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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Closed for private event

Closed for private event

Monday 7th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm

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Dave Tucker / Alan Tomlinson / Rachel Musson / Jim Lebaigue + Veryan Weston

Dave Tucker / Alan Tomlinson / Rachel Musson / Jim Lebaigue + Veryan Weston

Alan Tomlinson credit Yiannis Katsaris

Tuesday 8th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A double bill of improvised and experimental sounds, full of surprise, invention, subtlety & wit. Charm School: Alan Tomlinson – Trombones. Rachel Musson – Tenor Sax Dave Tucker – Double Bass Jim Lebaigue – Drums & Percussion Plus Veryan Weston […]

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Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud

Wednesday 9th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
What was Penny Rimbaud’s ‘Last Amendment’, but is now ‘L’Académie des Vanités’, continue their quarterly residency with further adventures into the realms of words and music or, as Rimbaud puts it, ‘the poetry of jazz and the jazz of poetry’. […]

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George Crowley + Rhythm Sticks

George Crowley + Rhythm Sticks

George Crowley

Thursday 10th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
GEORGE CROWLEY ‘There are times on Paper Universe, George Crowley’s debut album, when the young saxophonist and composer sounds like he’s been sitting by the side of Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young. There are times when he flies out of […]

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Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman

Friday 11th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
‘Possesses something of the rhythmic freedom of Gretchen Parlato… What impresses most is the overall sweep of the album, which pulls you into a sound world all of its own.’ Peter Quinn, Jazzwise magazine London Jazz Singer of the Year […]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Saturday 12th July 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. […]

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Guildhall Jazz Band

Guildhall Jazz Band

Guildhall Jazz Band

Sunday 13th July 2014 | 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Emerging young stars, led by Scott Stroman, take the stage as the big-band flagship of the Guildhall’s renowned jazz programme round off their season with a special concert featuring compositions and arrangements by members of the band.  

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Audrey Lauro / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders plus Lauren Kinsella / Hannah Marshall / Nick Malcolm

Audrey Lauro / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders plus Lauren Kinsella / Hannah Marshall / Nick Malcolm

Monday 14th July 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Audrey Lauro, saxophone Olie Brice, double bass Mark Sanders, drums AUDREY LAURO Audrey Lauro is an alto saxophonist with a wealth of experience in the Belgian experimental music scene, having played with Marc Ribot, Veryan Weston, Peter Evans, Carlos Zingaro, […]

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Vegan Pop Up Restaurant

Vegan Pop Up Restaurant

Vegan Vortex

Tuesday 15th July 2014 | 6:30pm - 9pm
The Vortex Downstairs holds its second vegan popup night with a delicious three-course set meal for £15. Chef Emily Stephenson has previously worked at the Wild Food Café in Covent Garden Book early to avoid disappointment

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 16th July 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. […]

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David Thomas Broughton + Woodpigeon SOLD OUT

David Thomas Broughton + Woodpigeon SOLD OUT

DTB

Thursday 17th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Arguably the most staggering live musician in the country.” – SONNY BAKER, MOJO David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. Walls […]

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Bitch ‘n’ Monk + Laura Moody

Bitch ‘n’ Monk + Laura Moody

Bitch n Monk

Friday 18th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Bitch ‘n’ Monk ‘Beatboxing soprano’ & guitarist Heidi Heidelberg and experimental flute-player Mauricio Velasierra first met in a tent in Taunton, fought over melodies in Paris, and are now gaining an eclectic set of fans from Yoko Ono to Ray […]

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Dance Nations Dalston

Dance Nations Dalston

Saturday 19th July 2014 | 2pm - 11pm
For the fifth year running, head to Dalston’s hippest square for a packed day of live music and dance workshops. For all ages and abilities, this annual event unites some of east London’s finest talent to create a carnival spirit. […]

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Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT ONE

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT ONE

Tanja Feichtmair Mopomoso

Sunday 20th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We present a two night festival of improvised music, linking up some of the most exiting British and Austrian improvisers around. Each night will have a different programme of smaller combinations plus a large group with everyone playing together. With thanks […]

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Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT TWO

