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Wed 04 March 2015

Two Rivers label launch – Calum Gourlay; Delius/Brice/Sanders

Two Rivers Records launches its first two albums. Bassist Calum Gourlay’s debut album brings diversity and experience into a live solo performance at London’s iconic “jazz house”, incorporating original work and material from Ellington to Joni Mitchell. This is followed…

Tue 03 March 2015

Nick Smart’s Trogon

Firmly rooted in jazz, TROGON’s exciting mix of musical backgrounds is enriched by the propulsive rhythmic traditions of Afro Cuban music and the rich harmonies of contemporary jazz.

Mon 02 March 2015

Charlie Hart’s Equators

Charlie Hart started playing fiddle since he was six, but immediately started straying into fields beyond conventional western music. A love of jazz and blues rapidly drew him to African music. This led to time spent in Ghana in the sixties, and later…

Sun 01 March 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.

Lume Presents: JJ Wheeler ‘Come Back Stronger’ & Ralph Wyld’s Mosaic

1st March: JJ Wheeler ‘Come Back Stronger’ & Ralph Wyld’s Mosaic JJ Wheeler ‘Come Back Stronger’ JJ Wheeler’s Come Back Stronger is a 10-piece band formed to play the highly emotive suite, A Question of Hope. Written about the bandleader’s life-threatening…

MOJO Sunday 1 March 3:30pm

Mojo (moderately optimistic jazz orchestra) is 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 and playing…

Sat 28 February 2015

Gill Manly

Gill Manly came back to jazz in 2007 triumphantly, and on more than good form, reminding us all that she was and always has been the London Jazz Diva. Combining smooth elegance and dramatic power developed over time, and the…

Sarah Moule

‘If being in touch with the heritage of jazz music is an essential ingredient, then Sarah Moule’s set drips with authenticity’ (YorkshireCoastGigs.com on Scarborough Jazz Festival 2014).  Singer Sarah Moule and her band play music that has genuine roots in the jazz tradition.  The set…

Fri 27 February 2015

Steve Melling Trio

A stylish performer, known for many years for his work with the likes of Peter King, Alan Skidmore and the European Jazz Ensemble, it is a delight that we’ll have him performing at the club.

Thu 26 February 2015

Evan Parker

Saxophone master. This month it’s rather a special one with Mark Sanders, Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards

Wed 25 February 2015

Mazaika Swing

A chance to experience the wonderfully entertaining Mazaika (Sarah Harrison and Igor Outkine) this time with their Gypsy Swing quartet in the intimate surroundings of the Vortex Jazz Club. Gypsy and Hot-Club favourites – and no doubt a few surprises.…

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 February 2015

Raph Clarkson – The Dissolute Society

The Dissolute Society explores Clarkson’s interests in contemporary improvisation, European jazz, 20th century classical music, poetry, spoken word, song, and soulful grooves. Performed by some of London’s most innovative and in-demand musicians, these varied elements are brought together through a…

Mon 23 February 2015

Gary Curson’s The Number with Keith Tippett, Alan Tomlinson, John Edwards, Mark Sanders

Gary Curson – alto sax / Alan Tomlinson – trombone / Keith Tippett – piano / John Edwards – bass / Mark Sanders – drums One look at this line-up should tell you that this is going to be a fiery night. For his new…

Dan Messore’s Flotsam Quartet with Elliot Galvin, Dave Manington, Dave Hamblett

A new quartet exploring fresh compositions of Dan Messore (guitar). Featuring the audaciously accomplished Elliot Galvin (piano) , the prestigious rhythm section of Dave Manington (bass) and Dave Hamblett (drums). The music reflecting on and influenced by several musical cultures…

Sun 22 February 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.

Anita Wardell

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. Tonight, Anita will be singing material from back catalogue, preceded by a set from…

Sat 21 February 2015

Fofoulah + Dan Nicholls

Unreserved seating! Batch Gueye – vocals/dance Tom Challenger – sax/keys Phil Stevenson – guitar Johnny Brierley – bass Kaw Secka – sabar/talking drum Dave Smith – drums   www.fofoulah.com “African drumming, trance grooves, dubby bass lines and rock guitar with…

Fri 20 February 2015

Norma Winstone with The Mike Gorman Trio

For the first time, Norma Winstone, one of the best-loved and admired singers worldwide, will be a performing the music of Steve Swallow. She performs with the Mike Gorman Trio. Norma Winstone was born in London and first attracted attention…

Thu 19 February 2015

James Allsopp Quartet

James Allsopp writes: ‘Thanks to my Dad’s love of Jazz music I grew up in a house filled with the sound of classic Jazz. This quartet reflects my love of Jazz standards and compositions by my favourite composers such as…

Wed 18 February 2015

Maurizio Minardi “Piano Ambulance” Album Launch

Italian pianist, accordionist and composer Maurizio Minardi is going to release his new album ‘Piano Ambulance’ today at Vortex! Reminiscent of Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Nino Rota, Rene Aubry, Michael Nyman and Ennio Morricone, Maurizio’s intimate and expressive sound is defined…

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 17 February 2015

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…

Mon 16 February 2015

Esben Tjalve’s Red Kite

CHANGE OF PROGRAMME!! Ahead of a new album, we are delighted to have Esben Tjalve’s Red Kite at the Vortex. Great to have a pianist like Esben being able to take advantage of the club’s Steinway.   Modern jazz from…

Sun 15 February 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.

