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Thu 05 May 2016

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 04 May 2016

BARRY GREEN SEXTET

Barry Green (Piano) Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet) Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone) Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone) Flo Moore (Bass) Will Glaser (Drums) A welcome return of pianist Barry Green’s outstanding sextet.

Tue 03 May 2016

ELLIOT GALVIN TRIO + AFURIKO TRIO

Elliot Galvin (Piano) Tom McCredie (Bass) Simon Roth (Drums) The Elliot Galvin Trio Is made up of three young, exciting improvisors: Elliot Galvin (Piano), Tom McCredie (Bass) and Simon Roth (Drums), who blend a multitude of styles to create something…

Mon 02 May 2016

Snakeoil – 2nd night

Tim Berne is back with this great band!   Tim Berne: alto saxophone Oscar Noriega: clarinet and bass clarinet Matt Mitchell: piano Ches Smith: drums, percussion Ryan Ferreira: guitar Saxophonist and composer Tim Berne remains a major force in American and European…

Sun 01 May 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

Snakeoil

Tim Berne is back with this great band!   Tim Berne: alto saxophone Oscar Noriega: clarinet and bass clarinet Matt Mitchell: piano Ches Smith: drums, percussion Ryan Ferreira: guitar   Saxophonist and composer Tim Berne remains a major force in American and…

JOHN BENNETT BAND

Rachel Bartlet (Sax) Theo Gordon (Sax) Nick Payne (Sax) Dave Liddell (Trombone) Alan Tomlinson (Trombone) John Bennett (Trombone) Tom Hewin (Tuba) Peter Rolinsion (Trumpet) Claud Deppa (Trumpet) Steve Pretty (Trumpet) Catt Craig (Keys) John Blackwell (Guitar) Gareth Morgan (Bass) Harry…

Sat 30 April 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A new Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY: PIGFOOT PLAY… 1972

Chris Batchelor (trumpet) Liam Noble (piano) James Allsopp (baritone saxophone) Paul Clarvis (drums) Pigfoot established themselves as radical interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their acclaimed CD ‘21st Century Acid Trad’. At their ongoing ‘Pigfoot Play’ residency at the…

Fri 29 April 2016

DOWNSTAIRS: LATE NIGHT! SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

SA Jazz Jam Session with Adam Glasser Quartet – a sensational band. Adam Glasser – harmonica/piano Rob Luft – guitar Conor Chaplin – bass Tim Giles – drums ( tbc) A set by the quartet followed by South African jazz…

MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET (featuring Bobo Stenson) – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

If recent European piano playing needed models, Bobo Stenson (along with our late and beloved John Taylor) would be one. So it is a pleasure to welcome him for a rare visit to the these shores. He will be working…

Thu 28 April 2016

DOWNSTAIRS: WORDS & JAZZ

MARK GRIST Mark Grist went from being an English teacher to defeating a grime artist in a ‘student vs teacher’ rap battle that has attracted over 5 million hits on YouTube. Since then he has been on two national tours,…

MARTIN SPEAKE QUARTET (featuring Bobo Stenson) + JOSH BERMAN TRIO

If recent European piano playing needed models, Bobo Stenson (along with our late and beloved John Taylor) would be one. So it is a pleasure to welcome him for a rare visit to the these shores. He will be working…

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 April 2016

Gypsy/Eastern European Night: Fugata Quintet

Gina B says: I am more than delighted to welcome back the extraordinary Fugata Quintet playing Piazzolla’s Nuevo Tango Masterpieces. Their concerts are sublime and magical. But here’s the official version: Celebrating its 9th year the Fugata Quintet returns to…

MIKE FLETCHER | OLIE BRICE | JEFF WILLIAMS | JULIAN SANCHEZ

Mike Fletcher plays with his trio of Olie Brice, Jeff Williams + Julian Sanchez (trumpet) ‘…an impressive performance by a very well balanced trio.’ Ian Mann 2015 The trio’s distinctive sound draws inspiration from the jazz tradition and combines with…

