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Tue 28 July 2015

Amy Gamlen UK Quartet – with special guest, Steve Fishwick

Saxophonist Amy Gamlen debuts her new UK quartet with some of London’s finest musicians – Sam Watts (piano), Dave Whitford (bass) and Matt Fishwick (drums), with special guest Steve Fishwick on trumpet. Lyrical, accessible jazz with a hard swinging rhythm section,…

Mon 27 July 2015

Tori Freestone

Freestone’s new trio has been gaining great attention for her as of late. Comprised of long-time musical associates in uber-creative drummer Tim Giles and the highly original bassist Dave Manington, Tori has been developing her own repertoire which explores the…

Sun 26 July 2015

Tori Handsley Trio

Tori Handsley (harp), Ruth Goller (bass), Moses Boyd (drums). A new trio led by the dynamic harpist Tori Handsley, known for her work with the likes of Nigel Kennedy as well as at our Freedom nights.   Please like &…

Sat 25 July 2015

Ian Shaw

One of Britain’s wittiest but also most moving vocalists, Ian Shaw continues his monthly residency with a delicious blend of mirth and melody. Please like & share:

Fri 24 July 2015

Steve Melling Quartet featuring Alan Skidmore

Steve Melling’s credentials show him to be one of the leading pianists of his generation here. He never leaves one bored and constantly surprises, thus giving great pleaure. Within the group we are lucky that we can welcome one of…

Thu 23 July 2015

Larry Bartley – Just Us

Larry Bartley (bass), Ed Jones, Tony Kofi (saxes), Rod Youngs (drums) Unsuprisingly for such a stellar line-up with an imaginative lyrical bass like Larry, this is a classy band, playing music from their debut recording ‘Beauty in the Hideous’. And…

Wed 22 July 2015

Geoff Gascoyne’s Blue Hats – The music of the Yellowjackets

Geoff Gascoyne leads a great young band in the music of the iconic Yellowjackets. Bringing to the music the life and attitude of 2015 London. Geoff Gascoyne – electric bass Simon Marsh – alto / tenor saxophones Jamie Safirudin –…

Tue 21 July 2015

White Flower + Valia Calda

White Flower is a recently formed trio featuring Sylvia Schmidt on vocals, Will Newell on violin and Seb Silas on soprano saxophone. The trio explores the ensemble potential of combining three voices that are mostly presented as soloists. The music…

Mon 20 July 2015

DOLLYman

‘DOLLYman is a jazz/classical/rock collective. The five members are all composers and performers and their music takes in jazz leanings, wild and free improvisation, adventurous classical and delicately weird rock. Time Out says: ‘Fractious Mingus-informed punky jazz quartet offers broken…

Sun 19 July 2015

Dogma feat. Alessandro Lanzoni and Federico Casagrande

Dogma The Vortex is always keen to give opportunities for our audiences to hear what is happening all over Europe. Italy is no exception. Dogma is a new forward-looking project by four of the most prominent young Italian jazz musicians:…

Mopomoso

The long standing and well represented free improvisation event :   Neil Metcalfe (flute) & John Rangecroft (reeds) Duo Dave Tucker (guitar) Hannah Marshall (cello) Steve Noble (drums) Trio Trevor Watts (sax) Veryan Weston (piano) Duo       Please…

Sat 18 July 2015

Anita Wardell + guests

” 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. Anita will be joined by some special guests including Emily Aldrich, a talented…

Fri 17 July 2015

Liane Carroll

Liane Carroll is one of the UK’s most outstanding jazz singers. She began her career at the age of 15, and since then has recorded numerous acclaimed albums, headlined at Ronnie Scott’s, at the Glastonbury Festival and toured worldwide. She…

Thu 16 July 2015

Alex Munk

Seen regularly as the mainstay of so many bands at the Vortex, it is great to give this guitarist a chance to lead his own group here. His unique composition set visceral, rock out guitar improvisations and triumphant themes amongst…

Jessica Radcliffe, Martin Speake, Tom Herbert

Maybe a new singer for some, but already Jessica has great experience – NYJO, Trinity College of Music (where her tutors included Martin Speake, Brigitte Beraha, Simon Purcell, Nia Lynn and more) with performances all over London. This is her…

