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Sat 10 December 2016

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BlUE SPIRITS TRIO

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

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY – THE ITALIAN JOB

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by Bruno Heinen. Tonight a special performance by The Italian Job, with Michele Tacchi and Riccardo Chiaberta, ahead of its release…

Sun 11 December 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

The LJO caps its 25th anniversary year at the Vortex — London’s longest jazz residency — with this great gig  featuring new music by Alcyona Mick, Stuart Hall, and Josephine…

Mon 12 December 2016

Tue 13 December 2016

Wed 14 December 2016

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT XMAS PARTY

The award-winning WorldService Project return to The Vortex with a bang, having released their third album For King and Country on Rare Noise Records, and toured across the UK, Ireland, France, Italy,…

Thu 15 December 2016

WORLD SERVICE PROJECT XMAS PARTY

December 14   The award-winning WorldService Project return to The Vortex with a bang, having released their third album For King and Country on Rare Noise Records, and toured across the UK,…

Fri 16 December 2016

Annie Whitehead 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…

Sat 17 December 2016

Sun 18 December 2016

MOPOMOSO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Come and join the celebrations as Mopomoso – the UK’s longest running regular improv  sessions – brings its 25th Anniversary Year to a close with its traditional end of year…

Mon 19 December 2016

John Bennett Band

This is the final  chance to see the wonderful John Bennett Band in 2016. A stalwart of the old Vortex club, they now play a  monthly spot at the Vortex.…

Tue 20 December 2016

Aquarium

We’re delighted to welcome back rising star Sam Leak with his magnificent quartet. ‘This is assured and sophisticated acoustic jazz with deep roots in the tradition, that knows exactly what…

Wed 21 December 2016

Thu 22 December 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…

VLAD MILLER AND NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground Vlad Miller – piano Les Booth – six- string electric bass Dave Rohoman – drums Adrian Northover – saxes www.vladmillernfu.wordpress.com Vlad Miller And Notes From Underground is a band that…

Fri 23 December 2016

EVAN PARKER

A giant of the saxophone and an innovator. Evan Parker plays monthly at the Vortex. Here he celebrates Christmas with a hand-picked line-up – Shabaka Hutchings (Sax, reeds), John Edwards…

Thu 29 December 2016

John Etheridge and Vimala Rowe

Legendary English guitarist brings sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe to the Vortex for an evening of passion and soul. John will play some of his celebrated solo set and…

Fri 30 December 2016

Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt

Fresh from their EFG London Jazz Festival performance, join Estelle Kokot and Kate Shortt for a pre New Year’s special like never before. They will be showcasing their own material and a…

Sat 31 December 2016

New Years Eve at the Vortex

Celebrate the New Year at the Vortex. A glass of champagne, a meal and then gorgeous jazz from Gill Manly, Simon Wallace and special guests…. Always a sell-out book early…

Thu 05 January 2017

EVAN PARKER

The first in the New Year with the master of free improvisation. Evan’s involvement with the Vortex goes back many years, during which time he has invited an incredible roster…

Fri 06 January 2017

Heidi Vogel

The voice of the Cinematic Orchestra. Repertoire from here, the USA and Brazil interpreted with energy and charm. The band includes one of our favourite pianists – Bruno Heinen

Sat 07 January 2017

The Exiles

With special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past few years. London-based ‘exile’ Scott Stroman…

Sun 08 January 2017

The Exiles

With special guest vocalist Emily Wolf The Exiles return for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the past few years. London-based ‘exile’ Scott Stroman…

Mon 09 January 2017

Wed 11 January 2017

MOSIAC

Led by vibraphonist and Kenny Wheeler Music Prize winner Ralph Wyld, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced…

Thu 12 January 2017

DAVE MANNINGTON’S RIFF RAFF

This London based super group led by bassist Dave Mannington released their new album, Hullabaloo, on Loop Records last year. Riff Raff mixes the bass playing leader’s clever composing with a…

Sun 15 January 2017

Gilad Atzmon/Saul Rubin

The return of a New York special! A chance to hear saxophonist Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, frequently in the band of Sonny Rollins and visiting from New York.…

Sat 10 December 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY – THE ITALIAN JOB