Tue 26 April 2016

European piano trios: Alessandro Lanzoni + Laurent Coulondre

A night where we welcome two piano trios led from Italy and France respectively. Both prize winners in their home countries. The sort of musicians whom the Vortex is proud to give an opportunity to play. Come and check them…

Mon 25 April 2016

JULIE KJÆR 3 + STEVE BERESFORD | RACHEL MUSSON

JULIE KJÆR – Saxophone JOHN EDWARDS – Bass STEVE NOBLE – Drums Danish saxophonist, Julie Kjær joins forces with the English powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and John Edwards. The trio explores the improvised world in all its aspects with drive…

Sun 24 April 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

NYJO Ambassadors + NYJO London

A NYJO double-bill this evening with a set from the NYJO Ambassadors, led by Tom Ridout, followed by a performance from NYJO London. The NYJO Ambassadors which is made up of 6 current members of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra…

TINY FREQUENCIES – TANIA CHEN | DAVID TOOP | JON LEIDECKER

David Toop (Sound Making Objects, Flutes, Strings) Tania Chen (Piano, Keyboards, Electronics) Jon Leidecker (Electronics, Super Booper) Immersive intentional and unintentional sound frequencies will be investigated through solos, duos & trios on electronics, resonating objects, strings, flutes, piano and keyboards…

Sat 23 April 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A new Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen

CAROL GRIMES: 14 SONGS FOR 7 DECADES

Carol Grimes (Voice) Dorian Ford (Piano) Alison Rayner (Bass) Annie Whitehead (Trombone) Winston Clifford (Drums) An evening with The Singer’s Tale and The Singer’s songs… extracts from a book and the songs that also tell the tale.The book is Carol’s…

Fri 22 April 2016

Stan Sulzmann with Barry Green and the Vortex Jazz Trio

Another legend of British jazz and Vortex regular returns. This time with Barry Green and trio. Stan Sulzmann, saxophone Barry Green, piano Steve Watts, bass Tim Giles, drums ‘But a shining light of the whole attractive enterprise is the presence…

Thu 21 April 2016

JAMES ALLSOPP ORGAN TRIO

James Allsopp (Saxophone) Ross Stanley (Organ) Tim Giles (Drums) A joyous and fiery new trio exploring a wide range of repertoire from blues to blue note and beyond.

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 April 2016

BLOW THE FUSE PRESENTS: ZOE LEWIS + KORAL SOCIETY

Blow the Fuse’s celebrated Tomorrow the Moon series – women-led double bills at the Vortex, tonight featuring Zoe Lewis + Koral Society. ZOE LEWIS Zoe Lewis (Vocals, Piano, Guitar, ukulele) Angele Veltmeijer (Sax, Flute) Deirdre Cartwright (Guitar) Alison Rayner (Double…

Tue 19 April 2016

BABELFISH

Brigitte Beraha (Vocals) Barry Green (Piano) Chris Laurence (Bass) Paul Clarvis (Drums) Babelfish is led by Brigitte Beraha (vocals) and Barry Green (piano), joined by the wonderful Chris Laurence on bass and Paul Clarvis on percussion. Beraha and Green clearly…

Mon 18 April 2016

JAZZ STUDENTS OF MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY

Come and hear the excellent jazz students from Middlesex University in bands led by tutors Nikki Iles, Kate Williams, Stuart Hall and Dave Pattman. They’ll be playing an eclectic mix of music by composers such as Hermeto Pascoal, Herbie Hancock,…

Sun 17 April 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

THE RAE FORREST PROJECT – PAULA RAE GIBSON | MIKE FLYNN with Sam Leak and Cynthia Phung-Gnoc

Rae Forrest Project “People should be able to feel their own lives as deeply as possible in the most uplifting way.” With this in mind, music merges with images, and dance to create a very special event. Haunting soulful vocals…

Hannes Riepler/Noah Preminger/Oli Hayhurst/Rob Garcia – Memories of Miles

After the preview of the Miles Davis film at the Rio, the conversation continues with a free early evening gig with Hannes Riepler, Oli Hayhurst (bass) and visiting New Yorkers Noah Preminger and Rob Garcia.

