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Tue 22 July 2014

What is Beauty

Mediorite and Poached Creatives present Art Exhibition ‘what is Beauty’ showcasing outsider art, film, poetry and painting from young people and adults who have experienced mental health issues and those simply value creative expression as an important part of their…

Mon 21 July 2014

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT TWO

We present a two night festival of improvised music, linking up some of the most exiting British and Austrian improvisers around. Each night will have a different programme of smaller combinations plus a large group with everyone playing together. With thanks…

Sun 20 July 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Mopomoso presents Quaqua Anglo Austria NIGHT ONE

We present a two night festival of improvised music, linking up some of the most exiting British and Austrian improvisers around. Each night will have a different programme of smaller combinations plus a large group with everyone playing together. With thanks…

Sat 19 July 2014

Dance Nations Dalston

For the fifth year running, in partnership with the Barbican, we present a day of music and dance in Gillett Square and the Vortex. So grab your glad rags and dancing shoes or just relax and soak up the summer…

Dance Nations Dalston

For the fifth year running, head to Dalston’s hippest square for a packed day of live music and dance workshops. For all ages and abilities, this annual event unites some of east London’s finest talent to create a carnival spirit.…

Fri 18 July 2014

DJ Night

Electronic dub funk with Minimal Sound

Bitch ‘n’ Monk + Laura Moody

Bitch ‘n’ Monk ‘Beatboxing soprano’ & guitarist Heidi Heidelberg and experimental flute-player Mauricio Velasierra first met in a tent in Taunton, fought over melodies in Paris, and are now gaining an eclectic set of fans from Yoko Ono to Ray…

Thu 17 July 2014

David Thomas Broughton + Woodpigeon SOLD OUT

“Arguably the most staggering live musician in the country.” – SONNY BAKER, MOJO David Thomas Broughton occupies a contentious position, divides opinion, unsettles, is self-consciously clumsy, hilarious, beautiful but above all memorable. You’ve never seen anything like it before. Walls…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 16 July 2014

Twelves

Twelves is a longstanding collaborative project based on the exploratory and the improvised. Twelves create a sound-world taking in elements of swing, odd-time signatures, free improv and alt-country in addition to traditional folk ballads. With a third album awaiting release,…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tue 15 July 2014

Adriano Adewale

Adriano Adewale is a mesmerizing multi-dimensional percussionist who follows in the footsteps of fellow Brasilian Nana Vasconcelos. His Raizes ensemble features Kora player virtuoso Kadialy Kouyate and Marcelo Andrade on flutes and Rikki Thompson on bass. Universally enthusiastic reviews in…

Vegan Pop Up Restaurant

The Vortex Downstairs holds its second vegan popup night with a delicious three-course set meal for £15. Chef Emily Stephenson has previously worked at the Wild Food Café in Covent Garden Book early to avoid disappointment

Mon 14 July 2014

Audrey Lauro / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders plus Lauren Kinsella / Hannah Marshall / Nick Malcolm

Audrey Lauro, saxophone Olie Brice, double bass Mark Sanders, drums AUDREY LAURO Audrey Lauro is an alto saxophonist with a wealth of experience in the Belgian experimental music scene, having played with Marc Ribot, Veryan Weston, Peter Evans, Carlos Zingaro,…

Sun 13 July 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

The Kenny Wheeler Collective

The Kenny Wheeler Collective was recently formed to celebrate the great man’s music and consists of some of his closest musical colleagues performing compositions from Kenny’s vast repertoire. John Taylor piano Stan Sulzmann saxes John Parricelli guitar Chris Laurence double bass…

Guildhall Jazz Band

Emerging young stars, led by Scott Stroman, take the stage as the big-band flagship of the Guildhall’s renowned jazz programme round off their season with a special concert featuring compositions and arrangements by members of the band.  

