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Fri 30 January 2015

Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla

The US-born, German-based pianist/composer Chris Jarrett and Italian violinist Luca Ciarla have each carved out highly distinctive paths across diverse musical genres, before joining forces in early 2014. Jarrett – younger brother of fêted jazz pianist Keith – has composed…

Thu 29 January 2015

Dream Time

Over the years Dreamtime has existed in three different forms, a quintet, a sextet and a ten piece.This is the most recent incarnation of this long-standing band plus special guest Mark Hewins.This configuration contains six members of the tentet. 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.…

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 January 2015

Kristian Borring Quartet

Kristian Borring – guitar Arthur Lea – p Mick Coady – b Jon Scott – d Lewis Wright – vib Danish guitarist, composer and bandleader, Kristian Borring, has been described as a “guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his…

World Jazz Jam

Our new world jazz jam is led by cellist Shirley Smart of Melange. Bring your instrument! Or just come and absorb the atmosphere and the 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.…

Tue 27 January 2015

Jetsam

Contemporary ensemble Jetsam present a night which celebrates the strange and surreal. Jetsam will perform their 2013 work, A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes alongside writer and blogger Gareth E. Rees, providing dark and brooding reflections on the marshes of…

Mon 26 January 2015

Adam Pultz Melbye / Lotte Anker / Mark Sanders

Formed in 2014, this trio pays tribute to the many-fold possibilities of improvisation and makes use of the diverse experiences of the three members to perform music with a wide dynamic and emotional range, spanning micro sound and minimalism to…

Sun 25 January 2015

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Dave Maric and friends

Dave Maric is a British composer and performer of acoustic and electronic music who has created numerous works for the concert hall, stage, TV and film. He also regularly performs in and curates events featuring stylistically varied music – often in…

Sat 24 January 2015

Clark Tracey Quintet

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow.

Fri 23 January 2015

In Bed With

‘In Bed With’ is the new trio formed around the drummer Sylvain Darrifourcq. It includes Kit Downes on organ and Julien Desprez on guitar. Sylvain will be known to audiences here from several bands, such as Q (which also involved…

Thu 22 January 2015

Evan Parker

Monthly residency of leading saxophonist Evan Parker, a man who has evolved ways and approaches of innovation. With John Edwards (bass), Steve Noble (drums)

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.…

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 21 January 2015

Gypsy Jazz – Michalis Koloumis Trio

The trio consists of: Michalis Kouloumis – violin Nikos Ziarkas – lute, guitar, electronics Thodoris Ziarkas – doublebass. This is a new project, which includes music coming from the Eastern Mediterranean together with raw material from our homelands’ music traditions,…

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 20 January 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet – UPGRADED UPDATE!

Change of programme!  This is now the album launch of the Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet 4 Blokes album (Ogun) with Jason Yarde, Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards. 4 musicians instead of 2 with no change in the admission price! As John Fordham…

Mon 19 January 2015

cbe chemistry beats electricity

Five exceptional musicians from diverse backgrounds, drawn together by the intellectual and emotional thrill that only live improvisation can provide.

Sun 18 January 2015

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Rachael Cohen

Rachael Cohen is an up-and-coming Scottish saxophonist signed to the Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind Recordings label. Her debut CD, “Halftime”, produced by Janisch, received four stars from both Jazzwise & MOJO. Her band includes guitar hero Phil Robson.  

Mopomoso

First up in Mopomoso’s new afternoon slot is cellist Hannah Marshall with Berlin-based Spanish piano player Josep Maria Balanya, followed by saxophonist Rachel Musson, an improviser able to play across the spectrum and to change effortlessly between both dynamic and…

Sat 17 January 2015

John Taylor/Diana Torto/Julian Siegel

The collaboration between Diana Torto and John Taylor, born ten years ago, has gradually developed to a perfect balance where the blend of both artists and music is beautifully defined. The invitation to extend the duo to a trio, inviting…

Fri 16 January 2015

Tim Lapthorn Trio With Bobby Wellins

Tim Lapthorn is a pianist with “the long-line vision of the best improvisers” (The Guardian), making his band the perfect foil for Bobby Wellins who is one of the UK’s leading saxophonists.