MILES AHEAD – Special Preview Screening

A special exclusive preview screening of the new Miles Davis biopic, starring and directed by Don Cheadle with Ewan MacGregor. Introduction by Jazzwise’s Selwyn Harris with discussion afterwards including author George Cole (who has written about the late works of…

MOPOMOSO 25th ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY AFTERNOON SERIES

Four enthralling sets celebrating the diversity of musical approaches to be found in the world of free improvisation. All are making their Mopomoso debuts. BOSS | GIBBS | MAGLIOCCHI | VAN SCHOUWBURG Matthias Boss (violin) Phil Gibbs (guitar) Marcello Magliocchi…

Sat 16 April 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A new Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen

GILAD ATZMON & THE OHE PLAYING THE WHISTLE BLOWER

Gilad Atzmon (Alto & Soprano Sax, Clarinet) Frank Harrison (Piano) Yaron Stavi (Bass) Chris Higginbottom (Drums) Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, renowned for their unique mix of jazz, folk and Arab music, are releasing their 8th album, The Whistle…

Fri 15 April 2016

GILAD ATZMON & THE OHE PLAYING THE MUSIC OF JOHN COLTRANE

Gilad Atzmon (Alto & Soprano Sax, Clarinet) Frank Harrison (Piano) Yaron Stavi (Bass) Chris Higginbottom (Drums) John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it’s his patented “sheets of sound,” his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold…

Thu 14 April 2016

AMY GAMLEN + MICHEL REIS

AMY GAMLEN Saxophonist Amy Gamlen’s group features some of London’s finest musicians – Sam Watts (piano), Dave Whitford (bass) and Matt Fishwick (drums), with special guest Nick Smart on trumpet. Lyrical, accessible jazz with a hard swinging rhythm section, this…

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 April 2016

MONOCLED MAN + WORLD SANGUINE REPORT (duo)

Monocled Man, led by trumpet player Rory Simmons present a live preview of new music from their album scheduled for release in Autumn on Whirlwind Records. This new set of music features appearances from guest vocalists Ed Begley and Emilia…

Tue 12 April 2016

DEEP WHOLE TRIO: PAUL ROGERS | PAUL DUNMALL | MARK SANDERS

PAUL ROGERS (Bass) PAUL DUNMALL (Saxophones) MARK SANDERS (Drums) The Deep Whole trio will celebrate Paul Rogers’ 60th tonight. Don’t miss this opportunity to see one of the greats of the bass!

Mon 11 April 2016

WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: FREEDOM

Another chance to be part of Freedom’s wild 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…

Sun 10 April 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

AN IMPROMPTU EVENING WITH TERRY DAY & FRIENDS MUSICAL

Shabaka Hutchings – Reeds Jon Impett – trumpet Peter Urpeth – piano Neil Charles – bass Tom Challenger – saxophone Terry Day – drums This is first time out for this particular group. The basis of the music is Improvisation…

DOWNSTAIRS: ALAN WILKINSON | JOHN EDWARDS | STEVE NOBLE

Alan Wilkinson (Saxophone) John Edwards (Bass) Steve Noble (Drums)

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band that includes many of London’s top musicians, as well…

Sat 09 April 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A new Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen

JOHN ETHERIDGE & VIMALA ROWE – Album Launch

New vocal star Vimala Rowe returns with legendary guitarist John Etheridge to the Vortex to launch their new album. Expect an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by…

Fri 08 April 2016

PAUL BILSON

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations, the band also features: Raph Clarkson – Trombone Isaac Asamadu – Keys…

CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

Clark Tracey – Drums Henry Armburg Jennings – Trumpet Chris Maddock – Saxes Harry Bolt – Piano Daniel Casimir – Bass Now in its 4th year together, this latest group of award winning drummer Clark Tracey typically features some of…

Thu 07 April 2016

KEFAYA

Giuliano Modarelli (Guitar) Al MacSween (Piano/Keyboards) Joost Hendrickx (Drums) Domenico Angarano (Bass) Camilo Tirado (Live Electronics) Kefaya is an international collective of musicians led by UK pianist Al MacSween and Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli. Bringing together their versatility and extensive…

