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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.
Let Spin return to the Vortex to celebrate the release of their debut album.
Let Spin were formed in a rather fortuitous fashion in June 2012 when another band had to pull out of a short run of gigs. This eclectic group, a collaboration between four of the UK’s top genre-crossing instrumentalists, was brought together - the only requirement was that each musician was asked to contribute written material. The chemistry was instant. A collective understanding, immediate. Right from the first performance, a strong identity was forged, evident in the band's explosive groove-based free improv.
Through each musician’s varied style of writing, influences as far-reaching as Rage Against The Machine, Tim Berne, Bill Frisell and Middle Eastern folk music collide to form a cohesive mix of angular riffs, wistful melodies, euphoric improv and heavy grooves.
Two months after Let Spin’s first gig, they were in the studio recording their eponymous debut album, which will be released on Beats & Pieces Big Band leader Ben Cottrell’s Manchester-based label Efpi.
Moss Freed – Guitar
Chris Williams – Alto Sax
Ruth Goller – Bass
Finlay Panter – Drums
"Modern, hectic and…gleefully bizarre…[they] had the audience spellbound." London Jazz
Partikel are three London based musicians all with very different musical backgrounds who have come together to make music mixing all of their favourite influences in a melodic coherent and accurate way. The music puts an interesting twist on the standard jazz format while still honoring the tradition of deep harmony and creative improvisation. Drawing influence from African and Latin American music combined with the style of the contemporary jazz scene, Partikel produce a personal, committed and contemporary take on the saxophone trio.
Duncan Eagles - tenor sax
Max Luthert - double bass
Eric Ford - drums and percussion
"Cohesion is a masterclass in the art of the trio, with music that is articulate and eloquent" Jazz UK
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Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
Sat 15 Mar
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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