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Fri 05 February 2016

Barry Green and Alan Barnes

Barry Green Green studied classical and jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and now plays regularly in jazz venues all over the UK. It is said of his playing that he can effortlessly sustain a graceful Bill Evans-like…

Thu 04 February 2016

Evan Parker – Trance Map

Evan Parker (saxophone), Matt Wright (live sampling, electronics), Hannah Marshall (cello) “Matthew Wright is live sampling  sounds and feeding them into a mix – heard in sometimes disconcerting surround sound – of his own electronics and occasional arthouse turntablism. He’s…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 03 February 2016

Nick Costley-White

A new group which guitarist Nick Costley-White uses to explore his own contemporary jazz compositions and arrangements. Nick is fast becoming one of the most in demand young guitarists in the London jazz scene. With a developed sound and individual…

Tue 02 February 2016

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have a welcome return for a stalwart of the old Vortex. Their gig here in January showed John’s uniqueness as composer and…

Mon 01 February 2016

Vole

Improvisation lies at the heart of Vole’s music but framed within compositions reflecting these players’ experience of rock,punk, jazz and more. Roland Ramanan (trumpet) Roberto Sassi (guitar) Ricardo Tijero (alto sax) Tom Greenhalgh (drums)   Please like & share:

Sun 31 January 2016

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Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

Sat 30 January 2016

Ian Shaw

Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most maudlin showtunes. Having amassed a number of highly acclaimed releases Shaw’s performances…

Fri 29 January 2016

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weekly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also feature the music of Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and some…

Thu 28 January 2016

Dave Liebman & Liam Noble

A special duo which has been on the cards for several years. It is now going to happen! Please like & share:

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 27 January 2016

A fundraiser for refugees in Calais

World music jazz jam. Jazz and Swing led by the incomparable Piotr Jordan and Zac Gvirtzman with guests (inlcuding Violet Moodswing) You are invited to pay what you can to get in and bring any spare money/change to put in…

Tue 26 January 2016

Klaus Bru Elastic Standards

Klaus Bru – Electric C-Saxophones Nikos Ziarkas – Guitar Aleph Aguiar – Guitar Derin Bayhan – Drums “Good songs are elastic!” Take this as the motto for the new project of widely-travelled, now London-based German C-saxophonist Klaus Bru. ”Elastic Standards”…

Mon 25 January 2016

Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

A new line-up for bassist Misha Mullov-Abbado With Matthew Herd (alto), Sam Rapley (tenor), James Davison (trumpet), Scott Chapman (drums), Liam Dunachie (piano) “Mullov-Abbado couples a melodic gift with a mature balance of complex orchestration and jazz looseness. ” (John…

Sun 24 January 2016

Terry Day’s Polymorph

Improvising drummer, Terry Day,  with pianist Veryan Weston, saxophonist Trevor Watts and bassist Dominic Lash. “A class act” Please like & share:

Sat 23 January 2016

Anita Wardell + guests

“Winner of the “Best Jazz Vocalist Category” in the 2013 British Jazz Awards, Wardell is noted for her vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos.         Please like & share:

Fri 22 January 2016

Tony Coe with Tina May accompanied by Barry Green/Mick Hutton – JUST ANNOUNCED

JUST ANNOUNCED! A mouthwatering concert! The collaboration of Tina May (“extravagantly gifted” according to Dave Gelly in the Observer) and Tony Coe most recently surfaced in an album with Enrico Pieranunzi This is a rare opportunity to hear them together…

Thu 21 January 2016

Words & Jazz

Hosted by Nicki Heinen, this January, banish those nasty winter blues and join us for some brand new Words & Jazz! Blues for blues… Coming up, we have: John Harvey Richard Scott Ann Macaulay Will Roychowdhuri (All poetry) Rachael Cohen…

Evan Parker, Tony Hymas, Mark Sanders

Parker has a long enduring relationship with the Vortex and continues his monthly residency. Always stimulating, complex while beautiful. Tonight Evan Parker performs with: Tony Hymas (piano), known for his work with the likes of Jeff Beck, Jack Bruce, PhD…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 20 January 2016

Dunmall, Tippett, McCredie, Tracey

What a group! Legends in abundance! Paul Dunmall and Keith Tippett have played together in many ensembles over the last 30 years, but the partnership is best known as being half of the jazz “supergroup” Mujician (with Paul Rogers and…

Tue 19 January 2016

Davide Mantovani

By Bruce Lindsay from allaboutjazz, reviewing his album Choices: “Strip out every other musician from the tunes on Choices and Davide Mantovani’s bass lines are impressively attention-grabbing on their own. Put the other musicians back in and Choicesbecomes a richly-hued collection that takes…

