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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

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11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Fri 07 August 2015

The Filipe Monteiro Quintet featuring Paul Booth

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

  London based Brazilian born guitarist and composer Filipe Monteiro, whose music combines his South American roots with the creativity of jazz, is an exciting adventure of musical styles opened to collective improvisation. The Filipe Monteiro Quintet is composed by…

Sat 08 August 2015

Estelle Kokot Trio

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

Estelle Kokot performs new arrangements of her original material and previews her new album The Sound of You featuring songs written by Chico Freeman and Jan Pulsford. Estelle will be launching The Sound of You in South Africa at the…

Mon 10 August 2015

Jazz Warriors International Present: Freedom

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

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 pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Thu 13 August 2015

Evan Parker

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

A major force in European improvising, Saxophonist Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why he…

Sun 16 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua – Day 1

2:00pm - 5:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Mon 17 August 2015

Fete Qua Qua – Day 2

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

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Tue 18 August 2015

FETE QUA QUA – Day 3

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

Mopomoso plays host to John Russell’s annual free improvisation get together. Running over three days and featuring 14 musicians from seven countries Fete Quaqua promises a continuously unfolding programme of musical delights and surprises. All the musicians will appear in…

Sat 22 August 2015

Bobby Wellins Quartet

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

We welcome back a genuine legend of British jazz, tonight playing with this group of musicians some of whom are well established, others new to the scene. Bobby Wellins, saxophone Liam Noble, piano Mark Lewandowski, bass Dave Wickins, drums Bobby…

Mon 31 August 2015

Phelan Burgoyne Quintet plays the songs of Paul Motian

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

Phelan Burgoyne quintet: The songs of Paul Motian Martin Speake- Saxophone Felix Rossy-Trumpet Rob Luft-Guitar Callum Gourlay- Bass Phelan Burgoyne-Drums Expect strong melodies, visceral grooves and meditative improvisations based around the music of iconic drummer Paul Motian. Please like &…

Mon 07 September 2015

Warriors International Present: Freedom

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

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 pursues the promise of legendary associations like the AACM, the Black Artists’ Group and Sam Rivers’…

Fri 11 September 2015

Cara

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

‘Things that grow’ is a fluid musical project exploring the sonic possibilities of southern African musical bows within improvisatory contexts. On this album, Cara Stacey performs contemporary compositions and improvisations on the umrhubhe and uhadi bows with Shabaka Hutchings (clarinet, tenor saxophone), Seb…

Fri 18 September 2015

Don Kipper

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

Don Kipper are an award-winning innovative ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms, from Turkish Fasıl and Greek Rebetiko to Gypsy Jazz and Klezmer. While we attempt to root ourselves deeply in these traditions we always seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements…

Mon 21 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Ed Bentley

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

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: Pianist and organist Ed Bentley is a charismatic figure and amazing live performer who seeks out new directions that keep his music dazzlingly inventive – raw and original. Please like & share:

Tue 22 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Lucky Ranku

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

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: The great South African guitarist Lucky Ranku and his band celebrate the music of Dudu Pukwana whose passing 25 years ago this year left an unfilled gap in African jazz music. Please…

Wed 23 September 2015

African Jazz Sessions: Paul Lunga

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

Part of the 13th London African Music Festival: Trumpeter Paul Lungs’s music rooted in Bulawayo where the melting pot of cultures, emanating from the mass migration of rural communities developed a unique style of Zimbabwean Jazz. Please like & share:

Fri 25 September 2015

Barry Green’s New York Trio with Chris Cheek, Gerald Cleaver

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

The second night of pianist Barry Green’s New York Trio. Chris Cheek on saxophone and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Please like & share:

Sat 26 September 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…

Tue 29 September 2015
Sun 04 October 2015

Lume

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

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Wed 07 October 2015

Delius/Brice/Sanders

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

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