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Jason Yarde / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prévost

Jason Yarde / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prévost

Jason Yarde

Tuesday 2nd September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Following the critical acclaim for drummer Eddie Prévost’s bold series of recorded concerts in 2011, join us for this unique monthly live series, revisiting the Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists recordings and discovering how the music has evolved. Jason Yarde alto [...]

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Sara Mitra 7tet

Sara Mitra 7tet

Sara Mitra

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Sara Mitra is a singer, songwriter and bandleader whose new music forges an original, alternative sound at the junction of folk, jazz and country blues. Tonight Mitra previews tracks from her forthcoming second album ‘Losing You’, with a limited-run FREE [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 4th September 2014 | 10am - 11:45am
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. [...]

The Grip: Finn Peters / Oren Marshall / Tom Skinner

The Grip: Finn Peters / Oren Marshall / Tom Skinner

The Grip credit E Heatherwick

Thursday 4th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Finn Peters, flute & saxes Oren Marshall, tuba Tom Skinner, drums Three of Europe’s most in demand and respected jazz musicians combine in a playful, freewheeling and energetic trio. Tonight’s show is the launch of their brand new album ‘Celebrate’ [...]

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Zoe Francis / Jim Mullen / Steve Watts / Gareth Williams

Zoe Francis / Jim Mullen / Steve Watts / Gareth Williams

Zoe Francis

Friday 5th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York, a time which cemented her love of the American Songbook composers and their lesser known songs. Now shoes making a name for herself in London and will tonight be launching her [...]

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Still Waters: Henry Lowther / Dave Green / Paul Clarvis / Pete Hurt / Barry Green

Still Waters: Henry Lowther / Dave Green / Paul Clarvis / Pete Hurt / Barry Green

Henry Lowther

Saturday 6th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A night of the finest music from those who were at the vanguard of the 1960s London jazz scene. HENRY LOWTHER During the sixties Henry was one of the first musicians on the British jazz scene to experiment with total [...]

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Corey Mwamba & Deemer

Corey Mwamba & Deemer

Corey Mwamba

Sunday 7th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Deemer The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a weekly improvisation/electronics session in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. The project has since evolved into an installation/performance based electro-acoustic ‘twomanned’ orchestra, whose aural narratives [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 7th September 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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Aquarium

Aquarium

Aquarium

Monday 8th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it is trying to do – and succeeds.’ Daniel Spicer, [...]

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Sarah Gillespie Quartet: The Life of Bessie Smith

Sarah Gillespie Quartet: The Life of Bessie Smith

Sarah Gillespie

Tuesday 9th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Bessie Smith is one of the most iconic artists in jazz and blues history. Her raw, visceral howl of a voice chronicled a life of gin-soaked bar room brawls, renegade lovers and bawdy nights of Harlem vaudeville. This evening the [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 10th September 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. [...]

Lydian Collective + Only Us

Lydian Collective + Only Us

Lydian Collective b&w

Wednesday 10th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
LYDIAN COLLECTIVE An exciting 4-piece instrumental group formed by composer / producer Aaron Wheeler (aka Laszlo) and fellow producer and guitarist Todd Baker. Described as “blissfully different”, their refreshing brand of original fusion-based music is rich in harmony and groove, [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 11th September 2014 | 10am - 11:45am
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. [...]

Tony Bevan / Trevor Watts / John Edwards / Terry Day

Tony Bevan / Trevor Watts / John Edwards / Terry Day

Tony Bevan

Thursday 11th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We’re delighted to welcome back this formidable group of improvisers, tonight with Terry Day on drums. The result of what was meant to be a one-off performance in commemoration of the late Lol Coxhill, the music produced by the group [...]

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Julien Lourau / Jim Hart / Dave Maric / Hannes Riepler

Julien Lourau / Jim Hart / Dave Maric / Hannes Riepler

Electric Biddle

Friday 12th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Electric Biddle is a new band, bringing together French Saxophone Star Julien Lourau, drummer and vibes virtuoso Jim Hart, keys and sound wizard Dave Maric and Austrian born, London based guitarist Hannes Riepler. Somewhere near London’s River Lee and the [...]

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Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll

Saturday 13th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s most outstanding jazz singers. She began her career at the age of 15, and since then has recorded numerous acclaimed albums, headlined at Ronnie Scott’s, at the Glastonbury Festival and toured worldwide. She [...]

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London Jazz Orchestra

London Jazz Orchestra

LJO

Sunday 14th September 2014 | 3pm - 5:30pm
Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra start their new season of concerts with a bang! Described as “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent), these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band [...]

Babel Records 20th Birthday Bash

Babel Records 20th Birthday Bash

Babel

Sunday 14th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Babel Label (“exquisite but eclectic” – allaboutjazz), celebrates its 20th birthday with a special evening of guests and surprises. Since founded by Oliver Weindling, the label has become a home for some of the great recordings of UK music, [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 14th September 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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SnowPoet + GUFO

SnowPoet + GUFO

SnowPoet Image

Monday 15th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Evolving ever since it began, SnowPoet comprises many award winning London based musicians. The music draws from folk, alternative and new genres. It speaks of today and the stories presented tell of loss and love. Bassist Chris Hyson and vocalist Lauren [...]