Sat 12 July 2014

Ian Shaw

We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. www.ianshaw.biz

Open Decks & DJ Night

2pm – 7pm Soxee and Steeley present Open Decks with birthday celebrations and an after party EP Sessions with Patrick Steele and Nick Fletcher Plus Josh Grooves, Joshua Allen and Alan Kenny Arscott 10pm – 2am Philippos & kosmiX play everything from house to…

Vox Voices

A drop-in vocal group on Saturday mornings. As much for the nervous as the vocally confident. Everyone welcome! It is an opportunity to get together, sing part harmony songs by ear, meet new people and sing in a friendly, welcoming group. Come…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Fri 11 July 2014

DJ Night

With Marvel, Philippos and kosimiX playing everything from house to world

Fini Bearman

‘Possesses something of the rhythmic freedom of Gretchen Parlato… What impresses most is the overall sweep of the album, which pulls you into a sound world all of its own.’ Peter Quinn, Jazzwise magazine London Jazz Singer of the Year…

Thu 10 July 2014

George Crowley + Rhythm Sticks

GEORGE CROWLEY ‘There are times on Paper Universe, George Crowley’s debut album, when the young saxophonist and composer sounds like he’s been sitting by the side of Coleman Hawkins or Lester Young. There are times when he flies out of…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 09 July 2014

Penny Rimbaud’s L’Académie des Vanités

What was Penny Rimbaud’s ‘Last Amendment’, but is now ‘L’Académie des Vanités’, continue their quarterly residency with further adventures into the realms of words and music or, as Rimbaud puts it, ‘the poetry of jazz and the jazz of poetry’.…

Tue 08 July 2014

Dave Tucker / Alan Tomlinson / Rachel Musson / Jim Lebaigue + Veryan Weston

A double bill of improvised and experimental sounds, full of surprise, invention, subtlety & wit. Charm School: Alan Tomlinson – Trombones. Rachel Musson – Tenor Sax Dave Tucker – Double Bass Jim Lebaigue – Drums & Percussion Plus Veryan Weston…

Mon 07 July 2014
Sun 06 July 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Vocals at Vortex

Doors 7pm Music 7.30pm Open mic night hosted by Romy Summers and the Bob Stuckey Trio: Bob Stuckey (piano), Jerome Davies (bass), Cheryl Alleyne (drums) Doors and singing list open at 7pm, come down early if you’d like to sing.

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

Mojo (moderately optimistic jazz orchestra) are an exciting 17 piece jazz big band based in north London, made up of great musicians from all over the capital. With a repertoire including laid back & up tempo swing, Latin and funk…

Sat 05 July 2014

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio

Following the release of the album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, the Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio. The album features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans. Having…

Fri 04 July 2014

Teotima

Due to popular demand we’ve added a second date. “Excellent release.” Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music “On first listen, this could well be album of the year!” Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM Teotima is a 16-piece jazz / afro-latin / soul ensemble…

Thu 03 July 2014

Teotima SOLD OUT

“Excellent release.” Gilles Peterson, BBC6 Music “On first listen, this could well be album of the year!” Mike Chadwick, Jazz FM Teotima is a 16-piece jazz / afro-latin / soul ensemble from London. Guitarist-composer Greg Sanders started Teotima; taking the…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 02 July 2014

Blow the Fuse present ARQ + Element

Tonight ARQ launch their brand new album  ‘August’, recorded live at the Vortex and released on Blow the Fuse Records. Led by bass player Alison Rayner they play melodic compositions with killer grooves, influences from American swing, funk and dance…

Tue 01 July 2014

Kjær3 + Forebrace

Kjær3 is Julie Kjær / John Edwards / Steve Noble Forebrace is Alex Ward / Roberto Sassi / Santiago Horro / Jem Doulton KJAER3 Danish saxophonist, Julie Kjær joins forces with the english powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and…

Mon 30 June 2014

Paul Dunmall Quartet: Sunship Revisited

Paul Dunmall tenor saxophone Howard Cottle tenor saxophone Olie Brice bass, Tony Bianco drums John Coltrane’s album SUNSHIP, widely regarded as one of his greatest recordings, perhaps even more powerful than A LOVE SUPREME, is the inspiration for tonight’s concert.…

Sun 29 June 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Mike Hobart’s Urban Jazz Collective