Mon 18 January 2016

Andrew Oliver and friends present the music of Andrew Hill

American pianist Andrew Oliver presents a new group performing the music of the great pianist and composer Andrew Hill, whose highly individual and distinctive compositions spanned his long career from the 50s through the 2000s.  A unique stylist and distinctive…

Sun 17 January 2016

Phil Merriman’s Emergence and Robert Stillman (album launch)

1st set: Robert Stillman Quartet – Rainbow album launch Robert Stillman (saxophone), Lucy Railton (cello) Kit Downes (piano) Tom Skinner (drums) Rainbow is the new album by Robert Stillman. To the extent that music, especially that which is wordless, can describe life,…

Mopomoso

Now celebrating our 25th year of an unbroken concert series dedicated solely to free improvisation the first concert of this anniversary year features three fascinating duos, each containing one of the three surviving members from the last version of Mal…

Sat 16 January 2016

Bowie celebration night

David Bowie started life playing an alto saxophone, influenced by jazz, and his last album is played with jazz musicians. So where more appropriate to celebrate the music than in the bar of a jazz club with a selection by…

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

A night of the finest music from those who were at the vanguard of the 1960s London jazz scene. HENRY LOWTHER During the sixties Henry was one of the first musicians on the British jazz scene to experiment with total…

Fri 15 January 2016

Robert Mitchell Trio

Trio line up Robert Mitchell – piano Tom Mason – bass Laurie Lowe – drums Robert Mitchell has released eight albums, won awards in both the UK and Europe and has led his band Panacea for 15yrs. Tonight features long…

Thu 14 January 2016

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

Penny Rimbaud’s L’ACADÉMIE DES VANITÉS. A show curated by poet, author and erstwhile Crass band founder Penny with poets, musicians, performers and artists. Penny’s shows are performed in an environment created by Crass’s artist Gee Vaucher. Penny Rimbaud is one…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 13 January 2016

Tori Freestone/Alcyona Mick + Basshead (Dudley Phillips)

A double bill: a new dynamic duo of Tori Freestone (saxes) with Alcyona Mick (piano). Also playing will be a solo bass set by Dudley Phillips (Basshead), known for work with the likes of Perfect Houseplants, Monica Vasconcelos and others.…

Tue 12 January 2016

More Meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists. Eddie Prevost meets Tom Chant

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Tom Chant, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost Please like & share:

Mon 11 January 2016

Warriors International present: Freedom

Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of players, Freedom will continue to pursue the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artsist Group…

Sun 10 January 2016

Iness Mezel and Band

‘Iness Mezel knows how to choose a good producer, even if she seems less sure as to the direction her music should take. Brought up in Algeria and France, with a French-Italian mother and an Algerian father, she’s a singer-songwriter…

London Jazz Orchestra featuring Brigitte Beraha

The wonderful London Jazz Orchestra for their monthly residency, this time with the fascinating vocals of Brigitte Beraha. Once again fabulous compositions and arrangements by this great line-up. No better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Please like & share:

Sat 09 January 2016

`Wolf Off

Late night sessions begin with a Loop Collective special. Rory Simmons(trumpet), Dave De Rose (drums), George Crowley (sax) Big beats, free improv and modular synths Please like & share:

Jasper Hoiby’s Qualia

Jasper Hoiby (bass), Mark Lockheart (saxes), Laura Jurd (trumpet), Will Barry (piano), Corrie Dick (drums) Second of this two night residency, we’re excited that our old friend Jasper Hoiby (Phronesis) will be showing off his latest project. Given that some…

Fri 08 January 2016

Jasper Hoiby’s Qualia

Jasper Hoiby (bass), Mark Lockheart (saxes), Laura Jurd (trumpet), Will Barry (piano), Corrie Dick (drums) Excited that our old friend bassist Jasper Hoiby, leader of Phronesis will be showing off his latest project ahead of recording. Given that some of his…

Thu 07 January 2016

Nathaniel Facey (saxes)/Shane Forbes (drums) duo + Neil Charles solo

A chance to hear two of our great young players in duo. They have been working together since the foundation of Empirical more than a decade ago. The other half of this double bill is a solo set by bassist…

Wed 06 January 2016

Andre Canniere Sextet

Andre’s trumpet playing is a delight for its care and imagination. His new band mixes musicians from both sides of the Atlantic. With Tori Freestone (saxophone), Brigitte Beraha (vocals), Ivo Neame (piano), Michael Janisch (bass), Ted Poor (drums) Please like…

