - 1am
Loop Club Night London’s most dynamic and cutting edge collective Loop presents the next in their series of Club Nights: Dan Nicholls’ collaboration with New-York visual artist Stephen Byram merges big beats and electro-improv with stunning, highly integrated visuals. London-based [...]

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Yazz Ahmed Ensemble: Ahmed Family Hafla

Yazz Ahmed Ensemble: Ahmed Family Hafla

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Sunday 18th May 2014 | 3pm - 6pm
Hafla: an Arabic word, meaning a friendly social gathering, a relaxed meeting of minds, over coffee and dates; a party; a concert. Yazz Ahmed warmly invites you to spend an afternoon with her extended musical family, as she combines her electric [...]

Mopomoso

Mopomoso

Mopomoso Collage

Sunday 18th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Mopomoso presents an evening featuring four established duos from the finest in free improvisation Phil Minton / John Russell Chris Burn / Matt Hutchinson SQ: Paul Pignon /Thomas Bjelkeborn Jim Dvorak / Harrison Smith Phil Minton (voice) / John Russell [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 18th May 2014 | 9pm - 12:30am
The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

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Royal Academy of Music: Jazz Final Recitals

Royal Academy of Music: Jazz Final Recitals

Monday 19th May 2014 | 7:45pm - 11:30pm
As the culmination of their studies at the Royal Academy of Music, jazz students perform their final recital programmes in one of London’s top jazz venues. This is a chance to hear the jazz stars of tomorrow present their ensembles [...]

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ELEVATION: Lucian Ban / Abraham Burton / John Hebert / Eric McPherson

ELEVATION: Lucian Ban / Abraham Burton / John Hebert / Eric McPherson

Elevation

Tuesday 20th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Lucian Ban – piano Abraham Burton – ten sax John Hebert – bass Eric McPherson – drums This is the London show of the group’s European release tour. A powerhouse quartet, ELEVATION presents four of the most creative jazz musicians [...]

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Yomi Bashiru & Naija Grooves

Yomi Bashiru & Naija Grooves

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Wednesday 21st May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
We welcome back legendary Nigerian drummer/percussionist Yomi Bashiru (The Minister of Rhythms) and his explosive 9-piece group Naija Grooves create infectious grooves from the fusion of Fuji, Juju and Afrobeat rhythms. Expect heavy duty rhythms from one of Africa’s greatest [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 22nd May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

Feed Your Soul present Eleni Mylona + Lateefah + Anya Chaika + Savannah Dumetz

Feed Your Soul present Eleni Mylona + Lateefah + Anya Chaika + Savannah Dumetz

Eleni Mylona

Thursday 22nd May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Feed Your Soul present a night of new up and coming artists hosted by award winning vocalist Marcia Escoffery. Eleni Mylona is an acclaimed artist whose career started in Athens as a vocalist and expands today as a performer and [...]

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Pull Up The Roots present Erin McKeown + Ruth Theodore

Pull Up The Roots present Erin McKeown + Ruth Theodore

Erin McKeown

Friday 23rd May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE: A night of jazz & vaudeville standards from ERIN MCKEOWN A singular night of cover songs featuring Erin’s trademark stellar jazz guitar work and unadorned vocal style, it’s standards with all the fun and without all the [...]

Minimal Sound System

Minimal Sound System

Friday 23rd May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Checkout Minimal Sound System’s music remake for selected scenes in the dystopian futuristic, German expressionist film ‘Metropolis’  http://vimeo.com/20933822

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Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Saturday 24th May 2014 | 11am - 12:30pm
Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Chris Brokaw

Chris Brokaw

Chris Brokaw

Saturday 24th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
As part of left-field London promoter Damnably’s 8th birthday celebrations we bring you Chris Brokaw for a solo electric guitar set encompassing recent works. Chris Brokaw is a drummer, guitarist, singer/songwriter and a founding member of two of the most [...]

