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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.
Tori Handsley Trio
Contemporary electric-harp led trio which draws upon jazz, rock, latin and classical influences, creating a tapestry of beats and strings. Resounding riffs, driven by heavy grooves, layered with haunting free flowing passages. Particular influences include: EST, Neil Cowley Trio, Bad Plus, Keith Jarrett, Dorothy Ashby, Debussy, McCoy Tyner & Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The Tori Handsley Trio is featured in Jazzwise Magazine 'Tomorrow is the question: Who to Look out for in 2014'
Tori Handsley – electric harp
Harry Pope – drums
Misha Mullov-Abbado – bass
Plus guest vocalist – Chantelle Nandi
"Tori Handsley took the harp into unexplored territory with her open-minded, mesmerizing post-EST compositions and freely improvising young trio at Soho's Spice of Life." Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
Royal Academy of Music graduate Pete Lee leads his new band Narcissus, combining contemporary jazz with pop precision. Apparent from the name and the composition titles, the music is themed around psycho-analysis, mental awareness & human behavior. The band’s sound is striking, fiery and unapologetic, full of contrapuntal grooves, cascading piano runs, overdriven guitar, expressive bass fills, all delivered with self-assurance. Previous gigs include "Sela bar" Leeds, "Under The Bridge" Chelsea & "The Slaughtered Lamb" London, as part of a monthly cross-arts showcase hosted by Platform33. Most recently, Narcissus were chosen by Young & Serious to play at The Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2013.
Pete Lee: Piano & Keyboards
Nadim Teimoori: Sax
Tom Varrall: Guitar
Huw Foster: Electric Bass
Ali Thynne: Drums
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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