Mike Hobart is an experienced and soulful saxophonist who has played with the likes of Esther Phillips and Maceo Parker. His first inspirations were the flowing freedoms of Miles Davis’ 1960s quintet and the soulful blues of Ray Charles, but…

Sat 28 June 2014

DJ Night

​DJ Night with ​Minimal Sound System ​(aka Giuseppe Salone​)​ playing electronic dub funk

Ian Shaw

We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. www.ianshaw.biz    

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Fri 27 June 2014

Vula Viel

In a change to our original programme we’re delighted to present Vula Viel  Vula Viel means Good is Good in Dagaare, the language of the tribe in Upper West Ghana where Bex Burch lived and played music for 3 years…

Thu 26 June 2014

John Hegley + Simon Munnery

Poems, anecdotes and songs with Eleanor Moreton on fiddle, from consumate wordsmith John Hegley, joined by special guest Simon Munnery JOHN HEGLEY ‘Comedy’s poet laureate” The Independent Local man John Hegley’s first public performance monies came from busking his songs,…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 25 June 2014

She’koyokh

“One of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), This amazing and charming band began busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market. Now they perform in the famous concert halls of…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tue 24 June 2014

Matthew Shipp Trio

Matthew Shipp Trio Matthew Shipp, piano Whit Dickey, drums Michael Bisio, bass He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the…

Mon 23 June 2014

Trinity Laban Jazz Choir and Jazz Ensemble

Led by the UK’s leading jazz choral director, Pete Churchill, a thirty-five strong jazz choir will be joined by a talented band from Trinity Laban’s jazz course for a set of jazz, gospel, soul, folk and much more. The second…

Sun 22 June 2014

Vortex Jam Session with the Hannes Riepler Quartet

The Vortex Downstairs jam session moves upstairs for one week only. Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see…

Sat 21 June 2014

DJ Night

Dubratz – Mr Faso / ​Slauka ​/ Mr Vibez​ will be playing Dub, Deep Dubstep, Bass, Hip Hop, Jungle in the Vortex Downstairs ​

Chris Laurence Quartet: Martin France / John Parricelli / Frank Ricotti

The Vortex welcomes back this tremendously influential quartet Chris Laurence, double bass Martin France, drums John Paricelli, guitar Frank Ricotti, vibraphone Bassist Chris Laurence has been a fixture on the British scene for many years, working regularly in the jazz…

​Open Decks

In the Vortex Downstairs​ Presented by Soxee & Steely ​ ​Strictly vinyl​  

Fri 20 June 2014

DJ Night

Kozber: Siriusonic Night Krzysztof Kozber is a DJ and producer from Poland. He’ll be playing late night ambient beats in the Vortex Downstairs.  

Emilia Mårtensson

“…a voice of quite remarkable expressive depth” JAZZWISE “…the album is a thing of simple beauty…what really impresses is a talent for story telling and for drawing the listener in…taste-makers take note!” JazzUK “…Ethereal Voice” Time Out Emilia Mårtensson is…

Thu 19 June 2014

Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards / Sam Bailey

Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight’s concert will start promptly at 8.30pm First set Sam Bailey solo prepared piano Second set Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards Third set Evan Parker / John Russell…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 18 June 2014

Dice Factory + Stories

Two groups featuring some of the brightest young musicians around. DICE FACTORY Tom Challenger (tenor saxophone) Dan Nicholls (piano) Tom Farmer (double bass) Jon Scott (drums) Dice Factory – the name taken from Luke Rhinehart’s classic novel “The Dice Man”…

Tue 17 June 2014

The Fat Face Band + Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Band

Match & Fuse and the Vortex Present The Fat Face Band US-based jazz trio (Charlotte, North Carolina) featuring Matthew Postle (trumpet/melodica), Troy Conn (guitar), and Molly Brown will perform a variety of New Orleans Jazz, infused with Americana and original…