Tue 05 January 2016

Barry Green

A new sextet for the New Year:  pianist Barry Green, with Miguel Gorodi (trumpet), Sam Braysher (alto), Tom Barford (tenor). Flo Moore (bass) and Will Glaser on drums. Please like & share:

Mon 04 January 2016

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have a welcome return for a stalwart of the old Vortex. John Bennett Band Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo Gordon, Nick Payne. Tbns:…

Sun 03 January 2016

The Exiles

Martin Speake, alto saxophone Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Alec Dankworth, bass Will Glaser, drums and special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the…

Sat 02 January 2016

The Exiles

Martin Speake, alto saxophone Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Alec Dankworth, bass Will Glaser, drums and special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the…

Fri 01 January 2016

Procrastinators New Year’s Bash

Top notch Gypsy jazz from amazing violinist Piotr Jordan and guests. Please like & share:

Thu 31 December 2015

Ian Shaw’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2015

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 reworkings of alternative standards, choice cuts from the Joni Mitchell…

Ian Shaw’s New Year’s Eve Bash (gig only from 10pm)

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 reworkings of alternative standards, choice cuts from the Joni Mitchell…

Wed 30 December 2015

Estelle Kokot – Your Half of the Moon

Estelle Kokot – Your Half Of The Moon Having ​recently returned​ from South Africa where she performed at The Joy of Jazz Festival with Chicago born saxophonist Chico Freeman, ‘Seductively poetic South African Singer Songwriter’ Estelle Kokot previews ​her new solo show Your Half Of…

Tue 29 December 2015

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Legendary English guitarist John Etheridge brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Vortex for another evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by Vimala for an intimate…

Wed 23 December 2015

Gypsy Night Christmas Party

The usual Gypsy Jazz Christmas shindig – led by Dunajska Kapelye (Piotr Jordan & Flora Curzon on violins and Zac Gvirtzman on accordion/clarinet/piano) with some very special guests. Rip-roaring Balkan Folk to plaintive Gypsy Ballads with a smattering of jazz…

Tue 22 December 2015

Camilla George Quartet with special guest Zara McFarlane

Camilla George saxophone, Sarah Tandy piano Daniel Casimir bass, Femi Koleoso drums WITH SPECIAL GUEST, MOBO-award WINNER ZARA MCFARLANE FOR SOME NUMBERS An exciting quartet showcasing some of London’s finest young players, led by rising young alto player, Camilla George. The CGQ…

Mon 21 December 2015

Jay Phelps’ Band

Trumpeter Jay Phelps is at the forefront of the young and creative generation of jazz musicians in the UK, with an instantly recognizable warm and projecting tone. A Vancouver-born Canadian, Jay was tutored by the city’s top jazz and classical…

Sun 20 December 2015

Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson. Christmas Special

Christmas songs done differently. Led by Orphy Robinson (vibes), and Cleveland Watkiss, who knows where this will lead? We just can be certain that it’ll be fun and challenging. Please like & share:

Mopomoso’s Christmas Curation

Mopomoso celebrates the season with the traditional gathering of improvising musicians curated by John Russell. Dependent on the number of participants (in past years there have been 40-50) sets are likely to be short, but this means you can expect…

Sat 19 December 2015

Led Bib – 2

After touring the country over the past few weeks, Led Bib returns for this two-night residency at the Vortex which first hosted them over a decade ago. The band is  one of the original torch bearers for the revitalized young…

Fri 18 December 2015

Nicolas Simion – Romanian Christmas Songs album launch JUST ANNOUNCED!

Downstairs special show. Passing through en route to his musical Olympus, we are lucky to have the leading Romanian saxophonist/clarinettist Nicolas Simion, who fuses jazz and Romanian traditional music like no other. With Hannes Riepler (guitar), Mick Coady (bass), Jon…

Led Bib – Two night residency

After touring the country over the past few weeks, Led Bib returns for a two-night residency at the Vortex which first hosted them over a decade ago. The band is  one of the original torch bearers for the revitalized young…

Gypsy Night TBA

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Thu 17 December 2015

Evan Parker and Friends: Orphy Robinson, John Edwards, Mark Sanders

For the past forty years Evan  Parker has mainly performed free improvised jazz either as a soloist or within a group. He has had extraordinary collaborations with musicians as diverse as Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, and Scott Walker,…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 16 December 2015

Blow the Fuse present Annie Whitehead

Annie Whitehead is featured tonight in the continuing BTF roll out of extraordinary talent, with Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Alison Rayner bass and Winston Clifford drums. A trombone virtuoso with South African and ska influences, Annie is one of the UK’s brightest and…

Tue 15 December 2015

Words and jazz – (Downstairs)

Matthew Caley’s debut Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for best 1st collection. He’s read everywhere from The National Portrait Gallery to Wayne-Hollway Smith’s salons, The Gypsy Hill Tavern, The Novi Sad International Poetry Festival, Prague’s Alchemy,…

Toward the Edge – Chris Dowding; Sylvia Hallett/Clive Bell; Arthur..

