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Vocals at Vortex

Vocals at Vortex

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Sunday 1st June 2014 | 7pm - 11pm
Open mic night hosted by Romy Summers and the Bob Stuckey Trio: Bob Stuckey (piano), Jerome Davies (bass), Cheryl Alleyne (drums) Doors and singing list open at 7pm… come down early if you’d like to sing.

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 1st June 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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Nick Malcolm Quartet – Album Launch

Nick Malcolm Quartet – Album Launch

Nick Malcolm

Monday 2nd June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Nick Malcolm is an original, exciting and heart-felt improviser. His quartet play original music, mixing a love of free improvisation with more structured playing, merging and deconstructing rhythm, melody and all the points between. The result is an interactive, intense and [...]

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Mark Lockheart / Jasper Hoiby / Liam Noble

Mark Lockheart / Jasper Hoiby / Liam Noble

Mark Lockheart Jasper Hoiby Liam Noble

Tuesday 3rd June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
All highly respected and innovative band leaders in their own right this all star trio brings together three of the most exciting musicians/composers in the UK. Featuring original material by all three members this trio will also explore radical rearrangements [...]

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Michelson Morley

Michelson Morley

Michelson Morley

Wednesday 4th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Melodic, exciting and beguilingly atmospheric music led by Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie and featuring Will Harris on bass, Mark Whitlam on drums, with special guest Dan Messore on guitar. Electronics and acoustic instruments combine with a minimalist, evolutionary [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 5th June 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. [...]

Desert Island Discs Live

Desert Island Discs Live

Live Junction

Thursday 5th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Tonight, Live Junction’s Holly Cullen-Davies will interview doctor Alex Salam about his extraordinary 13 month trip to Antarctica where he was employed to do research for the European Space Agency. Here Alex will talk about his experience and how music [...]

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The Road To Bop – pre-concert talk

The Road To Bop – pre-concert talk

Friday 6th June 2014 | 7pm - 8pm
Ahead of his concert tonight at the Vortex Jazz Club, Gilad will give a talk about his first encounter with jazz music and its impact on his ethical and philosophical stand, exploring aspects of music and morality. To book a [...]

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

Gilad Atzmon

Friday 6th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
‘A formidable improvisational array…a jazz giant’ The Guardian. ‘The best musician living in the world today’ Robert Wyatt 20 years after landing in the UK, saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon has become an intensely creative presence on the European scene. [...]

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Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

Gilad Atzmon

Saturday 7th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
‘A formidable improvisational array…a jazz giant’ The Guardian. ‘The best musician living in the world today’ Robert Wyatt 20 years after landing in the UK, saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon has become an intensely creative presence on the European scene. [...]

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London Jazz Orchestra

London Jazz Orchestra

LJO

Sunday 8th June 2014 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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 top musicians, as well [...]

Hans Koller / Francois Theberge / Jeff Williams / Percy Pursglove

Hans Koller / Francois Theberge / Jeff Williams / Percy Pursglove

Hans Koller

Sunday 8th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
François Théberge Tenor saxophone Hans Koller Piano Percy Pursglove Bass Jeff Williams Drums For this special Vortex date, Chasing the Unicorn (Francois Theberge [Tenor Saxophone] Hans Koller [Piano] Percy Pursglove [Bass] and Jeff Williams [Drums]) celebrate the music of Thelonious [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 8th June 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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Academy Jazz Final Recitals

Academy Jazz Final Recitals

Monday 9th June 2014 | 7:15pm - 11pm
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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Alexander Hawkins / Neil Charles / Tom Skinner

Alexander Hawkins / Neil Charles / Tom Skinner

Alexander Hawkins

Tuesday 10th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Alexander Hawkins is a pianist who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). Whist audiences are perhaps more familiar with his Ensemble – ‘one of the [...]

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Eddie Prévost / Guillaume Viltard / Nat Catchpole / Jamie Coleman

Eddie Prévost / Guillaume Viltard / Nat Catchpole / Jamie Coleman

Eddie Prevost

Wednesday 11th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Eddie Prévost, With Respect Nathaniel Catchpole—Tenor saxophone Jamie Coleman—Trumpet Guillaume Viltard—Double bass Eddie Prévost—Drums In a spirit of adventure, a spirit of of improvising encounters, tonight Prévost presents a group of his younger colleagues. All have been associated with a [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 12th June 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. [...]

Ollie Howell Quintet

Ollie Howell Quintet

Ollie Howell

Thursday 12th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Barely into his mid-twenties, Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, composer, bandleader and international recording artist. Now signed to Whirlwind Recordings, Ollie’s debut album, ‘Sutures and Stitches’, was released in September 2013. Recorded in London, and mixed and mastered [...]

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Darren Hayman’s Occupation: The Essex Trilogy

Darren Hayman’s Occupation: The Essex Trilogy

Occupation 12

Friday 13th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Popside and The Vortex Present Darren Hayman’s Occupation - Show Twelve – The Essex Trilogy Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows here at The Vortex. Occupations have revolved around a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Saturday 14th June 2014 | 10am - 11am
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. [...]

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Saturday 14th June 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.

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits

John Etheridge credit Doreen Pallier

Saturday 14th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Pete Whittaker (organ) & Mark Fletcher (drums). Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a [...]

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Mopomoso

Mopomoso

Mopomoso

Sunday 15th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
In a break from their usual programming Mopomoso presents an intriguing concert in two halves, with the first half from the Portfolio Improvisers group and the second featuring three fine guitar players from the UK, France and Canada. Part One [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 15th June 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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Alexis Taylor + Special Guest

Alexis Taylor + Special Guest

Alexis Taylor

Monday 16th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Local presents Alexis Taylor Alexis Taylor is a musician, producer, DJ and songwriter from London, a co-founder of Grammy-nominated pop group Hot Chip, and member of improvised/non-improvised music project About Group. New album Await Barbarians, is released by Domino Records on [...]