Wed 15 July 2015

Blow the Fuse present ARQ Alison Rayner Quintet plus Camilla George Quartet

Alison Rayner bass Buster Birch drums Deirdre Cartwright guitar Diane McLoughlin saxophones Steve Lodder piano ARQ, led by bass player Alison Rayner, play “deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz” (Jazz UK Nov 2014). They released their first album August to critical acclaim in…

Tue 14 July 2015

Overground Collective

Overground Collective A welcome return for a great big band, just getting its new release ready. Paulo Dias Duarte is an award-winning Portuguese composer, based in London since 2003. Paulo’s compositions mix styles and frame musical clichés in very unusual…

Mon 13 July 2015

Warriors International Present Freedom

Our monthly ‘loft’ groove night, ably curated by Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss, continues Please like & share:

Sun 12 July 2015

Guildhall Jazz Band and Singers directed by Scott Stroman featuring Kenny Wheeler’s Suite Time Suite

The Guildhall Jazz Band is recognised as one of Europe’s top student jazz orchestras. Five-time winner of the BBC Big Band contest, it has performed with Kenny Wheeler, Billy Cobham, Norma Winstone, John Taylor, Rufus Reid, David Liebman, Toshiko Akiyoshi and many…

Sat 11 July 2015

Norma Winstone

London-born Norma Winstone first attracted attention in the late sixties when she shared the bill at Ronnie Scott’s club with Roland Kirk. Although she began her career singing jazz standards, she became involved in the avant garde movement, exploring the…

Steve Noble and Alex Ward

STEVE NOBLE / drums Steve Noble is London’s leading drummer, a fearless and constantly inventive improviser whose super-precise, ultra-propulsive and hyper-detailed playing has galvanized encounters with Derek Bailey, Matthew Shipp, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Stephen O’Malley, Joe McPhee, Alex Ward,…

Fri 10 July 2015

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Vortex for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and then be joined by Vimala for an intimate guitar /vocal…

Thu 09 July 2015

A Loop Collective Night featuring Splice and Cat’s Cradle

Splice image by Emile Holba All human Loop is around. A rare opportunity to have some of the Loop travellers back in London. A Loop Collective night featuring Splice: Splice’s raison d’être is to mesh together influences of contemporary jazz, free improv,…

Wed 08 July 2015

Moss Project

“Modern, hectic and gleefully bizarre.” (London Jazz).This original group are all composers with influences as far-reaching as Rage Against The Machine, Bill Frisell and Middle Eastern folk music. Expect some hot guitar as part of the Vortex Guitar Fest. “What…

Tue 07 July 2015

Vortex Guitar Fest featuring Phil Robson and the Vortex Trio

Phil Robson continues our  Guitar Fest this evening, playing with the Vortex Trio, led by Barry Green on piano with Jeremy Brown (bass) and the unique Gene Calderazzo (drums) Phil is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who…

Mon 06 July 2015

Vortex Guitar Fest featuring Colin Oxley and the Vortex Trio

Colin Oxley kicks off our guitar festival with Barry Green and the Vortex Jazz Trio (Jeremy Brown, Tristan Maillot). A graduate of Leeds College of Music he moved to London in the early eighties quickly teaming up with jazz guitarist…

Sun 05 July 2015

Sunny Melody – London Debut

Vocalist Sunny Melody is one of the new voices of Nigeria’s Juju music, moving the music into the 21st century with up-to-the minute grooves powered by the rich eloquence of the talking drum. In this, his London Votex debut, he…

Vortex Downstairs: Maciek Pysz Quartet

Maciek Pysz’s Trio present an exciting programme featuring new music from their latest album. Promises to be an unforgettable evening of world music, jazz and fusion.

Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra (MOJO)

The exciting 17-piece jazz big band Mojo (moderately optimistic jazz orchestra) plays a laid-back & up-tempo swing, Latin and funk from the traditional (Buddy Rich, Count Basie, Duke Ellington) through to the modern (Gordon Goodwin, Michel Camilo, NYJO, Tower of…

Sat 04 July 2015

Ben Cox Band

The Ben Cox Band were at The Vortex  recently and delighted our customers with songs from Tony Bennett, Sinatra, Neil Young & Joni Mitchell. Since then they have launched their debut album This Waiting Game to great acclaim, with their…

Nefes Ensemble

The Nefes Ensemble is a London based group of amateur and professional musicians performing renditions of traditional folk music songs. Founded by Gonul Tekin Ekmekci in 2009 and led by Hamit Sağ, the collective’s repertoire includes a wide variety of authentic pieces. Folk…

Fri 03 July 2015

Gill Manly

Mentored and encouraged over the years by so many of the great and the good, Eartha Kitt, Blossom Dearie, Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Tony Bennett, Gill has built a repertoire and individual style that is completely recognisable as her own…

Thu 02 July 2015

Theo Travis’ Double Talk

“Equally acclaimed in straight-ahead jazz settings, progressive rock bands and experimental ambient music, Theo Travis has an international reputation as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene” (Amazon). His many musical interests come together in this distinctive…

Wed 01 July 2015

The Kay Grant All-four

All-four was a radical transport scheme in 1930’s New York, aiming to promote co- operation rather than competition between existing modes of public transport. Hailing originally from New York herself, Kay Grant is a vocalist who likes to fuse her flexible voice…

Tue 30 June 2015

Loz Speyer – Time Zone

Loz Speyer –  Time Zone Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugel Martin Hathaway – alto sax, bass clarinet Stuart Hall – guitar, violin Dave Manington – double bass Andy Ball – drums Maurizio Ravalico – congas TIME ZONE plays an innovative…

Mon 29 June 2015

Ian Smith 50th birthday event

Ian MacGowan (aka Smith) arrived in London in 1990 from Dublin with two phone numbers in his hand: John Stevens and Derek Bailey. Those were the only two numbers he wanted at the time, but as the months went on…

Sun 28 June 2015

Loz Speyer – Inner Space Music

Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugel Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet Rachel Musson – tenor, soprano sax Olie Brice – double bass Gary Willcox – drums Following in the footsteps of Ellington, Mingus and Ornette Coleman, Inner Space Music…

Sat 27 June 2015

Still Waters: Henry Lowther / Dave Green / Paul Clarvis / Pete Hurt / Barry Green

A night of the finest music from those who were in the vanguard of the 1960s London jazz scene. HENRY LOWTHER During the sixties Henry was one of the first musicians on the British jazz scene to experiment with total…

Freedom festival

Welcome to the Inaugural Freedom: The Art of Improvisation Festival, Spanning the Clubwise modernist sensibilities of the Westside and the Improv–Central Eastside comes Warriors International’s Freedom: The Art of Improvisation Festival, a ground breaking mid-summer two day festival held at…

Fri 26 June 2015

Partisans

A very special show, celebrating the winning of a Parliamentary jazz award for their album ‘Swamp’ on Whirlwind records. “Godfathers of the ferocious UK ‘post-jazz’ groups.” The Times Phil Robson – Guitar Julian Siegel – Saxes and Clarinets Thaddeus Kelly…

Thu 25 June 2015

John Martin’s Hidden Notes

The Hidden Notes offers a window into a new and unique sound world. It is a celebration of the saxophone and all the beautiful colours that are hidden just beneath the surface. The project has grown out of an in-depth study of…

Wed 24 June 2015

Paprika

Hailing from Romania, Serbia and the UK, Paprika unites traditional Eastern European, Balkan, Gypsy and classical music, focusing on bringing rare and lost traditional Balkan music back to life.The band has toured extensively across Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan,…

Tue 23 June 2015

Alice Zawadzki Alex Roth and Alice Purton

SONGS TO THE MOONALICE ZAWADZKI: voice, violin With ALEX ROTH (guitar) and ALICE PURTON (cello)Sitting somewhere between the pith and pathos of folkloric music, classical lyricism and spacious jazz, the latest project from celebrated vocalist-violinist Alice Zawadzki presents luminous settings…

Mon 22 June 2015

Trinity Laban Jazz

Led by the UK’s leading jazz vocal director, Pete Churchill, Trinity Laban’s 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 half…

Sun 21 June 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:

