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Fri 13 March 2020

Geoff Simkins Quintet

Geoff Simkins is one of the true great improvisors on the scene today and has worked with some of the jazz giants including Harry Sweets Edison, Tal Farlow and Slim…

Thu 12 March 2020

Résonances

After Slovenia, Poland, Finland and Ireland we are bringing Jazz Connective to the United Kingdom where the delegation of promoters, producers, musicians and professionals will meet again to address the…

Wed 11 March 2020

KOUMA (late night)

Like Schrödinger’s cat or Penrose’s staircase, Kouma is a paradox. A sound that is both dry and oozing, metallic and hammering, that springs like a geyser, a mutant power-trio that…

Calum Gourlay solo (downstairs)

After Slovenia, Poland, Finland and Ireland we are bringing Jazz Connective to the United Kingdom where the delegation of promoters, producers, musicians and professionals will meet again to address the…

Tue 10 March 2020

Xhosa Cole Quartet plays Unity

Xhosa Cole, the BBC young Jazz musician of the year, brings together an all star line up to play the music of Larry Young’s timeless Blue Note Records masterpiece ‘Unity’.…

Mon 09 March 2020

BENEFIT CONCERT for Louis Moholo (Triple Bill)

Unfortunately due to health issues, Louis Moholo is no longer able to perform in this concert. All proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards providing support for Louis’ recovery.…

Sun 08 March 2020

Leggett/Stone Lonergan/Giles/Gourlay

Alice is a London based saxophonist and composer, who regularly performs in venues such as The Vortex, Ronnie Scott’s and The Con Cellar Bar, alongside other UK jazz clubs.  Since graduating from…

London Jazz Orchestra

The LJO’s March gig, falling on International Women’s Day, provides a great opportunity to feature music by pianist Alcyona Mick, saxophonist Tori Freestone, and vocalist Brigitte Beraha, three wonderful soloists…

Sat 07 March 2020

Gileno Santana Trio

Want to buy tickets to the main show as well? Click here Gileno Santana, probably the most versatile musician of his generation, shows his most creative side with a band…

Fri 06 March 2020

Seddik and the Seeds Of Creation

Seeds Of Creation offer a distinctive take on jazz, drawing on Arabic and Afro-blues influences. The five-piece create an absorbing, compulsively danceable sound, drawing on the Algerian roots of founder…

Thu 05 March 2020

Animal Society

‘hard-riffing band look set to catch the current wave of progressive jazz and metal acts on the rise’ JAZZWISE Animal Society is a new sound in UK jazz, somewhere in…

Wed 04 March 2020

Union Division

Comprising leading figures from the UK improvised music scene, Union Division perform a selection of pieces from Moss Freed’s ‘Micromotives’: a daring and anarchic approach to spontaneous music, with improvisation,…

Tue 03 March 2020

Mon 02 March 2020

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.…

Sun 01 March 2020

Huw Warren : Odd Elegy

Wales meets Tunisia for St David’s day! A  new project based on the compositions of oud master and vocalist Dhafer Youssef. An all star band includes composer/multi instrumentalist Maria Lamburn, guitarist…

JOHN BENNETT BAND

The John Bennett Band is a 15 piece jazz ensemble. The music is structured whilst also allowing for interplay between the musicians. John describes the band as not a “…

Sat 29 February 2020

NORMA WINSTONE/JOHN PARRICELLI/HUW WARREN

John Parricelli began his career as a guitarist in 1982 and was one of the founding members of the British big band Loose Tubes, with whom he recorded three albums. He…

Fri 28 February 2020

Craig Taborn – Solo

Composer/Pianist/Electronic Musican Craig Taborn was born and raised in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  While Studying at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Craig had the good fortune to play in…

Thu 27 February 2020

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen’s monthly Words and Jazz has become an important and pleasurable night over the past 4 years – for poetry and jazz lovers alike. Poets: Amy Neilson Smith Dominic…

