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Tue 03 June 2014

Mark Lockheart / Jasper Hoiby / Liam Noble

All highly respected and innovative band leaders in their own right this all star trio brings together three of the most exciting musicians/composers in the UK. Featuring original material by all three members this trio will also explore radical rearrangements…

Fri 30 May 2014

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos in celebration both of the release of her DVD ‘London Bossa’, filmed at the Vortex last summer, and of the 2014 Rio World Cup! São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living…

Tue 27 May 2014

Tails For Wales: Huw Warren / Mark Lockheart / Maria Lamburn / Huw V Williams

Huw Warren – Piano, Composer Mark Lockheart – Saxophones Maria Lamburn – Viola/Bass Clarinet Huw V Williams – Bass TBC – Drums Tails for Wales is a new project from internationally acclaimed pianist Huw Warren featuring saxophonist Mark Lockheart and an…

Mon 26 May 2014

Laura Jurd Quartet + Tandem

Laura Jurd Quartet The Laura Jurd Quartet return to the Vortex with their first official London date of 2014! Featuring first-class improvisers Laura Jurd – trumpet, Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Conor Chaplin – electric bass and Corrie Dick- drums the…

Sun 25 May 2014

François Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards

We’re delighted to welcome back this trio, promoting their new album “The Russian Concert” on FMR Records, out in April. They’ll also play music from their “Overground to The Vortex” album (Not Two Records). Tonight’s performance will be recorded for…

Tue 13 May 2014

Tony Malaby / Olie Brice / Jeff Williams

Playing a very special show, joined by the formidable rhythm section of Olie Brice (bass) and Jeff Williams (drums), we welcome sax supremo Tony Malaby. TONY MALABY Originally from Tucson, Arizona, Tony Malaby has been permanently based in New York since…

Tue 29 April 2014

Michael Wollny Trio

Michael Wollny, one of the world’s most unique, creatively limitless pianists, returns with a new trio, a new album and a string of UK tour dates in 2014. Michael Wollny’s trademark unpredictability and an unquenchable thirst for invention and reinvention…

Sat 19 April 2014

Peter King Quartet

Peter King, saxophone Steve Melling, piano Mark Fletcher, drums Geoff Gascoyne, bass “I hear both Trane and Bird in his playing, but he is better than either of them.” – Gene Lees PETER KING, in the words of one critic,…

Thu 10 April 2014

Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton

Evan Parker 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 is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why…

Thu 03 April 2014

Twins: Martin Speake & Scott Stroman Quintet

featuring: Alcyona Mick, piano Chris Laurence, bass Jeff Williams, drums & Martin Speake, alto sax Scott Stroman, vocals Speake (UK) and Stroman (US) were born on the same day: 3 April 1958. Since working together in the London Jazz Orchestra…

Tue 01 April 2014

David Friesen Trio

“The David Friesen compositions are all gorgeous, rich and accessible, each tune more beautiful than the first and absolutely wonderful soloing and ensemble play at its highest level.” JM/Jazz Clubscene “Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality.…

Fri 28 February 2014

Carol Grimes

An evening with The Singers Tale and The Singer’s songs… Previewing extracts from a book and the songs that also tell the tale.  Ford (piano) / Neville Malcolm (bass) / Winston Clifford (drums) + Annie Whitehead (trombone) “The book is…