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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 1st October 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. [...]

Blow the Fuse presents Electric Landladies Unplugged

Blow the Fuse presents Electric Landladies Unplugged

Blow the Fuse

Wednesday 1st October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Electric Landladies as you rarely see them – with grand piano, double bass, accordian and ukulele, mambos, tango and blues. Amy Winehouse, Patti Smith, Bee Gees, Abba and the Rolling Stones re-imagined in their journey into an alternate pop reality. [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 2nd October 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. [...]

SynKoke + schnellertollermeier + Elliot Galvin Trio & Harald Lassen + Pixel

SynKoke + schnellertollermeier + Elliot Galvin Trio & Harald Lassen + Pixel

Synkoke

Thursday 2nd October 2014 | 7:30pm - 11pm
SynKoke has for years defined a clear cut razor edge of the Norwegian extreme jazz scene. With the last album Religion in Transit it also merged the classical tradition with it, doing works of Arvo Pärt and Guillaume de Machaut. [...]

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​Emily Saunders ESB + special guest Cleveland Watkiss

​Emily Saunders ESB + special guest Cleveland Watkiss

EmilySaundersESB2014

Friday 3rd October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Emily Saunders ESB Critically acclaimed vocalist Emily Saunders, marked as ‘one to look out for’ by The Guardian’s John Fordham, previews her new album ‘Outsiders Insiders’, the follow up to her standout debut ‘Cotton Skies’. ‘Outsiders Insiders’ is already creating [...]

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Snorkel + Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra + Physics House Band + Lunch Money + Twinscapes + Wolfram Trio

Snorkel + Eirik Tofte M&F Orchestra + Physics House Band + Lunch Money + Twinscapes + Wolfram Trio

Snorkel

Saturday 4th October 2014 | 7:30pm - 1am
Wolfram Trio play in the Vortex Downstairs at 8pm, entry is free to see Wolfram Trio Snorkel are an avant-whatever collective exploring the nether regions between the groove and free improvisation; sub-aquatic observations of dub, jazz, Afro-beat, krautrock and electronica. Taking [...]

Match & Fuse – Wolfram Trio

Match & Fuse – Wolfram Trio

Saturday 4th October 2014 | 8pm - 9pm
Wolfram Trio is a group that seeks inspiration in acoustic free jazz, with heroes such as Eric Dolphy, Albert Ayler, Peter Brotzman and Even Parker. Wolfram plays a mixture of improvised music and their own compositions. They played a tour previously [...]

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Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

Quadraceratops photo by Alex Bonney

Sunday 5th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A double bill of medium sized ensembles from the roster of Manchester contemporary jazz/improv/experimental music label Efpi Records, to celebrate the launch of the debut album from Cath Roberts’ septet Quadraceratops Paradox Ensemble Manchester and London-based nonet led by trumpet player [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 5th October 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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Paul Edis Sextet

Paul Edis Sextet

Paul Edis Sextet

Monday 6th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Led by a ‘brilliant young pianist’ (Alyn Shipton, The Guardian) the Paul Edis Sextet is steeped in the straight-ahead tradition, but with an original and contemporary edge. Their debut album There Will Be Time was voted 3rd best album of 2012 [...]

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Matt Ridley Trio featuring Jason Yarde

Matt Ridley Trio featuring Jason Yarde

Matt Ridley Trio

Tuesday 7th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
In recent years, Matt Ridley has established himself as ‘one of the most exciting young bass players around’ (Marlbank), performing with a who’s who of UK jazz. Stepping up to become a bandleader, his 2013 trio release ‘Thymos’ garnered extensive [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 8th October 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. [...]

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud

Wednesday 8th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Penny Rimbaud’s L’ACADÉMIE DES VANITÉS – Penny Rimbaud & Eve Libertine/voice, Louise Elliot/sax & flute, Kate Shortt/cello and Jennifer Maidman/ guitars, plus Gee Vaucher and Mick Duffield on visuals – present the last gig of their current residency along with [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 9th October 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. [...]

Grasscut + Laish

Grasscut + Laish

Grasscut credit Will Cooper Mitchell

Thursday 9th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
A special concert launching Grasscut‘s new single, Catholic Architecture, a cover of and tribute to Robert Wyatt, released in October on Lo Recordings. A huge influence on the band, Andrew has been a Wyatt fan since the 1980s, while Marcus has just written [...]

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Natalie Duncan SOLD OUT!

Natalie Duncan SOLD OUT!