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT TWO

Tanja Feichtmair Mopomoso

Monday 21st July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We present a two night festival of improvised music, linking up some of the most exiting British and Austrian improvisers around. Each night will have a different programme of smaller combinations plus a large group with everyone playing together. With thanks […]

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What is Beauty

What is Beauty

Tuesday 22nd July 2014 | 6:30pm - 11pm
Mediorite and Poached Creatives present Art Exhibition ‘what is Beauty’ showcasing outsider art, film, poetry and painting from young people and adults who have experienced mental health issues and those simply value creative expression as an important part of their […]

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Trio Manouche

Trio Manouche

Trio Manouche

Wednesday 23rd July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Trio Manouche are one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles, performing inspired re-worked classics of Django Reinhardt in addition to highly acclaimed original material penned by their band leader Simon Harris, bringing a unique and contemporary twist to this […]

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Evan Parker / John Edwards / Steve Noble

Evan Parker / John Edwards / Steve Noble

Evan Parker credit Caroline Forbes

Thursday 24th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Evan Parker A major force in European improvising, Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one […]

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Annie Whitehead’s World Music Workshop

Annie Whitehead’s World Music Workshop

AWWMW

Friday 25th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Back for their annual Vortex Workshop. An exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, african and latin grooves, under the leadership of trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the phenomenal bass and drums of Jennifer Maidman and […]

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Kit Downes & Tom Challenger: Wedding Music + Dan Nicholls

Kit Downes & Tom Challenger: Wedding Music + Dan Nicholls

pipes

Saturday 26th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A very special opportunity to experience Wedding Music; the stunning collaboration between Tom Challenger (Saxophone) and Kit Downes (Church Organ). Plus the remarkable keyboard player Dan Nicholls plays a solo set. Kit Downes & Tom Challenger: Wedding Music Having both […]

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London Jazz Meetup

London Jazz Meetup

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Sunday 27th July 2014 | 2:45am - 7pm
A social mixer and vinyl jazz jam. This is a group for people who love jazz in all its varied forms: from swing to be-bop, acid jazz to jazz-rock. More here

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Elliot Galvin Trio + The Lydian Tree

Elliot Galvin Trio + The Lydian Tree

Elliot Galvin Trio

Monday 28th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Chaos Collective present another genre-pushing evening of live music. The Elliot Galvin Trio was formed in 2012 and sees the meeting of three like- minded creatives. Exploring the possibilities of the traditional piano trio line-up with a sense of […]

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Shiver + Matthew Bourne Synthesizer Show

Shiver + Matthew Bourne Synthesizer Show

Shiver

Tuesday 29th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Chris Sharkey’s Shiver Chris Sharkey is ‘one of the most exciting guitarists on the UK scene’ (Jazzwise) and has spent the last decade performing in some of the UK’s most cutting-edge yet accessible jazz/improvisation groups such as Acoustic Ladyland and […]

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Funmi Olawumi NIGHT ONE

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT ONE

Funmi Olawumi

Wednesday 30th July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released […]

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Funmi Olawumi NIGHT TWO

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT TWO

Funmi Olawumi

Thursday 31st July 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released […]

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Maurizio Minardi

Maurizio Minardi

Maurizio Minardi

Friday 1st August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
An electrifying quartet led by pianist/accordionist Maurizio Minardi with the stunning cello of Shirley Smart (from Vortex favourites Melange), Michele Montolli on double bass and Jason Reeve on drums. Weaving together jazz, folk and minimalist classical music – together with […]

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Riepler / Speake / Thornton / Draper

Riepler / Speake / Thornton / Draper

Hannes Riepler

Saturday 2nd August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
This is a one-off meeting, featuring original music from each of the musicians, whose paths have crossed many times on the London scene, be it at Ronnie Scott’s or on the Vortex home base. Hannes Riepler guitar Martin Speake saxophone […]

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Day 1: Big & Small

Day 1: Big & Small

Tara Franks

Sunday 3rd August 2014 | 3pm - 6pm
Tutor: Tara Franks A cross-generational jam where together we devise a new piece of music from scratch using instruments you bring along, your voice and/or percussion. Come and have fun making music with musicians of all ages, experiences and abilities. Play and create […]