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Sun 03 May 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. Please like & share:

Lume presents: Jeff Spencer’s Crocodile & Nick Malcolm Quartet

Jeff Spencer’s Crocodile Crocodile is the vehicle for compositions by bassist Jeff Spencer, featuring an all-star lineup of some of the best young jazz musicians around. The best of modern classical influences sit amongst infectious and raucous world rhythms and obtuse funk.…

Linda Sharrock

Iconic singer Linda Sharrock comes for an intimate Sunday afternoon show with Mario Rectern and others including Charlie Collins, John Jasnoch and Derek Saw. Produced in conjunction with Mopomoso. From allmusic biography, by Ron Wynn: ‘While not as well known…

Sat 02 May 2015

Gill Manly with Simon Wallace

Blues Mother – Soul Sister! The inimitable jazz diva Gill Manly premiers her new show celebrating the life and music of Etta James and Nina Simone. Described by Time Out as “a singer not lacking in testosterone”, she dives explores…

Fri 01 May 2015

Ed Jones

Ed Jones is one of our leading saxophonists. A long-standing regular at the Vortex, for example as co-leader of Killer Shrimp. With Ross Stanley, Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles. Please like & share:

Thu 30 April 2015

BRITISH/AFRICAN COMPOSER SERIES 3: SAMY BISHAI

Celebrated Egyptian violinist and composer Samy Bishai built his reputation as an outstanding musician through his work with Natacha Atlas, Seckou Keita, Celloman, Digitonal, Zoe Rahman, Arun Ghosh to name just a few. His work as a band-leader and composer…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 29 April 2015

K-GROOVE & BRASS-BOTTOMED KLEZMER BAND – JOINT ALBUM LAUNCH

Come to a double CD launch party with this loveable master of the reeds!! Stewart Curtis is proud to present his two ensembles & two CD releases on 33records. The Brass Bottom 4tet’s new CD “Live at The Cabin Studio” (quirky klezmer, tango &…

MGK (Musikalsk Grund Kursus)

Six small concerts by twenty-six talented music students from the Pre-Music Academy in Denmark (MGK) FREE

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

To be confirmed

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Tue 28 April 2015

British / African Composer Series 3: Paul Lunga

Lunga’s roots are in Bulawayo where a unique style of jazz was forged in the melting pot of cultures resulting from the mass migration of rural communities in the 1940s and 50s.

Mon 27 April 2015

The Whammies play Steve Lacy + Alan Benzie

Led by Dutch saxophonist Jorrit Dijkstra, the Whammies specialises in the music of Steve Lacy, with the notables such as Jeb Bishop from Chicago and Han Bennink from Amsterdam. Steve Lacy is one of the most influential composers and performers…

Sun 26 April 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. Please like & share:

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

Dan Messore is known for his Indigo Kid group as well as arranging the View from The Tower series here. Just back from a period in Costa Rica, he celebrates with some of our finest musicians. Inspired by the ocean…

Sat 25 April 2015

Ian Shaw

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

Fri 24 April 2015

Peter King

PETER KING, in the words of one critic, “is the finest alto saxophonist that Britain has ever produced, and one of the finest in the world today” (Dave Gelly, ‘The Giants Of Jazz’, Aurum Press, 1986). He has been a…

Thu 23 April 2015

Myra Melford with Ben Goldberg, Chris Batchelor, Steve Watts, Tim Giles+ Liam Noble solo piano album launch

The second night of Liam Noble’s solo residency playing in a double bill with the iconoclastic Myra Melford, and Ben Goldberg.

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 22 April 2015

Liam Noble solo album launch

Liam Noble launches his newest solo album on Basho.

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tue 21 April 2015

British /African Composer Series 3: BUKKY LEO

Tonight Bukky Leo and his quartet featuring pianist Jonathan Gee, bassist Nick Pinni and drummer Marco Quarantoto bring new arrangements to Bukky Leo’s own original Afrocentric compositions.

Sun 19 April 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. Please like & share:

Chaos Collective Presents: The No Orchestra + Joe Wright

Dominic Murcott presents The No Orchestra as an improvising quartet featuring some of his favourite musicians. The plan is to play with no plan.

