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Wed 24 February 2021

Sun 21 February 2021

Wed 17 February 2021

Thu 11 February 2021

Wed 10 February 2021

Mon 08 February 2021

Freedom – The Art of Improvisation

Freedom has moved online for the past year. Each month, a new show is curated by Orphy Robinson MBE, Cleveland Watkiss MBE and Tori Handsley. Tracks intervening chosen by Paul…

Thu 04 February 2021

Wed 03 February 2021

Wed 27 January 2021

Thu 21 January 2021

Wed 20 January 2021

Wed 13 January 2021

Vortex discussion 37 – Words and jazz

This week’s discussion, led by Vortex director Oliver Weindling, discusses the link between words and jazz. The link to music of words have been so great over the years, from…

Thu 07 January 2021

Blow the fuse ‘on air’ feat. Annie Whitehead

Blow the Fuse ‘On Air’ is a series of online concerts from the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston. This week show features Annie Whitehead, trombone virtuoso best known for her engaging mix of African grooves, blues, ska and Ellingtonian expressionism.

Wed 06 January 2021

Sun 20 December 2020

Rough Takes: Olly Chalk

Rough Takes is a series about giving artists the space to experiment and take risks and to open the door to the creative process for audiences. We give an artist the space for a day and a performance at the end of it – what they choose to do and who they choose to work with is up to them.

Sat 19 December 2020

Fri 18 December 2020

[Cancelled] Jas and Chums

With the London area moving into Tier 3 from Wednesday 16th December, we unfortunately have to close our doors to audience members again. All ticket holders for this weekend gigs…

Thu 17 December 2020

Wed 16 December 2020

Tue 15 December 2020

Mon 14 December 2020

Sun 13 December 2020

Sat 12 December 2020

Sara Dowling

Line-up: Sara Dowling – voice Liam Dunachie – piano Dario Di Lecce – bass Steve Brown – drums Sara Dowling is a jazz singer who is deeply inspired by the…

Fri 11 December 2020

Alexandra Ridout trio

Line-up: Alexandra Ridout – trumpet Luca Caruso – drums Freddie Jensen – bass Special guest: Joey Curreri – trumpet Alexandra Ridout returns to the Vortex with her own trio featuring Luca…

Thu 10 December 2020

Jazz Connective – AlinaHipHarp Quintet

Internationally renowned harpist Alina Bzhezhinska has a strong reputation for innovation. This time she creates a unique sound on the harp with effect pedals and electronics, featuring the innovative trumpeter…

Wed 09 December 2020

Trish Clowes Trio – Replay

Replay an intimate set from saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes which was recorded back in September this year. Trish  is joined by her friends Chris Montague and Ross Stanley for what…

Tue 08 December 2020

Mon 07 December 2020

Sat 05 December 2020

Bruno Heinen Trio with Alex Hitchcock

Line-up: Bruno Heinen – Piano Andrea Di Biase – Bass Gene Calderazzo – Drums Featuring – Alex Hitchcock – Tenor Saxophone Bruno Heinen’s music has been described by the Guardian…

Fri 04 December 2020

Stone-Lonergan/ Glaser/ Simpson/ Hayhurst

Line-up: Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor Saxophone Rick Simpson – Piano Will Glaser – Drums Oli Hayhurst – Bass A band of four friends who started having regular informal sessions over…

Thu 03 December 2020

Wed 02 December 2020

Sun 29 November 2020

Thu 26 November 2020

Wed 25 November 2020

Tue 24 November 2020

Grass Roots online – MA

The November edition of Grass Roots welcomes Ma – a young musical triumvirate whose influences include jazz, hip-hop and rock with a soupcon of drum & bass. The band’s name…

Sun 22 November 2020

Thu 19 November 2020

Wed 18 November 2020

Vortex discussion 31 – Saxophone Massive

In 2006, as the opening event of the London Jazz Festival, we celebrated the opening of Gillett Square with our Saxophone Massive event – 200 saxophonists event. In this week’s…

Tue 17 November 2020

Wed 11 November 2020

Wed 04 November 2020

Sat 31 October 2020

Rachael Cohen Trio

Line-up: Rachael Cohen – Alto Sax Joe Downard – Bass Jason Brown – Drums Rachael Cohen presents her international Trio featuring Joe Downard on double Bass and New York drummer…

Improv Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora.

Fri 30 October 2020

Warmer Than Blood

A new trio from critically acclaimed composer and guitarist Chris Montague (Troyka, Squarepusher) bringing pianist and ECM recording artist, Kit Downes and renowned electric bassist, Ruth Goller (acoustic Ladyland, Melt Yourself Down, Let Spin).

Wed 28 October 2020

Vortex discussion 28 – How do we judge quality?

We are seeing great music and performances appear online – either via Youtube or other videos – or streaming with the likes of Soundcloud, Bandcamp and Spotify 🙁 So how…

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