Chris Dowding  Chris Dowding is the trumpeter and flugelhorn player now based in Norwich. He plays with the bands Natural Causes, Rude 2.0 (with the trombonist Annie Whitehead), and leads the Moonrise Trio. Chris played flugelhorn for the Opera North…

Sun 13 December 2015

Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

Zhenya Strigalev’s NEVER! featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Garrison, Eric Harland

A stunning line-up for 2 nights at the Vortex   Aaron Parks (pianist) Matt Garrison (bass) Eric Harland (drums) Zenya Strigalev (sax) The December tour of Zhenya Strigalev will be presenting his new project “NEVER GROUP!” and the new album. It…

Thelonious

Hans Koller (valve trombone), Martin Speake (alto saxophone), Calum Gourlay (bass), Dave Dyson (drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the entire Monk repertoire with both childlike curiosity as well as forensic attention to…

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra, “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent),  is back for its regular Sunday afternoon session featuring compositions and arrangements by several members of this illustrious band. These up-close-and-personal sessions showcase…

Sat 12 December 2015

Zhenya Strigalev’s NEVER! featuring Aaron Parks, Matt Garrison, Eric Harland

A stunning line-up for 2 nights at the Vortex. Aaron Parks (pianist) Matt Garrison (bass) Eric Harland (drums) Zhenya Strigalev (sax) The December tour of Zhenya Strigalev will be presenting his new project “NEVER GROUP!” and the new album. It will…

Workshop: “Jazz Beyond the Limits” with Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music

Open to all aspiring musicians, this workshop will be run by Loz Speyer’s Inner Space Music, prior to the gig on Monday 14th. Inner Space Music’s ACE funded tour finishes on Monday 14 Dec with a celebratory gig at the…

Fri 11 December 2015

Annie Whitehead 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 trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the phenomenal bass and drums of Jennifer Maidman and Mark Huggett.…

Thu 10 December 2015

Alex Merritt Quartet – Album launch

Alex is a London-based tenor saxophonist and composer involved with jazz, improvised music and contemporary classical music. ‘Alex has something special and original.’ (Mike Gibbs) The quartet’s debut album ‘Anatta’ is being released on F-IRE records on 4th December! The…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 09 December 2015

Mojo Big Band Christmas party

Mojo (the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra) are back for a one-off #SwingChristmas at the Vortex! Join this exciting jazz orchestra as they bring in the season with swing, funk, Tower of Power and a selection of big band festive gems. Expect mince…

Tue 08 December 2015

Alexander Hawkins & Elaine Mitchener; Jason Yarde – The Blue Box Diaries

Pianist Alexander Hawkins and vocalist Elaine Mitchener come together this evening at the Vortex for an unusual and creative encounter with jazz standards. “……. pianist Alexander Hawkins and vocalist Elaine Mitchener taking on the American songbook. Hawkins is a left-field…

Mon 07 December 2015

Warriors International present: Freedom – CANCELLED!!!!!

CANCELLED. SORRY!! Cleveland and Orphy are back on 20 December for their Christmas special. Please like & share:

Sun 06 December 2015

Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

Lume presents… Deemer + Chris Sharkey solo

LUME Presents: Deemer (‘Interference Patterns’ album launch) & Survival Skills A special evening of improvised music with electronics, for the launch of the first release on our new Luminous label! Tonight LUME welcomes Deemer, who are releasing their debut album ‘Interference Patterns’…

Sat 05 December 2015

Sarah Gillespie

Sarah Gillespie was born to an American mother, and British father. She has been  inspired by Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan, Cole Porter, and early Blues and Jazz.  At age four she began to compose songs on the piano, by age…

The Improvisers Choir

For workshop and concert book here: www.tictocsing.com 12.30 – 1.30 Open Workshop 3 – 4.30pm Performance (including Q&A with Jenni and choir members) Performance only: £10 Workshop + performance: £15 Improvisers’ Choir (Musical Director: Jenni Roditi) Bringing together voices from…

