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Mon 27 February 2017

CALUM GOURLAY’S BIG BAND

A new monthly residency for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sun 26 February 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Vocal Global

Vocal Global is a musical journey around the world from the Caribbean to the Middle East consisting of vocals, ethnic beat boxing with conscious lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole.…

John Bennett Band

  John Bennett Band John returns with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo Gordon, Nick Payne. Tbns: Dave Liddell, Alan Tomlinson,…

Sat 25 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Fri 24 February 2017

South African jazz jam

Led by Adam Glasser, on harmonica and piano, who is also a winner of a South African Grammy. It’s a stellar band of Rob Luft (guitar), Mike Pickering (drums), Steve…

HUW WARREN / JOHN PARRICELLI QUARTET

Two musicians who have played together for over 30 years. This group revives the Vortex Jazz Quartet, loved for many years in the era of the Vortex in Stoke Newington.…

Thu 23 February 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few purveyors of words through poetry and creative prose: Joey Connolly, Cath Drake, David Crystal, Jack Houston; second half jazz with…

Enemy + Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity

The Enemy is always welcome at the Vortex. Kit Downes’ trio with Petter Eldh and James Maddren make waves like few other bands. They are also expert at inviting exciting…

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have John Bennett’s Band with us again  – a stalwart of the old…

Wed 22 February 2017

Evan Parker/John Edwards/Mark Sanders

One of the most respected saxophonists, who is known for his innovative approach to improvised music. Evan’s regular nights at the Vortex have continued for nearly 20 years, and he…

Tue 21 February 2017

Mon 20 February 2017

Sun 19 February 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

MOPOMOSO

This month Mopomoso presents an all UK programme of small group interplay with seven highly regarded musicians The Paulinus trio – John Rangecroft (reeds) / Marcio Mattos (bass) / Dave…

Sat 18 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Fri 17 February 2017

Thu 16 February 2017

Wed 15 February 2017

NIRAN OBASA TRIO

THE NIRAN OBASA TRIO STANLEY OHIOS ( drums) DARLINGTON JOSEPH (bass) NIRAN OBASA (piano) Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the…

Tue 14 February 2017

Mon 13 February 2017

Sun 12 February 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Sat 11 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones never fails to create a great night of music. Known for work with the likes of Killer Shrimp, the chart-topping US3 but also extending to periods with John…

Fri 10 February 2017

JORGE ROSSY / PHELAN BURGOYNE QUARTET

Jorge Rossy is one of the original members of the legendary Brad Mehldau Trio and was for many years a crucial drummers on the NY scene. For the past decade…

Thu 09 February 2017

Adam Fairhall and Friends

For this performance a solo piano set from Adam will be followed by sets involving three of his friends from the cutting edge of the London jazz and improvisation scene;…

Wed 08 February 2017

Tue 07 February 2017

Abraham Brody

After his recent sell-out gig with Iva Bittova, Abraham Brody returns to perform his mesmerising mix of vocals and violin. From a background that encompasses classically-trained violin, folk-singing, and performance…

Mon 06 February 2017

SEAMUS BLAKE (with Ross Stanley, James Maddren)

NO MORE ADVANCE SALES. Hopefully, a few may be available on the door. Seamus Blake is an A-list saxophonist from New York, though British born. He is a winner of…

Sun 05 February 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

Downstairs: THELONIOUS

Hans Koller (Valve Trombone, Euphonium) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) TBC (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the…

Sat 04 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

Fri 03 February 2017

Tom Harrison Quartet ft. Fabrice Tarel

Tom Harrison – alto saxophone Fabrice Tarel – piano Percy Pursglove – bass Tim Giles – drums Rising star saxophonist Tom Harrison brings a special lineup to The Vortex to…

Thu 02 February 2017

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Wed 01 February 2017

TRICHOTOMY

Sean Foran – piano John Parker – drums Samuel Vincent – bass  Australian piano trio Trichotomy really need no introduction. Over the course of three compelling albums for Naim Jazz…

Tue 31 January 2017

TOPE TEN TEN – CANCELLED

DUE TO VISA PROBLEMS, THIS GIG HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED SOON. APOLOGIES Nigerian juju singer TOPE TEN TEN is one of the new wave of singers from Nigeria that are upgrading…

Mon 30 January 2017

BECCA TOFT ALBUM LAUNCH

Becca Toft presents her Album Launch Tour with a full performance of her debut album “Searching” with her octet. Searching is a concept album Becca wrote about the search of…

Sun 29 January 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Lev’s Lounge

Lev’s Lounge   Lev presents an irreverent and eclectic mix of musical styles in a laidback atmosphere. We cover songs from the 60s and 70s right through to the likes of…

Sat 28 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weekly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also…