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Sat 25 October 2014

Evan Parker + Trance Map Quartet SOLD OUT

“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…

Thu 23 October 2014

Evan Parker + Black Top / John Edwards / Steve Noble

“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…

Wed 08 October 2014

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

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…

Sun 05 October 2014

Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

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…

Sun 07 September 2014

Corey Mwamba & Deemer

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…

Tue 29 July 2014

Shiver + Matthew Bourne Synthesizer Show

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…

Mon 21 July 2014

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT TWO

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…

Sun 20 July 2014

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT ONE

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…

Wed 09 July 2014

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

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’.…

Thu 19 June 2014

Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards / Sam Bailey

Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight’s concert will start promptly at 8.30pm First set Sam Bailey solo prepared piano Second set Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards Third set Evan Parker / John Russell…

Sun 15 June 2014

Mopomoso

In a break from their usual programming Mopomoso presents an intriguing concert in two halves, with the first half from the Portfolio Improvisers group and the second featuring three fine guitar players from the UK, France and Canada. Part One…

Sun 18 May 2014

Mopomoso

Mopomoso presents an evening featuring four established duos from the finest in free improvisation Phil Minton / John Russell Chris Burn / Matt Hutchinson SQ: Paul Pignon /Thomas Bjelkeborn Jim Dvorak / Harrison Smith Phil Minton (voice) / John Russell…

Mon 05 May 2014

The Bureau of Atomic Tourism: Nate Wooley / Teun Verbruggen / Hilmar Jensson / Andrew d’Angelo / Jozef Dumoulin / Tim Dahl

Andrew d’Angelo: Alto saxophone and Bass clarinet (USA) Nate Wooley: Trumpet (USA) Hilmar Jensson: Guitar (ICELAND) Jozef Dumoulin: Fender Rhodes (BELGIUM) Tim Dahl: Bass (USA) Teun Verbruggen: Drums and electronics (BELGIUM) This powerful band the Bureau of Atomic Tourism –…

Sat 05 April 2014

Elliott Sharp: Two Night Residency

We’re thrilled to host a rare UK performance from one of the leading lights of the NYC Downtown scene, guitarist Elliott Sharp. In the UK to play the magnificent Frontears Festival in Birmingham, Elliott visits the Vortex for a very special…

Fri 04 April 2014

Elliott Sharp: Two Night Residency

We’re thrilled to host a rare UK performance from one of the leading lights of the NYC Downtown scene, guitarist Elliott Sharp. In the UK to play the magnificent Frontears Festival in Birmingham, Elliott visits the Vortex for a very special…

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’.…

Fri 28 March 2014

Norma Winstone / Nikki Iles / Stan Sulzmann

Re Person I Knew: Norma Winstone / Nikki Iles / Stan Sulzmann Tonight sees Winston, Iles and Sulzmann exploring the music of the late great Bill Evans. NORMA WINSTONE “Right now, she is at the peak of her form… there…

Mon 17 March 2014

Fringe Magnetic

Don’t miss Fringe Magnetic’s final London show as they launch their final album! “The grip of this oddly compelling music doesn’t loosen for a moment” Mojo Clocca is the third and final album from Fringe Magnetic, a 12-piece ensemble led…