Thu 15 January 2015

Duck Baker Trio / Quartet

Legendary fingerstyle guitarist Duck Baker is joined by clarinettist Alex Ward, double bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble for an evening of original jazz compositions. Baker is known is one of the leading guitar interpreters of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk,…

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.…

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 14 January 2015

Fumi Okiji Old Time Jazz Band/Brigitte Beraha

Album launch for Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band Fumi Okiji’s Old Time Jazz Band is a joyous celebration of the great tradition of jazz song. This stellar group of musicians lovingly craft interpretations…

Tue 13 January 2015

Chris Biscoe/John Edwards/Roger Turner + Veryan Weston

Weston plays Rhythm Figures, a project based around revisiting and developing ideas for improvising which strongly relates to contemporary jazz/improvisation. The trio of reeds player Chris Biscoe with John Edwards (bass) and Roger Turner (drums) has grown out a trio…

Mon 12 January 2015

Freedom

2015 Freedom relocates to its new home – The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution. 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…

Sun 11 January 2015

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Pigfoot plays….Motown

Pigfoot established themselves as radical interpreters of classic New Orleans music with their acclaimed 2014 CD “21st Century Acid Trad”, recorded live at the Vortex. Now, with their new Pigfoot Play… residency, they turn their attention to a different genre for each gig.…

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 – Vortex residency

London’s longest regular residency, the LJO has been playing the Vortex for 25 years. But with the top musicians involved and eclectic approach, it remains as innovative and accessible as ever. It will be followed by the free concert by…

Sat 10 January 2015

Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio + Stan Sulzmann

The Vortex welcomes back this magnificent trio, tonight featuring Stan Sulzmann on tenor sax. The album ‘Catch My Drift’ on diving duck recordings, features melodic and Mullenised versions of standards and compositions by legendary jazz musicians such as Toots Thielemans.…

Fri 09 January 2015

Christine Tobin – I love Elis

‘I love Elis’ – Christine Tobin (vocals), Phil Robson (guitar), Mark Lewandowski (bass) & Kate Shortt (cello) pay tribute to the great Brazilian singer/icon & her amazing music! Christine Tobin has been leaving our audiences spellbound for many years. It’s…

Thu 08 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Henry Lowther

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. Henry Lowther has…

Wed 07 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Rory Simmons

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. One of the…

Tue 06 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Steve Waterman

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. “Waterman has a…

Mon 05 January 2015

Trumpet Festival – Claude Deppa

The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a trumpet festival to start 2015. Each night there will be a fantastic soloist accompanied by our own Vortex Trio, led by the flexible and inimitable Barry Green on piano. Originally from South…

Sun 04 January 2015

Philip Achille – CANCELLED

This event has unfortunately been cancelled. We’ll be rearranging this concert soon though. Watch out for details. But the jam is on as usual downstairs!

The Exiles

Jean Toussaint, saxophones Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Tim Wells, bass Troy Miller, 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 past…

Sat 03 January 2015

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…

Fri 02 January 2015

The Exiles

Jean Toussaint, saxophones Scott Stroman, vocals Jason Rebello, piano Tim Wells, bass Paul Clarvis, 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 past…

Thu 01 January 2015

Procrastinators’ New Years Eve Party on New Year’s Day

Back by popular demand the Procrastinators’ NYE Party is for anyone who wants the fun of NYE without the pressure/had a disappointing NYE and wants to have another go/ loves NYE so much they want to do it all again.…

Wed 31 December 2014

Festival of Voices: Ian Shaw’s New Years Eve Bash

“Praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer” Jazz Times (US)

Tue 30 December 2014

Gill Manly and Simon Wallace

A singer whose charisma has charmed audiences for years. Performing with one of the best pianists around, making one of the best lead-ins to New Year that you might wish for!

Mon 29 December 2014

Sara Moule & Simon Wallace

“Honeyed in sound, subtle in timing and pitch, shrewd in weighting the music with meaning.” The Guardian Over the past few years singer Sarah Moule has established a rapidly growing reputation as one of Britain’s most exciting new jazz talents.…

Sun 28 December 2014

Christine Tobin & Phil Robson + Oli Rockberger

Christine Tobin‘s style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil (Oumou Sangare, Elis Regina etc). Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described…

Sat 27 December 2014

Zoe Francis & Jim Mullen

Zoe Francis started singing while living in New York, a time which cemented her love of the American Songbook composers and their lesser known songs. Now shoes making a name for herself in London and will tonight be launching her…

London Jazz Orchestra

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

Fri 26 December 2014
Thu 25 December 2014
Wed 24 December 2014

Vortex Gypsy Allstars Christmas Party

The Vortex’s monthly Gypsy/Eastern European night brings you our traditional Christmas Party, playing Gypsy Jazz, hot club and vintage jazz all served up with seasonal cheer and a modicum of mayhem. The usual FREE raffle brought to you by the…

