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Thu 24 October 2019

Words and Jazz

Come down to our cosy downstairs bar for the best in new poetry and jazz. This ‘outstanding summit
between contemporary poets and musicians’ (The Independent) will warm your soul and broaden
your horizons.

Fri 25 October 2019

Voyager II

Voyager II are back with their monthly residency! This October edition will also feature a trip hop DJ set from SONNY DELIGHT

Thu 31 October 2019

Sat 16 November 2019

Thelonious

Fred Thomas – Double Bass Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano Dave Ingamells – Drums Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of […]

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Sun 17 November 2019

Thelonious

Calum Gourlay – Double Bass Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano Dave Ingamells – Drums Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of […]

Mon 18 November 2019

Tue 19 November 2019

Sat 23 November 2019

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Sun 24 November 2019

Improvised Music Agenda:Live Podcast

Hosted by Huw V Williams, he chats to fellow musicians about life and music within the world of jazz and improvised music. Join for the first live recordings with musicians […]

Thu 24 October 2019

Words and Jazz

Come down to our cosy downstairs bar for the best in new poetry and jazz. This ‘outstanding summit
between contemporary poets and musicians’ (The Independent) will warm your soul and broaden
your horizons.

Sat 19 October 2019

Fri 18 October 2019

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Jeff Herr Corporation

A wonderful trio led by drummer Jeff Herr, with Maxime Bender and Laurent Payfert, will totally submerge you in great music in this early evening downstairs gig.

Wed 02 October 2019

Salon de Resonances

Salon: “A place where artists and writers meet” (Cambridge Dictionary) Hosted by Aurelie Freoua, this salon is a chance to explore, listen, be challenged and experiment. Debate, music and free […]

Fri 23 August 2019

Voyager II

Voyager II are back with their monthly residency! This time joined by some vinyl spinning in-between sets, courtesy of Sergiu. As the name suggests, Voyager II aren’t about standing still, […]

Fri 26 July 2019

VOYAGER II

As the name suggests, Voyager II aren’t about standing still, artistically or physically. Hailing from London, this guitar / drums duo have soaked up the eclectic mix of sounds on […]

Sun 14 July 2019

OPEN DECKS

Open Decks at the Vortex Downstairs, an opportunity for vinyl lovers to play, talk and share music!

Fri 28 June 2019

SHAKE N’ JACK

A night of musical emotion and dancin’ to support and raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis! 

hymn (Downstairs)

hymn is a group from Norwich. They have a core trio of Chris Dowding (trumpets & electronics), George McKay (double bass) and David Ross (percussion & electronics). They play spacious […]

Thu 27 June 2019

Words and Jazz

Words & Jazz is back! Hosted by Nikki Heinen it features poetry in the first half, followed by some of the great younger jazz musicians in the second.

Mon 24 June 2019

Fri 21 June 2019

Thu 28 March 2019

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz RETURNS with a blistering line up for the start of spring. Come to this ‘outstanding summit between contemporary poets and musicians ‘ (The Independent) and prepare to be wowed!

Sat 23 March 2019

Sat 09 March 2019

Improv Nights

“Improv Nights” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. An early live duo set of improvised music to be happening before […]

Sun 24 February 2019

Fri 14 December 2018

Thu 22 November 2018

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz SPECIAL!! Join us in the cosy downstairs bar for a night to remember – award winning poets and musicians!

Thu 25 October 2018

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz offers the BEST in contemporary poetry and jazz – this October we have hugely talented poets and musicians for your delectation! Come and have a cocktail in the cosy bar and be part of this ‘outstanding summit between contemporary poets and musicians’ (The Independent)
Not one to be missed

Fri 19 October 2018

Open Decks

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. A monthly Sunday event where music lovers play […]

Sun 14 October 2018

Sun 30 September 2018

Open Decks

An afternoon for vinyl lovers to get together, play and share music. Free entry.

Thu 23 August 2018

Launch of BLUE SHEILA by Serena Braida

In Blue Sheila (dancing girl press 2018), things can be spoken into existence, or sung. People can conjure up new ways, or exhaust their voices repeating the same thing over and over again. The story of Sheila and her slow-burning emancipation is a performance score. Marcel is violent. Ava is tender and flippant. The chorus reads the news and speaks the jazz tongue. Sheila needs to cross.

Sat 18 August 2018

Thu 26 April 2018

Words & Jazz (Downstairs)

Words & Jazz is BACK! We relaunch with a special event featuring the Michael Marks Prize winners, and nominees, with music from acclaimed duo Bahla. Not to be missed!

Wed 21 February 2018

Sun 17 December 2017

Fri 15 December 2017

Sun 10 December 2017

Sun 03 December 2017

Sun 26 November 2017

Sun 19 November 2017

Sun 12 November 2017

Sun 05 November 2017

Sun 29 October 2017

Fri 27 October 2017

Sun 22 October 2017

Sun 15 October 2017

Sun 08 October 2017

Sun 01 October 2017

Sat 30 September 2017

Sun 24 September 2017

Sun 17 September 2017

Sun 10 September 2017

Sun 03 September 2017

Sun 20 August 2017

Thu 11 May 2017

Fri 25 November 2016

Thu 24 November 2016

Thu 27 October 2016

WORDS & JAZZ

Every 4th Thursday of every month poet Nicki Heinen hosts Words & Jazz Downstairs  @ the Vortex Jazz Club expect a night of the very best spoken word and jazz. This is an […]

Thu 22 September 2016

Tue 23 August 2016

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’, […]

Mon 22 August 2016

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’, […]

Thu 18 August 2016

Wed 10 August 2016

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