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Coming up: VINICIUS CANTUARIA (9, 10 OCTOBER); KIRK LIGHTSEY/JEAN TOUSSAINT/PAUL ZAUNER (26 OCTOBER)
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Sat 01 October 2016

PIGFOOT PLAYS BILLY JENKINS

  Pigfoot is Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums) Billy Jenkins is Billy Jenkins. He is one of our most iconic musicians who…

Fri 30 September 2016

ADAM GLASSER’S SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

Adam Glasser knows how to motivate South African music and musicians. A South African Grammy winner, he plays piano and harmonica. Tonight he leads a stellar band in compositions by…

CORRIE DICK – IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

Chaos Collective member, Glaswegian drummer and composer Corrie Dick with his band. Corrie Dick – Drums Jessica Radcliffe – Vocals Laura Jurd – Trumpet Joe Wright – Saxophone Rob Luft…

Thu 29 September 2016

BIRMINGHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA

We are happy to welcome this big band from Birmingham. Playing the music from the orchestra’s two albums, Burns and Rough Boundaries. The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra was founded in September 2014…

Wed 28 September 2016

MEET THE COMPUTER COMPOSERS – FEAT. MARK D’INVERNO QUINTET

The first concert ever in which all of the music played has been written by a computer. We’re faced with constant reminders in the media that robots are coming to take our jobs, but the likes of Steve Reich, John Williams and Wayne Shorter might have thought their positions were safe at least. No longer!

Tue 27 September 2016

BARRY GREEN SEXTET

A welcome return of pianist Barry Green’s outstanding sextet. Barry Green (Piano) Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet) Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone) Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone) Flo Moore (Bass) Will Glaser (Drums)  

Mon 26 September 2016

TASSOS SPILIOTOPOULOS QUARTET

From Greece to England to Sweden Acclaimed guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos is presenting his exciting new band from Sweden.         Originally from Athens, Greece, Tassos spent the better part of twelve…

Evan Parker/John Edwards/Mark Sanders

One of the most respected saxophonists, who is known for his innovative approach to improvised music. He plays with two of his regular sparring partners – John Edwards (bass), Mark…

Sun 25 September 2016

John Bennett Band

John’s big band returns after their summer break to play more of his own compositions. Great solo work from an array of top-line musicians.  There’s  a  harmonised yet  slightly anarchic feel to…

Sat 24 September 2016

Ed Jones

Ed Jones is an award winning UK jazz saxophonist/composer who has been based in London for over 25 years. He works in the UK and internationally with a wide range…

Fri 23 September 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, and led by Voodoo…

Thu 22 September 2016

Rick Simpson’s Klammer

Exciting to host this album launch on Two Rivers Records. Award-winning pianist and composer Rick Simpson has been no stranger to the heart of the London jazz scene – on both the new…

Wed 21 September 2016

The Brice Wassy Quartet

First UK show in 7 years by Brice Wassy, one of the world’s greatest drummers. Renowned for his peerless work with Manu Dibango, Salif Keita ,Miriam Makeba, Jean Luc Ponty…

Mon 19 September 2016

EZZA

Ezza from Niger are Goumour Adam vocal/guitar , Menad Moussaoui – bass and Stephane Gratteau – drums. They bring us the Tuareg grooves where African rhythms meet modern rock sounds…

Sun 18 September 2016

LOKITO YA CONGO

Lokito Ya Congo , led by Renato Mondele, bring a new dimension to Soukous. In Kinshasa, Renato made his name with General Defao’s Big Stars and as a guitarist he…

MOPOMOSO

Mopomoso presents… Edward Lucas (trombone) Daniel Korda (electronics) Ken Ikeda (electronics) trio A finely detailed A finely detailed and expressive group that is both elegant and eloquent. All aspects of…

Sat 17 September 2016

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weekly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also…

Fri 16 September 2016

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)

Thu 15 September 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 14 September 2016

O.T.M.

A new unique and exciting improvising wind ensemble, whose combined musical experience covers many genres, including South African and contemporary jazz, contemporary classical, composing for art installations, 18 century English rural…

Tue 13 September 2016

Mon 12 September 2016

WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: 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 11 September 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a…

Sat 10 September 2016

Pigfoot Play Bacharach

Chris Batchelor – trumpet Liam Noble – piano James Allsopp – baritone sax Paul Clarvis – drums Pigfoot established themselves as innovative interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their…

Fri 09 September 2016

Thu 08 September 2016

TORI FREESTONE TRIO

Launch of the new album El Barranco by Tori Freestone’s Trio. Tori Freestone is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised…

Wed 07 September 2016

Evan Parker

A two part programme in which saxophone and sonic innovator Evan Parker invites Sam Bailey for a piano solo set; and Matt Wright (computer and turntable) and bassist and live electronics…

Tue 06 September 2016

Tom Ridout (ft Alex Ridout)

An evening of young award winners. Saxophonist and recorder player,  Tom Ridout (Richard Turner Jazz Fund winner)  is playing this evening with a band featuring Alex Ridout, his trumpeter sister…

Mon 05 September 2016

Phil Stevenson Organ Trio

Phil Stevenson (guitar), Arthur Lea (organ), Pat Levett (drums). Original compositions which blend New Orleans music with joyful West African guitar sounds, desert blues, boogaloo and plenty of improv.  Phil…

Sat 03 September 2016

Fri 02 September 2016

FOFOULAH

Fofoula are Batch Gueye – vocals/dance  , Tom Challenger – sax/keys , Phil Stevenson – guitar , Johnny Brierley – bass ,  Kaw Secka – sabar/talking drum , Dave Smith – drums “African drumming,…

Thu 01 September 2016

Angus Bayley’s Scrapbook Septet

The 25 year old London-based pianist and composer Angus Bayley may have studied to be a scientist however, he was never far from making music and has been an active…

Wed 31 August 2016

Tue 30 August 2016

SARAH TANDY TRIO

Delighted to have one of the very talented younger pianists to try our renovated Steinway. BBC Young  Musician of the Year, member of Camilla George Quartet. And mesmerising. Sarah Tandy…

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…