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Mon 13 January 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. In essence the team strive to…

Sun 12 January 2020

Sat 11 January 2020

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS TRIO

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Vimala Rowe is unfortunately no longer able to perform on Saturday 11th January. John Etheridge will now be joined by Pete Whittaker (organ) & Nic France (drums).

Fri 10 January 2020

PENNY RIMBAUD & EVE LIBERTINE

PENNY RIMBAUD & EVE LIBERTINE  present  ‘JUST ANOTHER JERUSALEM’ – POEMS OF LANDSCAPE, LOVE AND LOSS – with LIAM NOBLE/piano, KATE SHORTT Shortt/cello, ED JONES/saxes. + Eve Libertine performs works…

Thu 09 January 2020

Wed 08 January 2020

Sean Payne Quartet

Sean Payne is a London Based Saxophonist and Composer. Growing up in a musical family, Sean started learning the saxophone at the age of 8, and starting seriously learning Jazz…

Tue 07 January 2020

Ewan Moore’s Pitchfork

Tonight, Ewan Moore joins forces with some of the UK’s finest talents to showcase his project Pitchfork. With a nod to the work of Elvin Jones’ Drum Machine and Tony…

Mon 06 January 2020

Olie Brice Quintet

The Olie Brice Quintet plays melodic, fiery, emotional free jazz drawing on Jewish liturgical music and the jazz tradition. “One of the most interesting and satisfying bands on the current UK scene.” Richard Williams

Sun 05 January 2020

Will Cleasby trio

Will Cleasby is a jazz drummer originally from Lincolnshire and now based in south east London after gaining a first class degree in Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of…

Sat 04 January 2020

The Exiles

An exciting all-star group to get the New Year going. Scott Stroman gets together the likes of Jason Rebello, Sting’s pianist for many years, and the legendary Steve Williamson, anchored by the dependable dynamism of Calum Gourlay and Winston Clifford

Fri 03 January 2020

The Exiles

An exciting all-star group to get the New Year going. Scott Stroman gets together the likes of Jason Rebello, Sting’s pianist for many years, and the legendary Steve Williamson, anchored by the dependable dynamism of Calum Gourlay and Winston Clifford

Thu 02 January 2020

Seddik & 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…

Wed 01 January 2020

The Procrastinators’ New Year’s Eve Party

The Procrastinators’ New Year’s Eve Party has become something of a tradition at The Vortex. It’s the New Year’s Eve Party with no pressure. You don’t even have to enjoy…

Tue 31 December 2019

IAN SHAW’S NEW YEAR’S EVE BASH

Always great in these intimate gigs, Britain’s finest jazz vocalist, producer and songsmith, Ian Shaw hosts an exuberant party with a set of appropriately festive songs. Whether it’s his radical…

Mon 30 December 2019

ESTELLE KOKOT PRESENTS PRIME TIME

Estelle Kokot Piano and vocals Mick Hutton Bass Kate Shortt Cello and vocals Paul Robinson Drums ‘And the blowback is your Plato without any even numbers Freedom is your biggest…

Sun 29 December 2019

GILAD ATZMON

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient house Ensemble return to the Vortex with a new retrospective program. Two decades of intensive musical creativity  are squeezed into a two hours journey: from…

Sat 28 December 2019

Fri 27 December 2019

GILAD ATZMON

Gilad Atzmon and The Orient house Ensemble return to the Vortex with a new retrospective program. Two decades of intensive musical creativity  are squeezed into a two hours journey: from…

Sun 22 December 2019

Heidi Vogel

As at home with standards or singing Brazilian songs, she appears on the Cinematic Orchestra’s album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” and has toured extensively with the band over…

Sat 21 December 2019

Fri 20 December 2019

LATE NIGHT: GRASSROOTS

The last Grass Roots session of 2019 greets the return, by popular demand, of TimeBurn.  Fronted and directed by dexterous drummer Justin ‘Time’ Pickett, this fiery fusion quintet also features Kenny…

Eddie Parker’s Airborn

A new suite of original compositions from Loose Tubes flautist and keys player Eddie Parker is always an exciting event. Eddie’s is a unique voice, both intelligent and accessible. His…

Thu 19 December 2019

EVAN PARKER INVITES…

This month’s line up: Evan Parker (sax) John Edwards (bass) Mark Sanders (drums) Tom Challenger (sax)   The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker ranges from “free jazz” to…