Natalie Duncan credit Simon Wisbey

Friday 10th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Natalie Duncan’s debut album Devil In Me was released in 2012 on Decca, home to Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum and Tori Amos, a rare signing for the unknown artist in her early 20s from Nottingham. She has something special. Sitting [...]

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Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw credit John Haxby

Saturday 11th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most [...]

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Open Decks

Open Decks

Sunday 12th October 2014 | 2pm - 7:30pm
Vortex Downstairs presents: A strictly vinyl affair… It’s that time again when vinyl lovers hit the decks. Hosted by Soxee and Steeley. Expect more contributors spinning some quality music. Contributors: Ben Coppin Macky McClymont Stephen Adams And others tbc Open [...]

Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell

Sunday 12th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Winner of the “Best Jazz Vocalist Category” in the 2013 British Jazz Awards, Wardell is noted for her vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Tonight, Anita will be singing material from back catalogue, preceded by a set from [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 12th October 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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Irshad Ali Qawwali Party

Irshad Ali Qawwali Party

IRSHAD ALI QAWWALI PARTY

Monday 13th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Direct from Rajasthan to play at the Tusk Festival in Newcastle Upon Tyne, this is a one-off London appearance for Irshad Ali Qawwali Party – four young exponents of this ancient Sufi musical form. Qawwali can be traced back to the [...]

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Bertrand Denzler / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

Bertrand Denzler / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

Bertrand Denzler c Samuel Carnovali

Tuesday 14th October 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. Bertrand Denzler tenor [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 15th October 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. [...]

Match&Fuse and the Vortex present WorldService Project + Zodiak Trio

Match&Fuse and the Vortex present WorldService Project + Zodiak Trio

WorldService Project credit Jake Walker

Wednesday 15th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Match&Fuse have supported and presented uncompromising and innovative music since 2011, with tours across 9 European countries and a major festival visiting London, Oslo and Rome. Tonight the punk-jazz of WorldService Project, described as resembling “a scientist at work on [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 16th October 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 Vortex & The Other Woman present Roshi / You Are Wolf / Amy Kohn

The Vortex & The Other Woman present Roshi / You Are Wolf / Amy Kohn

You Are Wolf credit Dannie Price

Thursday 16th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Other Woman – the UK’s only all female new music playlist – broadcasts on Amazing Radio & is presented by Ruth Barnes who searches out the best new music from female artists and female fronted bands. The Vortex and [...]

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Oriole

Oriole

Oriole

Friday 17th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Guitarist and composer Jonny Phillips’ Oriole features a unique set of musicians chosen for their musical openness, empathetic playing and ability to assimilate folkloric styles into a contemporary sound. First formed in 2004 their members represent something of a F-IRE [...]

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Chris Cheek / Hannes Riepler / James Maddren

Chris Cheek / Hannes Riepler / James Maddren

Chris Cheek

Saturday 18th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
After a recent encounter at the Vortex Downstairs Jazz Night, Hannes Riepler invites Chris Cheek to play upstairs at the Vortex. They will be playing new music inspired by this collaboration, also featuring master drummer James Maddren and a bassist [...]

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London Jazz Orchestra

London Jazz Orchestra

LJO

Sunday 19th October 2014 | 3pm - 5:30pm
Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra has been described as “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (The Independent). These up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band that includes many of London’s top [...]

Mopomoso

Mopomoso

JOHN RUSSELL Mopomoso credit Caroline Forbes

Sunday 19th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
This monthʼs Mopomoso programme of free improvised music features musicianʼs from Japan, Belgium, France and the UK in three contrasting and inspiring trios. Run entirely by volunteers Mopomoso plays host to the UKʼs longest running concert series dedicated to free [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 19th October 2014 | 9pm - 12:30am
The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

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Martin Speake / Douglas Finch / Oren Marshall / Mark Sanders

Martin Speake / Douglas Finch / Oren Marshall / Mark Sanders

martin speakedouglas finch photo credit richard kaby Crop

Monday 20th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Alto saxophonist Martin Speake launches two new cds of improvised music on his own Pumpkin Records label with three sets of music. The first set will be a duo with virtuoso improvising classical pianist Douglas Finch. “He hears everything and [...]

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Evan Parker + Joe McPhee / Chris Corsano / John Edwards

Evan Parker + Joe McPhee / Chris Corsano / John Edwards

evan parker

Tuesday 21st October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Can you think of a better saxophone player? I can’t. He is a giant.” Robert Wyatt Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 22nd October 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. [...]

