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Wed 30 July 2014

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT ONE

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

Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released…

Thu 31 July 2014

Funmi Olawumi NIGHT TWO

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

Nigerian singer Funmi Olawumi, the leader and founder of the glorious Yoruba Women’s Choir, performs two very special intimate shows – her only London shows of 2014. Across the two nights Funmi premieres songs from her soon to be released…

Fri 01 August 2014

Maurizio Minardi

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

An electrifying quartet led by pianist/accordionist Maurizio Minardi with the stunning cello of Shirley Smart (from Vortex favourites Melange), Michele Montolli on double bass and Jason Reeve on drums. Weaving together jazz, folk and minimalist classical music – together with…

Sat 02 August 2014

Riepler / Downes / Thornton / Draper

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

This is a one-off meeting, featuring original music from each of the musicians, whose paths have crossed many times on the London scene, be it at Ronnie Scott’s or on the Vortex home base. Hannes Riepler guitar Kit Downes piano…

Sun 03 August 2014

Day 1: Big & Small

3:00pm - 6:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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…

Overground Collective & Madwort’s Menagerie

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

Madwort’s Menagerie After a momentary glimpse in a misfiring big band rehearsal, Tom Ward has been bugged by an overheard snippet of a weird quartet comprising bass clarinet, flute, trumpet and trombone. Transmogrifying some of his compositions for sax quartet,…

Tue 05 August 2014

Bruno Heinen / Kristian Borring / Alex Davis / Pat Davey

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

Bruno Heinen, piano Kristian Borring, guitar Alex Davis, bass Pat Davey, drums Bruno Heinen is a London based contemporary pianist, composer and bandleader. His recent endeavours include collaborations with Julian Siegel, Martin Speake, Byron Wallen and Christian Brewer. Bruno studied…

Wed 06 August 2014

Woven Entity

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

Woven Entity are a unique proposition. Built round the percussive talents of Patrick Dawes, Lascelle Gordon and Paul May (whose credits range from Groove Armada to Beth Orton to The Brand New Heavies to Alexander Hawkins), they offer a wholly…

Fri 08 August 2014

Shirley Smart Trio

Shirley Smart Trio featuring Bruno Heinen on piano with special guests to be announced. Seriously jazzy Eastern-flavoured music! Shirley Smart After 10 years living in Jerusalem, Shirley Smart now lives in London, where she has quickly established herself on the jazz…

Sat 09 August 2014

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain – the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen

8:00pm - 11:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Barb Jungr: Hard Rain – the songs of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen “a four star show built around her enthralling collection of songs by Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.” The Times We’re delighted to welcome Barb Jungr back for…

Sun 10 August 2014

Death Shanties + Dan Haywood + Joanne Robertson

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

A night of free jazz and folk out-sounds as Death Shanties launch their brand new LP “Crabs” out on Fuse records. DEATH SHANTIES Death Shanties is a new mixed media balls-to-the-wall Free Jazz group featuring Alex Neilson (drums), Sybren Renema…

Mon 11 August 2014

Week 2: Vocal Song Writing and Interpretation

10:30am - 8:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Tutors:            Yvette Riby-Williams and Bruno Heinen Led by the world renowned ‘Boxettes’ singer Yvette Riby-Williams and critically acclaimed pianist and composer Bruno Heinen, this week will be a fun, friendly crash course in song writing, song interpretation and vocal technique.…

Tue 12 August 2014

Susanna + Matt Stevens

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

For her Vortex concert tonight Susanna plays with her trio: Susanna on vocals and piano Helge Sten (Supersilent/Deathprod) on guitar Fredrik Wallumrød (former Span, El Caco) on drums and vocals. Susanna is the Norwegian singer and founder of the duo…

Wed 13 August 2014

Mechanical Moon + Olivia’s Owls

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

Mechanical Moon Mechanical Moon present an eclectic song cycle based on poems by the great American poet Elizabeth Bishop, combining elements of jazz, folk and storytelling. This project, the first by singer-songwriter Erica Jarnes, aims to cross the boundaries between…

Thu 14 August 2014

Heidi Vogel

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

The Cinematic Orchestra vocalist, Heidi Vogel 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’. “She’s got an extraordinary voice….an incredible range to…