Chaos Collective presents…

Chaos Collective opens a new double bill On The Roof Will Scott – saxophone Mike Soper – trumpet Elliot Galvin – piano Louis Thomas – double bass Lizy Exel – drums On The Roof is led by saxophonist and composer…

Mopomoso

This is the correct time, not as in the brochure! Beck Hunters  Mick Beck – tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, Anton Hunter – guitar, Johnny Hunter – drums trio ‘It’s been a while since Beck put out one of his…

Sat 14 February 2015

Valentine’s Day Special – IAN SHAW

A chance to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the company of one of everyone’s favourite singers! “Praised far and wide as the greatest male jazz singer Britain has to offer” Jazz Times (US) STANDING ONLY NOW LEFT.  

Fri 13 February 2015

Joe Leach & Jonny Phillips’ Good Times

The brainchild of retro-obsessed London producer Joe Leach and Oriole’s guitarist & composer Jonny Phillips, ‘Good Times’ is an infectious homage to the swinging German lounge movement of the 60′s & 70′s. Featuring a who’s who of London jazz scenesters…

Thu 12 February 2015

Quest Ensemble + Flux

SPECIAL OFFER. 15 TICKETS AT JUST £7 IF YOU BOOK ONLINE. HERE. http://www.wegottickets.com/event/308422 (Once gone, the price reverts to £10!) Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, Quest Ensemble collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that…

Wed 11 February 2015

World Jazz Jam

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

Blow The Fuse presents Tomorrow The Moon

Wednesday 11th February Blow the Fuse presents Tomorrow the Moon A season of fresh authentic music featuring three generations of women-led projects.   A cracking double bill to open the season with unsung talent Hilary Cameron leading an all star group. Hilary Cameron…

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 10 February 2015

The Ben Cox Band pay tribute to Bennett & Evans

We are delighted to introduce a young Jazz band making waves. Featured on Jamie Cullum twice in 2014 and just having been named breakthrough act of 2015, the Ben Cox Band will take you through some iconic Tony Bennett &…

Mon 09 February 2015

Jazz Warriors International present: 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 08 February 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.

LUME presents….

Our monthly adventurous night programmed by Lume. Tonight: Roland Ramanan Tentet This tentet comprises some of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the European free jazz/improvised music scene. Inspired by playing with the Peter Btrotzmann tentet, the group combines…

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

The London Jazz Orchestra continues its monthly residency, which is now nearly 25 years at the Vortex. Led by Scott Stroman, it contains some of the great luminaries of the London scene.

Sat 07 February 2015

Ed Jones Quintet

Ed Jones is one of our leading saxophonists. A long-standing regular at the Vortex, for example as co-leader of Killer Shrimp. His band includes: Kit Downes (piano), Riaan Vosloo (bass), Tim Giles (drums)

Fri 06 February 2015

Noemi Nuti

Noemi Nuti accompanied by Quentin Collins (trumpet), Chris Eldred (piano),
Filipe Monteiro (guitar), Tim Thornton (bass) and Ernesto Simpson (drums).

Thu 05 February 2015

John Butcher Trio

John Butcher, one of our leading innovative saxophonists, appears in a trio with Hannah Marshall and Mark Sanders on drums. John Butcher’s work ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and extreme acoustics. Originally a…

Wed 04 February 2015

Leo Blanco with Christine Tobin

From  Guardian Guide for 30 January 2015 (by John Fordham) The work of the unique Venezuelan improviser and composer Leo Blanco has only recently begun to gain recognition in Europe, but he’s nothing like as well known as he should…

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 03 February 2015

Olie Brice Quintet

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…

Mon 02 February 2015

Yumiko Tanaka and Friends

Yumiko Tanaka and Friends Yumiko Tanaka is a highly regarded player of the Japanese traditional instrument the shamisen and also a vocalist. Her remarkable creative skills are not only to be found in in the world of traditional Japanese music,…

Sun 01 February 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.

Alister Spence Quartet AND Kit Downes/Robert Landfermann

BOOK ONLINE AT http://www.wegottickets.com/event/304548   Alister Spence (AUS): piano/samples Raymond MacDonald (Scotland): alto/sop sax Joe Williamson (SWE): double bass Dag Magnus Narvesen NOR): drums/glockenspiel Australian pianist/composer Alister Spence is recognised as one of the country’s most distinctive and original exponents of…

Andreae/Lash/Ullén + Alex Ward + Matilda Rolfson

Lisa Ullén is one of the most distinguished artists on the Northern European contemporary art-music scene. Born in Seoul, South Korea, Ullén grew up in a quiet small town in northern Sweden. A graduate from the Royal Musical Academy in Stockholm,…

Sat 31 January 2015

Carol Grimes

Born in London, Carol Grimes didn’t begin her career until she was 19.  Her early influence included  Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald.  She began to sing regularly in the streets of London throughout the sixties.  Through this she formed a band The Race, a Blues and…

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…

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)

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,…

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…