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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 [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Friday 1st August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Jimmy Nelson’s breaks and beats and bits & pieces. Although originally a deep/tech house DJ, Jimmy’s selection has long since matured to include blissful beats, nu-jazz, intelligent drum & bass and rare groove funk. Throw anything round and plastic at [...]

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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 [...]

Dj Night

Dj Night

Speaker Yelow

Saturday 2nd August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Awet plays ska, reggae and rock

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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 [...]

Overground Collective & Madwort’s Menagerie

Overground Collective & Madwort’s Menagerie

Madwort's Menagerie

Sunday 3rd August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Madwort’s Menagerie After a momentary glimpse in a misfiring big band rehearsal, Tom Ward has been bugged by an overheard snippet of a weird quartet comprising bass clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone. Transmogrifying some of his compositions for sax quartet, [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 3rd August 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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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 [...]

Closed

Closed

Monday 4th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm

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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 [...]

Bruno Heinen / Kristian Borring / Alex Davis / Pat Davey

Bruno Heinen / Kristian Borring / Alex Davis / Pat Davey

16 Nov Bruno Heinen credit Michele Rossi

Tuesday 5th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Bruno Heinen, piano Kristian Borring, guitar Alex Davis, bass Pat Davey, drums Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary pianist, composer and bandleader. His recent endeavours include collaborations with Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Byron Wallen and Christian Brewer. Bruno studied [...]

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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 [...]

Woven Entity

Woven Entity

Woven Entity

Wednesday 6th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Woven Entity are a unique proposition. Built round the percussive talents of Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Gordon and Paul May (whose credits range from Groove Armada to Beth Orton to The Brand New Heavies to Alexander Hawkins), they offer a wholly [...]

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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 [...]

Dreamtime

Dreamtime

Dreamtime

Thursday 7th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Over the years Dreamtime has existed in three different forms, a quintet, a sextet and a ten piece. This is the most recent incarnation of this long standing band. This group contains six members of the tentet. The music, as [...]

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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 [...]

Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart

Friday 8th August 2014 | 9:30pm
Shirley Smart Trio featuring Bruno Heinen on piano with special guests to be announced. Seriously jazzy Eastern-flavoured music! Shirley Smart After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley Smart now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Friday 8th August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Siriusonic night playing minimal tech, hip hop, breakbeat and jazz

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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 [...]

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain – the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain – the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

Barb Jungr Hard Rain

Saturday 9th August 2014 | 8pm - 11:30pm
Barb Jungr: Hard Rain – the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen “a four star show built around her enthralling collection of songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.” The Times We’re delighted to welcome Barb Jungr back for [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Saturday 9th August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Ska from Retro Dom

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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 [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 10th August 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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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. [...]

F-IRE Collective present Fumi Okiji / Ben Davis / Fred Thomas / Zac Gvirtzman + guests

F-IRE Collective present Fumi Okiji / Ben Davis / Fred Thomas / Zac Gvirtzman + guests

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Monday 11th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Performing music from the forthcoming album “Living Standards”, this dynamic group, part of the innovative F-IRE Collective explores the edges of jazz territory, re-imagining the poetry of the standard, its rich colours and subtle tonalities. Drawing inspiration from Paul Motian’s seminal [...]

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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. [...]

Susanna + Matt Stevens

Susanna + Matt Stevens

Susanna Wallumrød

Tuesday 12th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
For her Vortex concert tonight Susanna plays with her trio: Susanna on vocals and piano Helge Sten (Supersilent/Deathprod) on guitar Fredrik Wallumrød (former Span, El Caco) on drums and vocals. Susanna is the Norwegian singer and founder of the duo [...]

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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. [...]

Mechanical Moon + Olivia’s Owls

Mechanical Moon + Olivia’s Owls

Mechanical Moon

Wednesday 13th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Mechanical Moon Mechanical Moon present an eclectic song cycle based on poems by the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop, combining elements of jazz, folk and storytelling. This project, the first by singer-songwriter Erica Jarnes, aims to cross the boundaries between [...]

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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. [...]

Heidi Vogel

Heidi Vogel

Heidi_Vogel

Thursday 14th August 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Cinematic Orchestra vocalist, Heidi Vogel has worked with Isaac Hayes, F-ire Big Band, The Brand New Heavies, Cleveland Watkiss, Eska and others. Tonight performs material from her debut solo album, ‘Turn it Up’. “She’s got an extraordinary voice….an incredible range to [...]

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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. [...]

Kefaya

Kefaya

Kefaya

Friday 15th August 2014 | 9:30pm - 11pm
We’re very excited to welcome this band back to The Vortex, with their fantastic energy and kaleidoscopic musical influences, every show they do is absolutely spellbinding. Kefaya is a musical collective founded by UK-based musicians, Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween. [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Friday 15th August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
The Vortex Downstairs presents: Soxee and Steeley Sessions, Myhouse Yourhouse Playing soul and funk

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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 [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Saturday 16th August 2014 | 9:30pm - 2am
Continuing the Vortex Outdoors party two local newcomers play a mix of ska, reggae, r’n'b and more DJs Jeisha and Awet

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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 [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 17th August 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.

No Jazz Jam Tonight

No Jazz Jam Tonight

Sunday 17th August 2014 | 9pm - 10pm

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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.

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Dubratz & Slauka play Ska, Reggae, Dub

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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.

Day 3: Learn the most beautiful songs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Day 3: Learn the most beautiful songs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Gundula Gruen

Saturday 23rd August 2014 | 10:30am - 3:30pm
Tutor: Gundula Gruen Who is it for? All ages –children below 13 must be accompanied by an adult Anybody who loves to sing – no previous knowledge necessary Mixed level, mixed vocal range – there are easier and more difficult [...]

DJ Night

DJ Night

Speaker Yelow

Saturday 23rd August 2014 | 10pm - 2am
Minimal Sound System playing Electronic Dub Funk

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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.

Jazz Open Decks

Jazz Open Decks

Decks

Sunday 24th August 2014 | 4pm - 7pm
Jazz Meetup Members bring their jazz records (vinyl or cd), play music and simply have a nice afternoon together. New members and interested people welcome! Cocktail happy hour from 4pm – 7pm

Hannes Riepler / Martin Speake / Sam Lasserson / Dave Dyson

Hannes Riepler / Martin Speake / Sam Lasserson / Dave Dyson

Hannes Riepler

Sunday 24th August 2014 | 7pm - 9pm
Hannes Riepler, known as the host of the London jazz jam session at the Vortex Downstairs, appears with this quartet with saxophonist Martin Speake (sax), Sam Lasserson (bass) and Dave Dyson (drums), playing original music.

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 24th August 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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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.

Opendecks

Opendecks

Speaker Yelow

Sunday 31st August 2014 | 2pm - 8pm
Wwith DJ Soxee. Collectors playing their music – strictly vinyl only! Soul, Jazz, R’n'B, HipHop, Funk, Reggae

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 31st August 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.