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Sun 22 November 2015

Raph Clarkson’s Dissolute Society with special guest Huw Warren

The Dissolute Society explores Clarkson’s interests in contemporary improvisation, European jazz, 20th century classical music, poetry, spoken word, song, and soulful grooves, as well as original arrangements of music by Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor. Performed by some of London’s [...]

Sat 21 November 2015

Late night Loop – Simmons/De Rose/Crowley, BABs

Rory Simmons(trumpet), Dave De Rose (drums), George Crowley (sax) Big beats, free improv and modular synths BABs – Alex Bonney (trumpet)/ James Allsopp (reeds) /Olie Brice (bass) Ambient drones, electronica improv and live improv The Loop Collective takes over to [...]

Perfect Houseplants

An adventurous and accessible jazz group, formed by four of the most distinctive jazz musicians and composers in the UK. Mark Lockheart – soprano & tenor saxophones Huw Warren – piano, accordion & percussion Dudley Philips – acoustic & electric [...]

Magic Box and Sara Mitra presents…A Magical Musical Story Box

Live music/kids’ theatre event for the young and young-at-heart, with fun interactive elements. A brand new family-friendly collaboration between jazz singer Sara Mitra and childrens’ drama professional Lottie Allen. Showcasing the sounds of instruments from the world of jazz and featuring musicians [...]

Fri 20 November 2015

Late Night Loop – Fofoulah & Nicholls/Sharkey

The Loop Collective takes over to see us into the early hours. Fofoulah Batch Gueye – vocals/dance Tom Challenger – sax/keys Phil Stevenson – guitar Johnny Brierley – bass Kaw Secka – sabar Dave Smith – drums West African rhythm, [...]

Liane Carroll- CANCELLED

This concert is now CANCELLED. Replacement appearing soon.

Emilia Martensson + all star guests (who double as friends)

For this special show, Emilia has assembled a starry line-up, including musicians known for their work with John Newman, London Vocal Project, Cinematic Orchestra, Snowpoet and more. Emilia Mårtensson is a London based Swedish/Slovenian vocalist and composer of repute. Since [...]

Thu 19 November 2015

Orquestra Mahatma

At last. A welcome return for Orquestra Mahatma. Paul Clarvis (hitty things), Sonia Slany (thin strings), Stuart Hall (lots of different thickness of strings), Oren Marshall (blowy things). ‘Wedding music from around the world’. (This concert replaces that by Evan [...]

Bilbo Trio – Bruno Heinen, Antonio Fusco and Henrik Jensen. With special guest Rachael Cohen

Trio of Bruno Heinen, Antonio Fusco, Henrik Jensen. With special guest saxophonist Rachael Cohen. Ahead of a release on Babel in 2016. A special one-off Downstairs. You can come here, and still catch the gig upstairs.

Wed 18 November 2015

Berlin meets Berlin meets Cologne meets London: Double Trouble and Landfermann/Downes

Double Trouble: Peter Ehwald (sax), Robert Landfermann (bass), Andreas Lang (bass), Jonas Burgwinkel (drums) Berlin-based Peter Ehwald fuses the approach of London, where he lived and studied, allowing the creation of the Paragon Trio, with the underground pulse of Berlin. The power and strength of the two basses brings something special, grounded by [...]

Blow The Fuse present: Laka Daisical and the Pushups

Laka D singer, piano player, composer, choir arranger and director whose soulful voice was featured with The Guest Stars and Emma Peel Fan Club. This gig will draw on personal reworkings of a wide range of material from Marvin Gaye, [...]

Tue 17 November 2015

Match and Fuse Ignite Series – Water Boogie System, Blue Eyed Hawk, Magnus Loom

Match&Fuse present bold new music from the cutting-edge of numerous contemporary music scenes across Europe. Since 2011 M&F have championed the work of hundreds of UK and European artists and produced large-scale festivals in London, Oslo, Rome and Warsaw, and numerous [...]

