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Threes Up Organ Trio


Rory Ingham – Trombone
Matt Carter – Organ
Luke Tomlinson – Drum kit


Threes Up Organ Trio is a high energy trombone-led organ trio playing a mixture of ferociously swinging standards and adventurous original music written by all members of the group.

Rory Ingham, jazz trombonist/educator/composer, is a winner of Rising Star in the British Jazz Awards. Rory was chosen as ‘One To Watch’ in Jazzwise, and was announced a winner of the British Trombone Society Awards. He was also a finalist at the International Trombone Festival in California.

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England via Scotland, Rory is now based in London having graduated from Royal Academy of Music. He has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, and Ingrid Jensen, and with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs Big Band, Guy Barker Big Band, and London Concert Orchestra. He has performed at prestigious venues across Europe, including Royal Festival Hall, Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Jamboree (Barcelona) and the Royal Albert Hall, where he was a featured soloist.

Rory was the featured artist in Jazzwise’s “Taking Off” in 2019, and interviewed on BBC Radio 3 discussing his other project, Parliamentary Jazz Award nominated ‘Bonsai’ who released a new record in 2019 on Ubuntu Music, receiving much critical acclaim. Rory is proud to be endorsed by Michael Rath Trombones.

Matt Carter is a piano player based in London. Recently graduated from Royal Academy of Music, Matt is part of ‘The Ashton Jones Project’ which released their debut album to critical acclaim a few years ago and have also supported Incognito as part of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival. He’s toured the country with soul band ‘Lack of Afro’ and appears on the album ‘Jack of All Trades’ and the E.P ‘Back in Business.’ He’s played with soul superstars Joss Stone, Beverly Knight, Angelo Starr and Mica Paris, including a live TV performance on the Alan Titchmarsh Show and a gig at European Parliament. He’s played at many of London’s most iconic jazz venues including shows at Ronnie Scotts, The Jazz Cafe, The Pizza Express and The 606 Club, and performs regularly both as a sideman and also as the leader of his own group, The Matt Carter Septet.

Luke Tomlinson is a young and budding drummer on the rise on the UK music scene. He has, since graduating from Royal Academy of Music, begun to firmly establish himself on the London jazz scene as “a highly-charged, creative and swinging drummer” (Gareth Lockrane) with world-renowned jazz vibraphonist Joe Locke describing him as “an excellent drummer… it was a lot of fun playing with him”.

Luke currently plays regularly with jazz artists such as Claire Martin OBE, Emma Smith (Jazz Now – BBC Radio 3), Ray Gelato (Sir ‪Paul McCartney‬, ‪Robbie Williams‬ and HM The Queen) and Claire Teal (BBC Radio 2).

Alongside his jazz career, Luke also has a strong foot-hold in the pop industry, playing regularly with promising, up and coming artists such as ‪Peter Ibbetson‬ (George Fitzgerald), NYM (Paloma Faith) and Caleb Hawley.


Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government has relaxed its Covid restrictions the Vortex continues to operate measures to protect users of the premises.

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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  • Automatic hand sanitiser stations are provided at various places within the building.
  • 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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