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INTAKT FESTIVAL 2017 IS HERE UNTIL 27 APRIL
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Mon 24 April 2017

Sun 23 April 2017

The John Bennett Band

John Bennett and his 14-piece band bring their cosmic, funk-infused sound garden to the Vortex on Sunday 23rd April in the afternoon. A pioneering jazz composer, artist and Londoner, John…

Sat 22 April 2017

Fri 21 April 2017

Thu 20 April 2017

Wed 19 April 2017

Tue 18 April 2017

Mon 17 April 2017

Sun 16 April 2017

MOPOMOSO SESSIONS

LINE UP Mandhira de Saram (violin) Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) duo Lee Boyd Allatson (drums, percussion) solo Phil Minton (voice) John Russell (guitar) duo   Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) Mandhira da Saram…

Sat 15 April 2017

Fri 14 April 2017

Big Bad Wolf

With some of the best of the new generation of musicians, open to the widest of influences, Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals,…

Wed 12 April 2017

Matt Ridley

Celebrating his new project, bassist Matt Ridley proves that he is equally at home as a band leader, and not just an anchor for musicians. Matt Ridley: Double bass/composition Tori…

Tue 11 April 2017

Sun 09 April 2017

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…

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA – VORTEX LIVE SESSIONS

Another swinging Sunday afternoon with the marvelous London Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Stroman,  “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent). Great composing, arranging and soloing from a band…

Sat 08 April 2017

JOHN ETHERIDGE and VIMALA ROWE

The duo of legendary English guitarist with sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe has become one of the sensations of the past year, with their album chosen in the Guardian’s…

Thu 06 April 2017

Wed 05 April 2017

BLAZING FLAME QUINTET

Blazing Flame Quintet are Julian Dale (double bass, cello), Peter Evans (5-string electric violin), Anton Henley (drums, percussion),  Steve Day (voice, words, percussion) and Mark Langford (tenor sax, bass clarinet).  There’s a…

Tue 04 April 2017

JAZZ STUDENTS OF MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

The excellent BA Jazz students from Middlesex University. Performing in bands led by Nikki Iles, Kate Williams, Stuart Hall and Dave Pattman. Playing an eclectic mix of music. Come along…

Mon 03 April 2017

SASCHA LEY & LAURENT PAYFERT

Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert vocals & double bass With an extraordinary musical complicity, the Luxembourgish all-round artist Sascha Ley and the French musician Laurent Payfert share an adventurous and…

Sun 02 April 2017

JASPER HØIBY’S FELLOW CREATURES (2nd NIGHT)

Jasper Høiby (bass) Mark Lockheart, Jim Gold (saxes) Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel) Will Barry (piano)  Corrie Dick (drums and percussion). Returning to The Vortex for the first time since…

Sat 01 April 2017

JASPER HØIBY’S FELLOW CREATURES (1ST NIGHT)

    Jasper Høiby (bass) Mark Lockheart, Jim Gold (saxes) Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel) Will Barry (piano)  Corrie Dick (drums and percussion). Returning to The Vortex for the first…

Fri 31 March 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…

Garibaldi Plop – double bill with Paul Bilson

Garibaldi Plop – Roberto Negro / Valentin… by tritonline A Parisian trio of Roberto Negro (piano), Valentin Ceccaldi (cello) and Sylvain Darrifourcq (drums). The latter two are known to us…

PAUL BILSON’S BAND

Coming to hear trumpeter Paul Bilson, you can never fail to be impressed by his joyful music: it draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life…

Wed 29 March 2017

ICP Orchestra – 2nd night of 2

Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at the Vortex. The Instant Composers…

Tue 28 March 2017

ICP Orchestra – 1st night of 2

Limited standing at £15 here Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at…

Mon 27 March 2017

SAM FRED

SAM FRED  SAM FRED (alto/tenor saxophone) RICHARD AMPADU (keyboards/piano) TOLU OGUNBAMERU (bass)  GOODNESS JONES (drums) A distinct and evocative Afro-soul jazz saxophonist SAM FRED made his name as a session man in Nigeria for…

TOBIAS DELIUS/OLIE BRICE

The collaboration of Toby Delius, one of the stalwarts of the ICP Orchestra, but also a leading saxophonist of incredible breadth, with bassist Olie Brice, has developed to a high…

Sun 26 March 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…

ANITA WARDELL WORKSHOP BAND

Anita Wardell ends her workshop weekend with a show where they all show what they have learnt and she then gives a magisterial performance with her band, as ever.

Sat 25 March 2017

CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. Playing originals and standards…

Fri 24 March 2017

FEMI AND THE INRHYTHMS

FEMI SOFELA (bass/vocals) ESTHER MABADEJE (vocals) EBENEZER OKE (guitar) NIRAN OBASA (synths) GBENGA KOLADE (keyboards) TOPE OREKOYA (percussion) TOSIN DAGUNDURO (kit drum)   Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band…

Thu 23 March 2017

John Bennett Band

: John Bennett Band A stalwart at the old Vortex, John is here and now with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his own great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo…

Wed 22 March 2017

HOLUB / DONIN + GUESTS

  Mark Holub and Liran Donin, two of the key members of Led Bib, lead a night of improvised and new atmospheric music. Tonight they invite trumpeter Chris Batchelor, one…

Tue 21 March 2017

G-Bop Orchestra – ‘spaces between’

g·bop orchestra (six drummer formation) presents  spaces between. a new work for percussion, in six parts. unfolding in Denmark and UK throughout February – March 2017.   Also, there will be an…

Sun 19 March 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…

HYMN & TOLERANCE MANOEUVRE

‘Experiments in Electronics’ double bill. Atmospheric, textural, haunting sounds and music. New bands from Norwich and London. hymn are a new trio from Norwich. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet &…

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1.  Kay Grant (vocals)      Marcio Mattos (cello)      Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2.  Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3.  Viv Corringham (vocals)      John…