Tue 23 December 2014

Juwon Ogungbe

Solo performance Pianist, singer and composer Juwon Ogungbe is one of the mainstays of British-African music. His current CD “Life Force Music” covers all bases – African grooves, soul stirring songs and funk licks are effortlessly mixed together. In his…

Mon 22 December 2014

Alice Zawadzki + Mark Lockheart & Laura Jurd Quartet

For the last in their 2014 series, The Chaos Collective present their Christmas party. The Chaos Collective Something of a ‘secret weapon’ on the European music scene, the Chaos Collective is already making waves in London and the UK, consisting…

Olie Brice Quintet – Album launch

Double bassist Olie Brice is well know to Vortex audiences, having performed here with Tony Malaby, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker and many others.  Tonight he launches the debut album by his quintet, ‘Immune To Clockwork.’  The album was released late…

Sun 21 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Sara Mitra And Friends present: ‘A Fine Yuletide Songfest’

“Mitra has a really fresh-sounding voice: a great night full of Christmas classics” – The Sunday Times

Mopomoso Christmas Bash

  It’s time for the annual extravaganza when Mopomoso celebrates all things improv by inviting as many musicians as we can manage to come together in different combinations in a series of short sets. If past years are anything to…

Sat 20 December 2014

ICP Orchestra

A very special opportunity to see the legendary Instant Composers Pool aka ICP Orchestra playing music from their new album East of the Sun; the first not to feature its co-founder, the now retired Misha Mengelberg. “ICP seems to be…

Christmas Open Decks

 Day time party (2pm – 7pm) and night time soiree (10pm – 2am) with Miss Soxee and Richard Wilson. Admission: FREE http://bit.ly/1z4dHBl

Fri 19 December 2014

DJ Night Downstairs with High Pockets

DJ High Pockets (formerly known as Minimal Sound System) Genre: Electronica, Minimalist, Techno, Digital Orchestra… https://soundcloud.com/high_pockets

Arun Ghosh: Winter Rasa

ra•sa /ˈrʌsəː/ noun (Sanskrit) translate as ‘divine nectar’, flavour, sentiment, or emotion: regarded as one of the fundamental qualities of music, dance, and poetry. A celebration of the glorious essence of Winter, musically traversing folk routes from the Holy Land to Andalusia,…

Thu 18 December 2014

Evan Parker, Paul Dunmall, Tony Bianco, John Edwards

Evan Parker and Paul Dunmall (saxophones) perform with Tony Bianco (drums) and John Edwards on bass. Always a compelling combination when Paul joins Evan, Tony’s drumming and John’s bass will provide the springboard for them to launch into the stratosphere.…

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 17 December 2014

Kairos 4tet

Adam Waldmann reeds Ivo Neame piano Jon Scott drums Sam Lasserson bass “A beguiling mix of soulful jazz-folk songs and kinetic modern jazz.” ★★★★ Jazzwise Returning to The Vortex, MOBO award-winning Kairos 4tet (Best Jazz Act) will be performing 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.…

Tue 16 December 2014

Liam Noble Trio

Liam Noble’s long standing trio returns with music from their 5 star album “Brubeck” combined with compositions from Bud Powell. Their interactive and imaginative approach brings these timeless classics into the 21st century. With Dave Whitford (bass) and Dave Wickins…

Christmas Vegan Vortex

Join us for a yummy festive vegan vortex Christmas extravaganza…

Mon 15 December 2014

Hon: Huw V Williams/Laura Jurd/Alam Nathoo/Elliot Galvin/Pete Ibbetson

Hon is the exciting new project by double bassist and composer Huw V Williams. Huw’s original music is played by a phenomenol collective of London’s finest young improvisers featuring Laura Jurd on Trumpet, Alam Nathoo on Tenor Saxophone, Elliot Galvin…

Sun 14 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Kenny Wheeler Celebration – In aid of the Kenny Wheeler Prize

A celebration of the music of trumpeter Kenny Wheeler…

London Jazz Orchestra plays the music of Kenny Wheeler

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra has been described as “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (The Independent). Kenny Wheeler, who died in September, was one of the world’s most original and inspiring writers of modern…

