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Sat 10 October 2020

Tony Kofi’s Sphinx Trio

Line-up: Tony Kofi – Alto saxophone Larry Bartley – Double bass Rod Youngs – Drums Together they perform the music of one of jazz’s most distinctive original voices in a…

Fri 09 October 2020

Calum Gourlay’s Obvious Trio

Line-up: Calum Gourlay – bass Helena Kay – tenor sax James Maddren – drums A special first time trio gig with Calum’s long time collaborators Helena Kay and James Maddren.…

Wed 07 October 2020

Vortex discussion 25. Livestreaming. Necessary? Evil?

Livestreaming has started at the Vortex. Should it be developed for the long term or be just a temporary until things ‘get back to normal’?

Sat 03 October 2020

Emre / Idris / Liran

Line-up: Liran Donin – Bass Idris Rahman – Saxophone Emre Ramazangolu – Drums Idris Rahman and Emre Ramazangolu are the founder members of Ill Considered along side Liran Donin (Ledbib, 1000Boats) creating freely improvised music, based loosely…

Fri 02 October 2020

Nikki Yeoh – Solo Gemini

SOLD OUT Line-up: Nikki Yeoh – Solo piano concert Since her emergence on the British jazz scene in the mid 90s pianist Nikki Yeoh has proved to be an improviser,…

Wed 30 September 2020

Vortex discussion 24 – where and how can we hear the music now?

Discussing ways that we may be able to find more opportunities for musicians to play and audiences to experience the music.

Sat 26 September 2020

Ivo Neame Trio

Line-up: Ivo Neame – piano Tom Farmer – bass James Maddren – drums Over the last ten years, Ivo Neame has led ensembles that have performed all over Europe at…

Fri 25 September 2020

Trish Clowes trio

Line-up: Trish Clowes – saxophone Chris Montague – guitar Ross Stanley – organ Trish Clowes is joined by her friends Chris Montague and Ross Stanley for a special night of…

Wed 23 September 2020

Sat 19 September 2020

Shirley Smart trio

Trailblazing cellist Shirley Smart is recognized as one of the UKs most versatile and creative string players. Her acclaimed album ‘Long Story Short’ showcases the vast array of her musical…

Fri 18 September 2020

Brigitte Beraha / Barry Green

Line-up: Brigitte Beraha – voice Barry Green – piano More info coming soon… Instructions for audience members – please read Welcome back to the Vortex. Please note that we’ve implemented the…

Wed 16 September 2020

Sat 12 September 2020

Alina Bzhezhinska Trio

Line-up: Alina Bzhezhinska – harp Tony Kofi – saxophones Julie Walkington – double bass Internationally renowned harpist ALINA BZHEZHINSKA, award-winning jazz saxophonist TONY KOFI and world class bassist JULIE WALKINGTON…

Fri 11 September 2020

Tom Cawley Trio

Line-up: Tom Cawley – piano Sam Burgess – bass Chris Higginbottom – drums Acclaimed pianist and composer Tom Cawley presents original tunes and idiosyncratic interpretations of jazz standards. With long-time…

Wed 09 September 2020

Wed 02 September 2020

Vortex discussion 20: Jazz – beyond the music

What jazz musicians can achieve need not be solely linked to more intense realisation of the music and links with other genres, as perhaps has been the main instance over…

Tue 01 September 2020

Rick Simpson – Livestreamed Marathon

DONATE AND HELP US KEEP BRINGING MORE LIVE STREAMS!  To mark the end of the crowdfunder, the incredible @ricksimpsonjazz will be playing from home for 6 hours straight to help raise…

Mon 31 August 2020

Gilad Hekselman – Replay

For our final replay in this series, tune in on the 31st of August for a dive back into a live performance from one of the world’s most exciting guitarists, Gilad Hekselman. This performance was recorded back in October 2019, with Rick Rosato (bass) and Jonathan Pinson (drums). If you can please donate and keep supporting the club and these amazing musicians. This concert also marks the penultimate day of our crowdfunder, so thank you to everyone who has kept us going through these difficult times.

Thu 27 August 2020

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Wed 19 August 2020

Sun 02 August 2020

Sat 01 August 2020

Thu 30 July 2020

Wed 29 July 2020

Thu 23 July 2020

Wed 22 July 2020

Mon 20 July 2020

Sun 19 July 2020


Second edition of our new monthly webcast featuring free improvisation in all its many forms.

Sat 18 July 2020

Ben Wendel ‘Seasons’ – Vortex Replay

Replay one of the most exciting gigs from 2019 with the Ben Wendel Seasons band. Featuring the talents of Aaron Parks (piano), Gilad Hekselman (guitar), Matt Brewer (bass) and Kendrick Scott (drums), the Seasons band played to two sold out audiences back in July last year. Watch back live on the 18th July, almost a year since, from 20:30 BST on Facebook and YouTube.

Thu 16 July 2020

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Thu 02 July 2020

Wed 01 July 2020

Sun 28 June 2020

Fri 26 June 2020

Wed 24 June 2020

Mon 22 June 2020

The Windrush Suite

The Windrush Suite 22 June 2020  8PM Watch on Youtube or on our Facebook page Tip Jar   In time to mark the occasion of National Windrush Day we present…

Thu 18 June 2020

Wed 17 June 2020

Wed 10 June 2020


Our weekly discussions continue with a return to the subject of streaming. In 10 weeks since lockdown, streaming of music live has changed and grown up dramatically. To a much…

Tue 09 June 2020

Sun 07 June 2020

Résonances live – memories

Résonances is back with a third live-streamed event ! It will be our last performance online before we come back on stage, hopefully soon. You will be able to watch…

Thu 04 June 2020

John Pope – Solo Set

Donate and help us keep bringing more live streams! All funds raised will be split evenly between the club and the musicians involved.

Wed 03 June 2020

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