Jazz and Poetry – Bobby Parker/ Roddy Lumsden/ Anouche Sherman/ Valeria Vescina/Riccardo Chiaberta/ Andrea di Biase/ Michele Caiati

Nicki Heinen curates a special night for the London Jazz Festival where jazz musicians and poets both work to give a special atmosphere. Bobby Parker, Roddy Lumsden, Anouche Sherman, Valeria Vescina, William Roychowdhury, Riccardo Chiaberta/Andrea di Biase/Michele Caiati,   Bobby [...]

Mon 16 November 2015

Amok Amor feat. Peter Evans; Dice Factory

A must see gig. Four geniuses run amok. Amok Amor is a new quartet whose music ranges from the gentle to the urgent. It is led by Petter Eldh, bass player with Django Bates and Marius Neset. Petter’s Amok Amor [...]

Chris Dowding duo

‘Some Things’ Some Things are a brass duo from Norwich. They explore a range of original and other material as the basis for improvisation. Their instruments include trumpets, flugelhorns and tuba, in different combinations. They have recently played at the [...]

Sun 15 November 2015

Hannes Riepler – Electric Biddle ft Julien Lourau

An album launch for this band, bringing together French saxophone star Julien Lourau, drummer and vibes virtuoso Jim Hart, keyboard and sound wizard Dave Maric and guitarist Hannes Riepler.

Mopomoso

Line Up MOLIMO – Spain Chefa Alonso (sax/perc) Barbara Meyer (cello) Cova Villages (voice) This excellent all woman trio return to Mopomoso after three years to promote their new CD. Intellegent and playful, a treat to welcome them back. RECIPROCAL [...]

Sat 14 November 2015

Warriors International presents Freedom

EFG London Jazz Festival special The Vortex’s ‘loft’ groove jam night, curated by Orphy Robinson and Cleveland Watkiss, moves to a late night slot. Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse [...]

Annie Whitehead’s Rude 2.0

Busy and ever-enjoyable jazz, ska and session trombonist Whitehead’s best known for her engaging mix of African grooves, blues, ska and Ellingtonian expressionism. Here though, she reawakens her brilliantly freewheeling band ‘Rude’ with an FX-laden mash up of free improv, [...]

Bruno Heinen/Kristian Borring – Postcard to Bill Evans

The collaboration based around the piano-guitar duo of Heinen and Borring has now spawned a new album on Babel as well as more and more music! A great way to start an evening of music in the London Jazz Festival

Magic Box and Sara Mitra presents…A Magical Musical Story Box

Live music/kids’ theatre event for the young and young-at-heart, with fun interactive elements. A brand new family-friendly collaboration between jazz singer Sara Mitra and childrens’ drama professional Lottie Allen. Showcasing the sounds of instruments from the world of jazz and featuring musicians [...]

Fri 13 November 2015

Late night! South African Jazz Jam

To open our late night season at the London Jazz Festival, we’re delighted to give a chance for musicians to get going with a South African Jam led by Adam Glasser. SA-UK Season 2015 South African Jazz Series: SA Jazz [...]

Jellymould night: Sam Leak’s Aquarium/Kristian Borring

Aquarium is led by pianist and composer Sam Leak, described by Jazz FM as ‘one of the brightest young stars in the jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser and a brilliant prospect for the future.’ ‘This is assured and sophisticated [...]

Sun 23 November 2014

Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Hannes Riepler Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see some truly extraordinary musicians play a relaxed, [...]

Loop Collective presents REC London: Replay/Remix

The last in a series of club nights in various venues curated by Loop Collective brings together an array of Berlin and London’s finest instrumentalists, performing music which will be remixed live as part of the show. Kronecker Beatsy, glitchy [...]

Yazz Ahmed: Family Hafla

Hafla: an Arabic word, meaning a friendly social gathering, a relaxed meeting of minds, over coffee and dates; a party; a concert.