Sat 13 December 2014

DJ Night Downstairs with Retro Dom 10pm

The vibe Reggae, Soul, Disco and more… Admission: FREE

Mari Wilson and Barb Jungr – A Woman to Woman Xmas

Take a break from the Christmas shopping, stuff that turkey and polish your baubles and beads, for an evening of festive fun in this yuletide treat with your two favourite fairies from the top of the tree. In this specially…

Fri 12 December 2014

DJ Night Downstairs with Siriusonic

Spinning House, Nu disco, World music, plus more… Admission: Free http://www.reverbnation.com/krzysztofkozber

Annie Whitehead World Music Workshop Band

An 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. The Workshop is a…

Thu 11 December 2014

Pigfoot Play..Opera

Pigfoot established themselves as radical interpreters of classic New Orleans music with their acclaimed 2014 CD “21st Century Acid Trad”, recorded live at the Vortex. Now, with Pigfoot Play… they turn their attention to a different genre. Could be Pigfoot…

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 10 December 2014

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni

BOOK HERE FOR TICKETS FOR STANDING ROOM. NOW AVAILABLE, AS ALL SEATS SOLD. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/301719 We’re thrilled to present this rare London performance at the Vortex. Trumpeter Avishai Cohen – voted a Rising Star in the 2012 DownBeat Critics Poll –…

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 09 December 2014

John Butcher / Guillaume Viltard / Eddie Prévost

Following the critical acclaim for drummer Eddie Prévost’s bold series of recorded concerts in 2011, join us for this unique monthly live series, revisiting the Meetings With Remarkable Saxophonists recordings and discovering how the music has evolved. John Butcher tenor…

Mon 08 December 2014

Achim Kaufmann / Olie Brice

This concert features the improvising duo of pianist Achim Kaufmann and double bass player Olie Brice, and will be the final night of their UK tour. Berlin-based pianist Kaufmann is probably best known for his trio Kaufmann/Gratkowski/de Joode, an improvising unit which has…

Sun 07 December 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Saxoctopus & Alphabets

Alphabets Alphabets is a new trio comprising three exciting voices in UK and Irish improvised music, creating music inspired by language, vocalisation & landscapes. The group aims to reach states of stillness and repose as well as fast instinctive rhythmic…

Sat 06 December 2014

Oriole + John Crawford Trio (+ guests from Oriole)

The South American side of Oriole with John Crawford, Andres Tecino and bass player Andy Hamil a one-off night of Latin and Flamenco Jazz…

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 05 December 2014

Alan Skidmore & the Steve Melling Trio

A very special gig, tonight Alan Skidmore is joined by the Steve Melling Trio
Alan Skidmore, sax / Steve Melling, piano / Alec Dankworth, bass / Miles Levin, drums.

Thu 04 December 2014

9Bach

Atmospheric, evocative and emotional hybrid of the folk tradition and contemporary influences. Building on a deepened, almost ambient sound picture the songs transport you into the landscape and deep into the emotions that it evokes.

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 03 December 2014

ARQ

Blow the Fuse present the Alison Rayner Quintet, aka ARQ. Winner of the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Award for 2013, bass player and composer Alison Rayner leads this contemporary jazz quintet. Original compositions draw on a love for lyrical melodies, deep…

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 02 December 2014

Dead Neanderthals

Dead Neanderthals is a Dutch/UK based double sax & drums trio incorporating elements from jazz, grindcore, drone and noise culminating in a pummeling sound that has been described as Painkiller meets Brötzmann. This is the new wave of Dutch Heavy…

Mon 01 December 2014

Adrian Crowley

Bird on the Wire presents Adrian Crowley. For a man of such personal understatement, Adrian Crowley is an artist of considerable ambition – something he shares with the unique artists sometimes recalled when listening to his music; Scott Walker, Lou…

Sun 30 November 2014

Vortex Downstairs Bar Jazz Night

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.

Indigo Kid II feat Dan Messore, Gareth Lockrane, Calum Gourlay & Gethin Jones

This group is touring nationally supporting guitarist/composer Dan Messore‘s second release as bandleader of ‘Indigo Kid’. The line up glistens with new cohorts. A hefty crew carve fresh musical ground through the wistful signature of Messore’s compositions. Harnessing the beautiful…

Sat 29 November 2014

DJ Night with Dubratz

Dubratz Presents: Slauka, Ed West, Japu Selektah spinning Reggae, Steppas, Jungle and more.

Ian Shaw

“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian We welcome back one of Britain’s most inventive jazz vocalists. Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards;…