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 06 April 2016

CAMILLA GEORGE QUARTET

The Camilla George Quartet featuring saxophonist Camilla George (Jazz Jamaica, Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors), pianist Sarah Tandy (Gilad Atzmon), bassist Daniel Casimir (Clark Tracey) and on drums Femi Koleoso (Ezra Collective, Tomorrows Warriors), is an exciting quartet showcasing some of…

Tue 05 April 2016

ENRICO PIERANUNZI – TWO-DAY RESIDENCY

A return of one of the greats of European jazz for two nights. Solo + trio on the first night, solo + quartet on the second. The solo performances each night will be different, as will the music for trio…

Mon 04 April 2016

ENRICO PIERANUNZI

A return of one of the greats of European jazz for two nights. Solo + trio on the first night, solo + quartet on the second. The solo performances each night will be different, as will the music for trio…

Sun 03 April 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

DAVE KANE QUARTET + COREY MWAMBA | CATH ROBERTS | OLIE BRICE presented by LUME

MWAMBA | ROBERTS | BRICE Corey Mwamba – Vibraphone Cath Roberts – Baritone Saxophone Olie Brice – Bass An improvising trio of vibraphone, baritone sax and bass, this group first played together in 2014 and brings together three musicians active…

DOWNSTAIRS: 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…

#SwingSunday with MOJO

MOJO are back with a Spring #SwingSunday to welcome in those longer nights. Join the fantastic Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra for their regular Sunday afternoon residency with vocalist Catherine Lima to play you everything from laid-back and up-tempo swing, Latin…

Sat 02 April 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A new Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen

ALEX GARNETT & THE VORTEX JAZZ TRIO

Alex Garnett (Saxophone) Barry Green (Piano) Dave Whitford (Bass) Steve Brown (Drums) Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognized by his dark, husky sound. A…

Fri 01 April 2016

LATE NIGHT DOWNSTAIRS LIVE: Seddik and the Seeds of Creation

Led by Seddik Zebiri on oud and vocals, Seeds of Creation is an irresistibly danceable with an urban edge deeply steeped in North African traditional vibes. Always a success when at the Vortex in getting the audience on their feet.

TOM HARRISON SEXTET (feat. Quentin Collins, Robert Mitchell) + THE ENEMY – KIT DOWNES | PETTER ELDH | JAMES MADDREN

Tonight we have some of the finest musicians that this town has to offer. However you like your music, you will not fail to be blown away by the newer generation of musicians. TOM HARRISON SEXTET Tom Harrison: alto saxophone…

Thu 31 March 2016

THE ENEMY – KIT DOWNES | PETTER ELDH | JAMES MADDREN

Kit Downes – Piano Petter Eldh – Bass James Maddren – Drums Based in London and Berlin, they play for the appreciation of expression through complexity – light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable…

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 30 March 2016

Paprika

Bogdan Vacarescu – Violin Milos Milivojevic – Accordion Zivorad Nikolic – Accordion Vladimir Strkalj – Guitar James Opstad – Bass Rastko Rasic – Percussion Paprika are back with their heady, high octane show of Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and Classical…

Tue 29 March 2016

PRESTON | GLASGOW | LOWE

David Preston – Guitar Kevin Glasgow – Bass Laurie Lowe – Drums David Preston, Kevin Glasgow & Laurie Lowe are three of London’s most creative young instrumentalists. Their music is a mash-up of relentless rhythmic energy, harmonic dystopia, and virtuosic…

Mon 28 March 2016

JOHN BENNETT BAND

Rachel Bartlet (Sax) Theo Gordon (Sax) Nick Payne (Sax) Dave Liddell (Trombone) Alan Tomlinson (Trombone) John Bennett (Trombone) Tom Hewin (Tuba) Peter Rolinsion (Trumpet) Claud Deppa (Trumpet) Steve Pretty (Trumpet) Catt Craig (Keys) John Blackwell (Guitar) Gareth Morgan (Bass) Harry…