Kamao Quintet

Kamao Quintet

Kamao Quintet

Wednesday 22nd October 2014 | 8pm
Kamao means “I like/I love/ I want” in Romani dialect. The Kamao Quintet take their inspiration from the legacy of the great Django Reinhardt and traditional Manouche and Romani music. Their repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz, traditional manouche songs, original compositions, [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 23rd October 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. [...]

Evan Parker + Black Top / John Edwards / Steve Noble

Evan Parker + Black Top / John Edwards / Steve Noble

Evan Parker by Caroline Forbes

Thursday 23rd October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Can you think of a better saxophone player? I can’t. He is a giant.” Robert Wyatt Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark [...]

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Roller Trio SOLD OUT

Roller Trio SOLD OUT

Roller Trio credit Tom Arber

Friday 24th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!” Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music Roller Trio‘s music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. [...]

DJ Night Downstairs

DJ Night Downstairs

DJ Nights

Friday 24th October 2014 | 10pm - 2am
DJ Night with Jimmy Nelson “breaks, beats and bits and pieces…” Music style: include blissful beats, nu-jazz, intelligent drum & bass and rare groove funk. Throw anything round and plastic at him and he’ll mix it…  

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Evan Parker + Trance Map Quartet

Evan Parker + Trance Map Quartet

Evan Parker credit Caroline Forbes

Saturday 25th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
“Can you think of a better saxophone player? I can’t. He is a giant.” Robert Wyatt Evan Parker is one of the great saxophone players, pushing the instrument into uncharted waters since his emergence in the late 1960s. To mark [...]

DJ Night Downstairs

DJ Night Downstairs

DJ Nights

Saturday 25th October 2014 | 10pm - 2am
DJ Night with Dubratz, Muskut Beats, Roots Sensation and Slauka Music style: Ska, Reggae, Dub and more…

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Phil Meadows Group + NYJO London

Phil Meadows Group + NYJO London

Phil Meadows Group

Sunday 26th October 2014 | 7pm - 11pm
Ahead of launching his new project at this years EFG London Jazz Festival, Phil Meadows is coming back to the Vortex to celebrate the music from last years critically acclaimed album Engines of Creation. As 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of [...]

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

Hannes Riepler 3

Sunday 26th October 2014 | 9pm - 12:30am
The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

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Rowland Sutherland / Ansuman Biswas / Pat Thomas / Guillaume Viltard

Rowland Sutherland / Ansuman Biswas / Pat Thomas / Guillaume Viltard

Rowland Sutherland credit Helena Dornellas

Monday 27th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Rowland’s quartet is a new dynamic group of highly respected musicians merging to create something transcendental, colourful, expansive, otherworldly and deep. Music that is both driven and inventive with the occasional subterraneous excursion. Evocative, worldly explorations of free improvisation, jazz [...]

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Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, New Mediterranean Tales

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, New Mediterranean Tales

Enrico Pieranunzi ® Rrigon

Tuesday 28th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
When “Racconti Mediterranei” (Mediterranean Tales) was released by Egea records at the beginning of the last decade, a lot of people made a lot of noise. The CD gave us a chamber ensemble characterised by refined and evocative sounds. In [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Wednesday 29th October 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. [...]

Jon Lloyd Group

Jon Lloyd Group

Jon Lloyd

Wednesday 29th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Jon Lloyd / John Law / Rob Palmer / Tom Farmer / Dave Hamblett Catch the group in London as part of their UK tour “A saxophone delivery as persuasive as a speaking voice. Lloyd should be seen and heard [...]

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Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Tots Tunes

Thursday 30th October 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 Kofi’s Sphinx Trio

Tony Kofi’s Sphinx Trio

Tony Kofis Sphinx Trio Cropped

Thursday 30th October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
Tony Kofi (Alto Saxophone), Larry Bartley (Double Bass) & Rod Youngs (Drums) pay homage to the music of Ornette Coleman. TONY KOFI was born in Nottingham to West African parents. A self-taught musician, he came to London in the early [...]

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Kansas Smitty’s House Band

Kansas Smitty’s House Band

Kansas Smittys

Friday 31st October 2014 | 8pm - 11pm
The Kansas Smitty’s House Band sprang from the need of a young, innovative group of jazz musicians to have a home in which to craft their collective sound. When Smitty’s eight members get together, they play with unmasked joy on [...]