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Sat 25 March 2017

CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. Playing originals and standards…

Sun 26 March 2017

ANITA WARDELL WORKSHOP BAND

Anita Wardell ends her workshop weekend with a show where they all show what they have learnt and she then gives a magisterial performance with her band, as ever.

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

Mon 27 March 2017

TOBIAS DELIUS/OLIE BRICE

The collaboration of Toby Delius, one of the stalwarts of the ICP Orchestra, but also a leading saxophonist of incredible breadth, with bassist Olie Brice, has developed to a high…

SAM FRED

SAM FRED  SAM FRED (alto/tenor saxophone) RICHARD AMPADU (keyboards/piano) TOLU OGUNBAMERU (bass)  GOODNESS JONES (drums) A distinct and evocative Afro-soul jazz saxophonist SAM FRED made his name as a session man in Nigeria for…

Tue 28 March 2017

ICP Orchestra – 1st night of 2

Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at the Vortex. The Instant Composers…

Wed 29 March 2017

ICP Orchestra – 2nd night of 2

Celebrating both 50 years of the group, and also Han Bennink’s 75th birthday, the Instant Composers Pool (ICP) take up a 2 night residency at the Vortex. The Instant Composers…

Fri 31 March 2017

PAUL BILSON’S BAND

Coming to hear trumpeter Paul Bilson, you can never fail to be impressed by his joyful music: it draws on his Ghanaian roots, delivering a high-energy mix of afro-jazz, high-life…

South African jazz jam

Led by Adam Glasser, on harmonica and piano, who is also a winner of a South African Grammy. It’s a stellar band of Rob Luft (guitar), Mike Pickering (drums), Steve…

Sat 01 April 2017

JASPER HØIBY’S FELLOW CREATURES (1ST NIGHT)

    Jasper Høiby (bass) Mark Lockheart, Jim Gold (saxes) Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel) Will Barry (piano)  Corrie Dick (drums and percussion). Returning to The Vortex for the first…

Sun 02 April 2017

JASPER HØIBY’S FELLOW CREATURES (2nd NIGHT)

Jasper Høiby (bass) Mark Lockheart, Jim Gold (saxes) Laura Jurd (trumpet and flugel) Will Barry (piano)  Corrie Dick (drums and percussion). Returning to The Vortex for the first time since…

Mon 03 April 2017

SASCHA LEY & LAURENT PAYFERT

Sascha Ley & Laurent Payfert vocals & double bass With an extraordinary musical complicity, the Luxembourgish all-round artist Sascha Ley and the French musician Laurent Payfert share an adventurous and…

Wed 05 April 2017

BLAZING FLAME QUINTET

Blazing Flame Quintet are Julian Dale (double bass, cello), Peter Evans (5-string electric violin), Anton Henley (drums, percussion),  Steve Day (voice, words, percussion) and Mark Langford (tenor sax, bass clarinet).  There’s a…

Thu 06 April 2017

Sat 08 April 2017

JOHN ETHERIDGE and VIMALA ROWE

The duo of legendary English guitarist with sensational new vocal star Vimala Rowe has become one of the sensations of the past year, with their album chosen in the Guardian’s…

Sun 09 April 2017

Tue 11 April 2017

Wed 12 April 2017

Matt Ridley

Celebrating his new project, bassist Matt Ridley proves that he is equally at home as a band leader, and not just an anchor for musicians. Matt Ridley: Double bass/composition Tori…

Sun 16 April 2017

Mon 17 April 2017

Tue 18 April 2017

Wed 19 April 2017

Thu 20 April 2017

Fri 21 April 2017

Intakt Records Festival Day 6: Sarah Buechi, Lauren Kinsella, Hannah Marshall, John Edwards // Schlippenbach Trio

The sixth day of the Intakt Records Festival continues with another stunning double bill. Sarah Buechi (voice), Lauren Kinsella (voice), Hannah Marshall (cello), John Edwards (bass) begin, followed by Schlippenbach Trio: Alexander von Schlippenbach, Evan Parker, Paul Lovens.

Sat 22 April 2017

Sun 23 April 2017

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few wordsmiths, second half jazz. Richard Scott Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in…

Mon 24 April 2017

Tue 25 April 2017

Sat 25 March 2017

CLARK TRACEY QUINTET

The English equivalent of Art Blakey – a great drummer, most often known here for his work with father Stan, works today with the stars of tomorrow. Playing originals and standards…

Fri 24 March 2017

FEMI AND THE INRHYTHMS

FEMI SOFELA (bass/vocals) ESTHER MABADEJE (vocals) EBENEZER OKE (guitar) NIRAN OBASA (synths) GBENGA KOLADE (keyboards) TOPE OREKOYA (percussion) TOSIN DAGUNDURO (kit drum)   Femi and The InRhythms, a 7-piece band…

Thu 23 March 2017

John Bennett Band

: John Bennett Band A stalwart at the old Vortex, John is here and now with his spirited line-up to treat us to more of his own great compositions. Saxs: Rachel Bartlet, Theo…

Words and Jazz

Nicki Heinen curates her monthly night. First half a few wordsmiths, second half jazz. Richard Scott Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in…

Wed 22 March 2017

HOLUB / DONIN + GUESTS

  Mark Holub and Liran Donin, two of the key members of Led Bib, lead a night of improvised and new atmospheric music. Tonight they invite trumpeter Chris Batchelor, one…

Tue 21 March 2017

G-Bop Orchestra – ‘spaces between’

g·bop orchestra (six drummer formation) presents  spaces between. a new work for percussion, in six parts. unfolding in Denmark and UK throughout February – March 2017.   Also, there will be an…

Mon 20 March 2017

CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND

A new monthly residency for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sun 19 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

HYMN & TOLERANCE MANOEUVRE

‘Experiments in Electronics’ double bill. Atmospheric, textural, haunting sounds and music. New bands from Norwich and London. hymn are a new trio from Norwich. They are: Chris Dowding (trumpet &…

MOPOMOSO AFTERNOON SESSIONS

Line-up for March Mopomoso: 1.  Kay Grant (vocals)      Marcio Mattos (cello)      Lawrence Casserley (electronics) 2.  Alan Wilkinson (solo saxophones) 3.  Viv Corringham (vocals)      John…

Sat 18 March 2017

Fri 17 March 2017

Thu 16 March 2017

EVAN PARKER with JACOB ANDERSKOV’S KINETICS

Evan Parker is a titan of jazz improvisation. For this month’s show, he invites Jacob Anderskov’s Kinetics, some of the leading improvisers from Denmark, who are members of the influential…

Wed 15 March 2017

Mon 13 March 2017

Sun 12 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

PETROS KLAMPANIS ALBUM LAUNCH: CHROMA

Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. To pursue his musical passions, he dropped out of the Polytechnic…

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…

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 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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

Fri 10 March 2017

Thu 09 March 2017

Wed 08 March 2017

NICK COSTLEY-WHITE QUARTET

The Nick Costley-White Quartet combine their love and deep understanding for the jazz tradition with a truly fresh and modern aesthetic. The band’s repertoire draws on unique interpretations of songs from…

Tue 07 March 2017

DUCK BAKER TRIO AND QUARTET

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…

Mon 06 March 2017

TAUPE – ALBUM LAUNCH + DEEMER

The Tyneside Trio, now split between Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh and comprising Jamie Stockbridge on Alto Sax, Mike Parr-Burman on Guitar and Adam Stapleford on Drum Kit, enlisted the wisdom…

Sun 05 March 2017

THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT

Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies from time to time. Followed by some of…

MOJO

“The 16-piece MO Jazz Orchestra will be playing its residency gig at our favourite jazz club (in the afternoon!). Come and hear our eclectic mix of big band jazz. From…

Sat 04 March 2017

JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY

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