Fri 15 August 2014

Kefaya

9:30pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

We’re very excited to welcome this band back to The Vortex, with their fantastic energy and kaleidoscopic musical influences, every show they do is absolutely spellbinding. Kefaya is a musical collective founded by UK-based musicians, Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween.…

Sun 17 August 2014

Fete Quaqua NIGHT ONE

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

Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest…

Mon 18 August 2014

Week 3: Eastern European and Balkan Gypsy & Folk Music

10:30am - 3:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Includes Gypsy Songs Day Tutor: Gundula Gruen Experience gypsy cultures by learning Balkan and Eastern European Folk and Gypsy tunes. Session times 10.30-3.30pm daily (Social until 6pm) Performance Friday 6.30pm Who is it for? All ages – from 13 upwards…

Fete Quaqua NIGHT TWO

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

Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest assured no…

Tue 19 August 2014

Fete Quaqua NIGHT THREE

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

Three nights of cutting edge improvised music directed by guitarist and Mopomoso founder John Russell. Each night will begin and end with a short ensemble piece with all of the musicians, with a changing programme of smaller combinations throughout. Rest assured no…

Wed 20 August 2014

The London Klezmer Quartet

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

The wonderful London Klezmer Quartet are having a party to celebrate their new CD. Due out in September, their third album features the extraordinary voice of Indra Buraczewska, the band’s Australian bass player. Tonight hear her “vast, singular contralto” Sydney…

Thu 21 August 2014

Parker/Russell/Edwards

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

The Vortex welcomes Evan Parker for his monthly residency EVAN PARKER saxophone 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…

Sat 23 August 2014

Day 3: Learn the most beautiful songs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans

10:30am - 3:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Tutor: Gundula Gruen Who is it for? All ages –children below 13 must be accompanied by an adult Anybody who loves to sing – no previous knowledge necessary Mixed level, mixed vocal range – there are easier and more difficult…

Wed 03 September 2014

Sara Mitra 7tet

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

Sara Mitra is a singer, songwriter and bandleader whose new music forges an original, alternative sound at the junction of folk, jazz and country blues. Tonight Mitra previews tracks from her forthcoming second album ‘Losing You’, with a limited-run FREE…

Thu 04 September 2014

The Grip: Finn Peters / Oren Marshall / Tom Skinner

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

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. Tonight’s show is the launch of their brand new album ‘Celebrate’…

Sat 06 September 2014

Still Waters: Henry Lowther / Dave Green / Paul Clarvis / Pete Hurt / Barry Green

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

A night of the finest music from those who were at the vanguard of the 1960s London jazz scene. HENRY LOWTHER During the sixties Henry was one of the first musicians on the British jazz scene to experiment with total…

Sun 07 September 2014

Corey Mwamba & Deemer

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

Deemer The brain-child of Merijn Royaards and Dee Byrne, Deemer started life in 2006 as a weekly improvisation/electronics session in a warehouse in Hackney Wick. The project has since evolved into an installation/performance based electro-acoustic ‘twomanned’ orchestra, whose aural narratives…

Mon 08 September 2014

Aquarium

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

We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what it is trying to do – and succeeds.’ Daniel Spicer,…

Tue 09 September 2014

Sarah Gillespie Quartet: The Life of Bessie Smith

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

Bessie Smith is one of the most iconic artists in jazz and blues history. Her raw, visceral howl of a voice chronicled a life of gin-soaked bar room brawls, renegade lovers and bawdy nights of Harlem vaudeville. This evening the…

Fri 12 September 2014

Julien Lourau / Jim Hart / Dave Maric / Hannes Riepler

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

Electric Biddle is a new band, bringing together French Saxophone Star Julien Lourau, drummer and vibes virtuoso Jim Hart, keys and sound wizard Dave Maric and Austrian born, London based guitarist Hannes Riepler. Somewhere near London’s River Lee and the…

Mon 15 September 2014

SnowPoet

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

Evolving ever since it began, SnowPoet comprises many award winning London based musicians. The music draws from folk, alternative and new genres. It speaks of today and the stories presented tell of loss and love. Bassist Chris Hyson and vocalist Lauren…

Tue 16 September 2014

Too Noisy Fish

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

A piano trio that’s at once adventurous, courageous and humorous, Too Noisy Fish released their second album, Fight Eat Sleep, in September 2013, produced by the legendary Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Iggy Pop, Bob…

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…

Fri 19 September 2014

Kad Achouri

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

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Kad Achouri was born to first generation Algerian Berber parents in the small provincial town of Mazamet in the Tarn, south-west France, in 1969. He…

Sat 20 September 2014

Samy Bishai

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

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…

Mon 22 September 2014

NoName Trio

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

NoName Trio “Fill the hall with scintillating talent” ThreeWeeks (Edinburgh Fringe Festival) NoName Trio fuses a concoction of jazz, traditional Iranian music and other influences to produce new compositions and fresh takes on classic jazz covers. Ceri Evans (Piano): Ceri…

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…

Thu 25 September 2014

Denys Baptiste’s Triumvirate + Nat Birchall Quintet

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

We’re thrilled to present this double bill of saxophone-led groups; two of the most original in the UK at the moment. Tonight’s concert will be recorded for broadcast on BBC R3′s Jazz on 3. Triumvirate ‘Denys Baptiste…taking Europe by storm…

Fri 26 September 2014

Niran Obasa

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

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the gospel music in Lagos. He is the keyboardist with…

Sat 27 September 2014

Rise Kagona

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

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Rise Kagona is a true African music legend. Born in Malawi, Rise Kagona is the founder, lead guitarist and sole remaining member of Zimbabwean rock…

Sun 28 September 2014

The Jeff Chambers Variable n-tet

2:30pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Appearing as the 16 piece Large n-semble, The Variable n-tet is a flexible n-piece band playing music composed by Jeff Chambers. The music draws on the depth and richness of the brass chorale, the harmonic and rhythmic language of modern…

Coco Mbassi

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

The Vortex is delighted to host 5 nights of the 12th London African Music Festival Coco Mbassi is a singer originating from Cameroon. Her music is a subtle blend of African roots, classical music, jazz and gospel, along with the…

Sun 05 October 2014

Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

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

A double bill of medium sized ensembles from the roster of Manchester contemporary jazz/improv/experimental music label Efpi Records, to celebrate the launch of the debut album from Cath Roberts’ septet Quadraceratops Paradox Ensemble Manchester and London-based nonet led by trumpet player…

Mon 06 October 2014

Paul Edis Sextet

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

Led by a ‘brilliant young pianist’ (Alyn Shipton, The Guardian) the Paul Edis Sextet is steeped in the straight-ahead tradition, but with an original and contemporary edge. Their debut album There Will Be Time was voted 3rd best album of 2012…

Wed 08 October 2014

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

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

What was Penny Rimbaud’s ‘Last Amendment’, but is now ‘L’Académie des Vanités’, continue their quarterly residency with further adventures into the realms of words and music or, as Rimbaud puts it, ‘the poetry of jazz and the jazz of poetry’.…

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…

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 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.…

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…

Sun 02 November 2014

Rachel Musson / Liam Noble / Mark Sanders & Broca Ensemble

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

Broca Ensemble Occupying the space somewhere between minimalism, classical and ambient, the Broca Ensemble play soundscapes for large guitar ensemble. Formed in South East London in 2010, the group has grown from an original four members to now having, on…

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,…

Tue 04 November 2014

John Renbourn & Wizz Jones

8:00pm - 11:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Two of the greatest folk artists of our time on one stage! Luminary acoustic guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn is best known for his collaboration with Bert Jansch, and also enjoyed great success with folk/jazz fusion band Pentangle with whom…

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…

Wed 12 November 2014

Luke Abbott + Jack Wylie

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

The slow-burning success of his 2010 album debut “Holkham Drones” was something of a dream induction into the world of professional music-making for Norfolk’s Luke Abbott. The electronic opus landed in Mojo’s Electronica Albums of 2010’ list, amongst wide-spread critical acclaim.…

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…

Sun 16 November 2014

London Jazz Orchestra

3:30pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The LJO present an explosion of new work! Now in its 28th anniversary year at the Vortex, the LJO features many of London’s top soloists and composers.  For this years EFG London Jazz Festival, the LJO premiers a whole host…

Mopomoso

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

Founded by renowned guitarist John Russell and run entirely by volunteers, Mopomoso hosts the UK’s longest running unbroken concert series dedicated to free improvisation. For this year’s London Jazz Festival Mopomoso presents a programme ranging from gentle acoustic melodies to pure electronic sounds,…

Jazz Jam Session

11:00pm - 1:30am @ Vortex Downstairs

Hosted by Hannes Riepler Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see some truly extraordinary musicians play a relaxed,…

Mon 17 November 2014

Tori Handsley Trio + Ollie Howell Quintet

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

Tori Handsley Trio Featured in Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘Who to Look out for in 2014′ Composer, arranger and performer, playing pedal, electric and Latin harps. Tori Handsley is renowned for her unique take on the harp. Her contemporary electric-harp led trio…

Tue 18 November 2014

Lafayette Gilchrist / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders

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

Pianist & composer Lafayette Gilchrist leads genre-defying band The New Volcanoes, while his solo work and trio Inside Out invite adventurous ears everywhere to enter his world. Tonight he’ll be playing with two of the UK’s most established improvisers; Paul…

Wed 19 November 2014

Emile Parisien Quartet + Alexander Hawkins

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

Tonight the Quartet celebrate the launch new album ‘Special Snack’, released on ACT. Emile Parisien Quartet Since 2004, these young musicians have impressed audiences with a rare spirit and maturity. Critics in France have been quick to champion them too,…

Thu 20 November 2014

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates

12:00am - 2:00am @ 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!…

Hannes Riepler

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

Guitarist Hannes Riepler has made his mark on the city’s vibrant jazz scene, not only for his outstanding, inventive guitar skill and freewheeling energy, but as an extraordinarily talented composer. Since moving to London from Austria via studies in Amsterdam…

Evan Parker / Sten Sandell / John Edwards / Paul Lytton

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

Evan Parker’s monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight Parker is joined by Sten Sandell (piano), John Edwards (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums). ‘If you’ve ever been tempted by free improvisation, Parker is your gateway drug.’ Stewart…

Fri 21 November 2014

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates

12:00am - 2:00am @ 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!…

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

12:00am - 2:00am @ 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!…

Led Bib

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

Following their UK tour and an electrifying 3 night residency at the Vortex in the Spring, Led Bib are back for their final London gig of the year, playing music from ‘The People In Your Neighbourhood’ (Cuneiform) – their ‘Best…

Sun 23 November 2014

Yazz Ahmed: Family Hafla

3:00pm - 5:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Hafla: an Arabic word, meaning a friendly social gathering, a relaxed meeting of minds, over coffee and dates; a party; a concert. Yazz Ahmed warmly invites you to spend an afternoon with her extended musical family, as she combines her…

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…

Jazz Jam Session

11:00pm - 1:30am @ Vortex Downstairs

Hosted by Hannes Riepler Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see some truly extraordinary musicians play a relaxed,…

Sun 07 December 2014

Saxoctopus & Alphabets

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

Alphabets Alphabets is a new trio comprising three exciting voices in UK and Irish improvised music, creating music inspired by language, vocalisation & landscapes. The group aims to reach states of stillness and repose as well as fast instinctive rhythmic…

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…

Fri 12 December 2014

Michael Chapman + James Blackshaw

7:30pm - 10:30pm @ Bishopsgate Institute

The Vortex City Sessions at Bishopsgate Institute The Vortex returns to the Beautiful Bishopsgate Great Hall for an evening with two of the UK’s most interesting guitarists, spanning two generations. Championed by John Peel in the 1970s, Yorkshire-born Michael Chapman…

Tue 16 December 2014

Liam Noble Trio

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

Liam Noble’s long standing trio returns with music from their 5 star album “Brubeck” combined with compositions from Bud Powell. Their interactive and imaginative approach brings these timeless classics into the 21st century. With Dave Whitford (bass) and Dave Wickins…