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Mon 25 July 2016

Zoe and Zara

Having just broken on the scenes in Cambridge and Bedford, this up-and-coming soulful duo are returning to London and will be showing their positive vibes.

Sun 24 July 2016

John Bennett Band

A stalwart of the old Vortex, the band is now installed with a regular Sunday afternoon residency. With John’s fantastic compositions and an always exciting line-up of fine musicians this is…

Sat 23 July 2016

Fri 22 July 2016

Chaos Collective presents….

Presented by team Chaos Collective – a night of improvised and original music featuring some UK’s most exciting improvisers 8:30 – Corrie Dick – Solo drums Drummer Corrie Dick has been developing…

Thu 21 July 2016

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 20 July 2016

Bruno Heinen/Rachael Cohen

Rachael Cohen and Bruno Heinen. A duo made in heaven – Rachael’s poignant sound against the melodic invention of Bruno’s piano playing. They will play a mixture of standards and…

Tue 19 July 2016

Evan Parker invites Black Top invites Evan Parker

A collaboration made in Heaven! The duo repeat their path-breaking collaboration with Evan Parker, their first encounter already having been released as an acclaimed album

Mon 18 July 2016

Michelson Morley + Twelves DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH! with Alex Bonney

Album launches for two new albums on Babel. “Muscle, imagination and pure joy of musicianship” Jake McMurchie’s Michelson Morley + Twelves (Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles, Rob Updegraff, Mark Hanslip) Guardian,…

Sun 17 July 2016

London Jazz Sunday Sessions

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…

Tom Challenger’s Party of Improvisation

Tom Challenger is noted for some of the most thrilling collaborations of recent years. Outhouse, BrassMask, Dice Factory, Wedding Music. So it’s his chance to sort something out tonight. Tonight…

MOPOMOSO 25 ANNIVERSARY: THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Some of the best musicians on the scene today, performing in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere: Terry Day (drums) / Dave Panton (sax/ piano) duo. Paul G Smyth (piano) / Jennifer Walshe (voice) duo . John Russell (guitar) / Roger Turner (drums) duo

Terry Day (drums) / David Panton (saxophone / piano) duo

Sat 16 July 2016

Pepi Lemer: Back2Front

British Jazz artist Pepi Lemer performs songs from her album, Back2Front. The album is an explosive mix of Latin percussion, jazz improvisation and songs from around the world including compositions from the great…

Fri 15 July 2016

Thu 14 July 2016

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 13 July 2016

Tue 12 July 2016

Crossroads Trio – Flamenco Blues

The Members of Crossroads are: Esther Weekes – Jazz/Blues Singer and Flamenco Dancer Pablo Pradas – Flamenco Guitarist Demi Garcia Sabat – Percussionist and Drummer Heralding from Seville, Barcelona and…

Mon 11 July 2016

Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri

A STELLAR NIGHT IN DALSTON….. A MUST SEE -That’s how Jazzwise has described this gig in their latest issue Ches Smith (drums, percussion, vibes), Craig Taborn (piano), Mat Maneri (viola)…

Sun 10 July 2016

London Jazz Jam Sessions

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…

DOWNSTAIRS: THELONIOUS

Hans Koller (Valve Trombone) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) Dave Dyson (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore…

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL – WORKSHOP TWO

WORKSHOP IN AFRICAN DRUMMING AND CHANT 10.30-1.30, free, open to all young musicians aged 12-25 Part of the regular monthly series of masterclasses run by the Grand Union Youth Orchestra,…

Sat 09 July 2016

The Big Steal

End the music festival by celebrating with our Jazz2Rocksteady band increased ad refreshed. Fresh originals & twisted Ska-Rocksteady from this London 7-piece fronted by the soulful Yvette Riby (Boxettes). Killer…

Fri 08 July 2016

Thu 07 July 2016

Berrill/Roth/Oliver + Joe Wright solo

JUST ADDED! Joe Wright solo. Such an imaginative composer and performer. Meanwhile. Hailing from Ireland, UK and America Berrill/Roth/Oliver play a collection of original and contemporary pieces that celebrate diversity and global musics.

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 06 July 2016

Justin Thurgur

Justin Thurgur – Trombone Graeme Flowers – Trumpet Kishon Khan – Piano/Rhodes Liran Donin – Double Bass Oreste Noda – Congas Pat Illingworth – Drums Justin Thurgur, trombonist for Bellowhead,…

Tue 05 July 2016

Mon 04 July 2016

Sun 03 July 2016

London Jazz Jam 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…

Sat 02 July 2016

Adam Glasser Quartet

Adam Glasser is known as leader of Township Comets which started here at the Vortex, and also as the leader of our South African jazz jam sessions. Here he leads…

Fri 01 July 2016

Thu 30 June 2016

DUCK BAKER TRIO AND QUARTET (CD LAUNCH)

Duck Baker, guitar Alex Ward, clarinet John Edwards, bass Steve Noble, drums Fingerstyle guitar master Duck Baker returns to the Vortex with his trio/quartet, for another evening devoted to his…

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 29 June 2016

Tue 28 June 2016

REBETIKO CARNIVAL 2016 PRESENTS: SONGS OF ISTANBUL

Cigdem and the ensemble will perform songs reflecting the diversity of early 20th century Istanbul. Musicians: Cidgem Aslan, vocals Çiğdem Aslan is an Istanbul-born singer who sings in many languages and…

Mon 27 June 2016

MICHAEL CHILLINGWORTH – ‘SCRATCH & SIFT’ (Album Launch)

Michael Chillingworth: Alto Sax/Clarinet Josh Arcoleo: Tenor Sax Tom Challenger: Tenor Sax/Clarinet George Crowley: Bass Clarinet Ralph Wyld: Vibraphone Sam Lasserson: Bass Jon Scott: Drums Michael Chillingworth leads a vibrant…

Sun 26 June 2016

John Bennett Band

A stalwart of the old Vortex, the band is now installed with a regular Sunday afternoon residency. With John’s fantastic compositions and an always exciting line-up of fine musicians this is…

Sat 25 June 2016