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Fri 21 January 2022

Norma Winstone + Kit Downes Duo (1st Show)

Duo comprised of two of Europe’s most important improvising musicians – legendary vocalist Norma Winstone (Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and pianist Kit Downes (ENEMY, ECM).

Norma Winstone + Kit Downes Duo (2nd Show)

Duo comprised of two of Europe’s most important improvising musicians – legendary vocalist Norma Winstone (Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor and pianist Kit Downes (ENEMY, ECM).

Sat 22 January 2022

The Noble/Marshall/Buckley Trio (1st Show)

Three giants of the UK jazz and improvised music scene reunite after a break of twenty five years to present their unique brand of freewheeling musical adventure, highly improvised but firmly rooted in jazz and world music.

The Noble/Marshall/Buckley Trio (2nd Show)

Three giants of the UK jazz and improvised music scene reunite after a break of twenty five years to present their unique brand of freewheeling musical adventure, highly improvised but firmly rooted in jazz and world music.

Sun 23 January 2022

Mopomoso Live / January

Mopomoso is the UK’s longest running concert series dedicated to freely improvised music!  Come and join us on the 4th Sunday of every month for an afternoon full of captivating musical meetings… 

Vortex Jam Sessions hosted by Jas Kayser

A bi-monthly session on Sunday evenings, hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson and tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan, each one hosting one session on rotation.

Wed 26 January 2022

Barry Green trio (1st Show)

Barry Green brings together the bass legend Dave Green who has worked with and extraordinary array of musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Roland Kirk with young alto player Sam Braysher

Barry Green trio (2nd Show)

Barry Green brings together the bass legend Dave Green who has worked with and extraordinary array of musicians such as Sonny Rollins, Don Byas, Coleman Hawkins, Roland Kirk with young alto player Sam Braysher

Thu 27 January 2022

Juggenaught, feat. Alicia Gardener Trejo (1st Show)

Incorporating soundscapes and open passages with heavy grooves and structured bass lines, the band draw from avant-garde and experimental influences to create a visceral ensemble sound

Juggenaught, feat. Alicia Gardener Trejo (2nd Show)

Incorporating soundscapes and open passages with heavy grooves and structured bass lines, the band draw from avant-garde and experimental influences to create a visceral ensemble sound

Fri 28 January 2022

Zoe Rahman Trio (1st Show)

A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

Zoe Rahman Trio (2nd Show)

A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

Sat 29 January 2022

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from London-based instrumentalists and singers performing jazz standards.

Mon 31 January 2022

Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (1st Show)

In this fully improvised concert, Craig explores sounds and silences, swirling colours, densities and forms, creating new music with both poetic imagination and an iron grip on his material.

Craig Taborn: Shadow Plays (2nd Show)

Line-up: Craig Taborn – Piano   About Ten years have passed since Craig Taborn’s Avenging Angel album was released, bringing strikingly fresh ideas to the solo piano idiom. “It reflects…

Wed 02 February 2022

Estraven (1st Show)

Odd-time palpitations, Eastern tinged melodies and full-throttle improv make up the sound of London based band Estraven.

Estraven (2nd Show)

Odd-time palpitations, Eastern tinged melodies and full-throttle improv make up the sound of London based band Estraven.

Thu 03 February 2022

Nick Costley-White Quartet (1st show)

Nick Costley-White leads his “New Quartet” featuring the fearless and virtuosic piano playing of Phronesis pianist Ivo Neame, supported by the inventive and swinging rhythm section of double bassist Conor Chaplin (Marius Neset, Laura Jurd) and drummer James Maddren (ENEMY, Gwilym Simcock).

Nick Costley-White Quartet (2nd show)

Nick Costley-White leads his “New Quartet” featuring the fearless and virtuosic piano playing of Phronesis pianist Ivo Neame, supported by the inventive and swinging rhythm section of double bassist Conor Chaplin (Marius Neset, Laura Jurd) and drummer James Maddren (ENEMY, Gwilym Simcock).

Fri 04 February 2022

Hohnen Ford w/ String Quartet

Ella Hohnen Ford is a vocalist/songwriter inspired by jazz, folk and the great songwriters of the 20th century. Her band for this performance includes pianist Noah Stoneman and a string quartet featuring Midori Jaeger, Nicole Petrus Barraks, Dom Ingham and Abbey Bowen.

Sat 05 February 2022

Cdubya Quartet (1st show)

Cleveland Watkiss reimagines his original compositions and other works with a brand new trio featuring Menelik Claffey (bass), Tom O’Brien (piano) and Cassius Cobbson (drums).

Cdubya Quartet (2nd show)

Cleveland Watkiss reimagines his original compositions and other works with a brand new trio featuring Menelik Claffey (bass), Tom O’Brien (piano) and Cassius Cobbson (drums).

Wed 09 February 2022

Adam Teixeira Group (1st Show)

An array of influences in a modern genre bending sound full of infectious rhythms, explosive melodies and collective interplay.

Adam Teixeira Group (2nd Show)

An array of influences in a modern genre bending sound full of infectious rhythms, explosive melodies and collective interplay.

Thu 10 February 2022

Awale Jant Band (1st Show)

Awale Jant Band return to the Vortex showcasing the music of their latest album Yewoulen, and more.

Awale Jant Band (2nd Show)

Awale Jant Band return to the Vortex showcasing the music of their latest album Yewoulen, and more.

Fri 11 February 2022

Carol Grimes with Band (1st show)

The return of the mistressful Carol Grimes, one of our favourite vocalists, with a full band including Alison Rayner (bass), Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) & Steve Lodder (piano). It is safe to say Carol is a truly genre-busting artist. Having turned to jazz and blues, her music embraces drama and love.

Carol Grimes with Band (2nd show)

The return of the mistressful Carol Grimes, one of our favourite vocalists, with a full band including Alison Rayner (bass), Deirdre Cartwright (guitar) & Steve Lodder (piano). It is safe to say Carol is a truly genre-busting artist. Having turned to jazz and blues, her music embraces drama and love.

Sat 12 February 2022

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from London-based instrumentalists and singers performing jazz standards.

AuB featuring Jasper Høiby, Marc Michel (1st show)

AuB (Alex Hitchcock & Tom Barford) welcome guests Jasper Høiby and Marc Michel for a special gig at the Vortex celebrating the end of a week recording their second album.

AuB featuring Jasper Høiby, Marc Michel (2nd show)

AuB (Alex Hitchcock & Tom Barford) welcome guests Jasper Høiby and Marc Michel for a special gig at the Vortex celebrating the end of a week recording their second album.

Thu 17 February 2022

O. (1st show)

Look up, look down, look at O.
Tash Keary and Joe Henwood bring you a baritone sax and drums duo with a side of dubs, loud noises and heavy beats.

O. (2nd show)

Look up, look down, look at O.
Tash Keary and Joe Henwood bring you a baritone sax and drums duo with a side of dubs, loud noises and heavy beats.

Sat 26 February 2022

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from London-based instrumentalists and singers performing jazz standards.

Mark Lockheart’s “Dreamers” (1st show)

Dreamers is the new project from British saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart featuring Elliot Galvin (Dinosaur, Elliot Galvin Trio), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear, The Invisible) and Dave Smith (Robert Plant).

Mark Lockheart’s “Dreamers” (2nd show)

Dreamers is the new project from British saxophonist and composer Mark Lockheart featuring Elliot Galvin (Dinosaur, Elliot Galvin Trio), Tom Herbert (Polar Bear, The Invisible) and Dave Smith (Robert Plant).

Thu 03 March 2022

Tom Ollendorff Quartet feat. Ben Wendel (1st show)

Guitarist Tom Ollendorff has been fast building a reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. His 2022 tour is a collaboration with saxophonist Ben Wendel, who over the last two decades has established himself as one of the jazz world’s most prolific and innovative voices.

Tom Ollendorff Quartet feat. Ben Wendel (2nd show)

Guitarist Tom Ollendorff has been fast building a reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. His 2022 tour is a collaboration with saxophonist Ben Wendel, who over the last two decades has established himself as one of the jazz world’s most prolific and innovative voices.

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