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Tue 21 September 2021

Midweek Downstairs Jam

Welcoming and relaxed, come for a drink, sit back and enjoy the music, or bring your horns, sticks and strings to join in during the second set.

Wed 22 September 2021

Emma Rawicz (1st Show)

Line-up: Emma Rawicz – Tenor Saxophone Ant Law – Guitar Ivo Neame – Piano Conor Chaplin – Double Bass James Maddren – Drums About Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist…

Emma Rawicz (2nd Show)

Line-up: Emma Rawicz – Tenor Saxophone Ant Law – Guitar Ivo Neame – Piano Conor Chaplin – Double Bass James Maddren – Drums About Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist…

Thu 23 September 2021

Billy Pod Quartet (1st show)

A truly dynamic and lyrical set of music featuring a heavy line-up with Tom Ollendorff (guitar), Will Barry (piano), Mirko Scarcia (bass) & Billy Pod (drums).

Billy Pod Quartet (2nd show)

A truly dynamic and lyrical set of music featuring a heavy line-up with Tom Ollendorff (guitar), Will Barry (piano), Mirko Scarcia (bass) & Billy Pod (drums).

Fri 24 September 2021

James Kitchman / Bruno Heinen (1st show)

Line-up James Kitchman – guitar Bruno Heinen – piano   About Musical synergy was evident from the first two notes of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Bemsha Swing’ that were played by guitarist…

James Kitchman / Bruno Heinen (2nd show)

Line-up James Kitchman – guitar Bruno Heinen – piano   About Musical synergy was evident from the first two notes of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Bemsha Swing’ that were played by guitarist…

Sat 25 September 2021

Sun 26 September 2021

Mopomoso Live

This September, MOPOMOSO looks forward to exquisite free improvisations from this beautiful meeting of kindred spirits – expect solos, duos and trios, as well as quartet explorations from: Maggie Nicols (vocalist), Susanna Ferrar (violin), Adam Bohman (home made instruments) & Alan Wilkinson -(alto sax, baritone sax, bass clarinet and voice)

Wed 29 September 2021

Phil Robson’s Organ Trio (1st Show)

Phil is currently based between Ireland and NYC. He is internationally regarded as a versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings. Phil is also a celebrated composer and band leader.

Phil Robson’s Organ Trio (2nd Show)

Phil is currently based between Ireland and NYC. He is internationally regarded as a versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings. Phil is also a celebrated composer and band leader.

Thu 30 September 2021

Sam Norris Quartet (1st show)

The Sam Norris Quartet [SNQ] is award-winning alto saxophonist Sam Norris’ primary creative project. The ensemble features bassist Harry Pearce (deputising for Will Sach), pianist Jay Verma and drummer Harry Ling and uses Sam’s compositions and standard tunes as vehicles for exploratory improvisation.

Sam Norris Quartet (2nd show)

The Sam Norris Quartet [SNQ] is award-winning alto saxophonist Sam Norris’ primary creative project. The ensemble features bassist Harry Pearce (deputising for Will Sach), pianist Jay Verma and drummer Harry Ling and uses Sam’s compositions and standard tunes as vehicles for exploratory improvisation.

Fri 01 October 2021

Mick Foster (1st Show)

Line-up: Mick Foster – Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone Dominic Ashworth – Guitar Tom Farmer – Bass Tristan Mailliot – Drums About Mick Foster is a saxophonist and composer…

Mick Foster (2nd Show)

Line-up: Mick Foster – Baritone Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone Dominic Ashworth – Guitar Tom Farmer – Bass Tristan Mailliot – Drums About Mick Foster is a saxophonist and composer…

Sat 02 October 2021

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Zone-B (1st show)

In Zone-B, Steve Buckley and Chris Batchelor have joined forces with the world class rhythm section of Rob Luft, Tom Herbert and Gene Calderazzo to present fiery and soulful original music inspired by the range and depth of the musical experiences they have enjoyed together.

Zone-B (2nd show)

In Zone-B, Steve Buckley and Chris Batchelor have joined forces with the world class rhythm section of Rob Luft, Tom Herbert and Gene Calderazzo to present fiery and soulful original music inspired by the range and depth of the musical experiences they have enjoyed together.

