Get Involved: Membership & Volunteering
Much has been written about London’s hot bed of young, fresh exciting talent, but when one musician becomes the go-to guy by those at the top of their game, one has to take notice. Since moving to London from Austria via studies in Amsterdam in 2006, 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. Riepler stylishly combines the immediacy of New York’s propulsive Downtown style with classical and folk textures. Every week Hannes invites musicians at the top of their game to join him, and so Sunday night jam sessions at the Vortex Downstairs have become a draw for those wanting a taste of good-old-fashioned standards jams.