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Sun 28 August 2016

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…

Adrian Reid

Adrian Reid launches his new quartet album Nyanza Street, with TONY KOFI (sax), LARRY BARTLEY (bass), ROD YOUNGS (drums) Adrian writes: I had been working with various members of the…

Sat 27 August 2016

Vlad Miller – Notes from Underground

The effect that ‘Notes From Underground’ want to have on their listeners is immediate, direct, and accessible in the best sense. They want their music to grab your ears and your body and not let go until you’ve been variously pulverised, pummelled, or pleasured into submission.

Fri 26 August 2016

Mafarowi

Martin Speake  alto saxophone Faith Brackenbury  violin/vocals Rob Luft guitar Will Glaser drums/percussion ‘A newly formed project that is a pared-down version of my previous 7 piece group Fever Pitch. This was…

Thu 25 August 2016

Club closed for piano restoration

The Vortex is closed for 2 days, while we restore and improve our piano. Our crowdfunding worked! So we are now able to get the work done as planned. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-restore-the-vortex-jazz-clubs-steinway  

Wed 24 August 2016

Club closed for piano restoration

The Vortex is closed for 2 days, while we restore and improve our piano. Our crowdfunding worked! So we are now able to get the work done as planned. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-restore-the-vortex-jazz-clubs-steinway  

Tue 23 August 2016

Fete Qua Qua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’,…

Mon 22 August 2016

Fete Qua Qua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’,…

Sun 21 August 2016

Bruno Heinen & Rachael Cohen

Born out of a longstanding musical relationship, Rachael Cohen  (saxophone) and Bruno Heinen (piano) have a developed a forward-looking and empathic duo. Performing together consistently, they are continually working on…

Fete Quaqua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Sat 20 August 2016

Antonio Zambrini plays the music of Nino Rota

Acclaimed pianist and composer Antonio Zambrini presents at the Vortex his creative take on some of the most iconic film soundtracks of the Italian neorealism. This project of rediscovery originated…

Fri 19 August 2016

George Crowley Trio

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 18 August 2016

Wed 17 August 2016

Tue 16 August 2016

Mon 15 August 2016

Sun 14 August 2016

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…

Paul Bilson

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations, the band…

Sat 13 August 2016

Julian Ferraretto

Julian Ferraretto (violin) with Robert Mitchell on piano, Andy Hamill on bass and Justin Woodward on drums. Violinist Julian Ferraretto has been in demand as a soloist and ensemble player both in…

Fri 12 August 2016

Esther Bennett

Vocalist Esther Bennett does her annual birthday gig at the Vortex. Standards, originals and fun!

Thu 11 August 2016

STEWART CURTIS’S K-GROOVE

“This guy is good! Like Artie Shaw before him he’s taken a traditional idiom through a new perspective. If you have an enquiring taste in music try this!”

Wed 10 August 2016

Kasai Masai

Have you experienced the joys of Urban Equitorial Funk? First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves. Based in London,…

Tue 09 August 2016

Javier Carmona – the return

Javier Carmona, when in London, was one of the great motivators of the improvised scene. He is now, though, mainly to be heard in Barcelona. The chance for him to…

Mon 08 August 2016

Warriors International present FREEDOM

Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom will continue to pursue…

Sun 07 August 2016

Vortex Sunday Session

Led by guitarist Hannes Riepler, our Sunday sessions regularly include some of the best musicians in London. You never quite know who will appear. It could be Chris Cheek, it could be Zhenya Strigalev, it could be Pete Wareham. Come along to find out who it might be!

Sat 06 August 2016

Closed for private party

Sorry! One of the rare occasions when there is a special private party. The club can be rented for special events. Call 020 72544097 or email:  vortexjazzinfo@gmail.com

Thu 04 August 2016

Wed 03 August 2016

John Martin Hidden Notes

Launching their new album. ‘The Hidden Notes’ offers a window into a new and unique sound world. It is a celebration of the saxophone and all the beautiful colours that…

Tue 02 August 2016

Gilad Atzmon/Saul Rubin

A chance to hear saxophonist Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, frequently in the band of Sonny Rollins and visiting from New York. They are joined by Yaron Stavi on…

Mon 01 August 2016

Sun 31 July 2016

Vortex Jazz Sunday Session

Led by guitarist Hannes Riepler, our Sunday sessions regularly include some of the best musicians in London. You never quite know who will appear. It could be Chris Cheek, it…

John Escreet and Evan Parker – UK premiere

John Escreet, one of the great young pianists in New York (and a leading UK ‘export’), performs with influential improviser Evan Parker. ‘Lean, purposeful improv ****’ (Guardian)   While John and his…

Sat 30 July 2016

Gillett Square Live!

Saturday afternoon live music in Gillett Square. With local up and coming bands. African, funk, soul Working together with Kaffa Coffee.

Fri 29 July 2016

Thu 28 July 2016

Wed 27 July 2016

Tue 26 July 2016

Graeme Wilson Quartet

Graeme Wilson – tenor sax Paul Edis – piano Andy Champion – double bass Adam Sinclair – drums Enthralling audiences in the North East since 2012, this quartet are now…