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11 Gillett Square
London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Wed 24 August 2016

Club closed for piano restoration

The Vortex is closed for 2 days, while we restore and improve our piano. This work is reliant on YOU. Join our crowdfunding scheme. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-restore-the-vortex-jazz-clubs-steinway  

Thu 25 August 2016

Club closed for piano restoration

The Vortex is closed for 2 days, while we restore and improve our piano. This work is reliant on YOU. Join our crowdfunding scheme. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-restore-the-vortex-jazz-clubs-steinway  

Fri 26 August 2016

Mafarowi

Martin Speake  alto saxophone Faith Brackenbury  violin/vocals Rob Luft guitar Will Glaser drums/percussion ‘A newly formed project that is a pared-down version of my previous 7 piece group Fever Pitch. This was…

Sat 27 August 2016

Vlad Miller – Notes from Underground

The effect that ‘Notes From Underground’ want to have on their listeners is immediate, direct, and accessible in the best sense. They want their music to grab your ears and your body and not let go until you’ve been variously pulverised, pummelled, or pleasured into submission.

Sun 28 August 2016

Adrian Reid

Adrian Reid launches his new quartet album Nyanza Street, with TONY KOFI (sax), LARRY BARTLEY (bass), ROD YOUNGS (drums) Adrian writes: I had been working with various members of the…

Sunday Jazz Sessions

The London Jazz Jam session is hosted every Sunday in the Vortex Downstairs Bar by guitarist Hannes Riepler and features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed…

Thu 01 September 2016

Angus Bayley’s Scrapbook Septet

The 25 year old London-based pianist and composer Angus Bayley may have studied to be a scientist however, he was never far from making music and has been an active…

Fri 02 September 2016

FOFOULAH

Fofoula are Batch Gueye – vocals/dance  , Tom Challenger – sax/keys , Phil Stevenson – guitar , Johnny Brierley – bass ,  Kaw Secka – sabar/talking drum , Dave Smith – drums “African drumming,…

Tue 06 September 2016

Tom Ridout (ft Alex Ridout)

An evening of award winners. Saxophonist and recorder player,  Tom Ridout (Richard Turner Jazz Fund winner)  is playing this evening with a band featuring Alex Ridout, his trumpeter sister  who…

Wed 07 September 2016

Fri 09 September 2016

Sat 10 September 2016

Pigfoot Play Bacharach

Chris Batchelor – trumpet Liam Noble – piano James Allsopp – baritone sax Paul Clarvis – drums Pigfoot established themselves as innovative interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their…

Sun 11 September 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a…

Mon 12 September 2016

Wed 14 September 2016

O.T.M.

A new unique and exciting improvising wind ensemble, who’s combined musical experience covers many genres, including South African and contemporary jazz, contemporary classical, composing for art installations, 18 century English rural…

Thu 15 September 2016

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…

TORI FREESTONE TRIO

Tori Freestone is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised music scene as both a side woman and highly regarded bandleader…

Fri 16 September 2016

Sun 18 September 2016

Sun 25 September 2016

John Bennett Band

John’s big band returns after their summer break to play more of his own compositions. Great solo work from an array of top-line musicians.  There’s  a  harmonised yet  slightly anarchic feel to…

Tue 27 September 2016

BARRY GREEN SEXTET

A welcome return of pianist Barry Green’s outstanding sextet. Barry Green (Piano) Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet) Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone) Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone) Flo Moore (Bass) Will Glaser (Drums)  

Wed 28 September 2016

Thu 29 September 2016

Fri 30 September 2016

CORRIE DICK – IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

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…

ADAM GLASSER’S SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

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…

Sat 01 October 2016

ANITA WARDELL AND BAND

Winner of the “Best Jazz Vocalist Category” in the 2013 British Jazz Awards, Wardell is noted for her vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Tonight, Anita will be…

Sun 02 October 2016

Mon 03 October 2016

Wed 24 August 2016

Club closed for piano restoration

The Vortex is closed for 2 days, while we restore and improve our piano. This work is reliant on YOU. Join our crowdfunding scheme. http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/help-restore-the-vortex-jazz-clubs-steinway  

Tue 23 August 2016

Fete Qua Qua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’,…

Mon 22 August 2016

Fete Qua Qua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’,…

Sun 21 August 2016

Bruno Heinen & Rachael Cohen

Born out of a longstanding musical relationship, Rachael Cohen  (saxophone) and Bruno Heinen (piano) have a developed a forward-looking and empathic duo. Performing together consistently, they are continually working on…

Fete Quaqua

Fete Quaqua is the 3 day festival out of our monthly Mopomoso sessions. Curated by John Russell, expect extraordinary sets from a group of like-minded musicians

Sat 20 August 2016

Antonio Zambrini plays the music of Nino Rota

Acclaimed pianist and composer Antonio Zambrini presents at the Vortex his creative take on some of the most iconic film soundtracks of the Italian neorealism. This project of rediscovery originated…

Fri 19 August 2016

George Crowley Trio

Saxophonist George Crowley joins with some of his friends in a performance of joy and pleasure. With Tim Giles (drums), and Rob Luft (guitar), recently crowned winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize 2016.

Thu 18 August 2016

Wed 17 August 2016

Tue 16 August 2016

Mon 15 August 2016

Sun 14 August 2016

Paul Bilson

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations, the band…

Sat 13 August 2016

Julian Ferraretto

Julian Ferraretto (violin) with Robert Mitchell on piano, Andy Hamill on bass and Justin Woodward on drums. Violinist Julian Ferraretto has been in demand as a soloist and ensemble player both in…

Fri 12 August 2016

Esther Bennett

Vocalist Esther Bennett does her annual birthday gig at the Vortex. Standards, originals and fun!

Thu 11 August 2016

STEWART CURTIS’S K-GROOVE

“This guy is good! Like Artie Shaw before him he’s taken a traditional idiom through a new perspective. If you have an enquiring taste in music try this!”

Wed 10 August 2016

Kasai Masai

Have you experienced the joys of Urban Equitorial Funk? First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves. Based in London,…

Tue 09 August 2016

Javier Carmona – the return

Javier Carmona, when in London, was one of the great motivators of the improvised scene. He is now, though, mainly to be heard in Barcelona. The chance for him to…

Mon 08 August 2016

Warriors International present FREEDOM

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 players, Freedom will continue to pursue…

Sun 07 August 2016

Sat 06 August 2016

Closed for private party

Sorry! One of the rare occasions when there is a special private party. The club can be rented for special events. Call 020 72544097 or email:  vortexjazzinfo@gmail.com

Thu 04 August 2016

Wed 03 August 2016

John Martin Hidden Notes

Launching their new album. ‘The Hidden Notes’ offers a window into a new and unique sound world. It is a celebration of the saxophone and all the beautiful colours that…

Tue 02 August 2016

Gilad Atzmon/Saul Rubin

A chance to hear saxophonist Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, frequently in the band of Sonny Rollins and visiting from New York. They are joined by Yaron Stavi on…

Mon 01 August 2016

Sun 31 July 2016

John Escreet and Evan Parker – UK premiere

John Escreet, one of the great young pianists in New York (and a leading UK ‘export’), performs with influential improviser Evan Parker. ‘Lean, purposeful improv ****’ (Guardian)   While John and his…

Sat 30 July 2016