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London, N16 8AZ
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Sun 30 April 2017

MOJO – the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

‘The 17-piece Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra returns to the Vortex to join the jazz dots, delivering classic hip to your urban hop. We’ll be featuring the tunes of Pat Metheny,…

Mon 01 May 2017

Amok Amor

Peter Evans, Wanja Slavin, Petter Eldh, Christian Lillinger. One of the most exciting bands anywhere today. The structure and form you will find in the music of this group are…

Tue 02 May 2017

Wed 03 May 2017

Thu 04 May 2017

Fri 05 May 2017

Sat 06 May 2017

Heidi Vogel

The voice of the Cinematic Orchestra. As at home with standards or singing Brazilian songs, she appears on the Cinematic Orchestra’s album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” and has…

Mon 08 May 2017

Tue 09 May 2017

Thu 11 May 2017

Fri 12 May 2017

Sat 13 May 2017

PARTISANS (1ST NIGHT)

Winners of 2015 ‘Parliamentary Jazz Awards’ for ‘Jazz Album Of The Year’ Since their formation in 1996 Partisans have been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly…

Sun 14 May 2017

Thelonious

Hans Koller (Valve Trombone, Euphonium) Martin Speake (Alto Saxophone) Calum Gourlay (Bass) TBC (Drums) Taking inspiration from the Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd School Days band from the early 1960s, Thelonious explore the…

PARTISANS (2ND NIGHT)

Since their formation in 1996 Partisans have been thrilling audiences the world over with their ferociously energetic performances of tightly knit themes and with great freedom coming from their years…

Mon 15 May 2017

Tue 16 May 2017

Golden Age of Steam

Somewhere, in the middle of nowhere, a dilapidated big top stands. Trudging through the rain towards it, a small orchestra is besieged by birds of paradise. Inside the tent an…

Wed 17 May 2017

Thu 18 May 2017

Adam Glasser Quintet

Adam Glasser (piano, harmonica), Jason Yarde (sax), Rob Luft (guitar), Steve Watts (bass), Mike Pickering (drums) South African Grammy-winning Glasser knows his South African Township music inside out and how…

Fri 19 May 2017

WALLER

Mark Lewandowski – double bass Liam Noble – piano, fender rhodes Paul Clarvis – drums Rising-star bassist, Mark Lewandowski brings together two of the most highly respected musicians on the…

Sat 20 May 2017

PIGFOOT PLAYS……TOMBOLA

Pigfoot is Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums). Always fun, always alternative – a great way to enjoy Saturday night Pigfoot burst onto…

Sun 21 May 2017

MOPOMOSO presents…

The Musicians Charlotte Keefe (tpt,flg) Joe Smith Sands (gtr) Diego Sampieri (gtr) + Marilza Gouvea (voc) Marcio Mattos (cello) Adrian Northover (sax) + Jean-Jacques Duerinckx (sax) John Russell (gtr) Matthieu…

KIN Trio featuring Elias Stemeseder

Francesco Diodati (IT) – guitar Dan Kinzelman (USA) – sax, clarinet Elias Stemeseder (A) – piano Bold musical explorers: their combined ages may not even total 100, but they already…

Mon 22 May 2017

LAMBERT

It’s not been long since a pianist with the Sardinian mask that looks like an antelope suddenly stepped into public. The rumours were numerous: Who is the person behind the…

Tue 23 May 2017

Leandro d’Vintmus presents Newborn

An exciting and vibrant Brazilian Jazz night is coming your way so don’t miss out. Brazilian-born musician Leandro d’Vintmus is a passionate musical visionary, fusing world styles and creating something charismatic…

Fri 26 May 2017

Kasai Masai & Guests

Returning by popular demand for Dalston African Week! Have you experienced the joys of Urban Equatorial Funk? First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by…

South African jazz jam

Led by Adam Glasser, on harmonica and piano, who is also a winner of a South African Grammy. It’s a stellar band of Rob Luft (guitar), Mike Pickering (drums), Steve…

Sat 27 May 2017

Sun 28 May 2017

Mon 29 May 2017

Sun 30 April 2017

MOJO – the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra

‘The 17-piece Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra returns to the Vortex to join the jazz dots, delivering classic hip to your urban hop. We’ll be featuring the tunes of Pat Metheny,…

Sat 29 April 2017

MARIO BATKOVIC

Mario Batkovic “I chose the path of greatest resistance for my music voluntarily”, admits Mario Batkovic. Batkovic is a Swiss, Bosnian-born accordion player who’s on a mission to expand the…

The Improvisers’ Choir

TIC – The Improvisers’ Choir was founded in September 2015 by composer, conductor and vocalist Jenni Roditi. All music is generated in the moment – with some starting points devised…

Fri 28 April 2017

South African jazz jam

Led by Adam Glasser, on harmonica and piano, who is also a winner of a South African Grammy. It’s a stellar band of Rob Luft (guitar), Mike Pickering (drums), Steve…

Thu 27 April 2017

Words and Jazz

Zena Edwards Zena has toured internationally as a singer, poet, director and project developer working with filmmakers, choreographers, visual artists and musician such as Babaa Maal, Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis, Soweto Kinch,…

Wed 26 April 2017

Tue 25 April 2017

Mon 24 April 2017

Sun 23 April 2017

The John Bennett Band

John Bennett and his 14-piece band bring their cosmic, funk-infused sound garden to the Vortex on Sunday 23rd April in the afternoon. A pioneering jazz composer, artist and Londoner, John…

Sat 22 April 2017

Fri 21 April 2017

Thu 20 April 2017

Wed 19 April 2017

Tue 18 April 2017

Mon 17 April 2017

Sun 16 April 2017

MOPOMOSO SESSIONS

LINE UP Mandhira de Saram (violin) Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) duo Lee Boyd Allatson (drums, percussion) solo Phil Minton (voice) John Russell (guitar) duo   Steve Beresford (piano,electronics) Mandhira da Saram…

Sat 15 April 2017

Fri 14 April 2017

Big Bad Wolf

With some of the best of the new generation of musicians, open to the widest of influences, Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals,…

Wed 12 April 2017

Matt Ridley

Celebrating his new project, bassist Matt Ridley proves that he is equally at home as a band leader, and not just an anchor for musicians. Matt Ridley: Double bass/composition Tori…

Tue 11 April 2017

Sun 09 April 2017

LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA – VORTEX LIVE SESSIONS

Another swinging Sunday afternoon with the marvelous London Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Stroman,  “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent). Great composing, arranging and soloing from a band…

Sat 08 April 2017

JOHN ETHERIDGE and VIMALA ROWE

The duo of legendary English guitarist with sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe has become one of the sensations of the past year, with their album chosen in the Guardian’s…

Thu 06 April 2017

Wed 05 April 2017

BLAZING FLAME QUINTET

Blazing Flame Quintet are Julian Dale (double bass, cello), Peter Evans (5-string electric violin), Anton Henley (drums, percussion),  Steve Day (voice, words, percussion) and Mark Langford (tenor sax, bass clarinet).  There’s a…