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Mon 27 March 2017

SAM FRED

SAM FRED  SAM FRED (alto/tenor saxophone) RICHARD AMPADU (keyboards/piano) TOLU OGUNBAMERU (bass)  GOODNESS JONES (drums) A distinct and evocative Afro-soul jazz saxophonist SAM FRED made his name as a session man in Nigeria for…

Sun 26 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

ANITA WARDELL WORKSHOP BAND

Anita Wardell ends her workshop weekend with a show where they all show what they have learnt and she then gives a magisterial performance with her band, as ever.

Sat 25 March 2017

CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. Playing originals and standards…

Fri 24 March 2017

FEMI AND THE INRHYTHMS

FEMI SOFELA (bass/vocals) ESTHER MABADEJE (vocals) EBENEZER OKE (guitar) NIRAN OBASA (synths) GBENGA KOLADE (keyboards) TOPE OREKOYA (percussion) TOSIN DAGUNDURO (kit drum)   Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band…

Thu 23 March 2017

John Bennett Band

: John Bennett Band A stalwart at the old Vortex, John is here and now with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his own great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo…

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few wordsmiths, second half jazz. Richard Scott Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in…

Wed 22 March 2017

HOLUB / DONIN + GUESTS

  Mark Holub and Liran Donin, two of the key members of Led Bib, lead a night of improvised and new atmospheric music. Tonight they invite trumpeter Chris Batchelor, one…

Tue 21 March 2017

G-Bop Orchestra – ‘spaces between’

g·bop orchestra (six drummer formation) presents  spaces between. a new work for percussion, in six parts. unfolding in Denmark and UK throughout February – March 2017.   Also, there will be an…

Mon 20 March 2017

CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND

A new monthly residency 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 19 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

HYMN & TOLERANCE MANOEUVRE

‘Experiments in Electronics’ double bill. Atmospheric, textural, haunting sounds and music. New bands from Norwich and London. hymn are a new trio from Norwich. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet &…

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1.  Kay Grant (vocals)      Marcio Mattos (cello)      Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2.  Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3.  Viv Corringham (vocals)      John…

Sat 18 March 2017

Fri 17 March 2017

Thu 16 March 2017

EVAN PARKER with JACOB ANDERSKOV’S KINETICS

Evan Parker is a titan of jazz improvisation. For this month’s show, he invites Jacob Anderskov’s Kinetics, some of the leading improvisers from Denmark, who are members of the influential…

Wed 15 March 2017

Mon 13 March 2017

Sun 12 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

PETROS KLAMPANIS ALBUM LAUNCH: CHROMA

Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. To pursue his musical passions, he dropped out of the Polytechnic…

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…

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Another swinging Sunday afternoon with the marvelous London Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Stroman,  “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent). Great composing, arranging and soloing from a band…

Sat 11 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Fri 10 March 2017

Thu 09 March 2017

Wed 08 March 2017

NICK COSTLEY-WHITE QUARTET

The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a truly fresh and modern aesthetic. The band’s repertoire draws on unique interpretations of songs from…

Tue 07 March 2017

DUCK BAKER TRIO AND QUARTET

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…

Mon 06 March 2017

TAUPE – ALBUM LAUNCH + DEEMER

The Tyneside Trio, now split between Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh and comprising Jamie Stockbridge on Alto Sax, Mike Parr-Burman on Guitar and Adam Stapleford on Drum Kit, enlisted the wisdom…

Sun 05 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

MOJO

“The 16-piece MO Jazz Orchestra will be playing its residency gig at our favourite jazz club (in the afternoon!). Come and hear our eclectic mix of big band jazz. From…

Sat 04 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Fri 03 March 2017

Thu 02 March 2017

Camilla George Quartet

The Camilla George Quartet featuring saxophonist Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors), pianist Sarah Tandy (Gilad Atzmon), bassist Daniel Casimir (Clark Tracey) and on drums Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective,…

Tue 28 February 2017

Alan Wilkinson/Pat Thomas/John Edwards/Paul Hession

Alan Wilkinson(reeds)/Pat Thomas (kbds)/John Edwards(bass)/Paul Hession(drums) This amazing first time quartet brings together long-time associates saxophonist Alan Wilkinson and drummer Paul Hession for an increasingly rare performance alongside two of the…

Mon 27 February 2017

CALUM GOURLAY’S BIG BAND

A new monthly residency 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 26 February 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Vocal Global

Vocal Global is a musical journey around the world from the Caribbean to the Middle East consisting of vocals, ethnic beat boxing with conscious lyrics in Hebrew, English and Creole.…

John Bennett Band

  John Bennett Band John returns with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo Gordon, Nick Payne. Tbns: Dave Liddell, Alan Tomlinson,…

Sat 25 February 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Fri 24 February 2017

HUW WARREN / JOHN PARRICELLI QUARTET

Two musicians who have played together for over 30 years. This group revives the Vortex Jazz Quartet, loved for many years in the era of the Vortex in Stoke Newington.…

Thu 23 February 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few purveyors of words through poetry and creative prose: Joey Connolly, Cath Drake, David Crystal, Jack Houston; second half jazz with…