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The Fat Face Band + Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Band

The Fat Face Band + Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Band

Fat Face Band

Tuesday 17th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Match & Fuse and the Vortex Present The Fat Face Band US-based jazz trio (Charlotte, North Carolina) featuring Matthew Postle (trumpet/melodica), Troy Conn (guitar), and Molly Brown will perform a variety of New Orleans Jazz, infused with Americana and original [...]

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Dice Factory + Stories

Dice Factory + Stories

Dice Factory

Wednesday 18th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Two groups featuring some of the brightest young musicians around. DICE FACTORY Tom Challenger (tenor saxophone) Dan Nicholls (piano) Tom Farmer (double bass) Jon Scott (drums) Dice Factory – the name taken from Luke Rhinehart’s classic novel “The Dice Man” [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 19th June 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. [...]

Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards / Sam Bailey

Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards / Sam Bailey

Evan Parker credit Caroline Forbes

Thursday 19th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight’s concert will start promptly at 8.30pm First set Sam Bailey solo prepared piano Second set Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards Third set Evan Parker / John Russell [...]

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Emilia Mårtensson

Emilia Mårtensson

EMILIA MARTENSSON credit Joanna Natalija Gourley

Friday 20th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
“…a voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” JAZZWISE “…the album is a thing of simple beauty…what really impresses is a talent for story telling and for drawing the listener in…taste-makers take note!” JazzUK “…Ethereal Voice” Time Out Emilia Mårtensson is [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Kozber

Friday 20th June 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Kozber: Siriusonic Night Krzysztof Kozber is a DJ and producer from Poland. He’ll be playing late night ambient beats in the Vortex Downstairs.  

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​Open Decks

​Open Decks

Open Decks

Saturday 21st June 2014 | 2pm - 7pm
In the Vortex Downstairs​ Presented by Soxee & Steely ​ ​Strictly vinyl​  

Chris Laurence Quartet: Martin France / John Parricelli / Frank Ricotti

Chris Laurence Quartet: Martin France / John Parricelli / Frank Ricotti

Chris Laurence Quartet

Saturday 21st June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
The Vortex welcomes back this tremendously influential quartet Chris Laurence, double bass Martin France, drums John Paricelli, guitar Frank Ricotti, vibraphone Bassist Chris Laurence has been a fixture on the British scene for many years, working regularly in the jazz [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

dubratz

Saturday 21st June 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Dubratz – Mr Faso / ​Slauka ​/ Mr Vibez​ will be playing Dub, Deep Dubstep, Bass, Hip Hop, Jungle in the Vortex Downstairs ​

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Vortex Jam Session with the Hannes Riepler Quartet

Vortex Jam Session with the Hannes Riepler Quartet

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 22nd June 2014 | 8:30pm - 12am
The Vortex Downstairs jam session moves upstairs for one week only. Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see [...]

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Trinity Laban Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble

Trinity Laban Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble

Credit JK Photography

Monday 23rd June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Led by the UK’s leading jazz choral director, Pete Churchill, a thirty-five strong jazz choir will be joined by a talented band from Trinity Laban’s jazz course for a set of jazz, gospel, soul, folk and much more. The second [...]

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Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp Trio

Tuesday 24th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Matthew Shipp Trio Matthew Shipp, piano Whit Dickey, drums Michael Bisio, bass He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 25th June 2014 | 11am - 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. [...]

She’koyokh

She’koyokh

Shekoyokh

Wednesday 25th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“One of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), This amazing and charming band began busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market. Now they perform in the famous concert halls of [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 26th June 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. [...]

John Hegley + Simon Munnery

John Hegley + Simon Munnery

John Hegley

Thursday 26th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Poems, anecdotes and songs with Eleanor Moreton on fiddle, from consumate wordsmith John Hegley, joined by special guest Simon Munnery JOHN HEGLEY ‘Comedy’s poet laureate” The Independent Local man John Hegley’s first public performance monies came from busking his songs, [...]

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Vula Viel

Vula Viel

Vula Viel

Friday 27th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
In a change to our original programme we’re delighted to present Vula Viel  Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Saturday 28th June 2014 | 10am - 11am
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. [...]

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Vox Voices

Saturday 28th June 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.

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

Ian-Shaw

Saturday 28th June 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We welcome back 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. www.ianshaw.biz    

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Saturday 28th June 2014 | 10pm - 2am
​DJ Night with ​Minimal Sound System ​(aka Giuseppe Salone​)​ playing electronic dub funk

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Mike Hobart’s Urban Jazz Collective

Mike Hobart’s Urban Jazz Collective

MikeHobartBand

Sunday 29th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Mike Hobart is an experienced and soulful saxophonist who has played with the likes of Esther Phillips and Maceo Parker. His first inspirations were the flowing freedoms of Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet and the soulful blues of Ray Charles, but [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 29th June 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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Paul Dunmall Quartet: Sunship Revisited

Paul Dunmall Quartet: Sunship Revisited

Paul Dunmall

Monday 30th June 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Paul Dunmall tenor saxophone Howard Cottle tenor saxophone Olie Brice bass, Tony Bianco drums John Coltrane’s album SUNSHIP, widely regarded as one of his greatest recordings, perhaps even more powerful than A LOVE SUPREME, is the inspiration for tonight’s concert. [...]