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Sat 10 December 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY – THE ITALIAN JOB

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by Bruno Heinen. Tonight a special performance by The Italian Job, with Michele Tacchi and Riccardo Chiaberta, ahead of its release…

Fri 09 December 2016

Thu 08 December 2016

Wed 07 December 2016

Solstice – Alimentation album launch

Solstice is an ensemble comprising some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving East London music scene, including in-demand saxophonist Tori Freestone and renowned vocalist Brigitte Beraha. They have…

Tue 06 December 2016

IVA BITTOVA /ABRAHAM BRODY

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO ILLNESS ABRAHAM BRODY IS UNABLE TO PERFORM A SOLO SET TONIGHT. HOWEVER HE WILL STILL PERFORM DURING THE DUO IMPROVISATIONS. Double bill, 2 solo sets of 40…

Mon 05 December 2016

Sun 04 December 2016

Loz Speyer’s Time Zone

TIME ZONE plays an innovative “deep fusion” of Cuban music and Jazz – soulful, catchy and rhythmically provocative. Cuban elements are re-assembled, or mutated to fit odd meters – bilingual…

MOJO

Back for their #SwingSunday residency, MOJO (the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra) are back to play you everything from laid-back & up-tempo swing, Latin and funk to the traditional (Buddy Rich, Count…

Sat 03 December 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Fri 02 December 2016

Thu 01 December 2016

Mimika Orchestra plus White Flower

About Mimika Orchestra Mimika Orchestra was founded in London in 2010 by the Croatian composer and saxophonist Mak Murtic. It has been dubbed as one of London’s most creative, trans-idiomatic orchestras, taking audiences on an adventurous…

Wed 30 November 2016

Kristian Borring Group

Guitarist Kristian Borring has a new quartet including pianist Rick Simpson, Jon Scott (drums), Dave Whitford (bass). It’s always exciting to be in at the start of a new band,…

Tue 29 November 2016

Square One

Square One is  an award-winning Glasgow-based quartet, known for their free-spirited original music and energised live performances. The music they play alights upon many modern touchstones such as folk, fusion,…

Mon 28 November 2016

Ronachan Songs & Under The Water Present: BLUE ROSE CODE

With three stellar albums in four years, featuring the likes of Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, Nashville’s McCrary Sisters and even Hollywood A-Lister, Ewan McGregor, Edina’s own Ross Wilson’s rise has…

Sun 27 November 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…

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats

Acclaimed Israeli bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin is back again at the Vortex after some time away writing and gathering new material for his debut album which will be released…

CDave Quartet: Lost Songs of Jazz

A kaleidoscope of obscure songs from all eras of jazz. These forgotten but great tunes were all originally recorded by the giants of jazz but now out-of-print. CDave revives them…

Sat 26 November 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble

Gilad Atzmon (Alto & Soprano Sax, Clarinet) Frank Harrison (Piano) Yaron Stavi (Bass) Chris Higginbottom (Drums) Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, renowned for their unique mix of jazz, folk…

Fri 25 November 2016

Thu 24 November 2016

Wed 23 November 2016

BBC Radio 3 Recommends – SOLD OUT

Lopa Kothari, Max Reinhardt and Soweto Kinch showcase new jazz, world and contemporary artists discovered through BBC Introducing on Jazz Now, Late Junction and World on 3. Kourelou are an…

Tue 22 November 2016

EVAN PARKER with JOHN EDWARDS, MARK SANDERS

Our monthly concert with iconic improviser Evan Parker continues this month with his long-standing musical partners John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (Drums). Expect empathy, energy and emotion.

Mon 21 November 2016

Phelan Burgoyne Band

Phelan Burgoyne Trio Martin Speake – Saxophone Rob Luft – Guitar Phelan Burgoyne – Drums Expect strong melodies, visceral grooves and meditative improvisations based around the music of iconic drummer…

Sun 20 November 2016

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…

MOPOMOSO @ 25

Mopomoso presenting the finest in free improvisation since 1991 Yoko Arai (piano) / John Russell (guitar) duo + Mark Wastell Quintet – Mark Wastell (cello) / Olie Brice (bass) /…

Sat 19 November 2016

THE LOOP ELECTRIC

Appropriate for our late night season! We are happy that the Loop Collective, with Dave Smith, Rory Simmons are putting together a special late night show. Full details in the…

Thelonious (Part 1)

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…

Fri 18 November 2016

Thu 17 November 2016

Wed 16 November 2016

NIKLAS WINTER

As part of our cosmopolitan enthusiasm, we are delighted to welcome Niklas Winter, Finnish jazz guitarist, composer and teacher. Performing in the intimacy of our Downstairs space with Henry Lowther (trumpet),…

Tue 15 November 2016

Mon 14 November 2016

Sun 13 November 2016