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Too Noisy Fish

Too Noisy Fish

Too Noisy Fish

Tuesday 16th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A piano trio that’s at once adventurous, courageous and humorous, Too Noisy Fish released their second album, Fight Eat Sleep, in September 2013, produced by the legendary Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Iggy Pop, Bob [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 17th September 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. [...]

Clara Sanabras & Friends

Clara Sanabras & Friends

Clara Sanabras

Wednesday 17th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Tonight we celebrate the release of Clara Sanabras‘ new album Sioux and Gypsy blood runs through Clara’s veins. An exceptionally versatile musician, captivating performer and one of the most original singer-songwriters to emerge from the East London scene, Clara brings [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 18th September 2014 | 10am - 11:45am
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. [...]

Acrobat Trio: Will Bartlett / Kristian Borring / Pat Davey

Acrobat Trio: Will Bartlett / Kristian Borring / Pat Davey

Acrobat Trio

Thursday 18th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Acrobat is a London-based organ trio, founded in 2008 by its three members. The warmth and presence of the classic organ/guitar groups are heard alongside new textures and stylish improvising. Compelling grooves and melodic clarity invite the listener inside one [...]

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Kad Achouri

Kad Achouri

Kad Achouri

Friday 19th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Kad Achouri was born to first generation Algerian Berber parents in the small provincial town of Mazamet in the Tarn, south-west France, in 1969. He [...]

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Samy Bishai

Samy Bishai

Samy Bishai

Saturday 20th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Celebrated Egyptian violinist and composer Samy Bishai built his reputation as an outstanding musician through his work with Natacha Atlas, Seckou Keita, Celloman, Digitonal, Zoe [...]

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Mopomoso

Mopomoso

Mopomoso

Sunday 21st September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Continuing our monthly Mopomoso series curated by guitarist John Russell & showcasing the best in free improvisation. Emilio Gordoa (vibes) / Roland Ramanan (trumpet) duo Vibraphonist / percussionist Gordoa is ‘redefining the vibraphone as a source, treating it with preparations [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 21st September 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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NoName Trio

NoName Trio

NoName Trio

Monday 22nd September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
NoName Trio “Fill the hall with scintillating talent” ThreeWeeks (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) NoName Trio fuses a concoction of jazz, traditional Iranian music and other influences to produce new compositions and fresh takes on classic jazz covers. Ceri Evans (Piano): Ceri [...]

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Rhythm Diaries

Rhythm Diaries

RHYTHM DIARIES BY BERNHARD SCHIMPELSBERGER

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a singular phenomenon in the world of percussion today. A rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West, Bernhard has collaborated and toured the globe with his band Circle of [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 24th September 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. [...]

Melange

Melange

Melange Wiltons 300dpi

Wednesday 24th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
This amazing ensemble is led by renowned jazz and world music cellist Shirley Smart. Shirley spent 10 years in Jerusalem playing and studying the music of the region and Melange seamlessly blends this with popular North African rai and chaabi [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 25th September 2014 | 10am - 11:45am
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. [...]

Denys Baptiste’s Triumvirate + Nat Birchall Quintet

Denys Baptiste’s Triumvirate + Nat Birchall Quintet

Denys Baptiste

Thursday 25th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
We’re thrilled to present this double bill of saxophone-led groups; two of the most original in the UK at the moment. Tonight’s concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC R3′s Jazz on 3. Triumvirate ‘Denys Baptiste…taking Europe by storm [...]

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Niran Obasa

Niran Obasa

Niran Obasa

Friday 26th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the gospel music in Lagos. He is the keyboardist with [...]

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Rise Kagona

Rise Kagona

Rise Kagona

Saturday 27th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Rise Kagona is a true African music legend. Born in Malawi, Rise Kagona is the founder, lead guitarist and sole remaining member of Zimbabwean rock [...]

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The Jeff Chambers Variable n-tet

The Jeff Chambers Variable n-tet

Jeff Chambers

Sunday 28th September 2014 | 2:30pm - 5pm
Appearing as the 16 piece Large n-semble, The Variable n-tet is a flexible n-piece band playing music composed by Jeff Chambers. The music draws on the depth and richness of the brass chorale, the harmonic and rhythmic language of modern [...]

Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi

Coco Mbassi

Sunday 28th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Coco Mbassi is a singer originating from Cameroon. Her music is a subtle blend of African roots, classical music, jazz and gospel, along with the [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 28th September 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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Chaos Collective present Glasshopper + Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick

Chaos Collective present Glasshopper + Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick

Glasshopper

Monday 29th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick These two extremely exciting young musicians present ‘trumpet and drums’ as they transcend into a world of primal creativity, exploring their roots and mankind’s historic fascination with music. LAURA JURD is a London based trumpet [...]

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Roland Ramanan Tentet

Roland Ramanan Tentet

Roland Ramanan Tentet

Tuesday 30th September 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Roland Ramanan Tentet is a free jazz ensemble inspired by Ramanan’s stint playing in the Peter Brotzmann Tentet. Wailing, whispering; sighing, roaring; this Tentet comprises some of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the UK, Madrid (and beyond) [...]