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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.
Thu, 17 - Sat, 19 Oct
The band led by Benedic Lamdin has been running in various guises for 10 years. Expect retrospective and revelation. There will be three different support acts across the residency, watch this space for details.
"Super cool... showcases what producer Benedic Lamdin has been getting right for a decade" - 4 STARS - METRO
Josa Peit - Vox
James Allsopp - Reeds
Tim Giles - Drums
Riaan Vosloo - Bass
Benedic Lamdin - Guitar
Kit Downes - Keys
Fulvio Sigurta - trumpet
Thursday: Sara Mitra Duo with Rob Uppdegraff
Tonight sees the Vortex debut of Sara Mitra's new instrumental line-up featuring Rob Updegraff on guitar, alongside regular collaborators Tim Giles on drums and Riaan Vosloo on bass. Playing a combination of eerie folk murder-ballads, delicate originals and Leadbelly blues reworkings, this 'set from the darker side' showcases a new, deeper development in her vocal ability.
"Her skill as a songwriter and honesty as a performer shine through on April Song." Mercury Prize Recommends
Friday: The Law Years (James Allsopp / Riaan Vosloo / Tim Giles)
Tonight we're thrilled to have three of the finest young improvising musicians around, presenting new work.
Saturday: Golden Age of Steam
A kaleidoscope of sounds and textures traversing a musical landscape that veers between delicate ambient textures, stomping punk freak outs and intricately woven contrapuntal textures.
Featuring the talents of BBC Jazz award winners James Allsopp and Tim Giles on reeds and drums alongside Mercury Prize nominee Kit Downes on Keyboards with Ruth Goller on Electric bass and Alex Bonney on Electronics and Trumpet.
"They sculpt progressive aural explorations of space that range in character from avant-garde classical to deconstructed blues" (Metro)
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1st & 3rd Saturday of the month
Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops and maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Late Night Sessions offer the chance to see some truly extraordinary musicians play a relaxed, off the cuff gig. Led by guitarist Hannes Riepler, the atmosphere is playful but the calibre is outstanding.
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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