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London, N16 8AZ
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Sun 25 June 2017

Morley College Big Band

Many of our best jazz musicians have passed through this big band over the years, run on Saturday mornings at the hallowed Morley College. Now directed by Loose Tubes alumnus,…

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have John Bennett’s Band with us again  – a stalwart of the old…

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies to include some extra special guests. Followed by…

Tue 27 June 2017

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space (Album launch)

Line Up Loz Speyer – trumpet, flugel Chris Biscoe – alto sax, alto clarinet Rachel Musson – tenor, soprano sax Olie Brice – double bass Gary Willcox – drums The…

Wed 28 June 2017

Pete Hurt Jazz Orchestra

Pete Hurt has a reputation as one of the leading jazz composers, and is known from his work with the London Jazz Orchestra and Still Waters. At the end of…

Thu 29 June 2017

Fri 30 June 2017

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) Since…

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 01 July 2017

Sun 02 July 2017

Phelan Burgoyne’s Swiss Trio

Wiesendanger, Rüegg, Burgoyne . Chris Wiesendanger – Piano Xaver Rüegg – Bass Phelan Burgoyne – Drums After his trio with Rob Luft and Martin Speake, and an invitation to Jorge…

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies to include some extra special guests. Followed by…

Tue 04 July 2017

Wed 05 July 2017

VLADIMIR MILLER

Vlad Miller – piano Les Booth – six- string electric bass Dave Rohoman – drums Adrian Northover – saxes Vladimir Miller is a pianist, composer and bandleader whose bands blend…

Thu 06 July 2017

Fri 07 July 2017

Sat 08 July 2017

Sun 09 July 2017

Mon 10 July 2017

LET SPIN

Let Spin is tight British punk-jazz quartet formed in 2012 by Led Bib saxophonist Chris Williams and former Acoustic Ladyland bass guitarist Ruth Goller, with the similarly adventurous Manchester duo…

Tue 11 July 2017

Stefania Arcieri Ensemble

Singer Stefania Arcieri brings a star-studded band to support her powerful vocals With Gareth Lockrane (flute), Nathaniel Facey (sax), Sandro Zerafa (guitar), Sam Leak (piano), Dario di Lecce (bass), Shane…

Fri 14 July 2017

Sat 15 July 2017

Andrea Rinciari Quartet

Led by guitarist Andrea Rinciari, this young quartet’s music  is based around the American Jazz Tradition of the late 50s and 60s, heavily influenced by some of Andrea’s all time…

Sun 16 July 2017

Tue 18 July 2017

Alabaster de Plume

Alabaster dePlume is part performance poet, part jazz saxophonist and part singer/songwriter. He also has an enviable ability to bring the right guests at the right time.

Wed 19 July 2017

Thu 20 July 2017

Fri 21 July 2017

ANNIE WHITEHEAD and WORLD MUSIC WORKSHOP BAND

Another chance to hear this exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of trombone virtuoso Annie Whitehead and supported by the…

Sun 23 July 2017

Mon 24 July 2017

CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND

Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sun 25 June 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies to include some extra special guests. Followed by…

John Bennett Band

The big band is the Rolls Royce of jazz. Once heard, immediately a convert! So it’s great to have John Bennett’s Band with us again  – a stalwart of the old…

Morley College Big Band

Many of our best jazz musicians have passed through this big band over the years, run on Saturday mornings at the hallowed Morley College. Now directed by Loose Tubes alumnus,…

Sat 24 June 2017

New Simplicity Trio

Bruno Heinen: Piano (UK) Henrik Jensen: Double Bass (Denmark) Antonio Fusco: Drums (Italy)   “High quality writing, intimate execution. ****'(Jazzwise) New Simplicity Trio plays compositions by each member of the…

Fri 23 June 2017

Helena Kay-Barry Green Quartet

  A new quartet with top young saxophonist Helena Kay, a former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the year, and pianist Barry Green. With Tim Giles (drums), Jeremy Brown (bass).…

Thu 22 June 2017

Evan Parker

One of our most innovative improvisers, saxophonist Evan Parker, returns for his monthly session at the Vortex