Mon 16 June 2014

Alexis Taylor + Special Guest

The Local presents Alexis Taylor Alexis Taylor is a musician, producer, DJ and songwriter from London, a co-founder of Grammy-nominated pop group Hot Chip, and member of improvised/non-improvised music project About Group. New album Await Barbarians, is released by Domino Records on…

Sun 15 June 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Mopomoso

In a break from their usual programming Mopomoso presents an intriguing concert in two halves, with the first half from the Portfolio Improvisers group and the second featuring three fine guitar players from the UK, France and Canada. Part One…

Sat 14 June 2014

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits

Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Pete Whittaker (organ) & Mark Fletcher (drums). Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a…

Vox Voices

Come and join this relaxed, friendly choir where you can simply sing your heart out.  Learn folk songs from around the world, a cappella jazz arrangements and some original tunes. Everything learnt by ear.

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Fri 13 June 2014

Darren Hayman’s Occupation: The Essex Trilogy

Popside and The Vortex Present Darren Hayman’s Occupation - Show Twelve – The Essex Trilogy Darren Hayman’s Occupation is a series of monthly shows here at The Vortex. Occupations have revolved around a mix of sets showcasing different albums, themes and special…

Thu 12 June 2014

Ollie Howell Quintet

Barely into his mid-twenties, Ollie Howell is a multi-award winning drummer, composer, bandleader and international recording artist. Now signed to Whirlwind Recordings, Ollie’s debut album, ‘Sutures and Stitches’, was released in September 2013. Recorded in London, and mixed and mastered…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 11 June 2014

Eddie Prévost / Guillaume Viltard / Nat Catchpole / Jamie Coleman

Eddie Prévost, With Respect Nathaniel Catchpole—Tenor saxophone Jamie Coleman—Trumpet Guillaume Viltard—Double bass Eddie Prévost—Drums In a spirit of adventure, a spirit of of improvising encounters, tonight Prévost presents a group of his younger colleagues. All have been associated with a…

Tue 10 June 2014

Alexander Hawkins / Neil Charles / Tom Skinner

Alexander Hawkins is a pianist who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). Whist audiences are perhaps more familiar with his Ensemble – ‘one of the…

Mon 09 June 2014

Academy Jazz Final Recitals

As the culmination of their studies at the Royal Academy of Music, jazz students perform their final recital programmes in one of London’s top jazz venues. This is a chance to hear the jazz stars of tomorrow present their ensembles…

Sun 08 June 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Hans Koller / Francois Theberge / Jeff Williams / Percy Pursglove

François Théberge Tenor saxophone Hans Koller Piano Percy Pursglove Bass Jeff Williams Drums For this special Vortex date, Chasing the Unicorn (Francois Theberge [Tenor Saxophone] Hans Koller [Piano] Percy Pursglove [Bass] and Jeff Williams [Drums]) celebrate the music of Thelonious…

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 07 June 2014

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

‘A formidable improvisational array…a jazz giant’ The Guardian. ‘The best musician living in the world today’ Robert Wyatt 20 years after landing in the UK, saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon has become an intensely creative presence on the European scene.…

Fri 06 June 2014

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble – Two Night Residency

‘A formidable improvisational array…a jazz giant’ The Guardian. ‘The best musician living in the world today’ Robert Wyatt 20 years after landing in the UK, saxophonist and composer Gilad Atzmon has become an intensely creative presence on the European scene.…

The Road To Bop – pre-concert talk

Ahead of his concert tonight at the Vortex Jazz Club, Gilad will give a talk about his first encounter with jazz music and its impact on his ethical and philosophical stand, exploring aspects of music and morality. To book a…

Thu 05 June 2014

Desert Island Discs Live

Tonight, Live Junction’s Holly Cullen-Davies will interview doctor Alex Salam about his extraordinary 13 month trip to Antarctica where he was employed to do research for the European Space Agency. Here Alex will talk about his experience and how music…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 04 June 2014

Michelson Morley

Melodic, exciting and beguilingly atmospheric music led by Get The Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie and featuring Will Harris on bass, Mark Whitlam on drums, with special guest Dan Messore on guitar. Electronics and acoustic instruments combine with a minimalist, evolutionary…