Slauka

Slauka

Slauka

Saturday 24th May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
DJ Slauka’s music is shedding new skins every day. 13 years in the UK have sent her through a melodic odyssey through which she always finds herself immersed in the newest yet most authentic sound scenes of London.

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Miss Soxee Presents: Open Decks

Miss Soxee Presents: Open Decks

Sunday 25th May 2014 | 2pm - 8pm
Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. Miss Soxee presents Open Decks at The Vortex Downstairs. A monthly Sunday event where music lovers play a [...]

François Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards

François Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards

Francois Carrier Trio

Sunday 25th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
We’re delighted to welcome back this trio, promoting their new album “The Russian Concert” on FMR Records, out in April. They’ll also play music from their “Overground to The Vortex” album (Not Two Records). Tonight’s performance will be recorded for [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 25th May 2014 | 9pm - 12:30am
The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

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Laura Jurd Quartet + Tandem

Laura Jurd Quartet + Tandem

Laura Jurd Quartet

Monday 26th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Laura Jurd Quartet The Laura Jurd Quartet return to the Vortex with their first official London date of 2014! Featuring first-class improvisers Laura Jurd – trumpet, Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Conor Chaplin – electric bass and Corrie Dick- drums the [...]

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Tails For Wales: Huw Warren / Mark Lockheart / Maria Lamburn / Huw V Williams

Tails For Wales: Huw Warren / Mark Lockheart / Maria Lamburn / Huw V Williams

Huw Warren

Tuesday 27th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Huw Warren – Piano, Composer Mark Lockheart – Saxophones Maria Lamburn – Viola/Bass Clarinet Huw V Williams – Bass TBC – Drums Tails for Wales is a new project from internationally acclaimed pianist Huw Warren featuring saxophonist Mark Lockheart and an [...]

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Dunajska Kapelye

Dunajska Kapelye

Dunajska Kapelye

Wednesday 28th May 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Piotr Jordan – violin Jez Cook – guitar Zac Gvirtzman – piano accordion/clarinet Raph Mizraki – double bass Great favourites Dunajska Kapelye are back with their unique blend of Gypsy, Balkan and Gypsy Swing led by the ever-surprising violin virtuoso [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 29th May 2014 | 10am - 12pm
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe. [...]

Dorian Ford / Jonny Phillips Duo

Dorian Ford / Jonny Phillips Duo

Thursday 29th May 2014 | 6:30pm - 8pm
Pianist / composer Dorian Ford teams up with Oriole guitarist Jonny Phillips, to explore the jazz heritage of Jarrett and Bill Evans, as well as the music of the spanish diaspora. The pieces are from their from their forthcoming album. [...]

The Fontanelles

The Fontanelles

The Fontanelles May 29

Thursday 29th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
“A terrific 12 piece band who intensify the music’s seductively repetitive rhythms” The Independent “The on stage band works up a storm as they pound through Fela Kuti’s hits to electrifying effect” The Metro In 2011 the groundbreaking Broadway production, [...]

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Monica Vasconcelos

Monica Vasconcelos

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Friday 30th May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos in celebration both of the release of her DVD ‘London Bossa’, filmed at the Vortex last summer, and of the 2014 Rio World Cup! São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living [...]

Miss Soxee and Patrick Steele

Miss Soxee and Patrick Steele

Friday 30th May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
A musical journey through Jazz, funk, soul, disco, broken beat and house. Miss Soxee first began circulating her eclectic sounds around Kings Cross, both at the former Ruby Lounge and Lincoln Lounge, where she held a weekly residency. Love of [...]

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Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

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Saturday 31st May 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
One of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists, Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. “a masterly vocalist… one of the finest [...]

Junior Otamon

Junior Otamon

Junior Otaman

Saturday 31st May 2014 | 10pm - 2am
  Everything From Spirituals To Tropical Beats. Unsung Heroes’s Songs www.mixcloud.com/juniorotamon