Wed 21 June 2017

TOPE TEN TEN

Nigerian juju singer TOPE TEN TEN is one of the new wave of singers from Nigeria that are upgrading the juju music of King Sunny Ade and Chief Ebenezer Obey…

Mon 19 June 2017

CALUM GOURLAY’S BIG BAND

A new monthly residency for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra and more.…

Sun 18 June 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies to include some extra special guests. Followed by…

Cleveland Watkiss/Benet McLean

A new collaboration of Cleveland Watkiss, who is a musician who has the ability to seamlessly merge classical and hip-hop vocalistic technique, with Benet McLean – known mainly as a…

Mopomoso

CRUSH – Mark Browne (sax,plus) Ian McGowan (trumpet) Sonic Pleasure (objects) Sonic Pleasure is famed for her unique use of bricks and masonry to make sound and usually the materials…

Sat 17 June 2017

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 16 June 2017

Thelonious with Steve Cardenas – Celebrating Monk at 100

For this special ‘upstairs’ centenary gig, Thelonious joins forces with New York guitarist and Monk expert Steve Cardenas. Steve Cardenas is THE expert on Monk’s music, but lso one of the top guitarists in New York, playing with the likes of Paul Motian and more.

In addition to the amazing compositions and his beautiful playing, the band take great inspiration from Monk’s legendary advice to Steve Lacy, from 1960

Thu 15 June 2017

Zoe and Zara

Having just broken on the scenes in Cambridge and Bedford, this up-and-coming soulful duo are returning to London and will be showing their positive vibes. www.zoeandzara.com/

Wed 14 June 2017

Olie Brice Quintet

Olie Brice is one of our most innovative bass players because he knows how to lead a group as well as anchor. So it’s a great pleasure to have him…

Tue 13 June 2017

Jeff Williams Quintet

Jeff Williams (drums), John O’Gallagher (sax), Josh Arcoleo (sax), Kit Downes (piano), Sam Lasserson (bass) “Williams’ British quintet features some of the UK’s leading players in guitarist Phil Robson, rising tenor…

Mon 12 June 2017

Sun 11 June 2017

Miriam Ast / Victor Guttierez duo

Celebrating their prize-winning success at Bucharest Jazz Competition, the duo of Miriam Ast and Victor Guttierez will perform an intimate set in the Vortex. Both graduates of the prestigious course…

Sat 10 June 2017

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BlUE SPIRITS TRIO

Led by guitar legend John Etheridge, the Blue Spirits Trio includes Pete Whittaker (organ) & Nic France (drums) Drawing on a vast reservoir of musical experience spanning 43 years ,Etheridge…

Fri 09 June 2017

Fletch’s Brew

Led by one of our favourite drummers, Mark Fletcher,  Fletch’s Brew makes a rare appearance outside Ronnie Scott’s where they play weekly. With a real superstar line-up: Mornington Lockett (Saxophone),…

Thu 08 June 2017

Wed 07 June 2017

Tue 06 June 2017

Alex Merritt Quartet

Now in its seventh year together the Alex Merritt Quartet (Alex on saxophone, John Turville on piano, Sam Lasserson on bass, Jeff Williams on drums) has developed a unique and…

Mon 05 June 2017

Sun 04 June 2017

Angela Carrington Eclectic

A musical play by Brian Shaw, music by Daniel Shaw and more to celebrate the spirit of Angela Carrington.

Sat 03 June 2017

JIM MULLEN | ZOE FRANCIS

JIM MULLEN – Guitar ZOE FRANCIS – Voice KATE WILLIAMS – piano MICK HUTTON – bass Joining Zoe this evening is multi award winning guitarist Jim Mullen, his career spans…

Fri 02 June 2017

Vortex Jazz Quartet + Brigitte Beraha

The ‘classic’ Vortex Jazz Quartet returns. Itself made up of superstars, with Huw Warren (of Perfect Houseplants and Quercus) on piano and John Parricelli (of Loose Tubes and Kenny Wheeler…