Double bill: Fini Bearman and Tom Farmer & Rick Simpson Trio

A double bill of improvisation and exploration…

Mopomoso

Kay Grant (voice) / Ntshuks Bonga (saxophone) duo It sometimes happens that things get pushed to the back of the queue for no other reason than conflicting diaries. This duo has been on our ‘want list’ for at least a…

Sat 20 June 2015

Match And Fuse: World Service Project + Schnellertollermeier

An exhilarating double-bill will see punk/jazz specialists WorldService Project collide with the raw energy of Schnellertollermeier from Switzerland. Both bands use searing groove-based music to take listeners on a white-knuckle ride of cutting edge and progressive music. Schnellertollermeier defy genre…

Fri 19 June 2015

Julian Siegel Quartet

JULIAN SIEGEL is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene who has worked with many of the top figures in the music. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. His current bands are the Julian…

Thu 18 June 2015

Evan Parker: Let’s Be Frank

The master returns with free improvisations for three saxophone/piano duos and a quartet. Featuring Frank Campbell (piano), Julian Argüelles (saxophone), Tony Coe (saxophone), and of course Evan Parker. Please like & share:

Wed 17 June 2015

Basil Hodge – A tribute to Horace Silver

Just one year after the death of the great Horace Silver, pianist Basil Hodge leads a tribute to this legend. With Mark Kavuma (trumpet), Ed Jones (sax), Larry Bartley (bass), Rod Youngs (drums). Please like & share:

Tue 16 June 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Quartet

Welcome visit of the South African drum master and his superb Quartet. This line-up has had audiences in raptures since its formation a couple of years ago, and is now gaining an international reputation. Tonight is a rare opportunity to catch…

Mon 15 June 2015

Christine Tobin Celebrates Yeats’ 150th Anniversary

“Have not poetry and music arisen…..out of the sounds the enchanters made to help their imagination to enchant, to charm, to bind with a spell themselves and the passers by?” (W.B. Yeats). On the 150th birthday of WB Yeats, Christine Tobin…

Bruno Heinen, Antonio Fusco and Henrik Jensen

Trio of Bruno Heinen, Antonio Fusco, Henrik Jensen. A special one-off Downstairs. You can come here, and still catch the gig upstairs. Please like & share:

Sun 14 June 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:

Laura Jurd Presents

Two sets of improv from some of our most exciting young performers. Jurd and pianist Eliot Galvin play acoustically, then are joined for a second electric set by guitarist Rob Luft.   Please like & share:

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: Kenny Wheeler’s Windmill Tilter

“as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent)

Sat 13 June 2015

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble present: The Whistle Blower

Atzmon’s Orient House ensemble tours to promote their new, eighth album, The Whistle Blower.  Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era – Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite…

Fri 12 June 2015

Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble present: The Whistle Blower

Atzmon’s Orient House ensemble tours to promote their new, eighth album, The Whistle Blower.  Gilad is one of the great sax players of our era – Robert Wyatt has described him as the best musician in the world today. Despite…

Thu 11 June 2015

Keith Tippett

A welcome return for one of our most important and iconic musicians of recent years. “A significant reprogramming of the language of the piano”  Penguin Guide To Jazz On CD “Hugely influential”  Steve Day. Please like & share:

Wed 10 June 2015

Blow the Fuse present Carol Grimes and Shirley Tetteh

Legendary blues/jazz singer Carol Grimes will be performing songs and free flowing beat poetry excerpts from her new book ‘A Singer’s Tale’. “The Singers Tale weaves its stories, sometimes shady, mad and bad, but with music and song at their…

Tue 09 June 2015

Ivo Neame

Known widely for his lynchpin roles with Phronesis and Marius Neset, effulgent beacon of contemporary jazz piano, Ivo Neame, takes a side step from his octet and other projects to release this exciting new quintet title Strata. Collaborating again with UK luminaries (including Tori…

Mon 08 June 2015

JAZZ WARRIORS INTL PRESENT FREEDOM: ORPHY ROBINSON AND CLEVELAND WATKISS

Our monthly ‘loft’ groove night, ably curated by Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss, continues Please like & share:

Sun 07 June 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: Entropi & Quadraceratops

