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Wed 20 November 2019

Thu 21 November 2019

The Shape of Jazz To Come presents: Renell Shaw Fore

Renell will be debuting songs and compositions inspired by his reflections and experiences from his travels around the world and conversations with friends and family. Expect melodic bass lines, thought provoking poetry and a fusion of Jazz sensibility with Hip-Hop honesty. He is joined by Nathan Flutebox Lee, Michael Antoniou and Kaz Rodriguez.

Festivsal Special! Words and Jazz

Words & Jazz is proud to present a blistering night of the best in contemporary poetry and jazz this EFG London Jazz Festival. Come to the cosy bar downstairs at…

Fri 22 November 2019

Sat 23 November 2019


“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up…


This year for the EFG London Jazz Festival, the Vortex Jazz Club are hosting a series of late night shows featuring some of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in the…

Sun 24 November 2019


This month’s line up: Olie Brice (bass) / Rachel Musson (sax) duo + John Jasnoch (12 string guitar, mandolin) / Gillian Whitely (violin, accordion, hurdy-gurdy, voice) / Geoff Bright (soprano…

Mon 25 November 2019

Noah Stoneman Trio

The Noah Stoneman trio aims to create intense, immediate and dynamically engaging improvised music taking inspiration from the true masters of this American art form. Expect repertoire from the familiar…

Tue 26 November 2019


Tom Smith – Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet, Will Barry – Piano, Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone

Wed 27 November 2019

Steve Williamson Trio

Steve Williamson is one of the most important saxophonists to have emerged on the London scene over the past decades. Since his membership of the original Jazz Warriors, with a…

Thu 28 November 2019

Evan Parker invites…

This month Evan invites…

This month Evan invites…Alexander Hawkins (piano), John Edwards (bass) and Paul Lytton (drums and percussion)

Fri 29 November 2019

BRIDGES with Seamus Blake

BRIDGES with Seamus Blake is a modern, Nordic jazz project with a vision to construct new musical bridges between Norway and other parts of the world. The band in its…

Sat 30 November 2019

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos, beloved singer songwriter who never fails to entrance audiences here at the Vortex. Tonight she will be undertaking a tribute to Joao Gilberto. São Paulo…

Sun 01 December 2019

Antonio Zambrini Trio

Acclaimed pianist and composer Antonio Zambrini is one of the most respected figurehead of the Italian Jazz scene, as well as a revered educator as professor of Piano at the Conservatory…

Mon 02 December 2019

Sam Newbould Quintet

A unique quintet that combines emotive melody, lush harmony and virtuosic improvisation. The Sam Newbould Quintet draws together some of the most exciting talents on the European jazz circuit. Originating from the UK, Spain, Israel, Italy,…

Tue 03 December 2019

Leo Richardson Quartet

Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London’s leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences…

Wed 04 December 2019


Mikis Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist as well as the composer of probably the most internationally recognised piece of music ever written, Zorba’s Dance! Much of…

Thu 05 December 2019

Fri 06 December 2019

World Music Workshop Band

Another chance to hear this exciting blend of music from twenty horns, featuring jazz, African and Latin grooves, under the leadership of saxophonist Ian Bumstead and supported by the phenomenal…

JazzInc Twilight Sessions

Paul Westwood’s Jazz FX features bass guitarist Paul Westwood and percussionist Rob Hervais-Adelman playing a style of music that includes creative themes, powerful moods, and distinctive performances. The group is…

Sat 07 December 2019

Sun 08 December 2019


In its long history the LJO’s piano chair has been filled by some of the greatest names in jazz, beginning with the magnificent John Taylor. December’s session features Taylor’s Quatorze…

Mon 09 December 2019

Tue 10 December 2019

Wed 11 December 2019

Twice as Nice

Twice as Nice celebrates the art of the duo. All through Jazz there have been pairings of masterful musicians – from Bill Evans/Jim Hall, Duke Ellington/John Coltrane, Don Cherry/Ed Blackwell…

Thu 12 December 2019

Fri 13 December 2019


Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sat 14 December 2019

Joy Ellis | ‘Dwell’ Album Launch

Joy Ellis – piano & voice, Jo Caleb – guitar, Henrik Jensen – double bass, Adam Osmianski – drums, Fini Bearman – voice, Helen Burnett – voice, Miguel Gorodi – trumpet, Alice Leggett – alto sax, Binker Golding – tenor sax

Sun 15 December 2019

Mon 16 December 2019

Nye Banfield

Nye Banfield is an ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London and recently graduated from Trinity Laban. His biggest influences are Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Kendrick…

Tue 17 December 2019

Will Vinson/Tom Cawley Quartet

Will Vinson Originally from London, Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999 and has remained there ever since. Since his arrival, he has appeared and/or recorded…

Thu 19 December 2019


The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker ranges from “free jazz” to “free improvisation”. Each month Evan invites different guests to play with him. Evan Parker (born in Bristol, 1944)…

Sat 21 December 2019

Mon 30 December 2019


‘And the blowback is your Plato without any even numbers Freedom is your biggest best world circus without wings’ Join us on the 30th of December for some post Xmas…

Tue 31 December 2019


Always great in these intimate gigs, Britain’s finest jazz vocalist, producer and songsmith, Ian Shaw hosts an exuberant party with a set of appropriately festive songs. Whether it’s his radical…

Wed 08 January 2020

Sean Payne Quartet

Sean Payne is a London Based Saxophonist and Composer. Growing up in a musical family, Sean started learning the saxophone at the age of 8, and starting seriously learning Jazz…

Tue 14 January 2020

John Warren Nonet

Steve Fishwick – trumpet, Sam Braysher – alto sax, James Alsopp – tenor sax, Owen Dawson – trombone, Mick Foster – bass clarinet, Nick Costley-White – guitar, Alcyona Mick – piano, Oli Hayhurst – bass, Tim Giles – drums, John Warren – director

Thu 16 January 2020

Tue 28 January 2020

Run Logan Run

Line-up: Andrew Neil Hayes – Saxophone & electronics Matt Brown – Drum kit & percussion Run Logan Run are a head on collision of pounding tribal drums and screaming guttural…

Fri 31 January 2020

Elina Duni & Rob Luft Duo ft. Fred Thomas

Elina Duni is a Swiss-Albanian singer. Having been signed to ECM Records since 2012, her hallmark combination of traditional Albanian folk songs and jazz has lead to worldwide critical acclaim. For this latest…

Tue 04 February 2020


Alex Hitchcock- Tenor Saxophone, Tom Barford- Tenor Saxophone, Ferg Ireland- Bass, James Maddren- Drums

Fri 21 February 2020

Matt Sulzmann/Stan Sulzmann Quintet

This brand new project represents the first collaborative outing of father/son duo Matt and  Stan Sulzmann. Having previously toured together as part of Stan’s big band project “Neon Orchestra”, this…

Sat 22 February 2020

Still Waters

Still Waters was born out a long association and friendship going back 40 years between myself and Britain’s premiere bassist Dave Green. We both felt that the time had arrived…

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