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Sun 21 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Sat 20 December 2014

ICP Orchestra

A very special opportunity to see the legendary Instant Composers Pool aka ICP Orchestra playing music from their new album East of the Sun; the first not to feature its co-founder, the now retired Misha Mengelberg. “ICP seems to be…

Fri 19 December 2014

Arun Ghosh: Winter Rasa

ra•sa /ˈrʌsəː/ noun (Sanskrit) translate as ‘divine nectar’, flavour, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of music, dance, and poetry. A celebration of the glorious essence of Winter, musically traversing folk routes from the Holy Land to Andalusia,…

Wed 17 December 2014

Kairos 4tet

Adam Waldmann reeds Ivo Neame piano Jon Scott drums Sam Lasserson bass “A beguiling mix of soulful jazz-folk songs and kinetic modern jazz.” ★★★★ Jazzwise Returning to The Vortex, MOBO award-winning Kairos 4tet (Best Jazz Act) will be performing music…

Tue 16 December 2014

Liam Noble Trio

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…

Sun 14 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Kenny Wheeler Celebration – In aid of the Kenny Wheeler Prize

A celebration of the music of trumpeter Kenny Wheeler…

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…

Fri 12 December 2014

Annie Whitehead World Music Workshop Band

An exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the phenomenal bass and drums of Jennifer Maidman and Mark Huggett. The Workshop is a…

Wed 10 December 2014

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni

BOOK HERE FOR TICKETS FOR STANDING ROOM. NOW AVAILABLE, AS ALL SEATS SOLD. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/301719 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 –…

Tue 09 December 2014

John Butcher / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prévost

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…

Mon 08 December 2014

Achim Kaufmann / Olie Brice

This concert features the improvising duo of pianist Achim Kaufmann and double bass player Olie Brice, and will be the final night of their UK tour. Berlin-based pianist Kaufmann is probably best known for his trio Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode, an improvising unit which has…

Sun 07 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Saxoctopus & Alphabets

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…

Fri 05 December 2014

Alan Skidmore & the Steve Melling Trio

A very special gig, tonight Alan Skidmore is joined by the Steve Melling Trio
Alan Skidmore, sax / Steve Melling, piano / Alec Dankworth, bass / Miles Levin, drums.

Wed 03 December 2014

ARQ

Blow the Fuse present the Alison Rayner Quintet, aka ARQ. Winner of the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Award for 2013, bass player and composer Alison Rayner leads this contemporary jazz quintet. Original compositions draw on a love for lyrical melodies, deep…

Tue 02 December 2014

Dead Neanderthals

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…

Sun 30 November 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Indigo Kid II feat Dan Messore, Gareth Lockrane, Calum Gourlay & Gethin Jones

This group is touring nationally supporting guitarist/composer Dan Messore‘s second release as bandleader of ‘Indigo Kid’. The line up glistens with new cohorts. A hefty crew carve fresh musical ground through the wistful signature of Messore’s compositions. Harnessing the beautiful…

Sat 29 November 2014

Ian Shaw

“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards;…

Fri 28 November 2014

Don Weller Quartet

“Tenor saxophonist Don Weller was, and is, among the true originals of British jazz, with his cavernous sound and utterly unpredictable turn of phrase.” Dave Gelly, The Observer Don Weller is one of Britain’s leading saxophone players and has been…

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…

Mon 24 November 2014

Huw Warren: Trio Brasil

Award winning eclectic pianist Huw Warren celebrates his lifelong love of Brazilian music in all its diversity with this new groove-heavy trio featuring longtime collaborator and Perfect Houseplant Dudley Phillips. Music by Heremeto Pascoal, Guinga, Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Pixinguinha…

Sun 23 November 2014

Jazz Jam Session

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,…

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Loop Collective presents REC London: Replay/Remix

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…

Yazz Ahmed: Family Hafla

Hafla: an Arabic word, meaning a friendly social gathering, a relaxed meeting of minds, over coffee and dates; a party; a concert.

Sat 22 November 2014

Led Bib

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…

Fri 21 November 2014

Partisans

Partisans are coming…
“Restless, almost reckless energy… delirious listening… consistently thrilling.” – BBC Music Magazine

Thu 20 November 2014

Evan Parker / Sten Sandell / John Edwards / Paul Lytton

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…

Wed 19 November 2014

Emile Parisien Quartet + Alexander Hawkins

“It’s edgy music from an original who deserves a bigger stage” John Fordham
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Tue 18 November 2014

Lafayette Gilchrist / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders

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…

Mon 17 November 2014

Tori Handsley Trio + Ollie Howell Quintet

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…

Sun 16 November 2014

Jazz Jam Session

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,…

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Mopomoso

For their EFG London Jazz Festival show Mopomoso have programmed four sets of intrepid music from the freer end of things. Martin Speake (sax) / Mark Sanders (drums, percussion)   Martins musical voice expresses a deep understanding of the history…

London Jazz Orchestra

Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Sat 15 November 2014

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

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…

Tue 11 November 2014

Evan Parker / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

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…

Sun 09 November 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Byron Wallen with The Vortex Jazz Trio led by Barry Green

Join us for a night of swinging jazz led by “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” Jazzwise Magazine Raised in a musical environment, Byron Wallen started learning his first instrument, piano, at an early age. He then…

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…

Thu 06 November 2014

John Hegley

Poetry, comedy and live music, with consumate wordsmith John Hegley who tonight will be joined by a live band. ‘Comedy’s poet laureate” The Independent Local man John Hegley’s first public performance monies came from busking his songs, initially outside a…

