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Fri 20 May 2022

ENEMY (2nd show)

Petter Eldh (bass), Kit Downes (piano) and James Maddren (drums) are ‘ENEMY’. Based in London and Berlin, they play expressive and complex music – light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable combination of voices that has been described as both “fiercely intense” and “beautifully intricate”.

ENEMY (1st show)

Petter Eldh (bass), Kit Downes (piano) and James Maddren (drums) are ‘ENEMY’. Based in London and Berlin, they play expressive and complex music – light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable combination of voices that has been described as both “fiercely intense” and “beautifully intricate”.

Thu 19 May 2022

Perfect Houseplants (2nd show)

To celebrate Huw Warren’s 60th birthday – a special one off performance by one of the UK’s most individual and influential
Jazz groups.

Perfect Houseplants (1st show)

To celebrate Huw Warren’s 60th birthday – a special one off performance by one of the UK’s most individual and influential
Jazz groups.

Wed 18 May 2022

Tue 17 May 2022

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.

Sat 14 May 2022

Improvisation Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. For this occasion he will be doing a drums & percussion solo set.

A Standard Afternoon

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

Fri 13 May 2022

Thu 12 May 2022

Filomena Campus’ Theatralia w/ Steve Lodder & Charlie Pyne

Campus celebrates twenty years of eclectic artistic career since she left Sardinia to move to London. This project presents new compositions written with pianist Steve Lodder and arrangements of tunes that have been part of her repertoire and international collaborations.

Wed 11 May 2022

Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers – ‘Blink’ Album Launch (2nd show)

Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with George Crowley and Tim Giles in November 2019. Now extended to a quartet with Alcyona Mick, they released their debut album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020.

Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers – ‘Blink’ Album Launch (1st show)

Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with George Crowley and Tim Giles in November 2019. Now extended to a quartet with Alcyona Mick, they released their debut album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020.

Tue 10 May 2022

Sun 08 May 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Helena Kay

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.

Sat 07 May 2022

Fri 06 May 2022

Thu 05 May 2022

VEIN feat. Stan Sulzmann (2nd show)

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Stan Sulzmann, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN is collaborating since 2018.

VEIN feat. Stan Sulzmann (1st show)

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Stan Sulzmann, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN is collaborating since 2018.

Wed 04 May 2022

Tue 03 May 2022

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.

Vortex discussion 99 – Charisma

According to sociologist Max Weber, charisma “is the authority of the extraordinary and personal gift of grace.” Merriam Webster goes further: “a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or…

Sun 01 May 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Sat 30 April 2022

Fri 29 April 2022

AlinaHipHarp Quartet (2nd show)

Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation.
Creating a unique sound on the harp, with layered effects and electronics, Bzhezhinska will be supported by music supremo’s Mikele Montolli (bass), Joel Prime (percussion) & Adam Teixeira (drums).

AlinaHipHarp Quartet (1st show)

Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation.
Creating a unique sound on the harp, with layered effects and electronics, Bzhezhinska will be supported by music supremo’s Mikele Montolli (bass), Joel Prime (percussion) & Adam Teixeira (drums).

Thu 28 April 2022

Wed 27 April 2022

Maddy Coombs Quartet (2nd show)

Maddy Coombs is a young up-and-coming tenor saxophonist from Northampton, and is currently in her third year at the Guildhall School.

Maddy Coombs Quartet (1st show)

Maddy Coombs is a young up-and-coming tenor saxophonist from Northampton, and is currently in her third year at the Guildhall School.

Tue 26 April 2022

Sun 24 April 2022

Sat 23 April 2022

Pigfoot (2nd show)

Pigfoot (Chris Batchelor, James Allsopp, Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis) was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans themes with an open and original improvised approach to the material.

Pigfoot (1st show)

Pigfoot (Chris Batchelor, James Allsopp, Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis) was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans themes with an open and original improvised approach to the material.

Fri 22 April 2022

Thu 21 April 2022

Heinen / Bartley / Youngs (2nd show)

Pianist Bruno Heinen joins forces with Larry Bartley (Courtney Pine) – one of the most sought after bassists on the scene, and Rod Youngs (Gil Scott-Heron) –  one of the most expressive and adept musicians in the music arena today.

Heinen / Bartley / Youngs (1st show)

Pianist Bruno Heinen joins forces with Larry Bartley (Courtney Pine) – one of the most sought after bassists on the scene, and Rod Youngs (Gil Scott-Heron) –  one of the most expressive and adept musicians in the music arena today.

Wed 20 April 2022

Moonscape (2nd show)

Moonscape is an exciting contemporary group – feat. Jim Howard (trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics), Luke Annesley (alto sax), Julie Walkington (bass) and Mike Pickering drums – playing original music drawn from a wide range of influences.

Moonscape (1st show)

Moonscape is an exciting contemporary group – feat. Jim Howard (trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics), Luke Annesley (alto sax), Julie Walkington (bass) and Mike Pickering drums – playing original music drawn from a wide range of influences.

Tue 19 April 2022

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.

Vortex discussion 96 – Being afraid

‘Be afraid, be very afraid’. The tagline from The Fly can extend to jazz and improvised music quite easily. Audiences frightened by having to put their foot through the door…

Sun 17 April 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Helena Kay

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.

Sat 16 April 2022

Barry Green Quartet (2nd show)

A reunion for Barry and Helena to develop and explore unique jazz repertoire and standards. A melting pot of Barry and Helena’s exploration of the New York and Dutch jazz scenes.

Barry Green Quartet (1st show)

A reunion for Barry and Helena to develop and explore unique jazz repertoire and standards. A melting pot of Barry and Helena’s exploration of the New York and Dutch jazz scenes.

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