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Sun 14 December 2014

London Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Kenny Wheeler

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra has been described as “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (The Independent). Kenny Wheeler, who died in September, was one of the world’s most original and inspiring writers of modern…

Tue 25 November 2014

Dominic J Marshall Trio

“He brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” Jamie Cullum Sam Vicary, double bass / Sam Gardner, drums / Dominic J Marshall, piano/compositions Dominic J Marshall is a prodigious talent. Having won a scholarship to…

Sat 08 November 2014

Sound Of Yell

Sound of Yell, named after the body of water surrounding the Shetland isle, are a unique ensemble exploring the space where folk and jazz meet. The group is led by Stevie Jones (Arab Strap, Alasdair Roberts and Friends, El Hombre…

Sat 20 September 2014

Samy Bishai

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…

Sun 03 August 2014

Day 1: Big & Small

Tutor: Tara Franks A cross-generational jam where together we devise a new piece of music from scratch using instruments you bring along, your voice and/or percussion. Come and have fun making music with musicians of all ages, experiences and abilities. Play and create…

Sun 27 July 2014

Anton Hunter: Article 11

Commissioned by Manchester Jazz Festival & never before performed in London, Article 11 is an hour-long suite for a specially put-together international 11-piece band, composed by guitarist Anton Hunter. Article 11 Anton Hunter – guitar Johnny Hunter – drums Eero…

Tue 10 June 2014

Alexander Hawkins / Neil Charles / Tom Skinner

Alexander Hawkins is a pianist who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). Whist audiences are perhaps more familiar with his Ensemble – ‘one of the…

Sun 08 June 2014

Hans Koller / Francois Theberge / Jeff Williams / Percy Pursglove

François Théberge Tenor saxophone Hans Koller Piano Percy Pursglove Bass Jeff Williams Drums For this special Vortex date, Chasing the Unicorn (Francois Theberge [Tenor Saxophone] Hans Koller [Piano] Percy Pursglove [Bass] and Jeff Williams [Drums]) celebrate the music of Thelonious…

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…