Tue 03 June 2014

Mark Lockheart / Jasper Hoiby / Liam Noble

All highly respected and innovative band leaders in their own right this all star trio brings together three of the most exciting musicians/composers in the UK. Featuring original material by all three members this trio will also explore radical rearrangements…

Mon 02 June 2014

Nick Malcolm Quartet – Album Launch

Nick Malcolm is an original, exciting and heart-felt improviser. His quartet play original music, mixing a love of free improvisation with more structured playing, merging and deconstructing rhythm, melody and all the points between. The result is an interactive, intense and…

Sun 01 June 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

Vocals at Vortex

Open mic night hosted by Romy Summers and the Bob Stuckey Trio: Bob Stuckey (piano), Jerome Davies (bass), Cheryl Alleyne (drums) Doors and singing list open at 7pm… come down early if you’d like to sing.

Sat 31 May 2014

Junior Otamon

  Everything From Spirituals To Tropical Beats. Unsung Heroes’s Songs www.mixcloud.com/juniorotamon

Ian Shaw

One of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists, Shaw’s remarkable vocal range and mesmerising style has seen him breathe life into pop tunes and standards, reinventing even the most maudlin showtunes with sparkling wit. “a masterly vocalist… one of the finest…

Fri 30 May 2014

Miss Soxee and Patrick Steele

A musical journey through Jazz, funk, soul, disco, broken beat and house. Miss Soxee first began circulating her eclectic sounds around Kings Cross, both at the former Ruby Lounge and Lincoln Lounge, where she held a weekly residency. Love of…

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos in celebration both of the release of her DVD ‘London Bossa’, filmed at the Vortex last summer, and of the 2014 Rio World Cup! São Paulo born Brazilian singer songwriter Mônica Vasconcelos has been living…

Thu 29 May 2014

The Fontanelles

“A terrific 12 piece band who intensify the music’s seductively repetitive rhythms” The Independent “The on stage band works up a storm as they pound through Fela Kuti’s hits to electrifying effect” The Metro In 2011 the groundbreaking Broadway production,…

Dorian Ford / Jonny Phillips Duo

Pianist / composer Dorian Ford teams up with Oriole guitarist Jonny Phillips, to explore the jazz heritage of Jarrett and Bill Evans, as well as the music of the spanish diaspora. The pieces are from their from their forthcoming album.…

Tots Tunes

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Wed 28 May 2014

Dunajska Kapelye

Piotr Jordan – violin Jez Cook – guitar Zac Gvirtzman – piano accordion/clarinet Raph Mizraki – double bass Great favourites Dunajska Kapelye are back with their unique blend of Gypsy, Balkan and Gypsy Swing led by the ever-surprising violin virtuoso…

Tue 27 May 2014

Tails For Wales: Huw Warren / Mark Lockheart / Maria Lamburn / Huw V Williams

Huw Warren – Piano, Composer Mark Lockheart – Saxophones Maria Lamburn – Viola/Bass Clarinet Huw V Williams – Bass TBC – Drums Tails for Wales is a new project from internationally acclaimed pianist Huw Warren featuring saxophonist Mark Lockheart and an…

Mon 26 May 2014

Laura Jurd Quartet + Tandem

Laura Jurd Quartet The Laura Jurd Quartet return to the Vortex with their first official London date of 2014! Featuring first-class improvisers Laura Jurd – trumpet, Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Conor Chaplin – electric bass and Corrie Dick- drums the…

Sun 25 May 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

The band will feature: Joe Wright on sax Mick Coady on bass Lewis Wright on drums & Hannes Riepler guitar Plus guests sitting in.

François Carrier / Michel Lambert / John Edwards

We’re delighted to welcome back this trio, promoting their new album “The Russian Concert” on FMR Records, out in April. They’ll also play music from their “Overground to The Vortex” album (Not Two Records). Tonight’s performance will be recorded for…

Miss Soxee Presents: Open Decks

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. Miss Soxee presents Open Decks at The Vortex Downstairs. A monthly Sunday event where music lovers play a…