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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…

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…

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…

Fri 14 November 2014

Bokani Dyer / Soweto Kinch / Neil Charles / Chris Williams SOLD OUT

”Dyer’s music has an emotional depth and lyricism that one imagines any newcomer wanting to embrace.” Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise

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…

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…

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 28 July 2014

Elliot Galvin Trio + The Lydian Tree

The Chaos Collective present another genre-pushing evening of live music. The Elliot Galvin Trio was formed in 2012 and sees the meeting of three like- minded creatives. Exploring the possibilities of the traditional piano trio line-up with a sense of…

Sat 12 July 2014

Ian Shaw

We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. Please like &…

Sat 28 June 2014

Ian Shaw

We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit.     Please…

Tue 24 June 2014

Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp Trio Matthew Shipp, piano Whit Dickey, drums Michael Bisio, bass He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the…

Tue 10 June 2014

Alexander Hawkins / Neil Charles / Tom Skinner

Alexander Hawkins is a pianist who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). Whist audiences are perhaps more familiar with his Ensemble – ‘one of the…

Tue 03 June 2014

Mark Lockheart / Jasper Hoiby / Liam Noble

All highly respected and innovative band leaders in their own right this all star trio brings together three of the most exciting musicians/composers in the UK. Featuring original material by all three members this trio will also explore radical rearrangements…

Sat 31 May 2014

Ian Shaw

One of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists, Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. “a masterly vocalist… one of the finest…

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.…

Tue 27 May 2014

Tails For Wales: Huw Warren / Mark Lockheart / Maria Lamburn / Huw V Williams

Huw Warren – Piano, Composer Mark Lockheart – Saxophones Maria Lamburn – Viola/Bass Clarinet Huw V Williams – Bass TBC – Drums Tails for Wales is a new project from internationally acclaimed pianist Huw Warren featuring saxophonist Mark Lockheart and an…

Thu 15 May 2014

Bokani Dyer with Soweto Kinch / Seb Rochford / Chris Williams / Neil Charles

Bokani Dyer – piano Chris Williams – alto Soweto Kinch – tenor Neil Charles – bass Seb Rochford – drums We’re delighted to present the first London concert for this formidable young talent, who will be joined by an equally…

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…

Mon 12 May 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…

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…

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…

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…

Tue 01 April 2014

David Friesen Trio

“The David Friesen compositions are all gorgeous, rich and accessible, each tune more beautiful than the first and absolutely wonderful soloing and ensemble play at its highest level.” JM/Jazz Clubscene “Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality.…

Fri 28 March 2014

Norma Winstone / Nikki Iles / Stan Sulzmann

Re Person I Knew: Norma Winstone / Nikki Iles / Stan Sulzmann Tonight sees Winston, Iles and Sulzmann exploring the music of the late great Bill Evans. NORMA WINSTONE “Right now, she is at the peak of her form… there…

Thu 13 March 2014

Jonathan Geyevu

Jonathan Geyevu is a pianist and composer currently working on the UK’s Club and Electronic music scene. His acoustic solo piano sets bring him instantly back to his roots in afro jazz, classical, gospel and blues music whilst maintaining a…

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…