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Sun 27 May 2018

Vula Viel

Vula Viel is a unique sound and music based around the Dagaare Gyil, or xylophone from Upper West Ghana.

Sat 26 May 2018

Fri 25 May 2018

Thu 24 May 2018

Words & Jazz May 2018

Words & Jazz is BACK! Celebrate spring with us and enjoy world class poets and musicians, all in the cosy bar space downstairs. This is a one-of-a-kind event, not to be missed!

Wed 23 May 2018

BLACKSALT -Lucian Ban & Abraham Burton Duo

“If Abraham Burton were to be drawn in a caricature, there would be flames coming out of his horn…” Approaching three decades as a prominent figure on the jazz scene, world-renowned saxophonist and educator Abraham Burton’s passionate sound can still ignite a room filled with patrons.

Tue 22 May 2018

Alexandra Ridout Quintet

“Trumpeter Alexandra Ridout was an outstanding winner of the BBC young musician jazz award of 2016 and just keeps on growing as an artist.” – Jazzwise

Mon 21 May 2018

Calum Gourlay’s Big Band

An opportunity to check out some some the best and younger musicians in London. The pool of musicians that he can call on include the likes of James Allsopp, James Maddren, Helena Kay, Sam Braysher, John Turville, Rick Simpson, Henry Lowther, Sean Gibbs, Mike Chillingworth and many many more.

Sun 20 May 2018

Micki Miller LIVE in the UK

Anticipated U.K debut, U.S keyboardIst, record producer, songwriter and independent jazz neo-soul artist, ‘Micki Miller’!! Live band, Turnell O’Neal, Derrick Hines & Redginald “Wally” Norris.


Sylvia Hallett (violin, electronics) / Ian McGowan (trumpet) duo plus Kay Grant (voice) and other musicians to be confirmed plus John Russell (guitar) / Stale Liavik Solberg (drums) / Alex…

Sat 19 May 2018

Fri 18 May 2018

Thu 17 May 2018

Wed 16 May 2018

Anselmo Netto

Hailing from Bahia in Brazil, Anselmo Netto is a highly talented percussionist, composer and Mandolim player.

Tue 15 May 2018

Merit Ariane: Moon Larking

Egyptian/German singer, composer and performance artist Merit Ariane presents MoonLarking, a magical show inspired by the spell of birdsong and our childhood longing to be free and soar.

Mon 14 May 2018

Sun 13 May 2018


A Night Walking Through Mirrors, released on Cuneiform Records, documents the first meeting of these four artists, recorded live at London’s Café Oto in April 2016.

London Jazz Orchestra

Kenny Wheeler and John Warren are featured this month, alongside music written by lead trumpet Noel Langley, pianist Alcyona Mick, guitarist Stuart Hall, tenor sax Pete Hurt, director Scott Stroman and other current writers in the band. Kenny was…

Sat 12 May 2018

Late Night Vortex: Kefaya

Kefaya are an award winning musical collective led by UK-based musicians and producers Giuliano Modarelli and Al MacSween. An eclectic group of immigrants, travelers and international artists, Kefaya seek to find common ground between global folk traditions with a cutting-edge sound rooted firmly in the 21st century.

Dave Manington’s Riff Raff

Riff Raff launch their new album “Challenger Deep”. This formidible line-up play inventive, forward looking jazz that subtly pushes the envelope whilst remaining thoroughly accessible to the listener.

Fri 11 May 2018

Estelle Kokot Presents The Longest War

The Longest War. Pianist, singer-songwriter, Estelle Kokot features new material from Mongolia to Afghanistan and the Algarve. Mick Hutton on bass and Gene Calderazzo on drums.

Thu 10 May 2018

Blow The Fuse Presents: ARQ

A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other’ – Jazzwise ★★★★

Wed 09 May 2018

John Etheridge / Arun Ghosh Duo

UK guitar legend John Etheridge and award winning IndoJazz clarinetist Arun Ghosh join forces for an evening of completely improvised music.

Tue 08 May 2018

LASSEN (NO/BE) + Elliot Galvin SOLO

LASSEN – a new Norwegian-Belgian super group which includes front figures of the European band successes Pixel and LABtrio. Passionate, catchy and colorful jazz.

Sun 06 May 2018

Live’N’Unsigned- Soul Night

Live’N’Unsigned- Soul Night. The night for upcoming neo-soul, spoken work artist to showcase their talent. Bank Holiday Sunday May 6th 2018 7 till late.

Sat 05 May 2018

Late Night Vortex: Kasai Masai

First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves.

