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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.
On Sunday 15th September The Vortex will be throwing open its doors and taking the music outside and into Gillett Square! We’ll have live Jazz, Brazilian, Calypso and Soca all afternoon, and the Hackney One Carnival will be passing through in the early evening, bringing with it a whole parade of spectacular costumes and hypnotic dancers.
The Square will also be hosting Open The Gate’s amazing African Market on the same day, so you can wander round the stalls and pick up some fantastic hand-crafted goodies from this great group of local traders.
13:00 African Drummers from Open the Gate
13:30 Crucible - Rivercultures
14:30 Rhythm Sticks
15:35 Hackney Colliery Band
16:40 London Calypso Tent
17:30 Carnival Parade
18:30 Soca Monarchs
19:00 Dynamic Groove
19:15 DJ Tudo y sua gente de todo lugar
Mopomoso continue their monthly residency, bringing the very best from the world of free improvisation.
Continuing to promote some of the best free improvisation around Mopomoso's monthly Vortex slot has three sets of contrasting approaches to the improviser's art.
Stefan Keune (saxophone) / Dominic Lash (bass) / Steve Noble (drums) trio
The ever inventive Keune arrives from his native Germany to try out this new trio. They were booked to play earlier in the year but sadly couldn’t owing to travel problems caused by the weather. Anticipating a set of fire and intensity with an underlying native wit from three talented and experienced musicians.
Shih Yang Lee solo piano
Taiwanese piano player Shih-Yang Lee is on his first trip to Europe and we are delighted to have him play a solo set for us. A player of depth and passion, style and enthusiasm whose duos with Belgian veteran Fred van Hove have been getting some very positive and well deserved responses from critics and listeners alike. A rare treat!
Satoko Fukuda (violin) / Henry Lowther (trumpet) / John Russell (guitar) trio
A truly world class group of virtuosity and depth from three musicians whose backgrounds cover almost the complete musical spectrum. Described as ‘music like light through stained glass’ the ‘colours’ come from acoustic instruments without electronics or other artifacts, relying solely on a keen empathy and a common aim. Direct and engaging music for heart and soul!
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The Vortex Jazz Club
Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
Thu 20 Mar
Fri 21 Mar
Vortex City Sessions @ Bishopsgate
Sat 22 Mar
Bobby Wellins / Andrew Cleyndert / Paul Harrison / Clark Tracey
Sat 29 Mar
Thu 1 to Sat 3 May
Led Bib - 3 Night Residency