Tue 17 December 2019

Will Vinson/Tom Cawley Quartet

Will Vinson Originally from London, Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999 and has remained there ever since. Since his arrival, he has appeared and/or recorded…

Mon 16 December 2019

Nye Banfield

Nye Banfield is an ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London and recently graduated from Trinity Laban. His biggest influences are Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Kendrick…

Sun 15 December 2019

MOJO Christmas Party with guest Giulia Marelli

Join the 17-piece Mo Jazz Orchestra for a festive evening of eclectic Big Band tunes. Joined by special guest singer Giulia Marelli, their dynamic repertoire will include Tower of Power,…

MOPOMOSO presents: The Afternoon Sessions

MOPOMOSO CHRISTMAS SHOW: Every year Mopomoso hosts a cross section of players from the improvising music community in an end of year Christmas show. Around thirty or so musicians take…

Sat 14 December 2019

Improv Nights

“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…

Joy Ellis | ‘Dwell’ Album Launch

Joy Ellis – piano & voice, Artie Zaitz – guitar, Henrik Jensen – double bass, Adam Osmianski – drums, Miguel Gorodi – trumpet, Alice Leggett – alto sax, Binker Golding – tenor sax

Fri 13 December 2019

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…

Thu 12 December 2019

Deirdre Cartwright’s Picnic featuring Annie Whitehead

The last in the Blow the Fuse Resistance season which celebrated 30 years of BTF 1989 – 2019.   Deirdre Cartwright guitar Annie Whitehead trombone Alison Rayner double bass Winston Clifford drums …

Wed 11 December 2019

Twice as Nice

Twice as Nice celebrates the art of the duo. All through Jazz there have been pairings of masterful musicians – from Bill Evans/Jim Hall, Duke Ellington/John Coltrane, Don Cherry/Ed Blackwell…

Tue 10 December 2019

Mon 09 December 2019

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 08 December 2019

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

In its long history the LJO’s piano chair has been filled by some of the greatest names in jazz, beginning with the magnificent John Taylor. December’s session features Taylor’s Quatorze…

Sat 07 December 2019

Fri 06 December 2019

JazzInc Twilight Sessions

Paul Westwood’s Jazz FX features bass guitarist Paul Westwood and percussionist Rob Hervais-Adelman playing a style of music that includes creative themes, powerful moods, and distinctive performances. The group is…

World Music Workshop Band

Another chance to hear this exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of saxophonist Ian Bumstead and supported by the phenomenal…

Thu 05 December 2019

Wed 04 December 2019

THEODORAKIS: TA EROTIKA (The Love songs)

Mikis Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist as well as the composer of probably the most internationally recognised piece of music ever written, Zorba’s Dance! Much of…

Tue 03 December 2019

Leo Richardson Quartet

Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences…

Mon 02 December 2019

Sam Newbould Quintet

A unique quintet that combines emotive melody, lush harmony and virtuosic improvisation. The Sam Newbould Quintet draws together some of the most exciting talents on the European jazz circuit. Originating from the UK, Spain, Israel, Italy,…

Sun 01 December 2019

Antonio Zambrini Trio

 Antonio Zambrini – Piano Andrea Di Biase – Double Bass Jon Scott – Drums   Acclaimed pianist and composer Antonio Zambrini is one of the most respected figurehead of the…

Guildhall Vocal Ensembles

The Jazz Department at Guildhall School is one of the most renowned and established of its kind, with alumni including Zara McFarlane, NAO, Natalie Williams, Stacey Kent, and Cleveland Watkiss.…

Sat 30 November 2019

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos, beloved singer songwriter who never fails to entrance audiences here at the Vortex. Tonight she will be undertaking a tribute to Joao Gilberto. São Paulo…

Fri 29 November 2019

London Electric Blues Band

BAND MEMBERS: Legendary drummer Winston Clifford won the British Jazz awards in 2018. Keys player Dorian Ford is one of the most in demand keys players in the UK. Leading…

BRIDGES with Seamus Blake

Seamus Blake (sax) Hayden Powell (trumpet) Espen Berg (piano) Jesper Bodilsen (bass) Anders Thorén (drums)   BRIDGES with Seamus Blake is a modern, Nordic jazz project with a vision to…

Thu 28 November 2019

Evan Parker invites…

This month Evan invites…

 
This month Evan invites…Alexander Hawkins (piano), John Edwards (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums and percussion)

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