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HIghlights this week include TUESDAY: Primitive Quartet (ft Kit Downes, Robin Fincker) FRIDAY: Paul Bilson SATURDAY: Fletch's Brew
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Tue 24 January 2017

Mon 23 January 2017

David Torn – Sun of Goldfinger. (With Tim Berne, Ches Smith)

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

Sun 22 January 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

DAVID TORN – SUN OF GOLD FINGER with TIM BERNE, CHES SMITH

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

John Bennett Big Band

John Bennett brings his great band to us for the first time in 2017. A stalwart of the old Vortex club in Stoke Newington, they now play a  monthly spot…

Sat 21 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Henry Lowther is one of our greatest trumpeters, with a delicate play in melody and technique. Band includes Paul Clarvis (drums), Pete Hurt (saxophone), Dave Green (bass), Barry Green (piano)

Fri 20 January 2017

PHELAN BURGOYNE TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH

“Unquiet Quiet” by The Phelan Burgoyne Trio (Pumpkin Records 010) Phelan Burgoyne – drums/composition Martin Speake – saxophone Rob Luft – guitar. Unquiet Quiet is the anticipated debut recording by…

Thu 19 January 2017

Quest Ensemble + Special Guests

An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. Intrinsically…

Wed 18 January 2017

ALLSOPP / STOREY / IRELAND

Saxophonist James Allsopp leads a trio exploring modern Jazz repertoire with humour and energy. With Dave Storey (drums), Ferg Ireland (bass)    

Tue 17 January 2017

Mon 16 January 2017

Sun 15 January 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

GILAD ATZMON / SAUL RUBIN

The return of a New York special! A chance to hear saxophonist Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, frequently in the band of Sonny Rollins and visiting from New York.…

MOPOMOSO 2017

More quality free improvisation in 2017 as Mopomoso continues their afternoon concert series at The Vortex. Three first class sets from:   Martin Hackett (electronics) Daniel Thompson (guitar) Phil Wachsmann…

Sat 14 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

TONY KOFI

Heart-warming saxophonist Tony Kofi was influenced by Abdullah Ibrahim and Ornette Coleman. This tribute to Ornette includes trumpeter Byron Wallen, genius and regular sparring partner. His many accolades include Best instrumentalist…

Fri 13 January 2017

George Crowley Trio – JUST ANNOUNCED

Saxophonist George Crowley joins with some of his friends in a performance of joy and pleasure. With Tim Giles (drums), and Rob Luft (guitar), recently crowned winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize 2016.

Thu 12 January 2017

DAVE MANNINGTON’S RIFF RAFF

This London based super group led by bassist Dave Mannington released their new album, Hullabaloo, on Loop Records last year. Riff Raff mixes the bass playing leader’s clever composing with a…

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 11 January 2017

MOSAIC

Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation, all of which contributes…

Tue 10 January 2017

Klaus Bru – Alone * Together

German C-Melody saxophonist Klaus Bru, still fresh on the London scene, has been known so far for his collaborations in the Improv Scene and the London Improvisers Orchestra. For this…

Mon 09 January 2017

Sun 08 January 2017

Sunday Jazz Sessions

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. Followed…

THE EXILES (2nd Night)

The Exiles   Americans Jean Toussaint (saxophone) and Scott Stroman (vocals) return with their stellar band for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the…

Sat 07 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

THE EXILES (1st night)

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED STANDING TICKETS REMAINING Americans Jean Toussaint (saxophone) and Scott Stroman (vocals) return with their stellar band for two New Year gigs at the…

Fri 06 January 2017

Heidi Vogel

The voice of the Cinematic Orchestra. Repertoire from here, the USA and Brazil interpreted with energy and charm. The band includes one of our favourite pianists – Bruno Heinen

Thu 05 January 2017

Wed 04 January 2017

Rob Luft Band

Rob Luft (guitar) Corrie Dick (drums), Tom McCredie (bass) & Joe Webb (keyboards) Ahead of going into the studio to record their debut album, Kenny Wheeler prizewinner Rob Luft bring…

Sun 01 January 2017

Sat 31 December 2016

Fri 30 December 2016

Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt

Fresh from their EFG London Jazz Festival performance, join Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt for a pre New Year’s special like never before. They will be showcasing their own material and a…

Thu 29 December 2016

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS TRIO

Britain’s leading guitarist leads his exciting trio. Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years, Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a repertoire…

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Vortex for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and…

Fri 23 December 2016

Thu 22 December 2016

VLAD MILLER AND NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground Vlad Miller – piano Les Booth – six- string electric bass Dave Rohoman – drums Adrian Northover – saxes www.vladmillernfu.wordpress.com Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground is a band that…

Wed 21 December 2016

PHELAN BURGOYNE QUINTET Feat. JORGE ROSSY

Phelan Burgoyne Quintet Feat. Jorge Rossy Veteran Spanish drummer turned vibraphonist Jorge Rossy makes a special UK appearance to join a specially formed International group of rising stars. Jorge Rossy – vibraphone…

Tue 20 December 2016

Aquarium

We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what…

Mon 19 December 2016

John Bennett Band

This is the final  chance to see the wonderful John Bennett Band in 2016. A stalwart of the old Vortex club, they now play a  monthly spot at the Vortex.…

Sun 18 December 2016

Squelch Quartet

Squelch Quartet play contemporary jazz with Nordic sensibilities, inspired by the likes of E.S.T and Jan Garbarek.

MOPOMOSO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Come and join the celebrations as Mopomoso – the UK’s longest running regular improv  sessions – brings its 25th Anniversary Year to a close with its traditional end of year…

Sat 17 December 2016

Fri 16 December 2016

ANNIE WHITEHEAD WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP BAND

Another chance to hear this 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…

Thu 15 December 2016

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT XMAS PARTY

December 14   The award-winning WorldService Project return to The Vortex with a bang, having released their third album For King and Country on Rare Noise Records, and toured across the UK,…