Sun 27 March 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

ANITA WARDELL QUARTET

Following the end of the her regular workshop here, jazz vocalist Anita Wardell performs with her band. Anita Wardell vocals Robin Aspland piano Flo Moore bass Tristan Mailliot drums Anita Wardell’s singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for…

Sat 26 March 2016

Brandon Allen Quartet – JUST ANNOUNCED

One of the best ways to blow away the cobwebs of Easter, saxophonist Brandon Allen is known for his uncompromising and imaginative approach to jazz standards and originals. Hard bop and true jazz for 2016! “Allen’s tenor is declamatory in…

Fri 25 March 2016

DOWNSTAIRS: LATE NIGHT! SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

SA Jazz Jam Session with Adam Glasser Quartet – a sensational band. Adam Glasser – harmonica/piano Rob Luft – guitar Conor Chaplin – bass Tim Giles – drums ( tbc) A set by the quartet followed by South African jazz…

Penny Rimbaud presents The Pity of War: the complete war poems of Wilfred Owen

Penny Rimbaud – Vocals Liam Noble – Piano Kate Shortt – Cello Gee Vaucher – Visuals ‘THE PITY OF WAR’, the complete war poems of Wilfred Owen recited by legendary Crass poet Penny Rimbaud with Liam Noble on piano, Kate…

Thu 24 March 2016

HUW VAUGHAN WILLIAMS

Huw Vaughan Williams – Bass Devin Gray – Drums George Crowley – Saxophone HUW VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Winner of the 2012 Yamaha Jazz Scholars Prize from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Huw draws on a rich combination of…

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz hosted by Nicki Heinen. Poetry, stories and jazz – and perhaps a few cocktails to help the creative juices flow… Vahni Capildeo Vahni Capildeo was born and educated in Trinidad and holds a DPhil in Old Norse…

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 23 March 2016

DAVID FRIESEN | MARTIN HATHAWAY | BARRY GREEN

“The David Friesen compositions are all gorgeous, rich and accessible, each tune more beautiful than the first and absolutely wonderful soloing and ensemble play at its highest level.” JM/Jazz Clubscene “Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality.…

Tue 22 March 2016

DENYS BAPTISTE

Denys Baptiste (Saxophone), Nikki Yeoh (piano), Gary Crosby (bass), Rod Youngs (drums) Born in London of St Lucian parents in 1969, Denys studied music at school from the age of 13 and, in 1990, went on to study at the…

Mon 21 March 2016

JOYFUL NOISE PRESENTS: FEMI & THE INRHYTHMS

FEMI SOFELA (bass/vocals) ESTHER MABADEJE (vocals) EBENEZER OKE (guitar) NIRAN OBASA (synths) GBENGA KOLADE (keyboards) TOPE OREKOYA (percussion) TOSIN DAGUNDURO (drums) Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band from Lagos and London, mixes the cerebral musicality of afrobeat with the…

Sun 20 March 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

FESTIVAL OF THE BETWEEN: DAY TWO

Taking place over two days at one of London’s most loved music venues, Vortex Jazz Club, the festival will bring you seasoned headliners and new fresh acts, all making exceptional music by bringing together the best of Middle Eastern and…

MOPOMOSO: CORRINGHAM | MARSHALL + INCLUSION PRINCIPAL + SERGI SORRENTINO + ALLATSON | RUSSELL

Now in its 25th anniversary year and continuing to operate the UK’s longest running series dedicated to improvised music. This month has a bill of excellent musicians highlighting some of the many approaches and styles to be found in this…

Sat 19 March 2016

FESTIVAL OF THE BETWEEN: DAY ONE

Taking place over two days at one of London’s most loved music venues, Vortex Jazz Club, the festival will bring you seasoned headliners and new fresh acts, all making exceptional music by bringing together the best of Middle Eastern and…

Fri 18 March 2016

Downstairs live and late

Our free music late and live Downstairs is a highlight of many people’s weekends. The chance to hear real live music when so much has been lost to DJs, a chance to chill, chat or dance. The atmosphere is reminiscent…

Heidi Vogel – Just announced

The voice of the Cinematic Orchestra. We are lucky that Heidi Vogel has stepped in at short notice for Alice Zawadzki, who has unfortunately got the bug that is going around. As at home with standards or singing Brazilian songs,…