Sat 22 November 2014

Led Bib

Following their UK tour and an electrifying 3 night residency at the Vortex in the Spring, Led Bib are back for their final London gig of the year, playing music from ‘The People In Your Neighbourhood’ (Cuneiform) – their ‘Best [...]

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates – Tiny Beast

Reeds player Finn Peters curates three late night sessions at the Vortex – catch them after the evening concerts. The Independent has described Finn’s music as “nothing like you have ever heard before” so expect the same from these shows. [...]

Fri 21 November 2014

Partisans

Partisans are coming…
“Restless, almost reckless energy… delirious listening… consistently thrilling.” – BBC Music Magazine

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates – Prescott

Reeds player Finn Peters curates three late night sessions at the Vortex – catch them after the evening concerts. The Independent has described Finn’s music as “nothing like you have ever heard before” so expect the same from these shows! [...]

Thu 20 November 2014

Evan Parker / Sten Sandell / John Edwards / Paul Lytton

Evan Parker’s monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight Parker is joined by Sten Sandell (piano), John Edwards (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums). ‘If you’ve ever been tempted by free improvisation, Parker is your gateway drug.’ Stewart [...]

Hannes Riepler

Guitarist Hannes Riepler has made his mark on the city’s vibrant jazz scene, not only for his outstanding, inventive guitar skill and freewheeling energy, but as an extraordinarily talented composer. Since moving to London from Austria via studies in Amsterdam [...]

Late Sessions: Finn Peters Curates – Jason Yarde’s The Blue Box Diaries

Reeds player Finn Peters curates three late night sessions at the Vortex – catch them after the evening concerts. The Independent has described Finn’s music as “nothing like you have ever heard before” so expect the same from these shows! [...]

Wed 19 November 2014

Emile Parisien Quartet + Alexander Hawkins

“It’s edgy music from an original who deserves a bigger stage” John Fordham
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

A Pop-Up Circus Soapbox

“A heartening impression of the quixotic, optimistic and generously shared energies of London’s young artistic community.” – John Fordham

Tue 18 November 2014

Lafayette Gilchrist / Paul Dunmall / Mark Sanders

Pianist & composer Lafayette Gilchrist leads genre-defying band The New Volcanoes, while his solo work and trio Inside Out invite adventurous ears everywhere to enter his world. Tonight he’ll be playing with two of the UK’s most established improvisers; Paul [...]

Mon 17 November 2014

Tori Handsley Trio + Ollie Howell Quintet

Tori Handsley Trio Featured in Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘Who to Look out for in 2014′ Composer, arranger and performer, playing pedal, electric and Latin harps. Tori Handsley is renowned for her unique take on the harp. Her contemporary electric-harp led trio [...]

Chris Dowding + Sarah Woolfenden

Early session
Admission: Free Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Sun 16 November 2014

Jazz Jam Session

Hosted by Hannes Riepler Continuing the long tradition of jazz jam sessions with musicians fine tuning their chops & maybe sparring a little too, the Vortex Jam Session offers the chance to see some truly extraordinary musicians play a relaxed, [...]

Mopomoso

For their EFG London Jazz Festival show Mopomoso have programmed four sets of intrepid music from the freer end of things. Martin Speake (sax) / Mark Sanders (drums, percussion)   Martins musical voice expresses a deep understanding of the history [...]

London Jazz Orchestra

Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival 2014

Sat 15 November 2014

Hyperactive Kid + Kit Downes & Lucy Railton’s Tricko Tareco + Starlight

A night of intrepid new music from Berlin and London. HYPERACTIVE KID Philipp Gropper – tenor saxophone / soprano saxophone Ronny Graupe – 7 string electric guitar Christian Lillinger – drums HYPERACTIVE KID is a band made up of three [...]

Fri 14 November 2014

Bokani Dyer / Soweto Kinch / Neil Charles / Chris Williams SOLD OUT

”Dyer’s music has an emotional depth and lyricism that one imagines any newcomer wanting to embrace.” Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise