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Sat 01 October 2016

PIGFOOT PLAYS BILLY JENKINS

  Pigfoot is Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums) Billy Jenkins is Billy Jenkins. He is one of our most iconic musicians who…

Sun 02 October 2016

AKKU QUARTET

AKKU Quintet are a Swiss band based in Berne, from where they dispense a minimalistic jazz groove to great effect. The five musicians, led by drummer Manuel Pasquinelli, feature a hypnotic…

Mon 03 October 2016

Tue 04 October 2016

Evan Parker

One of our most innovative improvisers, saxophonist Evan Parker, returns with two greats to make a trio – John Edwards on bass, Mark Sanders on drums

Wed 05 October 2016

Sorin Zlat

Return of one of our favourite Romanian pianists.

Thu 06 October 2016

GALEN WESTON BAND

Chicago Blues Galen Galen Weston is a Canadian guitarist and composer who recently celebrated the successful launch of his debut album, “Plugged In”. The Blujazz Label artist who is well-received…

Fri 07 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…

VINICIUS CANTUARIA solo – first night of two.

One of the great Brazilian singers and guitarist performs an intimate gig at the Vortex. Tonight’s gig will consist of one longer set. Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance starts at 7.45…

Mon 10 October 2016

Tue 11 October 2016

Marianne Trudel – TRIFOLIA

Line-up Marianne Trudel – piano,  accordion, voice Etienne Lafrance – double bass Patrick Graham – percussion   The name “trifolia” is often applied to a plant that possesses three leaves.…

Wed 12 October 2016

Ivo Neame and Maciek Pysz duo

In this new collaboration Pysz and Neame explore the exquisite soundworld of the piano and acoustic guitar. These two composers reinterpret existing material of their own, and explore music of…

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…

ANDREA VICARI – The Mirror

This October Andrea Vicari, jazz pianist and composer and her band will be touring the UK playing the music from her latest album ‘The Mirror’. Joining Andrea on Sax will…

Fri 14 October 2016

Alex Munk Flying Machines

Alex Munk: guitars; Matt Robinson: piano, synthesizers; Fender Rhodes; Conor Chaplin: electric & double bass; Dave Hamblett: drums. From allaboutjazz: “Flying Machines is the eponymous debut album by a group…

Sat 15 October 2016

TOM HARRISON’S ALBUM LAUNCH

With Cleveland Watkiss, David Lyttle, Daniel Casimir Lineup: Tom Harrison: Alto Saxophone Cleveland Watkiss: Vocals Robert Mitchell: Piano Daniel Casimir: Bass David Lyttle: Drums Tom Harrison: For alto saxophonist/composer Tom…

Sun 16 October 2016

No Standards – Jim Gold, Corrie Dick, Will Barry

No Standards is a vehicle for the exciting new trio of  Jim Gold (Sax), Corrie Dick (Drums) and Will Barry (Piano) to undertake a freewheeling, no-holds-barred take on the standard repertoire.…

Mon 17 October 2016

WARRIORS INTL PRESENT: Freedom

Our monthly open-minded Freedom session, run by Cleveland Watkiss, Orphy Robinson and Tori Handsley. DJ Paul Bradshaw.

Tue 18 October 2016

SoundMoves

Innovative new music, rich choreography, and dynamic improvisation. SoundMoves brings together musicians and dancers from Jazz, Flamenco, Tap Dance, and Classical Indian music to explore rhythm as a way to…

Wed 19 October 2016

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…

David Helbock Trio + Bruno Heinen

One of the leading pianists from Austria plays for his first time at the Vortex. He is about to release a new album on the prestigious ACT label, ‘Into the…

Fri 21 October 2016

Monica Vasconcelos

São Paulo born UK based singer and her band play songs of rebellion, reflecting the struggles in Brazil during the ’60s. Musicians: Liam Noble on piano Andres Lafone on bass…

BLACK HISTORY MONTH – KASAI MASAI

Have you experienced the joys of Urban Equitorial Funk? First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves. Based in London, and led by Voodoo…

Sat 22 October 2016

Cleveland Watkiss Trio

Great singer launches a new project. Since the 1980s, Cleveland has been known as one of the most dynamic and imaginative singers and producers. His use of multi-effects on his…

Mon 24 October 2016

John Warren Nonet – Presented by Jazz Nursery

Acclaimed composer John Warren, known for his collaborations with the likes of Kenny Wheeler and John Surman, brings a nine piece to the Vortex comprised of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the U.K.