Based in London, and led by Voodoo King, Nickens Nkoso, Kasai Masai mix the traditional sound of the equatorial African village with a distinctive urban edge. The band’s fast-paced style of Soukous and African Rumba is impossible to stay still to.

Fri 04 May 2018

Grand Union Orchestra – Trading Roots

Featuring Carnatic violinist Jyotsna Srikanth, North Indian classical singer Mahamaya Shil and Yousuf Ali Khan (Bangladesh) on tabla, first in a series of monthly Fridaynight performances with outstanding improvising musicians…

Thu 03 May 2018

Poppy Ackroyd

A classically trained pianist, violinist, producer, and composer, Ackroyd turned heads in the neo-classical world with her previous works Escapement and Feathers, as well as her involvement in Hidden Orchestra…

Mon 30 April 2018

International Jazz Day – The Shape of Jazz to Come: Aubin Vanns Trio +1 & Michael Shrimpling Quartet

A new project by the Vortex Jazz Club supported by the Dave Holland and Evan Parker Fund kicks off with two dynamic bands the Aubin Vanns Trio + 1 from the Royal Academy of Music, and the Michael Shrimpling Quartet from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. Join us for a celebration of the jazz legacy of spontaneity, self-expression and music inspired by the free jazz tradition.

Sun 29 April 2018

Trio Elf

Trio Elf is one of the most internationally acclaimed German jazz groups, having been honored with the Bremen Jazz Award 2016, and having recently received a full page feature in US-magazine Downbeat

Sat 28 April 2018


Greek music from the 20s and 30s performed in a unique quirky way by the popular Greek band ‘Pliri Ntaxei’

Fri 27 April 2018


NIRAN OBASA (piano and keyboards) DARLINGTON JOSEPH (bass) STANLEY OHIOS (drums) LEKAN AGBANIYI (guitar) FEMI OSINAIKE (saxophones) TINU ADEWOYE (vocals) DIXON IHEDINMA (vocals)   Nigerian pianist NIRAN OBASA and his…

Thu 26 April 2018

Doube Bill: Miriam Ast Quintet/Victor Gutierrez Trio

VICTOR GUTIERREZ TRIO: Victor Gutierrez/piano Connor Chaplin/bass Marc Michel/drums   MIRIAM AST QUINTET: Miriam Ast/vocals James Copus/trumpet,flugelhorn Will Barry/piano Huw V Williams/bass Jay Davis/drums   Victor Gutierrez is a Spanish-born…

Words & Jazz (Downstairs)

Words & Jazz is BACK! We relaunch with a special event featuring the Michael Marks Prize winners, and nominees, with music from acclaimed duo Bahla. Not to be missed!

Wed 25 April 2018

Anton Eger

World premiere. Swedish-Norwegian drummer Anton Eger (Phronesis, Marius Neset) has made his mark as one of the most cutting-edge musicians in all of Europe.

Tue 24 April 2018

Sun 22 April 2018

Blues and Roots Ensemble

Blues and Roots Ensemble perform creative arrangements of the classic and lesser know compositions from the great bassist/composer Charles Mingus.

Sat 21 April 2018

Fri 20 April 2018

Juliet Kelly/ Yazz Ahmed/ Naadia Sheriff

Vocalist Juliet Kelly, trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and pianist Naadia Sherrif get together to explore standards from their diverse perspectives in this debut performance.

Thu 19 April 2018

Wed 18 April 2018

CONSTRUCTION Centreline Theory

‘Centreline Theory’ is the debut release on Leo Records from drummer/composer Jim Bashford’s group Construction. The music is a homage to the terminology and theory of Wing Chun Kung Fu.

Tue 17 April 2018

Middlesex BA Jazz Students

Join us for an evening of music from our BA Jazz students The excellent Middlesex BA Jazz student bands led by: Nikki Iles Stuart Hall Kate Williams Dave Pattman who…

Mon 16 April 2018

Calum Gourlay Big Band

Bassist Calum Gourlay’s big band is a band of energy and joy, having developed over the course of over a year at the Vortex. He brings stunning arrangements and a…

Sun 15 April 2018


Line up Michael Giaquinto (e.bass) Chris Hill (clarinet/electronics/amplified objects) Alec Kronacker (e.guitar) trio Veryan Weston (piano) Pei Ann Yeo (violin) duo Terry Day (percussion/self made instruments) John Russell (guitar) duo…

Sat 14 April 2018

Embodied Hope Quartet

George Colligan (piano) Jon Irabagon (saxophone) Michael Janisch (bass) Andrew Bain (drums)   Following on from their highly successful 2016 UK tour, drummer/composer/bandleader Andrew Bain’s Embodied Hope Quartet return in…

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