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Vortex Jazz Club

On the first floor of the Dalston Culture House, the Vortex Jazz Club is our nightly venue. Mostly music & with a focus on jazz; spoken word, multi-media, afternoon gigs at the weekend & wide variety of other genres are also to be found – see Events Programme for details. Private hire is also possible – find out in the Use This Space section.

Opening Times:
8pm-Midnight daily

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11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ
020 7254 4097
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Sat 06 February 2016

John Etheridge’ Blue Spirits

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

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 distills the bluesier side of his musical world in a…

Mon 08 February 2016

Warriors Intl Present … Freedom

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

The stimulation and fun continues… 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 the promise of legendary associations like the AACM,…

Tue 09 February 2016

Paul Dunmall/Liam Noble/John Edwards/Mark Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

A welcome return for this quartet, which had all jaws dropping when they played in September. It was the first time that pianist Liam had played with saxophonist Paul in such a formation and, with the gold-plated rhythm section of…

Fri 12 February 2016

Tony Kofi’s Sphinx Trio (Ornette Coleman Tribute)

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Tony Kofi (Alto Saxophone), Larry Bartley (Double Bass) & Rod Youngs (Drums) pay homage to the music of Ornette Coleman. TONY KOFI was born in Nottingham to West African parents. A self-taught musician, he came to London in the early…

Mon 15 February 2016

Mimika Ensemble

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Mimika Ensemble is multinational London based contemporary 20 piece art ensemble formed in 2010 by the Croatian composer and saxophonist Mak Murtić and fronted by the female vocalist Maja Rivić. Their style has been described as a cinematic fusion of diverse influences.They have been…

Wed 17 February 2016

Steve Swell, Paul Dunmall, Olie Brice, Mark Sanders

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Dunmall, Brice and Sanders are familiar faces at the Vortex. For this evening they are joined by Steve Swell. Swell is often associated with the New York downtown scene, he studied at Jersey City State College where he struck a long-lasting…

Fri 19 February 2016

Ian Shaw

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

“One of the UK’s most honest and musical jazz vocalists” The Guardian Ian Shaw‘s remarkable vocal range and style have seen him breathe new life into pop tunes and standards; he possesses an unfailing ability to reinvent even the most maudlin…

Sat 20 February 2016

Julian Siegel Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

JULIAN SIEGEL is an in-demand saxophonist on the European Jazz scene who has worked with many of the top figures in the music. He was awarded the 2007 BBC Jazz Award for Best Instrumentalist. The quartet features pianist Liam Noble, bassist Oli…

Wed 24 February 2016

Gypsy Night: Kalia – Contemporary music of Crete

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Kalia presents her own compositions and contemporary music of her homeland. Her quartet comprises of Vasilis Chatzimakris on the Cretan lyra and mandolin, Nikos Ziarkas on Cretan laouto and electric guitar, and Theodoris Ziarkas on double bass. Kalia joins them…

Sat 27 February 2016

Ed Jones Quartet

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

Ed Jones (saxophones) Ross Stanley (piano), Riaan Vosloo (bass), Tim Gilles (drums) 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…

Wed 23 March 2016

David Friesen Trio

8:00pm - 11:00pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

“The David Friesen compositions are all gorgeous, rich and accessible, each tune more beautiful than the first and absolutely wonderful soloing and ensemble play at its highest level.” JM/Jazz Clubscene “Everything the trio plays is colored with a pronounced individuality.…

Fri 25 March 2016

Penny Rimbaud presents The Pity of War: the complete war poems of Wilfred Owen

8:00pm - 11:30pm @ Vortex Jazz Club

‘THE PITY OF WAR’, the complete war poems of Wilfred Owen recited by Penny Rimbaud with Liam Noble on piano and visuals by Gee Vaucher. In memory not of victory but of the terrible darkness brought by war; in memory of those…