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Fri 10 October 2014

Natalie Duncan SOLD OUT!

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…

Sat 09 August 2014

Day 2: Saturday 9th August: Improvisation taster day

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…

Mon 04 August 2014

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

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…

Wed 14 May 2014

Blow the Fuse 25th Birthday

Blow the Fuse celebrates its 25th birthday with the musicians from their very first night back in 1989 Louise Elliott sax/flute Cheryl Alleyne drums With special guests Josefina Cupido and Ruby Thompson Hosting, toasting and playing – Deirdre Cartwright and…

Sun 13 April 2014

The Grip

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. Highly individual soloists Oren Marshall on tuba, Finn Peters on flute…

Put the Needle on the Record – Open Decks

A chance for vinyl collectors to share their musical passions. Selectors can bring up to 10 vinyls each. Hosted by Miss Soxee. Genres welcome are Jazz, Blues, Soul, Ska, Hip Hop, Reggae, Disco and Electro.  No need to sign up,…

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…

Fri 21 March 2014

Miss Soxee

Eclectic selection of various old classics and rare sounds.

Pigfoot

We’re delighted to host the launch of Pigfoot’s debut album “21st Century Acid Trad“. “Pigfoot’s debut album not only blows the cobwebs off eight favourites of the trad repertoire, it sandblasts away decades of treacly cliche” Arts Desk Pigfoot mine…

Sun 16 March 2014

Put the Needle on the Record – Open Decks

A chance for vinyl collectors to share their musical passions. Selectors can bring up to 10 vinyls each. Hosted by Miss Soxee. Genres welcome are Jazz, Blues, Soul, Ska, Hip Hop, Reggae, Disco and Electro.  No need to sign up,…

Thu 13 March 2014

Jonathan Geyevu

Jonathan Geyevu is a pianist and composer currently working on the UK’s Club and Electronic music scene. His acoustic solo piano sets bring him instantly back to his roots in afro jazz, classical, gospel and blues music whilst maintaining a…

Tue 19 November 2013

Maggie Nicols / Denis Charolles / David Chevallier + Laura Jurd Quartet feat Lauren Kinsella

Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival Improvisations and sound games carried by Maggie Nicols’ voice, with the phenomenal duo of Charolles & Chevallier. The trio first met & played in France in 2008 and the complicit understanding between the…