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Vortex Jazz Club

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London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Fri 21 October 2016

Sat 22 October 2016

Sun 23 October 2016


A stalwart of the old Vortex, the band is now installed with a regular Sunday afternoon residency. With John’s fantastic compositions and an always exciting line-up of fine musicians this is…

Mon 24 October 2016

John Warren Nonet – Presented by Jazz Nursery

Acclaimed composer John Warren, known for his collaborations with the likes of Kenny Wheeler and John Surman, brings a nine piece to the Vortex comprised of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the U.K.

Tue 25 October 2016

Wed 26 October 2016

Kirk Lightsey, Jean Toussaint, Paul Zauner

We are lucky that Austrian trombonist Paul Zauner is able to return after his successful trips here with Voices of Harlem and his Ellington Project. This time he performs with two all-time…

Thu 27 October 2016

Blow The Fuse

Blow the Fuse present the Laka D All Stars This gig will draw on personal reworkings of a wide range of material from Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday and Chet Baker to…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…


Every 4th Thursday of every month poet Nicki Heinen hosts Words & Jazz Downstairs  @ the Vortex Jazz Club expect a night of the very best spoken word and jazz. This is an…

Fri 28 October 2016

South African Jazz Jam

Warm up late for the jazz jam led by harmonica and South African-Emmy winner Adam Glasser. Bring your instrument and join in too, if you wish With Rob Luft, Steve…

Sat 29 October 2016

Match and Fuse London festival – Day 2

The annual Match&Fuse London festival brings together the most compelling bands emerging across Europe in a 2-day event with 22 different acts from 14 countries. Borderless and genre-less, it is…

Sun 30 October 2016

Anita Wardell

Anita Wardell ends her workshop weekend with a show where they all show what they have learnt and she then gives a magisterial performance with her band, as ever.

Mon 31 October 2016

Johnny Hunter Quartet

“The band admirably reflects the independent creativity of the new Manchester scene.” – John Fordham on Johnny Hunter Quartet, The Guardian Johnny Hunter is a drummer and band-leader at the…

Tue 01 November 2016

Wed 02 November 2016

London International Arts Festival presents!

Rekesh Chauhan Having begun his musical journey supporting artists including MOBO award-winning jazz pianist Zoe Rahman he went on to collaborate with Mercury Prize award-winner Talvin Singh OBE.His knack for…

Thu 03 November 2016

Filipe Monteiro

One week before the annual EFG (London Jazz festival), the London-based top Brazilian guitarist and composer Filipe Monteiro is bringing his all stars quintet to perform his music at the…

Sat 05 November 2016

Carol Grimes – Tales and Songs from a Life

The return of the mistressful Carol Grimes, one of our favourite vocalists, with Dorian Ford, piano,  Winston Clifford, drums,  Alison Rayner, bass  & Annie Whitehead, trombone. Stellar reviews abound of Carol’s…

Mon 07 November 2016

Gilad Hekselman Trio

New York based guitarist Gilad Hekselman with his trio comprising Joe Martin on bass and Kush Abadey drums Since arriving in New York in 2004 Israeli born Gilad has developed a…

Tue 08 November 2016

Wed 09 November 2016

Thu 10 November 2016

Fri 11 November 2016

EFG London Jazz Festival 11-20 November 2016

The Vortex will host a wondrous selection of artists during the London Jazz Festival. So far, this is likely to include Medusa Beats (with Benoît Delbecq), Clark Tracey, Camilla George,…

Sat 12 November 2016

Sun 13 November 2016

Mon 14 November 2016

Tue 15 November 2016

Fri 21 October 2016

Monica Vasconcelos

São Paulo born UK based singer and her band play songs of rebellion, reflecting the struggles in Brazil during the ’60s. Musicians: Liam Noble on piano Andres Lafone on bass…

Thu 20 October 2016

David Helbock Trio + Bruno Heinen

One of the leading pianists from Austria plays for his first time at the Vortex. He is about to release a new album on the prestigious ACT label, ‘Into the…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Wed 19 October 2016

Tue 18 October 2016


Innovative new music, rich choreography, and dynamic improvisation. SoundMoves brings together musicians and dancers from Jazz, Flamenco, Tap Dance, and Classical Indian music to explore rhythm as a way to…

Mon 17 October 2016


Our monthly open-minded Freedom session, run by Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson and Tori Handsley. DJ Paul Bradshaw.

Sun 16 October 2016

Sat 15 October 2016

Fri 14 October 2016

Alex Munk Flying Machines

Alex Munk: guitars; Matt Robinson: piano, synthesizers; Fender Rhodes; Conor Chaplin: electric & double bass; Dave Hamblett: drums. From allaboutjazz: “Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group…

Thu 13 October 2016


This October Andrea Vicari, jazz pianist and composer and her band will be touring the UK playing the music from her latest album ‘The Mirror’. Joining Andrea on Sax will…

Tots Tunes

The very popular music sessions for parents and little ones (0-5 yr olds).  Described as “uplifting and energising” and “such a fun, high quality experience“.   These interactive, energetic sessions involve learning songs…

Wed 12 October 2016


In this new collaboration Pysz and Neame explore the exquisite soundworld of the piano and acoustic guitar. These two composers reinterpret existing material of their own, and explore music of…

Tue 11 October 2016

Marianne Trudel – TRIFOLIA

Line-up Marianne Trudel – piano,  accordion, voice Etienne Lafrance – double bass Patrick Graham – percussion   The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves.…

Mon 10 October 2016

Sun 09 October 2016

VINICIUS CANTUARIA solo – first night of two.

One of the great Brazilian singers and guitarist performs an intimate gig at the Vortex. Tonight’s gig will consist of one longer set. Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 7.45…

Downstairs: 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…

Sat 08 October 2016


Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby, Liam Noble. Three of the great heroes of the Vortex team up to create the imaginative and enjoyable jazz that we have been led to expect…

Fri 07 October 2016


Dunajska Kapelye are back – heartbreaking Gypsy ballads, tup thumping Balkan folk, jazz, tango and the odd song! Led by the irresistible violins of Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon with…

Thu 06 October 2016


Chicago Blues Galen Galen Weston is a Canadian guitarist and composer who recently celebrated the successful launch of his debut album, “Plugged In”. The Blujazz Label artist who is well-received…

Wed 05 October 2016

Sorin Zlat

Return of one of our favourite Romanian pianists. In quartet, this time! (With the support of the Romanian Cultural Institute.)  

Tue 04 October 2016

Evan Parker

One of our most innovative improvisers, saxophonist Evan Parker, returns with two greats to make a trio – John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums

Mon 03 October 2016

Sun 02 October 2016


AKKU Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. The five musicians, led by drummer Manuel Pasquinelli, feature a hypnotic…

Sat 01 October 2016


  Pigfoot is Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums) Billy Jenkins is Billy Jenkins. He is one of our most iconic musicians who…

Fri 30 September 2016


Adam Glasser knows how to motivate South African music and musicians. A South African Grammy winner, he plays piano and harmonica. Tonight he leads a stellar band in compositions by…


Chaos Collective member, Glaswegian drummer and composer Corrie Dick with his band. Corrie Dick – Drums Jessica Radcliffe – Vocals Laura Jurd – Trumpet Joe Wright – Saxophone Rob Luft…

Thu 29 September 2016


We are happy to welcome this big band from Birmingham. Playing the music from the orchestra’s two albums, Burns and Rough Boundaries. The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra was founded in September 2014…