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Mon 23 January 2017

David Torn – Sun of Goldfinger. (With Tim Berne, Ches Smith)

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

Tue 24 January 2017

PRIMITIVE LONDON QUARTET

Anglo-French group. Antoine Bearjaut (trumpet) Robin Fincker (sax) Kit Downes (piano) Jim Hart (vibes) Anglo-French quartet Primitive London perform as part of their 2017 ‘Planète Savage” tour. The band, featuring…

Wed 25 January 2017

Thu 26 January 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night of intriguing readings followed by some of the newest jazz around. A night to savour Melissa Lee-Houghton Melissa Lee-Houghton’s three poetry collections are published…

Talinka

Talinka is where jazz, baroque and world music successfully collide. It is the fruit of collaboration between singer and actress Tali Atzmon, baroque instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett, the virtuoso bass player…

Fri 27 January 2017

Paul Bilson Bilson – Just announced

Paul Bilson’s joyful music draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life and soulful funk. Led by Bilson’s passionate, rhythmic trumpet melodies and improvisations. Unreserved seating,…

Sat 28 January 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. The band plays funky jazz originals and also…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 29 January 2017

Lev’s Lounge

Lev’s Lounge   Lev presents an irreverent and eclectic mix of musical styles in a laidback atmosphere. We cover songs from the 60s and 70s right through to the likes of…

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…

Mon 30 January 2017

BECCA TOFT ALBUM LAUNCH

Becca Toft presents her Album Launch Tour with a full performance of her debut album “Searching” with her octet. Searching is a concept album Becca wrote about the search of…

Tue 31 January 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 with harder and infectious…

Wed 01 February 2017

TRICHOTOMY

Sean Foran – piano John Parker – drums Samuel Vincent – bass  Australian piano trio Trichotomy really need no introduction. Over the course of three compelling albums for Naim Jazz…

Thu 02 February 2017

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 03 February 2017

Tom Harrison Quartet ft. Fabrice Tarel

Tom Harrison – alto saxophone Fabrice Tarel – piano Percy Pursglove – bass Tim Giles – drums Rising star saxophonist Tom Harrison brings a special lineup to The Vortex to…

Sat 04 February 2017

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 05 February 2017

Barry Green Trio

Recorded in Systems two studio, Brooklyn, “Almost There” finds London based pianist Barry Green with two Jazz greats, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. This album is a spontaneous performance of…

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…

Mon 06 February 2017

Tue 07 February 2017

Abraham Brody

After his recent sell-out gig with Iva Bittova, Abraham Brody returns to perform his mesmerising mix of vocals and violin. From a background that encompasses classically-trained violin, folk-singing, and performance…

Wed 08 February 2017

Thu 09 February 2017

Adam Fairhall

Adam Fairhall is able to fuse blues, contemporary jazz and improvisation with delectable results. It is a pleasure that he is coming down from Manchester to entertain us. “A rising…

Fri 10 February 2017

Sat 11 February 2017

Ed Jones Quartet

Ed Jones never fails to create a great night of music. Known for work with the likes of Killer Shrimp, the chart-topping US3 but also extending to periods with John…

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Sun 12 February 2017

Mon 23 January 2017

David Torn – Sun of Goldfinger. (With Tim Berne, Ches Smith)

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

Sun 22 January 2017

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…

DAVID TORN – SUN OF GOLD FINGER with TIM BERNE, CHES SMITH

Saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Ches Smith and guitarist David Torn push far beyond jazz’s known boundaries in Sun of Goldfinger. The mercurial trio explores the edges of the genre, infusing it with perspectives ranging from the minimalist to the cinematic to the metallic. The improvisation-based group effortlessly, seamlessly shifts from atmospheres into shattering mayhem to thrilling effect.

John Bennett Big Band

John Bennett brings his great band to us for the first time in 2017. A stalwart of the old Vortex club in Stoke Newington, they now play a  monthly spot…

Sat 21 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Henry Lowther is one of our greatest trumpeters, with a delicate play in melody and technique. Band includes Paul Clarvis (drums), Pete Hurt (saxophone), Dave Green (bass), Barry Green (piano)

Fri 20 January 2017

PHELAN BURGOYNE TRIO ALBUM LAUNCH

“Unquiet Quiet” by The Phelan Burgoyne Trio (Pumpkin Records 010) Phelan Burgoyne – drums/composition Martin Speake – saxophone Rob Luft – guitar. Unquiet Quiet is the anticipated debut recording by…

Thu 19 January 2017

Quest Ensemble + Special Guests

An interaction between three compelling players, Quest Ensemble bring a unique take to the classical piano trio format, collaboratively creating original work that seamlessly blends improvisation with devised composition. Intrinsically…

Wed 18 January 2017

ALLSOPP / STOREY / IRELAND

Saxophonist James Allsopp leads a trio exploring modern Jazz repertoire with humour and energy. With Dave Storey (drums), Ferg Ireland (bass)    

Tue 17 January 2017

Mon 16 January 2017

Sun 15 January 2017

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…

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.…

MOPOMOSO 2017

More quality free improvisation in 2017 as Mopomoso continues their afternoon concert series at The Vortex. Three first class sets from:   Martin Hackett (electronics) Daniel Thompson (guitar) Phil Wachsmann…

Sat 14 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

TONY KOFI

Heart-warming saxophonist Tony Kofi was influenced by Abdullah Ibrahim and Ornette Coleman. This tribute to Ornette includes trumpeter Byron Wallen, genius and regular sparring partner. His many accolades include Best instrumentalist…

Fri 13 January 2017

George Crowley Trio – JUST ANNOUNCED

Saxophonist George Crowley joins with some of his friends in a performance of joy and pleasure. With Tim Giles (drums), and Rob Luft (guitar), recently crowned winner of the Kenny Wheeler Prize 2016.

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…

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 11 January 2017

MOSAIC

Featuring critically-acclaimed young musicians, Mosaic combines elements of contemporary jazz and chamber music in an exciting but accessible way. Expansive writing is balanced with intense improvisation, all of which contributes…

Tue 10 January 2017

Klaus Bru – Alone * Together

German C-Melody saxophonist Klaus Bru, still fresh on the London scene, has been known so far for his collaborations in the Improv Scene and the London Improvisers Orchestra. For this…

Mon 09 January 2017

Sun 08 January 2017

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…

THE EXILES (2nd Night)

The Exiles   Americans Jean Toussaint (saxophone) and Scott Stroman (vocals) return with their stellar band for two New Year gigs at the Vortex, where they’ve played sold-out shows for the…

Sat 07 January 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

THE EXILES (1st night)

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED STANDING TICKETS REMAINING Americans Jean Toussaint (saxophone) and Scott Stroman (vocals) return with their stellar band for two New Year gigs at the…

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

Thu 05 January 2017