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JT4 – Jean Toussaint Quartet (1st show)


Jean Toussaint – saxophone

Michael Janisch – double bass

Andrew McCormack – piano

Shane Forbes – drums



“I’d like to present a VSOP edition of JT4 (the Jean Toussaint quartet) featuring my very special guest, the record label boss, virtuoso bassist, band leader composer Michael Janisch along with my equally amazing cohorts, the incomparable pianist composer band leader Andrew McCormack and band leader, composer and dynamic drummer Shane Forbes. I’m honoured to be able to lead this fantastic band and present them to you, the fantastic, Vortex audience. Musical fireworks is to be expected. We’ll be playing mostly original compositions with a smattering of choice inventive arrangements of some rare standards. Take it from me, it’s going to be a great night.” Jean Toussaint



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Please note the following:

  • We ask you not to attend gigs if you have or think you may have any Covid-19 symptoms. If you can’t make a gig because you have to self-isolate then just get in touch by filling out this form and we’ll give you a voucher for another gig.
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  • There will be no standing at gigs. Everyone who books a ticket will be allocated a seat, but we cannot guarantee that you will have a table.
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  • Automatic hand sanitiser stations are provided at various places within the building and we encourage regular use of hand sanitiser.
  • Full details of the measures that we are taking to prevent transmission of Covid are set out in our risk assessment and management plan which can be found on our website.
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