Get Involved: Membership & Volunteering

Loading Events

Events for June 2014

Calendar Month Navigation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
26

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 […]

27

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 […]

28

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 […]

29

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. […]

30

Monica Vasconcelos

Monica Vasconcelos

Monica Vasconcelos 2

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 […]

31

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

IanShaw_cJohnHaxby

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 […]

1

Vocals at Vortex

Vocals at Vortex

v12_orange

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.

2

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 […]

3

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 […]

4

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 […]

5

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 […]

6

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 […]

7

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. […]

8

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 […]

9

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 […]

10

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 […]

11

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 […]

12

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 […]

13

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 […]

14

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. […]

15

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 […]

16

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 […]

17

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 […]

18

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” […]

19

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 […]

20

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 […]

21

​Open Decks

​Open Decks

Open Decks

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

22

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 […]

23

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 […]

24

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 […]

25

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. […]

26

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, […]

27

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 […]

28

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. […]

29

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 […]

30

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. […]

1

Kjær3 + Forebrace

Kjær3 + Forebrace

Tuesday 1st July 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Kjær3 is Julie Kjær / John Edwards / Steve Noble Forebrace is Alex Ward / Roberto Sassi / Santiago Horro / Jem Doulton KJAER3 Danish saxophonist, Julie Kjær joins forces with the english powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and […]

2

Blow the Fuse present ARQ + Element

Blow the Fuse present ARQ + Element

Alison Rayner

Wednesday 2nd July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Tonight ARQ launch their brand new album  ‘August’, recorded live at the Vortex and released on Blow the Fuse Records. Led by bass player Alison Rayner they play melodic compositions with killer grooves, influences from American swing, funk and dance […]

3

Teotima SOLD OUT

Teotima SOLD OUT

Teotima

Thursday 3rd July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Excellent release.” Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music “On first listen, this could well be album of the year!” Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM Teotima is a 16-piece jazz / afro-latin / soul ensemble from London. Guitarist-composer Greg Sanders started Teotima; taking the […]

4

Teotima

Teotima

Teotima

Friday 4th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Due to popular demand we’ve added a second date. “Excellent release.” Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music “On first listen, this could well be album of the year!” Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM Teotima is a 16-piece jazz / afro-latin / soul ensemble […]

5

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio

Jim Mullen

Saturday 5th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Following the release of the album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, the Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio. The album features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans. Having […]

6

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

MOJO

Sunday 6th July 2014 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
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 […]