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11 Gillett Square
London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Tue 28 June 2016

REBETIKO CARNIVAL 2016 PRESENTS: SONGS OF ISTANBUL

Cigdem and the ensemble will perform songs reflecting the diversity of early 20th century Istanbul. Musicians: Cidgem Aslan, vocals Çiğdem Aslan is an Istanbul-born singer who sings in many languages and…

Wed 29 June 2016

Thu 30 June 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…

DUCK BAKER TRIO AND QUARTET (CD LAUNCH)

Duck Baker, guitar Alex Ward, clarinet John Edwards, bass Steve Noble, drums Fingerstyle guitar master Duck Baker returns to the Vortex with his trio/quartet, for another evening devoted to his…

Fri 01 July 2016

Sat 02 July 2016

Adam Glasser Quartet

Adam Glasser is known as leader of Township Comets which started here at the Vortex, and also as the leader of our South African jazz jam sessions. Here he leads…

Mon 04 July 2016

Tue 05 July 2016

Wed 06 July 2016

Justin Thurgur

Justin Thurgur – Trombone Graeme Flowers – Trumpet Kishon Khan – Piano/Rhodes Liran Donin – Double Bass Oreste Noda – Congas Pat Illingworth – Drums Justin Thurgur, trombonist for Bellowhead,…

Thu 07 July 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…

Simon Roth Trio

One of the best new young drummers, known for his work in Chaos Collective and in bands such as Vula Viel and Elliott Galvin Trio.

Fri 08 July 2016

Sat 09 July 2016

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL – WORKSHOP ONE

A BAND OFF THE WALL  FREE OPEN WORKSHOP 2.30-5.30, short performance in Gillett Square 6.00 We are bringing to life the large and impressive ‘Peace Mural’ opposite Dalston Junction Station,…

Sun 10 July 2016

GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA FESTIVAL – WORKSHOP TWO

WORKSHOP IN AFRICAN DRUMMING AND CHANT 10.30-1.30, free, open to all young musicians aged 12-25 Part of the regular monthly series of masterclasses run by the Grand Union Youth Orchestra,…

Mon 11 July 2016

Ches Smith/Craig Taborn/Mat Maneri

A STELLAR NIGHT IN DALSTON….. A MUST SEE -That’s how Jazzwise has described this gig in their latest issue Ches Smith (drums, percussion, vibes), Craig Taborn (piano), Mat Maneri (viola)…

Wed 13 July 2016

Thu 14 July 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…

Sat 16 July 2016

Pepi Lemer: Back2Front

British Jazz artist Pepi Lemer performs songs from her album, Back2Front. The album is an explosive mix of Latin percussion, jazz improvisation and songs from around the world including compositions from the great…

Sun 17 July 2016

Tom Challenger’s Party of Improvisation

Tom Challenger is noted for some of the most thrilling collaborations of recent years. Outhouse, BrassMask, Dice Factory, Wedding Music. So it’s his chance to sort something out tonight. Most…

Mon 18 July 2016

Tue 19 July 2016

Evan Parker invites Black Top invites Evan Parker

Evan Parker invites Black Top invites Evan Parker. Founded by Pat Thomas (piano/electronics) and Orphy Robinson (vibes), the ad hocBlack Top series is dedicated to exploring the intersection of live improv…

Thu 21 July 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…

Sun 24 July 2016

John Bennett Band

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…

Thu 28 July 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…

Sat 30 July 2016

Sun 31 July 2016

Tue 28 June 2016

REBETIKO CARNIVAL 2016 PRESENTS: SONGS OF ISTANBUL

Cigdem and the ensemble will perform songs reflecting the diversity of early 20th century Istanbul. Musicians: Cidgem Aslan, vocals Çiğdem Aslan is an Istanbul-born singer who sings in many languages and…

Mon 27 June 2016

MICHAEL CHILLINGWORTH – ‘SCRATCH & SIFT’ (Album Launch)

Michael Chillingworth: Alto Sax/Clarinet Josh Arcoleo: Tenor Sax Tom Challenger: Tenor Sax/Clarinet George Crowley: Bass Clarinet Ralph Wyld: Vibraphone Sam Lasserson: Bass Jon Scott: Drums Michael Chillingworth leads a vibrant…