Sun 02 November 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

Mojo (moderately optimistic jazz orchestra) are an exciting 17 piece jazz big band based in north London, made up of great musicians from all over the capital. With a repertoire including laid back & up tempo swing, Latin and funk…

Sat 01 November 2014

Bobby Wellins Quartet

We welcome back a genuine legend of British jazz, tonight playing with this group of musicians some of whom are well established, others new to the scene. Bobby Wellins, saxophone Liam Noble, piano Mark Lewandowski, bass Dave Wickins, drums Bobby…

Thu 30 October 2014

Tony Kofi’s Sphinx Trio

Tony Kofi (Alto Saxophone), Larry Bartley (Double Bass) & Rod Youngs (Drums) pay homage to the music of Ornette Coleman. TONY KOFI was born in Nottingham to West African parents. A self-taught musician, he came to London in the early…

Tue 28 October 2014

Enrico Pieranunzi Trio, New Mediterranean Tales

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…

Mon 27 October 2014

Rowland Sutherland / Ansuman Biswas / Pat Thomas / Guillaume Viltard

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…

Sun 26 October 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

Phil Meadows Group + NYJO London

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…

Fri 24 October 2014

Roller Trio SOLD OUT

“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 19 October 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time.

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra has been described as “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (The Independent). These up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band that includes many of London’s top…

Fri 17 October 2014

Oriole

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…

Tue 14 October 2014

Bertrand Denzler / John Edwards / Eddie Prévost

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…

Sun 12 October 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Sat 11 October 2014

Ian Shaw

“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most…

Fri 10 October 2014

Natalie Duncan SOLD OUT!

Natalie Duncan’s debut album Devil In Me was released in 2012 on Decca, home to Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum and Tori Amos, a rare signing for the unknown artist in her early 20s from Nottingham. She has something special. Sitting…

Wed 08 October 2014

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud’s L’ACADÉMIE DES VANITÉS – Penny Rimbaud & Eve Libertine/voice, Louise Elliot/sax & flute, Kate Shortt/cello and Jennifer Maidman/ guitars, plus Gee Vaucher and Mick Duffield on visuals – present the last gig of their current residency along with…

Tue 07 October 2014

Matt Ridley Trio featuring Jason Yarde

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…

Mon 06 October 2014

Paul Edis Sextet

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…

Sun 05 October 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Quadraceratops & Paradox Ensemble

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…

Fri 03 October 2014

​Emily Saunders ESB + special guest Cleveland Watkiss

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…

Sun 28 September 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

The Jeff Chambers Variable n-tet

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…

Fri 26 September 2014

Niran Obasa

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…

Mon 22 September 2014

NoName Trio

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…

Sun 21 September 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Fri 19 September 2014

Kad Achouri

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…

Tue 16 September 2014

Too Noisy Fish

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…

Sun 14 September 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Sat 13 September 2014

Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s most outstanding jazz singers. She began her career at the age of 15, and since then has recorded numerous acclaimed albums, headlined at Ronnie Scott’s, at the Glastonbury Festival and toured worldwide. She…

Tue 09 September 2014

Sarah Gillespie Quartet: The Life of Bessie Smith

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…

Sun 07 September 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Corey Mwamba & Deemer

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…

Sat 06 September 2014

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

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…

Thu 04 September 2014

The Grip: Finn Peters / Oren Marshall / Tom Skinner

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’…

Wed 03 September 2014

Sara Mitra 7tet

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…

Tue 02 September 2014

Jason Yarde / Oli Hayhurst / Eddie Prévost

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. Jason Yarde alto…

Sun 31 August 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Sun 24 August 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Thu 21 August 2014

Parker/Russell/Edwards

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…

Sun 17 August 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Fri 15 August 2014

Kefaya

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.…

Thu 14 August 2014

Heidi Vogel

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…

Wed 13 August 2014

Mechanical Moon + Olivia’s Owls

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…

Tue 12 August 2014

Susanna + Matt Stevens

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…

Mon 11 August 2014

F-IRE Collective present Fumi Okiji / Ben Davis / Fred Thomas / Zac Gvirtzman + guests

Performing music from the forthcoming album “Living Standards”, this dynamic group, part of the innovative F-IRE Collective explores the edges of jazz territory, re-imagining the poetry of the standard, its rich colours and subtle tonalities. Drawing inspiration from Paul Motian’s seminal…

Sun 10 August 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Sat 09 August 2014

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

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…

Day 2: Saturday 9th August: Improvisation taster day

Tutors: Bruno Heinen & Kristian Borring In this fun crash course in improvisation we will be learning a few songs by ear written by the greats of jazz and blues. It is open to anyone aged 10 and up, and…

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…

Tue 05 August 2014

Bruno Heinen / Kristian Borring / Alex Davis / Pat Davey

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…

Mon 04 August 2014

Week 1: Introduction to Improvisation

Test Led by critically acclaimed pianist Bruno Heinen, and guitarist Kristian Borring, this course is aimed at musicians who would like to learn more about how to improvise  in a variety of styles including jazz, blues, soul and swing. We…

Sun 03 August 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Overground Collective & Madwort’s Menagerie

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,…

Sat 02 August 2014

Riepler / Speake / Thornton / Draper

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 Martin Speake saxophone…

Fri 01 August 2014

Maurizio Minardi

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…