Thu 17 March 2016

EVAN PARKER WITH JOHN EDWARDS & ROGER TURNER

Evan Parker is one of the great innovators on saxophone and his monthly gigs at the Vortex are legendary. Tonight he performs with John Edwards (bass) and Roger Turner (drums), themselves two of the most imaginative performers on the improv…

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 March 2016

LOUIS MOHOLO-MOHOLO: FIVE BLOKES

Jason Yarde – Saxophones Shabaka Hutchings – Saxophones Alexander Hawkins – Piano John Edwards – Double Bass Louis Moholo-Moholo – Drums Welcome visit of the South African drum master and his superb upgraded quintet – the quartet with the stellar…

Tue 15 March 2016

BRUNO HEINEN + RATTLE | OZSUCA – ‘FROM BERG TO BERNSTEIN & BACH TO BILL EVANS’

RATTLE | OZSUCA Sacha Rattle (clarinet) Zeynep Ozsuca (piano) BRUNO HEINEN (piano) In an evening exploring the boundaries between written and improvised music, Sacha Rattle (clarinet) / Zeynep Ozsuca (piano) duo will play a set ranging from Lutoslawski to Mehldau…

Mon 14 March 2016

MIKE PAXTON QUINTET

  MIKE PAXTON – Drums Mike has performed with many of the leading jazz musicians working in the UK: Ronnie Scott’s quartet, Peter King, Stan Sulzmann’s quartet (with John Taylor), Ronnie Ross, Pete Hurt, Jeff Clyne’s ‘Turning Point’, Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes,…

Sun 13 March 2016

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. Followed by some of the best musicians in London playing together.

EMILIA MÅRTENSSON + ALL STAR GUESTS

Emilia Mårtensson- Voice Luca Boscagin- Guitar Fulvio Sighurta- Trumpet Adriano Adewale- Percussion Matt Robinson- Piano Chris Hyson- Piano/Bass Lauren Kinsella- Voice Alice Zawadzki- Voice Fini Bearman- Voice Mishka Adams- Voice and Guitar The Magic Lantern- Voice and Guitar more amazing…

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a band that includes many of London’s top musicians, as well…

Sat 12 March 2016

PIGFOOT PLAY TOMBOLA

Chris Batchelor – Trumpet Liam Noble – Piano James Allsopp – Baritone Sax Paul Clarvis – Drums Pigfoot established themselves as radical interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their acclaimed 2014 recording ‘21st Century Acid Trad’. At their ongoing…

Fri 11 March 2016

Paul Bilson

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations, the band also features: Raph Clarkson – trombone Isaac Asamadu – keys…

John O’Gallagher/Hans Koller

John O’Gallagher – Saxophone Hans Koller – Piano Percy Pursglove – Bass Jeff Williams – Drums London-based pianist Hans Koller and New York saxophonist John O’Gallagher – “both heavyweight theoreticians, but fizzing with jazz heat” (John Fordham) are re-united for…

Thu 10 March 2016

VEIN

Michael Arbenz: Piano Thomas Lähns: Bass Florian Arbenz: Drums After successful visits to the club in 2014 and 2015, with Greg Osby and Dave Liebman respectively, Vein returns with a new programme of its own. There certainly is no special…

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 March 2016

BLOW THE FUSE PRESENTS: ARQ + COHEN | HEINEN

The first in a new season for 2016 of Blow the Fuse’s celebrated Tomorrow the Moon series. Double bass player Alison Rayner leads her stunning quintet with brilliant support from Rachael Cohen and Bruno Heinen. ARQ ALISON RAYNER QUINTET Alison…

Tue 08 March 2016

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY SPECIAL – KELLY | FREESTONE | MICK

Juliet Kelly – Vocals Tori Freestone – Saxophone Alcyona Mick – Piano Celebrate International Women’s Day with a new group featuring the talents of three acclaimed female performers.  Impressive vocalist Juliet Kelly, inventive saxophonist Tori Freestone and dynamic pianist Alcyona…