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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 […]

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Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Bruno & Kristian

Monday 4th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We […]

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Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Bruno & Kristian

Monday 4th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We […]

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Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Bruno & Kristian

Monday 4th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We […]

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Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Bruno & Kristian

Monday 4th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We […]

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Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Bruno & Kristian

Monday 4th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We […]

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Day 2: Saturday 9th August: Improvisation taster day

Day 2: Saturday 9th August: Improvisation taster day

Bruno & Kristian

Saturday 9th August 2014 | 10:30am - 3:30pm
Tutors: Bruno Heinen & Kristian Borring In this fun crash course in improvisation we will be learning a few songs by ear written by the greats of jazz and blues. It is open to anyone aged 10 and up, and […]

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Death Shanties + Dan Haywood + Joanne Robertson

Death Shanties + Dan Haywood + Joanne Robertson

Death Shanties

Sunday 10th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A night of free jazz and folk out-sounds as Death Shanties launch their brand new LP “Crabs” out on Fuse records. DEATH SHANTIES Death Shanties is a new mixed media balls-to-the-wall Free Jazz group featuring Alex Neilson (drums), Sybren Renema […]

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Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Yvette Riby-Williams

Monday 11th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. […]

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Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Yvette Riby-Williams

Monday 11th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. […]

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Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Yvette Riby-Williams

Monday 11th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. […]

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Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Yvette Riby-Williams

Monday 11th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. […]

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Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

Yvette Riby-Williams

Monday 11th August 2014 | 10:30am - 8:30pm
Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique. […]

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Vortex Outdoors

Vortex Outdoors

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Saturday 16th August 2014 | 2pm - 11pm
The Vortex moves outside into Gillett Square for a celebration of all things Summer. With live music during the day, moving into the Vortex for the evening until late. Pop next door to the Bradbury Street Party for games, contemporary & home […]

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Fete Quaqua NIGHT ONE

Fete Quaqua NIGHT ONE

Ken Ikeda

Sunday 17th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest […]

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Fete Quaqua NIGHT TWO

Fete Quaqua NIGHT TWO

Ute Wassermann

Monday 18th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest assured no […]

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Fete Quaqua NIGHT THREE

Fete Quaqua NIGHT THREE

rachel jp

Tuesday 19th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest assured no […]

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The London Klezmer Quartet

The London Klezmer Quartet

London Klezmer Quartet

Wednesday 20th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The wonderful London Klezmer Quartet are having a party to celebrate their new CD. Due out in September, their third album features the extraordinary voice of Indra Buraczewska, the band’s Australian bass player. Tonight hear her “vast, singular contralto” Sydney […]

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Parker/Russell/Edwards

Parker/Russell/Edwards

Evan Parker by Caroline Forbes

Thursday 21st August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex welcomes Evan Parker for his monthly residency EVAN PARKER saxophone A major force in European improvising, Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He […]

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.

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Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Closed Aug 22 – Sept 1

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm
We’re closed for a summer spruce up and will reopen on September 2nd.