Fri 04 December 2015

Mônica Vasconcelos

We welcome back São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos. She is bringing a fantastic line-up of groove doctors to scare away the cold and dark Winter with killer Brazilian classics and great originals. With Steve Lodder (piano), Andres…

Thu 03 December 2015

Marilyn Crispell/Raymond MacDonald + special guest Maggie Nicolls

A welcome return by this amazing duo. Marilyn Crispell is known for collaborations with all the greats in improvised music and iconic recordings, such as on ECM. Marilyn Crispell (piano), Raymond MacDonald (saxophone) to be joined for the second set…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 02 December 2015

Markov Chain

The Markov Chain is a new trio with Adam Fairhall on piano, Tim Fairhall on bass and British Free Music legend Paul Hession on drums. + Adam Fairhall solo set The trio play freely improvised music. Their debut performance was…

Tue 01 December 2015

Marco Marconi Trio + Royal Academy of Music Student Band

Award winning international jazz pianist and composer Marco Marconi moved to the UK in 2012 bringing both his talent and vast experience.He joins us tonight with his trio. Marco Marconi (piano) Andrea di Biase (double bass) Enzo Zirilli -(drums) The…

Mon 30 November 2015

Gearbox Records double bill: Binker and Moses & NTS trio

An exciting double bill showcasing two releases from the Gearbox label, from the West and East ends – of Europe. Binker and Moses Tenor saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd are two of the most exciting young jazz musicians…

Harvie S masterclass

Harvie S has been an inimitable presence in jazz since the 1970s and has appeared on hundreds of recordings including classic dates with pianist Steve Kuhn, Sheila Jordan, Kenny Barron, Mike Stern, Michael Brecker, Mark Murphy, Greg Abate, Alan Broadbent and so many…

Sun 29 November 2015

Vortex Downstairs Sunday Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Please like & share:

HKB FiNN QUiNTET

What is this project? ‘HKB FiNN QUiNTET’ is the new project from spoken word artist HKB FiNN. Mixing Jazz, Soulful Spoken Word & Visuals, the project aims to create an immersive audio /visual experience for concert goers.  Using two feature films…

Sat 28 November 2015

Bokani Dyer Trio – JUST ANNOUNCED

”Dyer’s music has an emotional depth and lyricism that one imagines any newcomer wanting to embrace.” Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters feat. Paul Clarvis, Barry Green, Dave Green and Pete Hurt

Henry Lowther: trumpet Pete Hurst: tenor sax Barry Green: piano Dave Green: bass Paul Clarvis: drums Five of the UK’s finest musicians playing tonight again at the Vortex, led by the inimitable composer and trumpet player, Henry Lowther. Henry Lowther’s…

A Dalston Welcome…

Dalston says “Welcome”. A social event – for us all – but especially for refugees and newly arrived folk. Hosted by – HCD Gillett Squared Vortex Jazz Club Vortex Foundation Kaffa Coffee Hackney Migrant Centre Musicians from the Vortex Women…

Fri 27 November 2015

Norma Winstone joins forces with Liam Noble and Mark Lockheart

Norma Winstone Norma Winstone was born in London and first attracted attention in the late sixties when she shared the bill at Ronnie Scott’s club with Roland Kirk. Although she began her career singing jazz standards, she became involved in…

Thu 26 November 2015

London Klezmer Quartet

We are delighted to welcome back the London Klezmer Quartet.These 4 extraordinary musicians delve into the celebratory and soulful Jewish music of eastern Europe, bringing you the subtleties of the original tradition, combined with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party. Bringing fresh life…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs from around the world and original tunes and combining them…

Wed 25 November 2015

Zone K

Jan Kopinski’s Pinski Zoo has been since the 80s one of the important iconic bands on the scene, a link between the prog scene of the 70s and the young ‘upstarts’ like Led Bib. But he’s also never lost his…

Tue 24 November 2015

More meetings with Remarkable Saxophonists. Eddie Prevost meets Jason Yarde

Eddie Prevost, doyen of drummers, founder of AMM and improviser par excellence, returns with another series of meetings with remarkable saxophonists. Tonight: Jason Yarde, John Edwards, Eddie Prevost Please like & share:

Mon 23 November 2015

Gilad Hekselman Trio

Joe Martin (bass) Kush Abadey (drums) Gilad Hekselman (guitar) Gilad Hekselman is one of the most talented and well respected guitar players in the world today. Gilad first gained recognition after winning the 2005 Montreux jazz guitar competition. He has…