Sun 03 October 2021

Sunday Afternoon of Jazz

Join us for a lovely afternoon of jazz standards and a few surprise numbers at the lovely Vortex Bar downstairs. A lovely intimate venue with a warm atmosphere. Limited numbers…

Wed 06 October 2021

Sat 09 October 2021

Wandering Wires (1st show)

A searing mix of jazz, soul, Brazilian and electronic sounds, Wandering Wires are establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK jazz scene, making their return to the Vortex after a sell-out debut before the pandemic.

Wandering Wires (2nd show)

A searing mix of jazz, soul, Brazilian and electronic sounds, Wandering Wires are establishing themselves as one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK jazz scene, making their return to the Vortex after a sell-out debut before the pandemic.

Sun 10 October 2021

Thu 14 October 2021

Sat 16 October 2021

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Sun 17 October 2021

Ari Hoenig Trio (1st show)

Ari Hoenig is one of the jazz world’s most respected and innovative drummers. Tonight, he is joined by Tom Ollendorff and Conor Chaplin for a trio performance as part of their October tour.

Ari Hoenig Trio (2nd show)

Ari Hoenig is one of the jazz world’s most respected and innovative drummers. Tonight, he is joined by Tom Ollendorff and Conor Chaplin for a trio performance as part of their October tour.

Fri 22 October 2021

Thu 28 October 2021

Rushhour (1st Show)

Led by singer and pianist Steve Marshall and featuring rising stars of the London jazz scene Mikele Montolli (Bass) and Saleem Raman (Drums), State of Emergency’s ‘RushHour’ presents new interpretations of jazz, R&B and Caribbean classics plus original compositions, experiments and improvisations.

Rushhour (2nd Show)

Line-up: Steve Marshall – Piano, Voice Mikele Montolli – Double Bass Saleem Raman – Drums About Led by singer and pianist Steve Marshall and featuring rising stars of the London…

Fri 29 October 2021

Dave Manington Trio (1st Show)

Formed from the core of Manington’s larger ensemble – Riff Raff, this new trio plays stripped down and intimate versions of a set of new originals destined for recording next year.

Dave Manington Trio (2nd Show)

Formed from the core of Manington’s larger ensemble – Riff Raff, this new trio plays stripped down and intimate versions of a set of new originals destined for recording next year.

Sun 31 October 2021

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Fri 12 November 2021

Sat 13 November 2021

Sun 14 November 2021

Wed 17 November 2021

Rowland Sutherland Quartet – Man of Words and Music: Shake Keane (Pt. III) (1st show)

Following our celebration of the Caribbean poet and trumpeter Shake Keane in Man of Words and Music Part I (broadcast National Windrush Day 2021), and Part II featuring Keane’s biographer Philip Nanton with Henry Lowther and Dave Green, we are delighted to bring you Part III the final instalment for the EFG London Jazz Festival featuring a live performance by the Rowland Sutherland Quartet.

Rowland Sutherland Quartet – Man of Words and Music: Shake Keane (Pt. III) (2nd show)

Following our celebration of the Caribbean poet and trumpeter Shake Keane in Man of Words and Music Part I (broadcast National Windrush Day 2021), and Part II featuring Keane’s biographer Philip Nanton with Henry Lowther and Dave Green, we are delighted to bring you Part III the final instalment for the EFG London Jazz Festival featuring a live performance by the Rowland Sutherland Quartet.

Thu 18 November 2021

Leo Richardson Quartet (1st show)

Tonight, the Leo Richardson Quartet (Leo Richardson – tenor saxophone; Rick Simpson – piano; Conor Chaplin – bass; Darren Beckett – drums) will be performing select pieces from their most recent record “Move” along with new material created during the lockdown.

Leo Richardson Quartet (2nd show)

Tonight, the Leo Richardson Quartet (Leo Richardson – tenor saxophone; Rick Simpson – piano; Conor Chaplin – bass; Darren Beckett – drums) will be performing select pieces from their most recent record “Move” along with new material created during the lockdown.

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