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Wed 17 September 2014

Clara Sanabras & Friends

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Tonight we celebrate the release of Clara Sanabras‘ new album Sioux and Gypsy blood runs through Clara’s veins. An exceptionally versatile musician, captivating performer and one of the most original singer-songwriters to emerge from the East London scene, Clara brings…

Thu 18 September 2014

Acrobat Trio: Will Bartlett / Kristian Borring / Pat Davey

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Acrobat is a London-based organ trio, founded in 2008 by its three members. The warmth and presence of the classic organ/guitar groups are heard alongside new textures and stylish improvising. Compelling grooves and melodic clarity invite the listener inside one…

Tue 23 September 2014

Rhythm Diaries

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

British-Austrian drummer Bernhard Schimpelsberger is a singular phenomenon in the world of percussion today. A rhythmic visionary who has unified the percussion traditions of India and the West, Bernhard has collaborated and toured the globe with his band Circle of…

Mon 29 September 2014

Chaos Collective present Glasshopper + Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Laura Jurd and Corrie Dick These two extremely exciting young musicians present ‘trumpet and drums’ as they transcend into a world of primal creativity, exploring their roots and mankind’s historic fascination with music. LAURA JURD is a London based trumpet…

Thu 02 October 2014

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

7:30pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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.…

Fri 03 October 2014

​Emily Saunders ESB + special guest Cleveland Watkiss

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Sat 04 October 2014

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

7:30pm - 1:00am @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Tue 07 October 2014

Matt Ridley Trio featuring Jason Yarde

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Thu 09 October 2014

Grasscut + Laish

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Tue 14 October 2014

Bertrand Denzler / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Wed 15 October 2014

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

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Thu 16 October 2014

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

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Fri 17 October 2014

Oriole

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Sat 18 October 2014

Chris Cheek / Hannes Riepler / James Maddren

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Mon 20 October 2014

Martin Speake / Douglas Finch / Oren Marshall / Mark Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Fri 24 October 2014

Roller Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

“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.…

Sun 26 October 2014

Phil Meadows Group + NYJO London

7:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Mon 27 October 2014

Rowland Sutherland / Ansuman Biswas / Pat Thomas / Guillaume Viltard

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Tue 28 October 2014

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, New Mediterranean Tales

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Wed 29 October 2014

Jon Lloyd Group

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Mon 03 November 2014

Blueblut + Sebastian Rochford & Pamelia Kurstin

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A night of experimental sounds featuring two of the most exciting drummers around BLUEBLUT Pamelia Kurstin, theremin Mark Holub, drums Chris Janka, guitar A broken wind up children’s toy, driving drums, theremin and distorted guitar crash together in this fun,…

Sat 08 November 2014

Sound Of Yell

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Sun 09 November 2014

Harris Eisenstadt / Alexander Hawkins / John Edwards

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

This trio is convened by New York-based Canadian drummer, Harris Eisenstadt. Widely regarded as ‘one of the current generation’s leading composers’ (Troy Collins, Point of Departure), Eisenstadt’s critically acclaimed output as bandleader can be heard on labels such as Songlines,…

Tue 11 November 2014

Evan Parker / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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. Evan Parker tenor…

Fri 14 November 2014

Bokani Dyer / Soweto Kinch / Neil Charles / Chris Williams

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Following his first ever London show right here at the Vortex in May, we’re thrilled to welcome back this formidable young talent. Tonight Dyer will be joined by an equally exciting group of UK musicians. Botswana-born pianist Bokani Dyer has…

Sat 15 November 2014

Hyperactive Kid + Kit Downes & Lucy Railton’s Tricko Tareco + Starlight

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A night of intrepid new music from Berlin and London. HYPERACTIVE KID Philipp Gropper – tenor saxophone / soprano saxophone Ronny Graupe – 7 string electric guitar Christian Lillinger – drums HYPERACTIVE KID is a band made up of three…

Mon 17 November 2014

Chris Dowding + Sarah Woolfenden

7:00pm - 8:30pm @ Vortex Downstairs

Solo set with electronics. Chris Dowding will take words from the audience, interpret them as melodies and play them back alongside loops. Chris is a trumpeter and workshop leader based in Norwich. He plays with the bands Natural Causes, and…

Fri 21 November 2014

Partisans

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A very special show, celebrating the release of their new album ‘Swamp’ on Whirlwind records. “Godfathers of the ferocious UK ‘post-jazz’ groups.” The Times Since their formation in 1996 Partisans has been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously…

Sat 22 November 2014

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates – Tiny Beast

12:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Reeds player Finn Peters curates three late night sessions at the Vortex – catch them after the evening concerts. The Independent has described Finn’s music as “nothing like you have ever heard before” so expect the same from these shows.…

Sun 23 November 2014

Loop Collective presents REC London: Replay/Remix

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The last in a series of club nights in various venues curated by Loop Collective brings together an array of Berlin and London’s finest instrumentalists, performing music which will be remixed live as part of the show. Kronecker Beatsy, glitchy…

Tue 25 November 2014

Dominic J Marshall Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

“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…

Tue 02 December 2014

Dead Neanderthals

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Dead Neanderthals is a Dutch/UK based double sax & drums trio incorporating elements from jazz, grindcore, drone and noise culminating in a pummeling sound that has been described as Painkiller meets Brötzmann. This is the new wave of Dutch Heavy…

Tue 09 December 2014

John Butcher / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prévost

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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. John Butcher tenor…

Wed 10 December 2014

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

We’re thrilled to present this rare London performance at the Vortex. Trumpeter Avishai Cohen – voted a Rising Star in the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll – has earned renown as a musician with an individual sound and a questing spirit,…

Mon 15 December 2014

Hon: Huw V Williams/Laura Jurd/Alam Nathoo/Elliot Galvin/Pete Ibbetson

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Hon is the exciting new project by double bassist and composer Huw V Williams. Huw’s original music is played by a phenomenol collective of London’s finest young improvisers featuring Laura Jurd on Trumpet, Alam Nathoo on Tenor Saxophone, Elliot Galvin…