Tue 25 October 2016

Sat 01 October 2016

PIGFOOT PLAYS BILLY JENKINS

  Pigfoot is Chris Batchelor (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), James Allsopp (baritone sax), Paul Clarvis (drums) Billy Jenkins is Billy Jenkins. He is one of our most iconic musicians who…

Fri 30 September 2016

ADAM GLASSER’S SOUTH AFRICAN JAZZ JAM

Adam Glasser knows how to motivate South African music and musicians. A South African Grammy winner, he plays piano and harmonica. Tonight he leads a stellar band in compositions by…

CORRIE DICK – IMPOSSIBLE THINGS

Chaos Collective member, Glaswegian drummer and composer Corrie Dick with his band. Corrie Dick – Drums Jessica Radcliffe – Vocals Laura Jurd – Trumpet Joe Wright – Saxophone Rob Luft…

Thu 29 September 2016

BIRMINGHAM JAZZ ORCHESTRA

We are happy to welcome this big band from Birmingham. Playing the music from the orchestra’s two albums, Burns and Rough Boundaries. The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra was founded in September 2014…

Wed 28 September 2016

MEET THE COMPUTER COMPOSERS – FEAT. MARK D’INVERNO QUINTET

The first concert ever in which all of the music played has been written by a computer. We’re faced with constant reminders in the media that robots are coming to take our jobs, but the likes of Steve Reich, John Williams and Wayne Shorter might have thought their positions were safe at least. No longer!

Tue 27 September 2016

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)  

Mon 26 September 2016

TASSOS SPILIOTOPOULOS QUARTET

From Greece to England to Sweden Acclaimed guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos is presenting his exciting new band from Sweden.         Originally from Athens, Greece, Tassos spent the better part of twelve…

Evan Parker/John Edwards/Mark Sanders

One of the most respected saxophonists, who is known for his innovative approach to improvised music. He plays with two of his regular sparring partners – John Edwards (bass), Mark…

Sun 25 September 2016

John Bennett Band

John’s big band returns after their summer break to play more of his own compositions. Great solo work from an array of top-line musicians.  There’s  a  harmonised yet  slightly anarchic feel to…

Sat 24 September 2016

Ed Jones

Ed Jones is an award winning UK jazz saxophonist/composer who has been based in London for over 25 years. He works in the UK and internationally with a wide range…

Fri 23 September 2016

Kasai Masai

Have you experienced the joys of Urban Equitorial Funk? First class exponents of the Soukous style of music, Kasai Masai aren’t known for doing things by halves. Based in London, and led by Voodoo…

Thu 22 September 2016

Rick Simpson’s Klammer

Exciting to host this album launch on Two Rivers Records. Award-winning pianist and composer Rick Simpson has been no stranger to the heart of the London jazz scene – on both the new…

Wed 21 September 2016

The Brice Wassy Quartet

First UK show in 7 years by Brice Wassy, one of the world’s greatest drummers. Renowned for his peerless work with Manu Dibango, Salif Keita ,Miriam Makeba, Jean Luc Ponty…

Mon 19 September 2016

EZZA

Ezza from Niger are Goumour Adam vocal/guitar , Menad Moussaoui – bass and Stephane Gratteau – drums. They bring us the Tuareg grooves where African rhythms meet modern rock sounds…

Sun 18 September 2016

LOKITO YA CONGO

Lokito Ya Congo , led by Renato Mondele, bring a new dimension to Soukous. In Kinshasa, Renato made his name with General Defao’s Big Stars and as a guitarist he…

MOPOMOSO

Mopomoso presents… Edward Lucas (trombone) Daniel Korda (electronics) Ken Ikeda (electronics) trio A finely detailed A finely detailed and expressive group that is both elegant and eloquent. All aspects of…

Sat 17 September 2016

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…

Fri 16 September 2016

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)

Thu 15 September 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 14 September 2016

O.T.M.

A new unique and exciting improvising wind ensemble, whose combined musical experience covers many genres, including South African and contemporary jazz, contemporary classical, composing for art installations, 18 century English rural…

Tue 13 September 2016

Mon 12 September 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 11 September 2016

London Jazz Orchestra

Directed by Scott Stroman, the London Jazz Orchestra is “as fine a band as you can find anywhere” (Independent) and these up-close-and-personal sessions showcase great writing and soloing from a…

Sat 10 September 2016

Pigfoot Play Bacharach

Chris Batchelor – trumpet Liam Noble – piano James Allsopp – baritone sax Paul Clarvis – drums Pigfoot established themselves as innovative interpreters of classic New Orleans jazz with their…

Fri 09 September 2016

Thu 08 September 2016

TORI FREESTONE TRIO

Launch of the new album El Barranco by Tori Freestone’s Trio. Tori Freestone is a saxophonist, flautist and violinist who has been performing at the forefront of the British improvised…

Wed 07 September 2016

Evan Parker

A two part programme in which saxophone and sonic innovator Evan Parker invites Sam Bailey for a piano solo set; and Matt Wright (computer and turntable) and bassist and live electronics…