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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Yoga classes are available Tuesday mornings and Thursday lunchtimes. If you fancy taking time out to relax and revitalise during your day, why not come and try out a session?
Join us for our regular monthly Saturday afternoon of music and dancing
- Jazz Live Dance -
with CLEVELAND WATKISS AND THE HEADS AND FEET HOUSE BAND
A new all star band of international players brought together by two award winning musicians with the same idea - to play jazz grooves to move to. "We both feel that the music we love moves the body as well as the soul. A gig is a conversation between the musicians and the audience", says Heads And Feet saxophonist and composer Tim Whitehead, who was composer/artist in residence at Tate Britain in 2009 where he wrote and premiered "Colour Beginnings", shortlisted for jazz album of the year 2011 and The British Composers Awards 2010.
Co-collaborator and London Jazz Awards “Best Jazz vocalist 2010” Cleveland Watkiss who has carved out a unique singing career, and along the way worked with icons of modern music as diverse as Stevie Wonder, Wynton and Branford Marsalis, The Who, Maxi Priest, Kenny Wheeler and Sugar Minot, says "Dance is the home of jazz, its where it all began".
Keys player Jonathan Gee, a unique voice in UK music,says "the music has to have blues and swing" to make the mark. Collaborator in many projects with both Tim and Cleveland, he has appeared also with US musicians David Murray, Benny Golson, Art Farmer, Pharoah Saunders, Mark Murphy, Harry Allen, James Spaulding, Sonny Fortune and Ted Curson.
Winston Clifford has been the drummer of choice for an endless list of great players, from Courtney Pine through Julian Joseph, Pete King and Bobby Watson to Carmen Lundy because he can be so creative while keeping the groove.
Bassist Neville 'Level-Neville' Malcolm has ranged freely across the divides in music, equally at home and relaxed with jazz fusion drummer icon Billy Cobham, jazz soul singer Marlena Shaw or legendary multi instrumentalist and Keith Jarrett Trio drummer Jack DeJonette.
Legendary free-form pioneers, The People Band, return to the Vortex with a multi-media spectacular.
This show will be a ground-breaking collaboration with artist Gina Southgate, involving real-time projections of her live painting. The band itself is a collective whose members include Mel Davis, Terry Day, Tony Edwards, Mike Figgis, Charlie Hart, Adam Hart, Paul Jolly, George Khan, Davey Payne. The group first unleashed their anarchic and tribal energies in the sixties and have recorded with Charlie Watts, appeared in Mike Figgis' 'Stormy Monday', and gigged extensively throughout the country and abroad.
Contextualize it how you like, there's nothing like a People Band gig, and this will be no exception.
The People Band by Gina Southgate.
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The People Band at London Jazz
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Mon, 27 May
Dan Messore's Indigo Kid