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Mon 03 November 2014

Blueblut + Sebastian Rochford & Pamelia Kurstin

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,…

Thu 12 June 2014

Ollie Howell Quintet

Barely into his mid-twenties, Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, composer, bandleader and international recording artist. Now signed to Whirlwind Recordings, Ollie’s debut album, ‘Sutures and Stitches’, was released in September 2013. Recorded in London, and mixed and mastered…

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…

Wed 21 May 2014

Yomi Bashiru & Naija Grooves

We welcome back legendary Nigerian drummer/percussionist Yomi Bashiru (The Minister of Rhythms) and his explosive 9-piece group Naija Grooves create infectious grooves from the fusion of Fuji, Juju and Afrobeat rhythms. Expect heavy duty rhythms from one of Africa’s greatest…

Sat 17 May 2014

Loop Club Night: Fofoulah / Strobes / Soundspecies DJ

Loop Club Night London’s most dynamic and cutting edge collective Loop presents the next in their series of Club Nights: Dan Nicholls’ collaboration with New-York visual artist Stephen Byram merges big beats and electro-improv with stunning, highly integrated visuals. London-based…

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,…

Wed 16 April 2014

Heidi Vogel

The Cinematic Orchestra vocalist who has worked with Isaac Hayes, F-ire Big Band, The Brand New Heavies, Cleveland Watkiss, Eska and others, tonight performs material from her debut solo album, ‘Turn it Up‘ with: Sam Crowe piano Dave Hamblett drums…

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…

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…

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…