The ‘LUME Presents’ season finale, with performances from ensembles led by LUME organisers Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne. Tonight is not only the London date of ‘LUME On Tour’, but also the launch gig for Entropi’s debut album ‘New Era’. Entropi Dee…

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra

Patchwork Jazz Orchestra developed as a way of connecting a wider group of like-minded musicians. Playing original compositions written exclusively by members of the band, this collaboration provides an exciting opportunity for new, forward-thinking music to be explored and performed in…

Sat 06 June 2015

Phil Robson Organ Trio

Celebrating the launch of their new album on Whirlwind Records Phil Robson – Guitar Ross Stanley – Organ Gene Calderazzo – Drums Phil Robson, an incredibly versatile and creative guitar player as well as composer, named Musician of the Year at…

Fri 05 June 2015

Huw Warren – Trio Brasil with Mark Lockheart + David Six (support)

Award winning eclectic pianist celebrates his lifelong love of Brazilian music in all its diversity with this new groove heavy ensemble featuring longtime collaborators and Perfect Houseplants Mark Lockheart and Dudley Phillips. Music by Heremeto Pascoal, Guinga, Tom Jobim, Egberto Gismonti, Pixinguinha…

Thu 04 June 2015

Dan Messore’s Indigo Kid 2 album launch (ft Iain Ballamy) + Dudley Phillips

Dan Messore, Tim Harries, Martin France, Iain Ballamy. A stellar band launching Dan’s new album on Babel. Support from Dudley Phillips playing a solo bass set. Please like & share:

Wed 03 June 2015

Emilia Martensson

Our very own ‘Swedish (Cockney) nightingale’ returns for a thrilling double bill. In the first half, she joins with guitarist Nick Costley-White in giving her interpretations of Swedish folk and other songs. In the second, she is joined by the…

Tue 02 June 2015

Bobby Wellins with The Vortex Jazz Trio

The second night of a short mini festival. Bobby Wellins has been delighting audiences for over 50 years, from early years with Stan Tracey to the present day. Always enthralling. Barry Green leads the Vortex Jazz Trio Please like &…

Mon 01 June 2015

Saxophone mini-fest: Stan Sulzmann with the Vortex Jazz Trio

The first of a short two-day minifestival of our great saxophonists. First up: Stan Sulzmann. An iconic player, who has been a great influence on saxophonists and music lovers alike. Expect a great night. With the Barry Green leading the…

Sun 31 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:

Bannau Trio

Nia Lynn (voice), Gareth Lockrane (flutes), Ross Stanley (piano) A true ‘musician’s vocalist,’ Lynn and her Bannau Trio have been quietly ploughing their own path in the contemporary chamber jazz world since 2005, while drawing heavy influence from the singer…

Swing Sunday: Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra (MOJO)

North London’s moderately optimistic jazz orchestra, are back with their latest #SwingSunday residency.

Sat 30 May 2015

Chris Cheek with The Hannes Riepler Quintet

After touring Berlin, Munich and Vienna, the Hannes Riepler Quintet concludes an international tour at the Vortex. The band will perform from Riepler’s debut album The Brave, as well as originals out on Riepler’s second album in November. Hannes Riepler…

Fri 29 May 2015

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio

Guitar legend John Etheridge distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a repertoire that manifests intensity subtlety, fluidity and interaction. The repertoire is edgy and engaging with a forceful drive and bravura performances. With Pete Whittaker (organ) &…

Thu 28 May 2015

VEIN featuring Dave Liebman

We welcome back two friends of the Vortex, but for the first time together. It coincides with the release of their new album together. VEIN played at the club last year with Greg Osby, attracting a four star Guardian review.…

Wed 27 May 2015

Corrie Dick and friends

A dynamic and ever innovating presence on the UK jazz scene, Glaswegian Corrie Dick is a musician recognised for his fluency, touch and abandon on the drum kit. He is an alumnus of Tommy Smith Youth Jazz Orchestra and National…

Dogma feat. Alessandro Lanzoni and Federico Casagrande

Dogma is a new forward-looking project by four of the most prominent young Italian jazz musicians: pianist Alessandro Lanzoni, guitarist Federico Casagrande, bassist Andrea Di Biase and drummer Michele Salgarello. Despite his young age, Alessandro Lanzoni has already collaborated with…

