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Sat 29 August 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 28 August 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) &…

Sat 22 August 2015

Stan Sulzmann Quartet – N.B. change of concert

Unfortunately, due to sudden ill health, we have to replace Bobby Wellins. But we are so lucky that we have another legend of British jazz, tonight playing with a group of musicians some of whom are well established, others new…

Fri 21 August 2015

Jim Mullen

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

Thu 20 August 2015

Kirk Lightsey – Paul Zauner Quintet: ROUND MIDNIGHT

Celebrating Dexter Gordon. Kirk Lightsey from Detroit, Michigan is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of today’s jazz scene worldwide. He is a pianist of immense accomplishment and versatility who worked with major jazz stars including Betty Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt,…

Wed 19 August 2015

Kirk Lightsey – Paul Zauner Quintet: ROUND MIDNIGHT

Celebrating Dexter Gordon. Kirk Lightsey from Detroit, Michigan is regarded as one of the greatest pianists of today’s jazz scene worldwide. He is a pianist of immense accomplishment and versatility who worked with major jazz stars including Betty Carter, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt,…

Tue 18 August 2015

FETE QUA QUA – Day 3

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Mon 17 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua – Day 2

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Sun 16 August 2015

Seddik and the Seeds of Creation

Led by Seddik Zebiri on oud and vocals, Seeds of Creation is an irresistibly danceable with an urban edge deeply steeped in North African traditional vibes. Always a success when at the Vortex in getting the audience on their feet.…

Fete Qua Qua – Day 1

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Sat 15 August 2015

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weeklly. The band plays funky jazz originals and also feature the music of Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and some…

Fri 14 August 2015

Elliot Galvin / Mark Sanders

Internationally renowned drummer Mark Sanders and rising star pianist Elliot Galvin come together to perform two sets of freely improvised music. This performance will be recorded and released on the Babel Label early next year. “Audaciously Accomplished… the awesome Galvin’s…

Thu 13 August 2015

Evan Parker

A major force in European improvising, Saxophonist Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why he…

Wed 12 August 2015

Pataruco

An Afro Venezuelan Jazz Project led by Aleph Aguiar. The main focus of “Pataruco” is to fuse the folklore from Venezuela with the vocabulary of Jazz and contemporary music to create new ways of expression for the Afro Venezuelan Music.…

Tue 11 August 2015

Louis Moholo-Moholo Unit

“Confirms Moholo-Moholo’s presence on the scene as a blast of fresh air.” John Fordham, The Guardian The great Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to the UK from South Africa for one of his celebrated Vortex nights, having most recently visited for a…

Mon 10 August 2015

Jazz Warriors International Present: Freedom

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 players, Freedom pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Sun 09 August 2015

Lev’s Lounge

Lev’s Lounge   Lev presents an irreverent and eclectic mix of musical styles in a laidback atmosphere. We cover songs from the 60s and 70s right through to the likes of Lady Gaga and Christina Aguillera.   Joining Lev this time,…

Sat 08 August 2015

Estelle Kokot Trio

Estelle Kokot performs new arrangements of her original material and previews her new album The Sound of You featuring songs written by Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford. Estelle will be launching The Sound of You in South Africa at the…

Fri 07 August 2015

The Filipe Monteiro Quintet featuring Paul Booth

  London based Brazilian born guitarist and composer Filipe Monteiro, whose music combines his South American roots with the creativity of jazz, is an exciting adventure of musical styles opened to collective improvisation. The Filipe Monteiro Quintet is composed by…

Thu 06 August 2015

Esther Bennett’s Birthday Gig

Esther Bennett, popular singer on the London Jazz scene, celebrates her birthday tonight singing a selection of songs from her CD  “Just in Time”  (produced, recorded and engineered by Ian Shaw, Dill Katz and Joe Leach at The Cowshed), original material (including…

Wed 05 August 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…

Tue 04 August 2015

Steve Buckley with Kit Downes, Ruth Goller, James Maddren

A key musician, whom we are delighted to welcome back for a rare quartet gig, his first for 3 years. He performs with an exceptional line-up: Kit Downes (piano), Ruth Goller (bass), James Maddren (drums). A key member of the…

Mon 03 August 2015

Brad Shepik Trio

A chance to hear one of the leading voices of Jazz Guitar in two memorable settings.  Opening the concert with a solo guitar set, Shepik will be joined by a superb local rhythm section with Tom Farmer on bass and…

OXYD

Alexandre Herer - Fender Rhodes; Julien Pontvianne - tenor saxophone; Olivier Laisney – trumpet; Thibault Perriard – drums ; Oliver Degabriele - electric bass It’s particularly exciting for us to have a new collective arrive for the first time. This is the first stage of a collaboration with Manchester…

Brad Shepik Guitar Clinic

A chance to learn with a leading voice and educator on the guitar, hosted by the London Jazz Guitar Society. Shepik is a founding member of several “collective” ensembles and contributed compositons to the sax/guitar/drums trio BABKAS, and the Balkan and…

Sun 02 August 2015

Tumbaito + special guest on trumpet

Thrill to the great Latin musicianship of this group led by master percussionist, Williams Cumberbache. Williams has collaborated with the likes of The Cure, Sierra Maestra (Cuba), Eddie Palmieri (Puerto Rico), Youssou N’Dour-Sheik Lho (Se), Goldie (UK) among many other top…

Sat 01 August 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? Martin Shaw – Trumpet, Chris Madden – Sax, Harry Bolt – Piano,…

Fri 31 July 2015

Annie Whitehead’s World Music Workshop

Back for their annual Vortex Workshop. 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…

Thu 30 July 2015

PARKER/RUSSELL/EDWARDS

Tonight playing with John Russell, guitar and John Edwards, bass, Evan Parker returns to remind of us all that is musically free…. Please like & share:

Wed 29 July 2015

Kamao Quartet

The Kamao Quartet take their inspiration from the legacy of the great Django Reinhardt and traditional Manouche and Romani music. Fronted by singer and guitarist Jean de Talhouet, the band includes clarinet (Dave Shulman), gypsy guitars (Harry Sankey), and double…

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: