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Mon 22 October 2018

Chanda Rule ft. Kirk Lightsey

“Chanda Rule is the most amazing, elegant, fascinating, all in all greatest singer is saw in the last 30 or 40 years, and I saw them all” (pianist Kirk Lightsey) Ahead of the launch of a new album on PAO/Babel.

Sun 21 October 2018

Blues & Roots Ensemble

Blues and Roots Ensemble perform modern adaptations arrangements of classic and lesser known Charles Mingus compositions.

MOPOMOSO Presents…

Welcoming in the Winter season with a stunning international line up of four sets, featuring some of the finest music from the world of free improvisation Line up Alex Maguire…

Sat 20 October 2018

Clark Tracey

Clark Tracey leads his new quintet playing modern jazz with energy and pleasure, involving BBC Young Jazz Musician Alexandra Ridout and saxophonist Sean Payne

Fri 19 October 2018

Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet: Inspiration

“On Inspiration (the Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet) bathe deeply in the spirit of Alice and John’s majestic, meditative music, yet also use it as a point of departure for new personal directions. The journey is within, to a better place for humanity.”  – Kevin Le Gendre

Open Decks

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. A monthly Sunday event where music lovers play…

Thu 18 October 2018

Blow the Fuse presents: The Casimir Connection

Casimir Connection is a jazz chamber group for the modern era. Saxophonist and composer Diane McLoughlin’s new ensemble explores the boundaries between classical, folk and jazz.

Wed 17 October 2018

James Copus Quartet

Welcoming a fine young trumpeter leading a band in his own right, who has already played with some of the greats of this country, often at the Vortex!

Tue 16 October 2018

Mon 15 October 2018

Sun 14 October 2018

Williams/Ballestrem and co.

London meets Berlin with this rare collaboration, expect high level improvising and honest music making.

Sat 13 October 2018

Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell (Two Night Residency)

Berne was aptly named one of New York City’s essential jazz icons by Time Out New York, while the UK’s Jazzwise magazine underscored the growing stature of his music by declaring it“suffused with genuine humanity and more than a little wisdom.” The New York Times praised Mitchell as“a pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard.”

Fri 12 October 2018

Tim Berne/Matt Mitchell (Two Night Residency)

Berne was aptly named one of New York City’s essential jazz icons by Time Out New York, while the UK’s Jazzwise magazine underscored the growing stature of his music by declaring it“suffused with genuine humanity and more than a little wisdom.” The New York Times praised Mitchell as“a pianist of burrowing focus and an indispensable fixture of the contemporary vanguard.”

Thu 11 October 2018

Relaunch Party

Come and celebrate the brand new creative changes in the club with us! With a special quartet of Rick Simpson, Dave Smith, Calum Gourlay and James Allsopp.

Wed 10 October 2018

Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic

Zoetic Zoetic is a new London based group of very experienced improvising musicians. Chris Batchelor, John Paricelli and Steve Watts were all members of influential British big band Loose Tubes…

Tue 09 October 2018

Charlie Pyne Quartet Album Launch

This is the launch party for Charlie Pyne Quartet’s debut album ‘Dancing Shadows’. Expect ECM-inspired jazz with big grooves, memorable tunes and a story-telling vibe.

Mon 08 October 2018

Warriors International Present: Freedom

The core team consists of Orphy Robinson, Cleveland Watkiss, Tori Handsley and Paul Bradshaw who are joined by an array of guests. You never know who’s going to drop in. In…

Sun 07 October 2018

Sat 06 October 2018

Match & Fuse Late Session: Big Bad Wolf and Taupe

Big Bad Wolf / Taupe: London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves play alongside scatter-skronk, math-prov commando team Taupe.

Fri 05 October 2018

Match & Fuse Late Session: Entropi and Voronoi

Northern synth-driven experimental rock trio Voronoi plays in a double bill with London-based interstellar jazz voyagers Entropi for a special Match & Fuse late night session.

Thu 04 October 2018

Evan Parker & Friends

One of the most influential jazz saxophonists is back with his monthly Vortex series.

Wed 03 October 2018

Tue 02 October 2018

Leila Martial

Leading young French singer. Astonishing range and mesmerising presence.

Mon 01 October 2018

Mick Foster Quartet

Led by top baritone sax player Mick Foster, the quartet play an interesting and diverse repertoire of original compositions and some well known jazz pieces.

Sun 30 September 2018

Open Decks

An afternoon for vinyl lovers to get together, play and share music. Free entry.

Sat 29 September 2018

Fri 28 September 2018

Thu 27 September 2018

Sloth Racket

Sloth Racket is a band of UK improvisers led by baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts, with Sam Andreae on alto saxophone, Anton Hunter on guitar, Seth Bennett on bass and Johnny Hunter…

Wed 26 September 2018

Tue 25 September 2018

Mon 24 September 2018

The Shape of Jazz To Come Presents… FORJ and NIMA

Two bands NIMA and Forj. High octane grooves and expansive improvisation from ‘Forj’, a quartet led by Scottish drummer Jonathan Silk. Following a sold-out show at Edinburgh Jazz Festival, Nima bring their eclectic influences drawing inspiration from everywhere: jazz, soul, bluegrass and all types of world music.

Sun 23 September 2018

Sat 22 September 2018

Fri 21 September 2018

Thu 20 September 2018

Evan Parker – Trance Map & Tom Wheatley

Evan and Matt met in 2008 and out of their first studio sessions developed Trance Map, an album of over an hour long that mixes field recordings, samples from cassettes, turntable scratching and the live processing of Evan’s relentlessly evolving saxophone lines.

Wed 19 September 2018

Nikki Yeoh Solo Gemini

Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the mid 90s pianist Nikki Yeoh has proved to be an improviser, composer and all-round adventurer who has continually sought to broaden…

Tue 18 September 2018

Dimitri Howald ILJA

Swiss composer and guitarist Dimitri Howald has, with his band ILJA, created a six-headed mythical beast, a fantastic, romantic creature whose limbs reach out in all imaginable harmonic directions.

Mon 17 September 2018

Calum Gourlay Big Band

Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sun 16 September 2018

Let Spin

Showcasing music from their upcoming third record, with tunes from each member, Let Spin bring an anarchic, fiery brand of jazz/groove/improv/noise to their London home.

MOPOMOSO Presents… The Afternoon Sessions

John Russell continues to host the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music. This month’s line up includes: PHIL DURRANT / MARTIN VISHNICK duo; CATH ROBERTS / ALEX WARD duo; and a trio ‘LUST ROLLERS’ with MARK BROWNE / DAN GREGORY, plus special guest IAN MCGOWAN.

Sat 15 September 2018

Fri 14 September 2018

Thu 13 September 2018

Stephen Edwards Band

Stephen Edwards, London, Notting Hill born & bread arranger composer with Caribbean roots celebrates music by Coltrane, Monk, Lacy and his own work!

Wed 12 September 2018

Rob Brockway’s Birthday Gig

A celebratory evening of jazz standards (with the odd left turn thrown in) with pianist Rob Brockway and some surprise guests.

Tue 11 September 2018

Matt Carmichael Quartet

‘Fast becoming one of the leading lights in Scottish Jazz’ (Tommy Smith). Matt Carmichael brings his quartet to London for the first time having just releasing their debut EP.

Mon 10 September 2018

Warriors International Presents: Freedom

September’s monthly open-minded Freedom Improv session curated by Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson and Tori Handsley. There’s an opening short set from an ad-hoc ensemble, swiftly followed by constantly shifting sets…

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