Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla
World-class piano and violin. 30 January

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Vortex Jazz Club

On the first floor of the Dalston Culture House, the Vortex Jazz Club is our nightly venue. Mostly music & with a focus on jazz; spoken word, multi-media, afternoon gigs at the weekend & wide variety of other genres are also to be found – see Events Programme for details. Private hire is also possible – find out in the Use This Space section.

Opening Times:
8pm-Midnight daily

11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
  • Upcoming Events
Tue 27 January 2015

Jetsam

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Contemporary ensemble Jetsam present a night which celebrates the strange and surreal. Jetsam will perform their 2013 work, A Dream Life of Hackney Marshes alongside writer and blogger Gareth E. Rees, providing dark and brooding reflections on the marshes of…

Wed 28 January 2015

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Kristian Borring Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Kristian Borring – guitar Arthur Lea – p Mick Coady – b Jon Scott – d Lewis Wright – vib Danish guitarist, composer and bandleader, Kristian Borring, has been described as a “guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his…

Thu 29 January 2015

Tots Tunes

10:00am - 10:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Dream Time

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Over the years Dreamtime has existed in three different forms, a quintet, a sextet and a ten piece.This is the most recent incarnation of this long-standing band plus special guest Mark Hewins.This configuration contains six members of the tentet. The…

Fri 30 January 2015

Chris Jarrett meets Luca Ciarla

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The US-born, German-based pianist/composer Chris Jarrett and Italian violinist Luca Ciarla have each carved out highly distinctive paths across diverse musical genres, before joining forces in early 2014. Jarrett – younger brother of fêted jazz pianist Keith – has composed…

Sat 31 January 2015

Carol Grimes

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Born in London, Carol Grimes didn’t begin her career until she was 19.  Her early influence included  Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald.  She began to sing regularly in the streets of London throughout the sixties.  Through this she formed a band The Race, a Blues and…

Mon 02 February 2015

Yumiko Tanaka and Friends

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Yumiko Tanaka and Friends Yumiko Tanaka is a highly regarded player of the Japanese traditional instrument the shamisen and also a vocalist. Her remarkable creative skills are not only to be found in in the world of traditional Japanese music,…

Tue 03 February 2015

Olie Brice Quintet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Double bassist Olie Brice is well know to Vortex audiences, having performed here with Tony Malaby, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker and many others.  Tonight he launches the debut album by his quintet, ‘Immune To Clockwork.’  The album was released late…

Wed 04 February 2015

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Leo Blanco with Christine Tobin

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

”Blanco is a phenomenon, and a warmly engaging one; technical refinement of this unaccompanied repertoire, which he has hitherto mostly restricted to his house, can only take him from strength to strength”. John Fordham / The Guardian Pianist Leo grew…

Thu 05 February 2015

Tots Tunes

10:00am - 10:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Sun 08 February 2015

London Jazz Orchestra

3:30pm - 6:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The London Jazz Orchestra continues its monthly residency, which is now nearly 25 years at the Vortex. Led by Scott Stroman, it contains some of the great luminaries of the London scene.

LUME presents….

7:30pm - 10:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Our monthly adventurous night programmed by Lume. Tonight: Roland Ramanan Tentet This tentet comprises some of the most exciting musicians to emerge from the European free jazz/improvised music scene. Inspired by playing with the Peter Btrotzmann tentet, the group combines…

Mon 09 February 2015

Jazz Warriors International present: Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

2015 Freedom relocates to its new home – The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution. Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of…

Tue 10 February 2015

Nia Lynn – The Bannau Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Nia Lynn and her Bannau Trio, which features the world-renowned flautist Gareth Lockrane and pianist Ross Stanley. Lynn is known as one of the UK’s most creative vocalists and emotive songwriters, with the ability to sing deeply personal self-penned compositions to counterpointing lines alongside…

Wed 11 February 2015

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Blow The Fuse presents Tomorrow The Moon

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Wednesday 11th February Blow the Fuse presents Tomorrow the Moon A season of fresh authentic music featuring three generations of women-led projects.   A cracking double bill to open the season with unsung talent Hilary Cameron leading an all star group. Hilary Cameron…

Thu 12 February 2015

Tots Tunes

10:00am - 10:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Quest Ensemble + Flux

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Bringing a unique take to the classical piano trio, Quest Ensemble collaboratively create original work with a distinctive sound that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. With intriguing traces of Vaughn Williams, Steve Reich, and Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Quest paint…

Sun 15 February 2015

Mopomoso

3:00pm - 6:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Beck Hunters  Mick Beck – tenor sax, bassoon, and whistles, Anton Hunter – guitar, Johnny Hunter – drums trio ‘It’s been a while since Beck put out one of his trio releases, but the group’s Discus release “The Hunt Is…

Wed 18 February 2015

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Maurizio Minardi “Piano Ambulance” Album Launch

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Italian pianist, accordionist and composer Maurizio Minardi is going to release his new album ‘Piano Ambulance’ today at Vortex! Reminiscent of Esbjorn Svensson Trio, Nino Rota, Rene Aubry, Michael Nyman and Ennio Morricone, Maurizio’s intimate and expressive sound is defined…

Thu 19 February 2015

Tots Tunes

10:00am - 10:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Mon 23 February 2015

Gary Curson’s The Number with Keith Tippett, Alan Tomlinson, John Edwards, Mark Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Gary Curson – alto sax / Alan Tomlinson – trombone / Keith Tippett – piano / John Edwards – bass / Mark Sanders – drums One look at this line-up should tell you that this is going to be a fiery night. For his new…

Wed 25 February 2015

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Mazaika Swing

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A chance to experience the wonderfully entertaining Mazaika (Sarah Harrison and Igor Outkine) this time with their Gypsy Swing quartet in the intimate surroundings of the Vortex Jazz Club. Gypsy and Hot-Club favourites – and no doubt a few surprises.…

Thu 26 February 2015

Tots Tunes

10:00am - 10:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Tots Tunes

11:00am - 11:45pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s) Created and led by Tara Franks. This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes. All accompanied by cello or djembe.…

Fri 27 February 2015
Mon 09 March 2015

Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

2015 Freedom relocates to its new home – The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution. Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of…

Thu 12 March 2015

Nicky Schrire

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Born in England, raised in South Africa and latterly of New York, Nicky Schrire epitomises the expansive and fluid range of the modern, contemporary jazz scene at its most intriguing. Nicky’s early musical training was in classical piano and then saxophone, but…

Mon 16 March 2015

Perspectives in Sound: Four artists working with overdubs. Curated by Lola Perrin

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

SOPHIE HARRIS, cellist, has worked with numerous eminent composers and musicians, from Steve Reich to Jocelyn Pook, giving concerts worldwide and also performing on many radio and CD recordings.  She is now focusing on writing and performing her work, and recently released her own CD.…

Tue 24 March 2015

Han Bennink/Alexander Hawkins

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Han Bennink (drums) and Alexander Hawkins (piano) meet for a new duo which celebrates 40 years of the ‘Dutch Vortex’ – the Bim Huis.

Mon 11 May 2015

Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

2015 Freedom relocates to its new home – The Vortex – and enters a new phase its evolution. Known for its wild, totally free evenings of challenging and up-lifting improvisations which have consistently united a cross cultural and cross generational posse of…

Wed 17 June 2015

Basil Hodge – A tribute to Horace Silver

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Just one year after the death of the great Horace Silver, pianist Basil Hodge leads a tribute to this legend. With Tony Kofi, Larry Bartley, Rod Youngs.

Fri 25 September 2015