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Sat 10 January 2015

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio + Stan Sulzmann

The Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio, tonight featuring Stan Sulzmann on tenor sax. The album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans.…

Sat 03 January 2015

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits

Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Pete Whittaker (organ) & Mark Fletcher (drums). Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a…

Sat 15 November 2014

Bruno Heinen and Kristian Borring: ‘Postcard to Bill’

Over two nights (the first having taken place on March 10th), critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen and guitarist Kristian Borring will be recording their duo album live at the Vortex. The project is centered around compositions of the great pianist…

Tue 29 July 2014

Shiver + Matthew Bourne Synthesizer Show

Chris Sharkey’s Shiver Chris Sharkey is ‘one of the most exciting guitarists on the UK scene’ (Jazzwise) and has spent the last decade performing in some of the UK’s most cutting-edge yet accessible jazz/improvisation groups such as Acoustic Ladyland and…

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…

Fri 30 May 2014

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos in celebration both of the release of her DVD ‘London Bossa’, filmed at the Vortex last summer, and of the 2014 Rio World Cup! São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living…

Thu 29 May 2014

Dorian Ford / Jonny Phillips Duo

Pianist / composer Dorian Ford teams up with Oriole guitarist Jonny Phillips, to explore the jazz heritage of Jarrett and Bill Evans, as well as the music of the spanish diaspora. The pieces are from their from their forthcoming album.…

Sat 24 May 2014

Chris Brokaw

As part of left-field London promoter Damnably’s 8th birthday celebrations we bring you Chris Brokaw for a solo electric guitar set encompassing recent works. Chris Brokaw is a drummer, guitarist, singer/songwriter and a founding member of two of the most…

Fri 23 May 2014

Pull Up The Roots present Erin McKeown + Ruth Theodore

SOMETHING’S GOT TO GIVE: A night of jazz & vaudeville standards from ERIN MCKEOWN A singular night of cover songs featuring Erin’s trademark stellar jazz guitar work and unadorned vocal style, it’s standards with all the fun and without all the…

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…

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…

Fri 09 May 2014

Darren Hayman’s Occupation: Show Eleven – Sitting Comfortably? – An Evening of Stories and Music

Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows at The Vortex, Dalston. There will be a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special guests. This is not your standard indie gig. Darren says “One of the first…

Thu 08 May 2014

The Kandinsky Effect + Matt Stevens

The Vortex is delighted to welcome back The Kandinsky Effect “The young Paris-based trio offers an invigorating approach to modern jazz and improvisation…” LA Times Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by…

Wed 07 May 2014

Chris Wood

“Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece” Andy Gill – INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ 2…

Tue 06 May 2014

Chris Wood

“Wood is one of our finest songwriters, a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form, and rarely on better form than he is with None the Wiser. The title track alone is a masterpiece” Andy Gill – INDEPENDENT ★★★★★ 2…

Wed 30 April 2014

Kristian Borring Quartet

Kristian Borring is launching his second album as leader, following up on his impressive debut album from 2011, Nausicaa, which received widespread acclaim. The new album, Urban Novel, released on Jellymould Jazz, features once again Kristian’s quartet, the outstanding talents of…

Mon 28 April 2014

Michael Chapman

Celebrating the 2014 release of ‘Live At Folk Cottage 1967′ on Treehouse Records. Blues and Rock n’ Roll covers performed live in Cornwall circa 1967, secretly recorded at the time and never heard until now. The album will be available…

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…