Vula Viel & Velvet Revolution
Vula Viel & Velvet Revolution, both with their unusual line-up, make strong musical statements: the sound is vibrant and at the same time intricate; with a fine sense for subtle nuances and yet delivered with verve, occasionally even with force.
The Shape of Jazz To Come Presents: Cassie Kinoshi’s Seed Ensemble
Formed in early 2016, SEED Ensemble is a ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi.
Patchwork Jazz Orchestra
A collaborative big band pairing outward thinking with in-house compositions.
Noel Langley’s EDENTIDE
Noel Langley has been at the forefront of the British music scene for nearly thirty years, enjoying a multi-faceted career as a performer, composer, arranger, arranger, producer and bandleader. Here he brings his critically acclaimed project EDENTIDE to the Vortex.
Nikki Yeoh Infinitum
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 her musical horizons. Here she appears with brothers Mark and Michael Mondesir.
Jazz Future: National Youth Jazz Collective
This afternoon, NYJC showcase a number of their combos playing material developed during their year-round courses.
EFG LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: James Brandon Lewis Trio + Anthony Pirog
James Brandon Lewis – tenor sax, Luke Stewart – bass Warren Crudup III – drums Anthony Pirog – guitar The James Brandon Lewis Trio, with the addition of guitarist…
London Jazz Orchestra
The LJO continues to set the standard in modern jazz, with great ensemble playing, cutting edge writing, and exciting soloing from the finest players on the scene.
Family Band – Board of Origin Album Launch
Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends (thus the ‘family’ tag), the band takes as its starting point the freewheeling music of the 1960s free jazz revolution; moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.
Eirik Svela Group
Featuring an exciting mix of Norwegian and UK jazz musicians this band preforms original music that effortlessly combines pretty melodies and complicated chord changes.
Lorraine Baker – ‘Eden’ Album Launch
Rising star Lorraine Baker bursts onto the UK Jazz Scene to launch her debut album “Eden.” Her individual style has gained attention from top international musicians, describing her playing as “magical” and “deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz.”
The show focuses on tunes famously played by late drummer Ed Blackwell, re-arranged and using newly composed elements to give the music an edgy modern twist, perfectly showcasing the all star band and Lorraine’s unique sound as an improviser. Expect a fusion of afro, dance and rock grooves with driving swing and elements of free improvisation.
Co-led by Brigitte Beraha & Barry Green and featuring legends Chris Laurence & Paul Clarvis, this ‘remarkable quartet’ play the final concert of their much-anticipated 20-date 2018 UK tour.
David Torn solo + Sonar with David Torn (2 Nights)
The beast comes out! It’s guitarist David Torn and Swiss progressive quartet Sonar performing for two nights. Sonar is a mathematically oriented, rhythmically-based quartet that formed a temporary quintet by adding Torn’s as the third guitar, and his unconventional looping and sound manipulations.
DAVID TORN SOLO + SONAR WITH DAVID TORN (2nd NIGHT)
Second night of guitarist David Torn and Swiss progressive quartet Sonar.
Josephine Davies’ Satori Album Launch
This wonderfully creative and dynamic trio led by saxophonist Josephine Davies return to the Vortex to launch their new album ‘In the Corners of Clouds’.
South African Jazz Fundraiser for the Vortex led by Jason Yarde and Adam Glasser
This gig is sponsored by our Volunteer Richard Pole with all ticket sales going to the club. It will feature songs from the days when Pinise Saul fronted the Township Comets in a monthly residency at the club.
Barb Jungr’s Festive Feelings
Internationally acclaimed singer in the worlds of jazz and cabaret, Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style, interpretation of well-known songs, and highly skilled approach to re-arranging music.
Andrew Linham Jazz Orchestra
Presenting a new “Christ-Mess Extravaganza” alongside their successful first album ‘Weapons of Mass Distraction’, this is contemporary big band originals genre swinging into the future of jazz.
The Shape of Jazz To Come 2-Day Festival: Yana + TBC other (First Day)
YANA: Corey Mwamba, Dave Kane, and Joshua Blackmore create open, living music for the last time in London.