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Vortex Jazz Club

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11 Gillett Square
London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Fri 29 July 2016

Sat 30 July 2016

Sun 31 July 2016

John Escreet and Evan Parker – UK premiere

It’s a pleasure to welcome John Escreet, one of the great young pianists in New York (and one of our leading ‘exports’), performing in duo with Evan Parker, one of…

Mon 01 August 2016

Elliot Galvin Trio

ELLIOT GALVIN piano, kalimba, melodicas, accordion, cassette player and stylophone TOM McCREDIE double bass SIMON ROTH drums, percussion and glockenspiel Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted…

Tue 02 August 2016

Gilad Atzmon/Saul Rubin

A chance to hear Gilad Atzmon with guitarist Saul Rubin, visiting from New York. They are joined by Yaron Stavi on bass. Our most recent addition to the LJF line-up,…

Wed 03 August 2016

Thu 04 August 2016

Nathalie Forget/Simon Roth

The chance to hear the ondes martenot, invented in France and used extensively by Messaien. Nathalie Forget works with drummer Simon Roth. Nathalie Forget obtained a Diploma of Superior Formation…

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

Sun 07 August 2016

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…

Fri 12 August 2016

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…

Wed 17 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 20 August 2016

Sun 21 August 2016

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

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

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

Sat 27 August 2016

Thu 01 September 2016

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

Sat 10 September 2016

Fri 16 September 2016

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…

Mon 03 October 2016

Sat 08 October 2016

Malija

Mark Lockheart, Jasper Høiby, Liam Noble. Three of the great heroes of the Vortex team up to create the imaginative and enjoyable jazz that we have been led to expect…

Sun 09 October 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…

Tue 11 October 2016

MARIANNE TRUDEL TRIO

Marianne Trudel is a multi-talented pianist, composer, improvisor, and arranger. At once energetic and passionate, her music cross-cuts a wide swath of musical interests.

Thu 13 October 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…

Thu 20 October 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…

Fri 29 July 2016

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…

Wed 27 July 2016

Tue 26 July 2016

Graeme Wilson Quartet

Graeme Wilson – tenor sax Paul Edis – piano Andy Champion – double bass Adam Sinclair – drums Enthralling audiences in the North East since 2012, this quartet are now…

Mon 25 July 2016

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.

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…

Fri 22 July 2016

Chaos Collective presents….

Presented by team Chaos Collective – a night of improvised and original music featuring some UK’s most exciting improvisers 8:30 – Corrie Dick – Solo drums Drummer Corrie Dick has been developing…

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…

Wed 20 July 2016

Bruno Heinen/Rachael Cohen

Rachael Cohen and Bruno Heinen. A duo made in heaven – Rachael’s poignant sound against the melodic invention of Bruno’s piano playing. They will play a mixture of standards and…

Tue 19 July 2016

Evan Parker invites Black Top invites Evan Parker

A collaboration made in Heaven! The duo repeat their path-breaking collaboration with Evan Parker, their first encounter already having been released as an acclaimed album

Mon 18 July 2016

Michelson Morley + Twelves DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH! with Alex Bonney

Album launches for two new albums on Babel. “Muscle, imagination and pure joy of musicianship” Jake McMurchie’s Michelson Morley + Twelves (Riaan Vosloo, Tim Giles, Rob Updegraff, Mark Hanslip) Guardian,…

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. Tonight…

MOPOMOSO 25 ANNIVERSARY: THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Some of the best musicians on the scene today, performing in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere: Terry Day (drums) / Dave Panton (sax/ piano) duo. Paul G Smyth (piano) / Jennifer Walshe (voice) duo . John Russell (guitar) / Roger Turner (drums) duo

Terry Day (drums) / David Panton (saxophone / piano) duo

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…

Fri 15 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…

Wed 13 July 2016

Tue 12 July 2016

Crossroads Trio – Flamenco Blues

The Members of Crossroads are: Esther Weekes – Jazz/Blues Singer and Flamenco Dancer Pablo Pradas – Flamenco Guitarist Demi Garcia Sabat – Percussionist and Drummer Heralding from Seville, Barcelona and…

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)…

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,…

Sat 09 July 2016

The Big Steal

End the music festival by celebrating with our Jazz2Rocksteady band increased ad refreshed. Fresh originals & twisted Ska-Rocksteady from this London 7-piece fronted by the soulful Yvette Riby (Boxettes). Killer…

Fri 08 July 2016

Thu 07 July 2016

Berrill/Roth/Oliver + Joe Wright solo

JUST ADDED! Joe Wright solo. Such an imaginative composer and performer. Meanwhile. Hailing from Ireland, UK and America Berrill/Roth/Oliver play a collection of original and contemporary pieces that celebrate diversity and global musics.

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…