Wed 26 February 2020

Tel Trio with special guest Elliot Galvin

Tom McCredie is most often heard with Elliot Galvin Trio and Rob Luft Quintet. ‘Tel Trio’ is Tom’s debut as a bandleader and with this group he brings an exciting…

Tue 25 February 2020

Mon 24 February 2020

Penge Triangle + SBAD

Dylan Bates’s piano trio returns with more Bates originals about love, loss and liminality. While Dylan is perhaps better known as a violinist, the piano is more suited to the…

Sun 23 February 2020

Barry Green Quartet featuring Steve Buckley

A new partnership between two musicians who between them have played with musicians such as Django Bates, Tom RAINEY, Drew Gress, Jim Black, Gerald Cleaver and Myra Melford. Exploring original…

Eddie Prevost | Jason Yarde | Nathan Moore

Jason Yarde: Composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist Jason Yarde creates music that has been described as powerful, spiritual and formidable. He composes across variety of styles (jazz, classical,…

Sat 22 February 2020

IMPROV NIGHTS – 1ST BIRTHDAY

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up…

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Still Waters was born out a long association and friendship going back 40 years between myself and Britain’s premiere bassist Dave Green. We both felt that the time had arrived…

Fri 21 February 2020

LATE NIGHTS: GRASS ROOTS – Naia

February’s Grass Roots session sees an eagerly awaited live performance from Naia – a delightful multi-genre quartet whose varied repertoire primarily comprises funk and neo-soul with subtle Latin accentuations.   …

Matt Sulzmann/Stan Sulzmann Quintet

This brand new project represents the first collaborative outing of father/son duo Matt and  Stan Sulzmann. Having previously toured together as part of Stan’s big band project “Neon Orchestra”, this…

Thu 20 February 2020

EVAN PARKER INVITES…

For this month’s gig Parker invites:   Matt Wright (laptop and turntable) John Edwards (bass) Mark Sanders (percussion) Evan Parker (soprano saxophone) The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker…

Wed 19 February 2020

Tue 18 February 2020

Mon 17 February 2020

Encuentro – Andria Antoniou & Roman Gomez and friends

The duet has recently released collaboration album Encuentro. The debut album was successfully launched in Cyprus and London in Autumn 2019 and has won the duet a centre-place in the…

Sun 16 February 2020

Noble, Sanders, Smith trio

A trio of improvising musicians, who have experience across different genres, making music in real time. Liam Noble piano Mark Sanders drums Harrison Smith saxophones bass clarinet Liam Noble piano…

MOPOMOSO: AFTERNOON SESSIONS

John Russell & Pascal Marzan – Guitar duet. Pascal Marzan is a classically trained musician active in Paris, his home city, both as an improviser and organiser of improvised music events.…

Sat 15 February 2020

Fri 14 February 2020

Thu 13 February 2020

RESOLUTE + J-Frisco + Arthur O’Hara Trio (triple bill)

Three original and totally distinctive bands representing different aspects of the stunningly varied UK jazz and improvised music scenes. RESOLUTE bring together free improvisation, grooves, ambience, poetry, spoken word, noise…

Wed 12 February 2020

Mezcla – Shoot the Moon [Album Launch]

Recently signed to Ubuntu Records, Mezcla are a Glasgow based world/jazz fusion ensemble attracting attention for their soulful blend of eclectic jazz and infectious grooves. Skilfully fusing influences from West…

Tue 11 February 2020

Petra Haller/Richard Lewis

Petra Haller on tap and Richard Lewis on piano have gone on to develop a captivating partnership drawing on their diverse experiences in music and beyond. Their joint improvisations are…

Daisy George Trio

The Daisy George Trio is a fresh new trio featuring three of London’s rising jazz stars. With a modern compositional take on the original jazz piano trio, DGT combines strong…

Mon 10 February 2020

FREEDOM – The Art of Improvisation

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 essence the team strive to…

Sun 09 February 2020

Chris Batchelor’s Zoetic

Renowned for his melodic and warmly lyrical trumpet playing, Chris Batchelor has been composing music for almost as long as he’s been performing. Winner of the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation…

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