Tue 26 May 2015

Sam Leak presents:

UPDATED LINE-UP! • Sam Leak/Joe Wright duet – Original Music • Sam Leak/Josh Ison/Tom Wheatley/Phelan Burgoyne – Free” An outing for two new projects from the immensely talented Sam Leak (28). Sam is a London-based Jazz pianist described by JazzFM’s…

Mon 25 May 2015

Heidi Vogel

Celebrate the Bank Holiday in style! The Cinematic Orchestra vocalist, Heidi Vogel has worked with Isaac Hayes, F-ire Big Band, The Brand New Heavies, Cleveland Watkiss, Eska and others. Tonight performs material from her debut solo album, ‘Turn it Up’. “She’s got…

Sun 24 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:

Sat 23 May 2015

Don Weller

One of the greats of the British jazz scene, saxophonist Don Weller has performed with many of the greatest players of the past forty years. He led the jazz-rock group Major Surgery, in the hard rock band Tucky Buzzard, the…

Fri 22 May 2015

Christine Tobin

CHRISTINE TOBIN – It Might As Well Be Spring with Phil Robson guitar, Dave Whitford double bass & a surprise special guest.   The Irish-born vocalist and songwriter is renowned for her unique, rich voice and original compositional style. With ten highly-acclaimed…

Thu 21 May 2015

Evan Parker

Our monthly residency continues. This month Evan’s quartet is made up of Paul Dunmall, John Edwards, Tony Bianco. 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…

Bobby Wellins with Ross Stanley Trio

A great musician, at the top of his game for 50 years, coupled with the dynamism of relative ‘new kids on the block’: Ross Stanley (piano), Riaan Vosloo (bass), Tim Giles (drums) Please like & share:

Wed 20 May 2015

Dominic J Marshall

“He brings together a great heritage of the past, but also something very fresh and new.” – Jamie Cullum.
Line up: Sam Vicary, double bass / Sam Gardner, drums / Dominic J Marshall, piano/compositions

Capsule

CAPSULE Matthew Bourne – piano Tam de Villiers – guitar Jean-Brice Godet – clarinetsA fascinating new trio that brings together Leeds-based keyboards maverick Matthew Bourne, French clarinettist Jean-Brice Godet, and guitarist Tam de Villiers, who bestrides both camps, having been…

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 19 May 2015

Babelfish

Brigitte Beraha, Barry Green, Chris Laurence, Paul Clarvis Babelfish is led by Brigitte Beraha (vocals) and Barry Green (piano), joined by the wonderful Chris Laurence on bass and Paul Clarvis on percussion. Beraha and Green clearly have a close musical…

Sun 17 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:

Chaos Collective: Corrie Dick Band + Huw V Williams ‘Hon’

Led by young Scottish drum sensation Corrie Dick, this 9-piece super-band performs genuinely euphoric, triumphant original music composed by its dynamic and ever innovating leader. Soaring anthems surge from emotional landscapes awash with exciting grooves and textures. Hon is the…

Mopomoso

Steve Beresford (piano) and Beibei Wang (percussion) make their Mopomoso debut as a duo in a meeting that promises to be full of twists and turns. SQ – Paul Pignon (single reeds, voice and electronics) / Thomas Bjelkeborn (electronics) duo…

Sat 16 May 2015

Jonny Phillips’ Oriole

Lyrical world music and jazz spontaneity sit together effortlessly creating what Oriole describe as an aural form of Magical Realism. Featuring a unique set of musicians chosen for their musical openness, empathetic playing and ability to assimilate folkloric styles into…

Fri 15 May 2015

Estelle Kokot/Jean Toussaint

A stellar duo of vocalist Estelle Kokot with one of our leading saxophonists Jean Toussaint. Showcasing some of the songs from the current album The Sound of You (not yet released) as well as some interesting arrangements of originals and…

Thu 14 May 2015

Filomena Campus

Filomena Campus with Steve Lodder (piano, keyboards), Dudley Phillips (bass) and Rod Youngs (drums). “Filomena Campus’ Jester of Jazz is a bold jump into the blue colours of the Mediterranean Sea. Deep and refreshing, the melodies sing in waves the stories…