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Thu 18 July 2024

Becca Wilkins’ Rêverie

Becca Wilkins’ latest project ‘rêverie’ is a collection of French Chanson, reimagined with her trio of Olly Chalk (piano), Sam Ingvorsen (bass) and Billy Pod (drums).

Art Themen Organ Trio

Exciting, playful and inventive; saxophonist Art Themen has been a beloved character of the British jazz scene for over 60 years, famously combining his role as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon with saxophone duties in the bands of Alexis Korner and Stan Tracey among many others. Described by The Observer as “One of the tiny handful of undeniably perfect jazz musicians”, he remains as brilliant and inimitable as ever.

Fri 19 July 2024

Rachael Cohen Trio

Rachael Cohen presents her international Trio featuring Joe Downard on double bass and New York drummer Jason Brown. Their unique sound is crafted around Cohen’s original music, with carefully selected standards making an appearance shrouded in cleverly written arrangements. A rare opportunity to see this outstanding trio.

Sat 20 July 2024

Tom Challenger/Rick Simpson/Will Glaser

Three thrilling improvisers come together to explore standards, original material and collective improvising in an intimate, one off night of music.

Sun 21 July 2024

Mopomoso / July

Come & join us for another special Mopomoso featuring Alati ~ Chris Dowding (trumpet), Brigitte Beraha (vocals) & Dave O’ Brien (piano) + Matt Rogers (voice) & Benedict Taylor (viola) + Sophie Sleigh-Johnson (voice, performance) & Adam Bohman (amplified objects)

Vortex Jam Session with Nick Costley-White

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 24 July 2024

Basil Hodge Quartet

After his ‘sold out’ debut concert at last year’s London Jazz Festival, pianist/composer Basil Hodge returns to The Vortex with his popular and powerful quartet featuring sax ace Riley Stone-Lonergan

Thu 25 July 2024

Fri 26 July 2024

Sat 27 July 2024

Zoe Rahman Trio

Known for her powerful technique, wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician on the international jazz scene.  A MOBO Award winner, Mercury Prize nominee and Ivor Novello Impact Award winner, Zoe is a unique presence in the British music industry.

Sun 28 July 2024

MOJO Big Band and Catherine Lima

Join MOJO and singer Catherine Lima for another fantastic mix of classic and contemporary big band tunes!

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 31 July 2024

Thu 01 August 2024

Olli Soikkeli Trio

Finnish jazz guitarist Olli Soikkeli returns to the Vortex for an evening of gypsy jazz with his trio featuring Eleazar Ruiz (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums).

Fri 02 August 2024

Sat 03 August 2024

John Etheridge ‘Blue Spirits’

John Etheridge’s reputation in the jazz world cannot be overstated. A genuinely virtuosic fusion guitarist, Etheridge is one of a handful of players who can claim to have helped shape the character of modern jazz guitar.

Sun 04 August 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 07 August 2024

Elchin Shirinov Quartet

Elchin Shirinov is a jazz pianist, composer and arranger, originally from Azerbaijan. Most recently he was included in All About Jazz’s December 2022 poll of the top 200 favourite living pianists in the world. From 2018 to Oct 2022 he was a member of the famous jazz double bassist Avishai Cohen’s trio.

Thu 08 August 2024

Sat 10 August 2024

Jean Toussaint – JT5

Saxophonist Jean Toussaint presents a special edition of his quartet JT5

Sun 11 August 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Thu 15 August 2024

Daniel Cano Trio – The History of Cardenio

The History of Cardenio is a symphonic poem whose characters go through betrayal, madness, loneliness and impossible love. Composed for trumpet, drums and double bass, the work retraces musically one of the stories contained in Cervantes’ Don Quixote, whose plot was brought to the stage by William Shakespeare.

Fri 16 August 2024

Davis/Lockheart/Williams

Davis/Lockheart/Williams is a trio that shifts moment to moment, stitching together original compositions, and well known songs alike, with music that simultaneously offers explorative grace and the darkest depths of dirge.

Sat 17 August 2024

A Hologram Maze

Warm, reflective, open-hearted and lyrical jazz. A Hologram Maze is led by pianist/composer David Austin Grey.

Five of the UK’s finest improvisers, all close friends, who bring a deep sense of understanding and common purpose to each composition.