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by Bruno Heinen. Tonight a special performance by The Italian Job, with Michele Tacchi and Riccardo Chiaberta, ahead of its release…

JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BlUE SPIRITS TRIO

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

Fri 09 December 2016

Thu 08 December 2016

Wed 07 December 2016

Solstice – Alimentation album launch

Solstice is an ensemble comprising some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving East London music scene, including in-demand saxophonist Tori Freestone and renowned vocalist Brigitte Beraha. They have…

Tue 06 December 2016

IVA BITTOVA /ABRAHAM BRODY

UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO ILLNESS ABRAHAM BRODY IS UNABLE TO PERFORM A SOLO SET TONIGHT. HOWEVER HE WILL STILL PERFORM DURING THE DUO IMPROVISATIONS. Double bill, 2 solo sets of 40…

Mon 05 December 2016

Sun 04 December 2016

Loz Speyer’s Time Zone

TIME ZONE plays an innovative “deep fusion” of Cuban music and Jazz – soulful, catchy and rhythmically provocative. Cuban elements are re-assembled, or mutated to fit odd meters – bilingual…

MOJO

Back for their #SwingSunday residency, MOJO (the Moderately Optimistic Jazz Orchestra) are back to play you everything from laid-back & up-tempo swing, Latin and funk to the traditional (Buddy Rich, Count…

Sat 03 December 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Fri 02 December 2016

Thu 01 December 2016

Mimika Orchestra plus White Flower

About Mimika Orchestra Mimika Orchestra was founded in London in 2010 by the Croatian composer and saxophonist Mak Murtic. It has been dubbed as one of London’s most creative, trans-idiomatic orchestras, taking audiences on an adventurous…

Wed 30 November 2016

Kristian Borring Group

Guitarist Kristian Borring has a new quartet including pianist Rick Simpson, Jon Scott (drums), Dave Whitford (bass). It’s always exciting to be in at the start of a new band,…

Tue 29 November 2016

Square One

Square One is  an award-winning Glasgow-based quartet, known for their free-spirited original music and energised live performances. The music they play alights upon many modern touchstones such as folk, fusion,…

Mon 28 November 2016

Ronachan Songs & Under The Water Present: BLUE ROSE CODE

With three stellar albums in four years, featuring the likes of Danny Thompson, Karine Polwart, Nashville’s McCrary Sisters and even Hollywood A-Lister, Ewan McGregor, Edina’s own Ross Wilson’s rise has…

Sun 27 November 2016

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…

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats

Acclaimed Israeli bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin is back again at the Vortex after some time away writing and gathering new material for his debut album which will be released…

CDave Quartet: Lost Songs of Jazz

A kaleidoscope of obscure songs from all eras of jazz. These forgotten but great tunes were all originally recorded by the giants of jazz but now out-of-print. CDave revives them…

Sat 26 November 2016

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno Heinen.

Gilad Atzmon Orient House Ensemble

Gilad Atzmon (Alto & Soprano Sax, Clarinet) Frank Harrison (Piano) Yaron Stavi (Bass) Chris Higginbottom (Drums) Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble, renowned for their unique mix of jazz, folk…

Fri 25 November 2016

Thu 24 November 2016

Wed 23 November 2016

BBC Radio 3 Recommends – SOLD OUT

Lopa Kothari, Max Reinhardt and Soweto Kinch showcase new jazz, world and contemporary artists discovered through BBC Introducing on Jazz Now, Late Junction and World on 3. Kourelou are an…

Tue 22 November 2016

EVAN PARKER with JOHN EDWARDS, MARK SANDERS

Our monthly concert with iconic improviser Evan Parker continues this month with his long-standing musical partners John Edwards (bass), Mark Sanders (Drums). Expect empathy, energy and emotion.

Mon 21 November 2016

Phelan Burgoyne Band

Phelan Burgoyne Trio Martin Speake – Saxophone Rob Luft – Guitar Phelan Burgoyne – Drums Expect strong melodies, visceral grooves and meditative improvisations based around the music of iconic drummer…

Sun 20 November 2016

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…

MOPOMOSO @ 25

Mopomoso presenting the finest in free improvisation since 1991 Yoko Arai (piano) / John Russell (guitar) duo + Mark Wastell Quintet – Mark Wastell (cello) / Olie Brice (bass) /…