Sun 26 June 2016

John Bennett Band

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…

Sat 25 June 2016

Simon Purcell Quintet

Simon Purcell – piano Chris Batchelor – trumpet Julian Seigel – tenor and soprano saxophones Gene Calderazzo – drums Steve Watts – bass This quintet follows the release of his album…

Nefes Ensemble

The Nefes Ensemble is a London based group of amateur and professional musicians performing renditions of traditional folk music songs. Founded by Gonul Tekin Ekmekci in 2009 and led by Salman Aybars,…

Fri 24 June 2016

REBETIKO CARNIVAL 2016 PRESENTS: LYRICISM OF SMYRNA

The internationally renowned Greek violinist, Kyriakos Gouvendas and singer Marina Deligianni are joined by musicians of the Rebetiko Carnival 2016, to present a selection of songs from famous composers from…

Thu 23 June 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…

Wed 22 June 2016

Niran Obasa

  Nigerian pianist Niran Obasa established his name as one of the foremost session musicians and the gospel music in Lagos. He is the keyboardist with The Yoruba Women Choir…

Tue 21 June 2016

TRINITY LABAN JAZZ POSTGRADUATES & CHOIR

With award winning flautist Gareth Lockrane and celebrated pianist Nikki Iles directing postgraduate students and internationally acclaimed director Pete Churchill leading the Jazz Choir. Featuring celebrated international artists and some…

Mon 20 June 2016

SOLSTICE AT THE VORTEX

Featuring: -Morley Jazz Orchestra -Trombone Poetry -hKippers -G-bop Orchestra -John Eacott’s Hour Angle A solstice festival bringing together old and new works. Richard Peaslee composed ‘Stonehenge Suite’ in 1963 having…

Sun 19 June 2016

Nikki Yeoh Solo Gemini album launch

At last! The first solo piano album by Nikki Yeoh that we have been waiting for for 25 years. This will be a very special night to celebrate and enjoy.…

MOPOMOSO 25th ANNIVERSARY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Mopomoso’s anniversary series continues with a close look at solo and duo playing.     Faith Brackenbury (violin) / Martin Speake (sax) duo Faith and Martin have backgrounds in jazz,…

Sat 18 June 2016

Fri 17 June 2016

Filomena Campus

Filomena Campus – vocals Steve Lodder – piano Dudley Phillips – bass Adriano Adewale – drums/percussion   Award winning jazz vocalist, lyricist, lecturer and theatre director Filomena Campus brings to…

Thu 16 June 2016

Julian Argüelles Tetra

JULIAN ARGÜELLES TETRA Julian Argüelles (leader / sax / compositions) Kit Downes (piano) Sam Lasserson (bass) James Maddren (drums) A welcome return for Tetra, and a rare chance to hear…

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 15 June 2016

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Jazz Band

Hailing from California, the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Jazz Band combines the professionalism of a working big band with cutting-edge big band repertoire. The band has performed repeat engagements at…

Tue 14 June 2016

LISA ULLÉN | MARK SANDERS | JOHN EDWARDS

Lisa and Mark were brought together by Okkyung Lee for her curation at Wels Festival 2014 and decided they should play again, Mark and John are first call rhythm section…

Mon 13 June 2016

WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS: 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 12 June 2016

Elliot Galvin / Mark Sanders – Weather album launch

JUST ANNOUNCED – Special guest tonight will be Steve Beresford Internationally renowned drummer Mark Sanders and rising star pianist Elliot Galvin come together to perform two sets of freely improvised…

London Jazz Orchestra

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 11 June 2016

The PIGFOOT Shuffle

Tonight Pigfoot will invite the audience to choose the repertoire from the hat, so Wagner will be rubbing shoulders with Bessie Smith, Lieber & Stoller, Smokey Robinson, Richard Strauss, Stevie Wonder, Fats Waller and Puccini, all spontaneously transformed by the band’s wild musicality and wry humour. Football on downstairs. So you can check out both.

Fri 10 June 2016

Stephen Davis’ Human

Human is the world-class quartet assembled by Irish-born drummer and composer Stephen Davis. For this exciting new project, he’s joined by three of the most creative young artists on the…

Thu 09 June 2016

Vento em Madeira

Formed only four years ago Vento Em Madeira have already become one of the foremost instrumental groups in Brazil today, with two nominations at the 25th Brazilian Music Awards 2014…

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 08 June 2016