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Series: Gypsy Jazz Monthly

Programmed by gypsy jazz aficionado Gina Boreham, this popular monthly night explores the meeting point between Roma culture, folk music from all across Europe and beyond, and the influence of jazz. Fun and dancing guaranteed.

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Wed 23 April 2014

Gypsy/Eastern European Night – Kuma Lisa

  Kuma Lisa is an international trio based in London. The group combines the Eastern European vocal traditions of Bulgarian-born Mariana Bogdanova with Western folk/pop & jazz sensibilities of British born Rupert Gillett and Dutch-born Rob Stutterheim. The music that results […]

Wed 28 May 2014

Dunajska Kapelye

Piotr Jordan – violin Jez Cook – guitar Zac Gvirtzman – piano accordion/clarinet Raph Mizraki – double bass Great favourites Dunajska Kapelye are back with their unique blend of Gypsy, Balkan and Gypsy Swing led by the ever-surprising violin virtuoso […]

Wed 25 June 2014


“One of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard), This amazing and charming band began busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market. Now they perform in the famous concert halls of […]

Wed 23 July 2014

Trio Manouche

Trio Manouche are one of the UK’s leading gypsy swing ensembles, performing inspired re-worked classics of Django Reinhardt in addition to highly acclaimed original material penned by their band leader Simon Harris, bringing a unique and contemporary twist to this […]

Wed 20 August 2014

The London Klezmer Quartet

The wonderful London Klezmer Quartet are having a party to celebrate their new CD. Due out in September, their third album features the extraordinary voice of Indra Buraczewska, the band’s Australian bass player. Tonight hear her “vast, singular contralto” Sydney […]

Wed 24 September 2014


This amazing ensemble is led by renowned jazz and world music cellist Shirley Smart. Shirley spent 10 years in Jerusalem playing and studying the music of the region and Melange seamlessly blends this with popular North African rai and chaabi […]

Wed 22 October 2014

Kamao Quintet

Kamao means “I like/I love/ I want” in Romani dialect. The Kamao Quintet take their inspiration from the legacy of the great Django Reinhardt and traditional Manouche and Romani music. Their repertoire ranges from hot swinging jazz, traditional manouche songs, original compositions, […]

Wed 24 December 2014

Vortex Gypsy Allstars Christmas Party

The Vortex’s monthly Gypsy/Eastern European night brings you our traditional Christmas Party, playing Gypsy Jazz, hot club and vintage jazz all served up with seasonal cheer and a modicum of mayhem. The usual FREE raffle brought to you by the […]

Wed 21 January 2015

Gypsy Jazz – Michalis Koloumis Trio

The trio consists of: Michalis Kouloumis – violin Nikos Ziarkas – lute, guitar, electronics Thodoris Ziarkas – doublebass. This is a new project, which includes music coming from the Eastern Mediterranean together with raw material from our homelands’ music traditions, […]