Mopomoso

Charlie Collins (drums) / Anthony Donovan (bass and electronics) / Ian Simpson (guitar) trio  Intriguing new trio collaboration from fine improvisers who have appeared here before in different guises. A mix of acoustic and electronic soundscapes that seek to take…

Sat 18 April 2015

Andrew McCormack Trio

Andrew McCormack is a composer and pianist at the peak of his creative powers. Born in 1978 in the UK and now residing in New York, McCormack has built a formidable reputation as one of Britain’s hottest pianists and a…

Fri 17 April 2015

Grand Union Orchestra – BENGAL TIGER, SHANGHAI DRAGON

BENGAL TIGER, SHANGHAI DRAGON Featuring musicians from the GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA Musicians from the Grand Union Orchestra present one of their most colourful and inventive projects, bringing together internationally-known musicians from China and South Asia with great jazz soloists. Gu zheng (Chinese…

Thu 16 April 2015

Evan Parker

The regular monthly session by our resident master saxophonist. This month with John Edwards, Mark Sanders and Percy Pursglove. Please like & share:

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 15 April 2015

Double duo plus: Mark Holub/Colin Webster & Mark Holub/Irene Kepl

A double duo concert of epic improvisational proportions. Part one features Mark Holub(Led Bib) and Colin Webster (Chik Budo) who have been playing as a duo since 2005. They have released 3 albums and their latest album on US based…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tue 14 April 2015

Lauren Kinsella / Alex Huber Duo meets Alex Bonney / Olie Brice Duo

Vocalist Lauren Kinsella and drummer Alex Huber originally met in Lucerne 2009, recording in Zurich under Dave Liebman at the IASJ Meeting. They later came together in Berlin 2010, to begin exploring new material within the freedom and limitations in duo free play. The…

Mon 13 April 2015

Freedom – The Loft Sessions

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 12 April 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. Please like & share:

Led Bib

Mercury nominated Led Bib returns to the Vortex, almost exactly 10 years since they did the very first concert in our Dalston club. This is their first London gig since November, and likely to be their ONLY London gig till…

Thelonious

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

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra 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 11 April 2015

Clark Tracey

A great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. An English and clean version of Art Blakey? Please like & share:

Fri 10 April 2015

Jeff Williams

Jeff Williams comes in with his UK band: Josh Arcoleo, Phil Robson, Kit Downes, Sam Lasserson. “Williams’ British quintet features some of the UK’s leading players in guitarist Phil Robson, rising tenor sax star Josh Arcoloeo, bassist Sam Lasserson and Troyka’s Kit…

Thu 09 April 2015

James Allsopp

The sax master returns! With Kit Downes, Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles. Playing the standards that we all love but with a 2015 twist, the last time James played here the audience was in raptures. Please like & share:

Wed 08 April 2015

Blow The Fuse – Tomorrow The Moon

The season by Blow The Fuse, showing some of the best talent in female-led bands continues. This month it features the first London performance for 35 years by Claudia Colmer-Lang who played with the Ivy Benson band in the 1950s.…

Tue 07 April 2015

Martin Speake Trio

This unusual trio of alto saxophone, guitar (Mike Outram) and drums (Jeff Williams) brings together all of Martin’s musical influences alongside his favourite musical partners The three musicians are committed to improvising in the moment and will feature compositions from their new double cd Always…

Mon 06 April 2015

ALULA + Clemens Christian Pötzsch

ALULA is a septet of jazz and world musicians focused on performing Iraqi folk songs in an improvised jazz frame. Founded by British-Iraqi singer and composer, Alya Marquardt. Support will be from Clemens Christian Pötzsch. This project is an exploration by Marquardt to…

Sun 05 April 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. Please like & share:

Lume presents: Zonica and Aye-Aye

Zonica Zonica is an experimental improvising ensemble using a mixture of acoustic instruments and electronics. The group creates a spontaneous narrative of soundscapes, riffs and themes taking the listener on a cosmic, sonic adventure. With a heavy-weight line up from the UK jazz/creative…

Sat 04 April 2015

Julian Argüelles Tetra

FIRST VORTEX APPEARANCE FOR THIS GROUP! Tetra are: Julian Argüelles – bandleader / sax / compositions Kit Downes – piano Sam Lasserson – bass James Maddren – drums From his beginnings with the legendary Loose Tubes, through his worldwide collaborations, to…

Fri 03 April 2015

Jacqui Dankworth & Charlie Wood

Celebrated vocalist Jacqui Dankworth is accompanied by her husband, singer/pianist Charlie Wood. Jacqui will present songs from her many original recordings, including interpretations of jazz standards, plus specially arranged duet versions of some of her favourite classic and contemporary numbers,…

Thu 02 April 2015

Alec Harper, Andria Nicodemou, Mark Sanders

Alec Harper (Saxophone), Andria Nicodemou (Vibrophone), Mark Sanders (Drums)  Alec and Mark have collaborated together on the London Jazz/Improv scene over the past couple of years and for this occasion they will be joined by Andria Nicodemou, Cypriot Vibraphonist based…

Wed 01 April 2015

Ben van Gelder with Kit Downes Trio

Ben van Gelder has played the Vortex before and just gets better and better. Originally from Netherlands but now based mainly in New York. Despite his age, Ben van Gelder (25) is emerging as an important new voice on New…

Tue 31 March 2015

Gilad Hekselman Trio with Joe Martin (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums)

New York downtown at its best with guitarist Hekselman. And a band to die for with Joe Martin (bass), Jeff Ballard (drums) Please like & share:

Mon 30 March 2015

TERRY DAY/TREVOR WATTS/VERYAN WESTON/DOMINIC LASH

With Trevor Watts, Veryan Weston, Dominic Lash “A class act” Please like & share:

Sun 29 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. Please like & share:

Sophie Agnel/ John Edwards/ Steve Noble

Sophie Agnel has appeared at the Vortex before, but the hope that she would appear at the last of Evan Parker’s Might I Suggest festivals on France was dashed because she is now busy as a member of the prestigious…

Sat 28 March 2015

Bobby Wellins plays the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

The great Bobby Wellins, known for his special status on the UK jazz scene since the early 1960s, joins with the trio of pianist Kate Williams (with Olie Hayhurst on bass and Tristan Maillot on drums). They will be playing…

Fri 27 March 2015

Roller Trio

“Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!” Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music Roller Trio‘s music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes.…

Thu 26 March 2015

The Original UK Jazz Summer School Tutor Concert

A special night of music to celebrate the UK’s longest running jazz summer school, now in its 49th year! The program will feature some of the finest jazz musicians in the country performing together, as they do every night during…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 25 March 2015

Dunajska Kapelye

Vortex favourites – Dunajska Kapelye are back with their unique blend of authentic Gypsy and Balkan folk, Hotclub jazz and standards. Led by Polish violin virtuoso Piotr Jordan with the amazing Zac Gvirtzman on accordion, clarinet and the Vortex Club’s…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tue 24 March 2015

Han Bennink/Alexander Hawkins

Han Bennink (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (piano) meet for a new duo which celebrates 40 years of the ‘Dutch Vortex’ – the Bim Huis. Check out the radio broadcast from their confrontation at the Bim Huis last week.  https://www.mixcloud.com/tag/bimhuis/ Please like…

Mon 23 March 2015

Sorin Zlat Trio

The Sorin Zlat Trio, comprising Sorin Zlat on Piano, Razvan Cojanu on double bass, and Laurentiu Stefan on drums, has been performing since 2008, both on national and international stages. The three than senior students and best friends at the National University of…

Sun 22 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. Please like & share:

Sat 21 March 2015

Ian Shaw

“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most maudlin…

Fri 20 March 2015

Steve Waterman

“Waterman has a lovely, often plaintive sound, open or muted, and always plays throughout with a kind of calm assurance, his poise and control momentarily like that of Wynton Marsalis.” – Peter Vacher, Jazzwise magazine Line-up: Steve Waterman – Trumpet/Flugel…

Dominic J Marshall Trio

“He brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” Jamie Cullum Sam Vicary, double bass / Sam Gardner, drums / Dominic J Marshall, piano/compositions Dominic J Marshall is a prodigious talent. Having won a scholarship to…

Thu 19 March 2015

Evan Parker

Evan Parker continues his long-lasting iconic residency at the Vortex. This month he has with him John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (drums) and Tony Hymas (piano) Please like & share:

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 18 March 2015

Pete Wareham’s ‘Bump’ with Ben Hazleton and Tom Skinner

Pete Wareham is an old friend of the Vortex, his Acoustic Ladyland being the first band to play in our current venue in Dalston. Now best known as the leader of the amazing Melt Yourself Down. Welcome to the world…

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. Please like & share:

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes Copy

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes Copy

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes Copy

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes Copy

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tue 17 March 2015

Chris Cheek / Hannes Riepler Quartet

Hannes Riepler invites Chris Cheek to play upstairs at the Vortex. They will be playing new music inspired by this collaboration, also featuring master drummer James Maddren and Ollie Hayhurst on bass.

Mon 16 March 2015

Perspectives in Sound: Four artists working with overdubs. Curated by Lola Perrin

SOPHIE HARRIS, cellist, has worked with numerous eminent composers and musicians, from Steve Reich to Jocelyn Pook, giving concerts worldwide and also performing on many radio and CD recordings.  She is now focusing on writing and performing her work, and recently released her own CD.…

John O’Gallagher/Hans Koller

Please note: This event is Downstairs. 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 this special Vortex gig playing material written especially for this…

Sun 15 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. Please like & share:

Chaos Collective Presents: Nick Malcolm/Tom McCredie/Simon Roth & Elliot Galvin/Mark Sanders

Nick Malcolm/Tom McCredie/Simon Roth  Nick Malcolm – trumpet Tom McCredie – bass Simon Roth – drums Nick Malcolm, Simon Roth and Tom McCredie – known for their free, creative approach are all equally at home in the free improv setting as…

Mopomoso

Emmanuel Cremer (cello) / Lionel Garcin (sax) / Dominic Lash (bass) / Alex Ward (clarinet) quartet Dominic and Emmanuel met while they were artists in residence at the OMI International Arts Center New York in 2010. They have formed this…

Sat 14 March 2015

Alan Skidmore with the Steve Melling Trio

STANDING ROOM ONLY AVAILABLE.   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 “A player with immense physical and imaginative…

Fri 13 March 2015

Teotima

Teotima is a 16-piece jazz / afro-latin / soul ensemble from London. Guitarist-composer Greg Sanders started Teotima; taking powerful, elegant but deceptively complex grooves of West Africa, Cuba and Brazil and adding the sensibility of classic American soul and funk he…

Thu 12 March 2015

Nicky Schrire Quintet

Born in England, raised in South Africa and latterly of New York, Nicky Schrire epitomises the expansive and fluid range of the modern, contemporary jazz scene at its most intriguing. Nicky’s early musical training was in classical piano and then saxophone, but…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes Copy

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Tots Tunes

‘Shake, stomp and sing’ The Tots Tunes experience is for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds). Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience”.  It is a chance to let rip! To sing, shake and stomp along…

Wed 11 March 2015

Blow The Fuse presents Dakhla and Maggie Nicols

Blow the Fuse continue their latest series of Tomorrow the Moon, a celebration of women-led projects from every generation. Maggie Nicols is heralded as a pioneer of free improvisation. She is maybe less well known as a soulful and innovative interpretor of well-loved songs and original compositions.…

Tue 10 March 2015

Tony Kofi – Sphinx Trio. ‘On Ornette’s Birthday’

For Ornette Coleman’s 85 th birthday (on 9 th March), we are delighted to invite Tony Kofi’s Sphinx Trio. He debuted the trio at the Vortex last October. It is particularly poignant as Tony spent a week with Ornette talking…

Mon 09 March 2015

Freedom

Freedom has settled in its new home at The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution as the Loft-style sessions grow Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross…

The music of the Yellowjackets

Band led by Geoff Gascoyne Please like & share:

Sun 08 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. Please like & share:

Pigfoot Play Elvis

After opera and Motown, Pigfoot this month tackle “the King”! The Guardian’s John Fordham described last month’s Pigfoot Play Motown gig at the Vortex as “ideal reassurance for the jazz-suspicious”. So it is fitting that “Suspicion” will feature amongst the genre…

Thelonious

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

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra 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 March 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 repertoire…