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Thu 09 April 2020

Fri 10 April 2020

Cancelled – Total Vibration

Featuring 4 of the UK’s most extraordinary improvisers ‘Total Vibration’ is a double-trumpet ensemble that dives head-first into repertoire old and new. Hailing from acclaimed bands such as Loose Tubes,…

Sat 11 April 2020

Sun 12 April 2020

Mon 13 April 2020

Tue 14 April 2020

Jacky Naylor Sextet

Jacky Naylor’s Sextet was formed to premiere Naylor’s ‘Industrial’ Suite, commissioned by Lancaster Jazz Festival in 2019. Raised in West Yorkshire, he wanted to capture different elements of the Industrial…

Wed 15 April 2020

Will Glaser Trio

This trio brings together a two year project aiming to focus on the effect a musicians personality, and combinations of personalities, can have on improvised music and Jazz. After working…

Thu 16 April 2020


Evan Parker (born in Bristol, 1944) took up the saxophone at the age of 14. Early influences included Paul Desmond, Eric Dolphy, and above all John Coltrane. After witnessing the…

Sat 18 April 2020

Sun 19 April 2020


Bobhowler [bɒb’aʊle] [noun. Black Country dialect] – a very large moth Bobhowler is a collaborative trio featuring Andrew Woodhead (piano/electronics), Alicia Gardener-Trejo (baritone saxophone/flute) and Tom Mills (theremin). Andrew Woodhead…

Mon 20 April 2020

Trish Clowes – My Iris

My Iris is an intense and thrilling band that represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, saxophonist Trish…

Tue 21 April 2020

Red Kite

Mixing elements of electronic, jazz and classical music Red Kite is a sextet led by Danish pianist Esben Tjalve. The band features some if the best musicians playing on the…

Wed 22 April 2020

Thu 23 April 2020

Carol Grimes Band + JFrisco

Carol Grimes is a towering presence in the UK music scene; from busking in the streets as a teenager to touring internationally with contemporary classical group The Shout and her…

Fri 24 April 2020

Robert Mitchell – Piano solo

Robert Mitchell is an award-winning pianist, keyboard player, composer, songwriter, poet, and author. At the Vortex Robert Mitchell presents his new CD, “The Rainbow Mountain/Can We Care”. This is his…

Sun 26 April 2020

Baker/De Roeck/McLoughlin

Harry Baker, Jasper de Roeck and Oren McLoughlin’s new piano trio is a musically innovative and conceptually ambitious ensemble. Inspired by both the expansive sound-worlds of legendary ECM records as…

Mon 27 April 2020

Chanda Rule & Sweet Emma Band

Chanda Rule is a magical vocalist from the south side of Chicago, deeply rooted in Southern Church music, as well as contemporary groove Music. With her feet rooted in gospel, a heart filled with soul, and a voice touched with jazz, singer and songwriter Chanda Rule has been weaving stories through song, humming melodies, and bending words since her childhood.

Thu 30 April 2020

Fri 01 May 2020

Sat 02 May 2020

Out Front

Something of a UK super group, Out Front formed to play the music of two of Jazz’s greatest ‘inside-outside’ masters; Booker Little and Andrew Hill. Drawing on a wealth of…

Sun 03 May 2020

Mon 04 May 2020

Jas Kayser & Chums

Jas Kayser is a 24-year-old drummer, composer, band leader and Paiste Cymbals/Natal Drums artist from the UK, previously based in Boston and New York, and currently based between London and…

Wed 06 May 2020

Fri 08 May 2020

Henry Spencer & Juncture

This special performance will include brand new music as well as music from the album, ‘The Reasons Don’t Change‘, just before the band head off for a European tour. Henry…

Sat 09 May 2020

AlinaHipHarp – Next Chapter

Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with electronics and loop pedals, supported by Mikele Montolli…

Wed 13 May 2020

Lukas Oravec & Alex Garnett Quintet

Lukas Oravec is a world-renowned, phenomenal trumpet player from Slovakia. He has played and recorded with many famous jazz artists from around the globe such as Aaron Goldberg, Bob Mintzer, Vincent…

Fri 15 May 2020

Ari Hoenig trio

Known for his jaw-dropping intensity, phenomenal technique, and visionary perspective, drummer Ari Hoenig is one of the most original, Innovative and influential jazz musicians of his generation. Joining Ari on…

Sun 17 May 2020

Mon 18 May 2020

Tue 19 May 2020

Luna Cohen – Brazilian Jazz

Transport yourself to Brazil with the charismatic sounds of Luna Cohen and her band. At once joyful and sultry, their music celebrates the diversity of Brazilian culture, incorporating the colourful…

Wed 20 May 2020

Warmer than Blood – Album launch

WTB is the new trio from critically acclaimed composer and guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Squarepusher). It brings together the pianist, and ECM recording artist, Kit Downes and renowned electric bassist,…

Sun 24 May 2020

Bruno Heinen Trio – Out of Doors

Bruno Heinen brings his newly formed trio featuring Andrea Di Biase (Kenny Wheeler) and Gene Calderazzo (Pharoah Sanders) to perform his suite ‘Out of Doors’. It is an original work,…

Wed 27 May 2020

Billy Pod – Drums to heal society

The jazz composer, musician and drummer Billy Pod presents his debut album, Drums to Heal Society. In his first solo release, which has already attracted international media attention and garnered…

Fri 29 May 2020

Dunajska Kapelye

A rip-roaring musical ride through Eastern Europe and beyond – from plaintive Gypsy ballads to tub-thumping Romanian dance tunes, with a smattering of tango, Hot Club and klezmer – all…

Sun 31 May 2020

Caroline Davis Quintet

Mobile since her birth in Singapore, composer and saxophonist Caroline Davis lives in Brooklyn, New York. Her music covers a wide range of styles, which is owed to her shifting…

Wed 10 June 2020

Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman is a much respected London based singer, composer & multi-instrumentalist, who’s ‘rare sense of melody running through her eclectic compositions’ has led her to become a recognised voice…

Mon 22 June 2020

Kenny Wheeler’s Lost Scores

Kenny Wheeler’s Lost Scores – presented by the combined big band of the Royal Academy of Music and Frost School of Music, University of Miami To mark Kenny Wheeler’s 90th…

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