Sun 18 August 2024

Mopomoso / August

Come & join us for another special Mopomoso featuring Mark Hewins (gtr) & Alex Ward (gtr) + Neil Metcalfe (flute), Barry John Edwards (guitar) & Colin Somervell (bass) + Caroline Kraabel (saxophone) & Veryan Weston (piano)

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Thu 22 August 2024

Matt Cook Quintet

Matt Cook is a London based tenor saxophonist who established his quintet whilst at The Royal Academy of Music in London combining some of the most creative young musicians on the London jazz scene.

Sat 24 August 2024

Annie Whitehead 4tet

Annie Whitehead arrived on the London jazz, pop and world music scene in the early 80’s. Since then she has brought her distinctive sound to a wide range of projects, exploring many different musical styles. These include, amongst many others: the Brotherhood of Breath, various groups with John Stevens, Elton Dean’s Newsense, the Penguin Café Orchestra, McCoy Tyner, Carla Bley, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jasper van t’ Hof, Louis Moholo, and Robert Wyatt.

Sun 25 August 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 28 August 2024

Luke Bacchus

A finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022, Luke Bacchus is one of the most exciting emerging jazz musicians on the UK scene. Born and raised in London to Guyanese parents, Bacchus musically explores his Caribbean heritage as one of his major sources of inspiration.

Thu 29 August 2024

Sam Norris Quartet- ‘Small Things Evolved Slowly’ Album Launch

The Sam Norris Quartet brings together some of the most creative and distinctive young musicians on the UK jazz scene- pianist Jay Verma, double bassist Will Sach and drummer Harry Ling. Sam’s compositions fuse exploratory jazz improvisation, driving contemporary grooves and pensive classical chamber music.

Fri 30 August 2024

Heidi Vogel Quartet

Heidi Vogel vocalist with The Cinematic Orchestra has performed around the world from The Sydney Opera House to Fuji Rock and Headlining Montreux Jazz festival with Quincy Jones in attendance.

Sat 31 August 2024

Binker Golding, Elliot Galvin duo

In their saxophone & piano duo line-up, Binker Golding & Elliot Galvin explore the art of free improvisation & experimental music. Expect adventurous ideas & musical risk from two of UK jazz’s most unique musicians.

Sun 01 September 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 04 September 2024

Clara Green Quartet

Vocalist Clara Green makes her Vortex debut with a project under her own name, join the band for a night where the gripping earthy sounds of the north meets the London jazz scene.

Thu 05 September 2024

Dornbusch/Chalk/Glaser

This dynamic trio unites the musical forces of Berlin-based Phillip Dornbusch (tenor saxophone/clarinet) with London’s Olly Chalk (piano) and Will Glaser (drums). Together, they seek to navigate the razor-sharp corners of their energetic and vibrant compositions in a uniquely bass-less line up.

Sun 08 September 2024

JMI Youth Big Band

The JMI Youth Big Band – a raucous ensemble of talented teenagers with a passion for Jazz, Funk, Rock and Contemporary music – make an exciting return to the Vortex Jazz Club where they will be performing tracks from their forthcoming third album which is due for release in 2025.

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 11 September 2024

Claire Cope – Ensemble C

Composer and pianist Claire Cope leads her newly expanded ‘Ensemble C’ in an exciting presentation of new music from their upcoming second album ‘Every Journey’. A joyful celebration of melody and harmonic exploration that intertwines personal emotion with the powerful stories of historically adventurous women, the ensemble brings together some of the most talented artists from across the UK jazz scene.

Fri 13 September 2024

Sun 15 September 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 18 September 2024

Thu 19 September 2024

Robert Mitchell Solo

Robert Mitchell is an award-winning pianist, keyboard player, composer, songwriter, festival curator, poet, and author. The Vortex performance celebrates the 2024 piano solo release “A Study (In The Key Of Now)”, recorded as part of a solo concert given in the King’s Hall at Newcastle University in November 2023.

Fri 20 September 2024

Lekan Babalola and the Sacred Funk Quartet

Lekan Babalola’s new project , The Sacred Funk 4tet play jazz highlife music with an “old skool warmth”. Having met in Birmingham, the 4tet personnel represents different genres, cultures and generations!

Sun 22 September 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Tue 24 September 2024

Tomorrow’s Warriors presents the Kezia Abouma Quartet and the Ky Osborne Quartet

Renowned jazz development organisation, Tomorrow’s Warriors, shines a spotlight on two of its emerging artists for this special double-header at the Vortex. Featuring two young pianist/composers leading their own quartets, this is a night to celebrate the talent and creativity of the musicians shaping the jazz sound of London today.

Sun 29 September 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Sun 06 October 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Sun 13 October 2024

Vortex Jam Session

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

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