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Sun 26 June 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Helena Kay

A weekly 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 25 June 2022

Fri 24 June 2022

Miguel Gorodi Nonet (2nd show)

The Miguel Gorodi Nonet features many of London’s leading jazz musicians who bring their own personalities to the sound through their unique improvisations. Influences include Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Louis Andriessen, Gerard Grisey, Thelonious Monk, Stravinsky, and many others.

Miguel Gorodi Nonet (1st show)

The Miguel Gorodi Nonet features many of London’s leading jazz musicians who bring their own personalities to the sound through their unique improvisations. Influences include Steve Coleman, Steve Lehman, Louis Andriessen, Gerard Grisey, Thelonious Monk, Stravinsky, and many others.

Thu 23 June 2022

Meg Bird Quintet – A Celebration of Influence

Born and bred in East London, Meg Bird is an emerging young artist right at the cusp of an exciting musical career. Her sound is rooted in the jazz tradition, though and she is constantly pushing songs, both old and new, to fresh boundaries

Wed 22 June 2022

Trons Tew (2nd show)

Heavy music with big instruments. Leading from the back is Twm Dylan (Maisha, Gary Bartz) in a double double bass shoot out with Huw V Williams (Gruff Rhys). Up front we have Rosie Turton (Nerija) and Dan Smith (Howl Quartet) with Jake Long (Maisha) providing the swing.

Trons Tew (1st show)

Heavy music with big instruments. Leading from the back is Twm Dylan (Maisha, Gary Bartz) in a double double bass shoot out with Huw V Williams (Gruff Rhys). Up front we have Rosie Turton (Nerija) and Dan Smith (Howl Quartet) with Jake Long (Maisha) providing the swing.

Tue 21 June 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.

Sun 19 June 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Helena Kay

A weekly 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 18 June 2022

SIMON PURCELL / JEAN TOUSSAINT / MARK TAYLOR / STEVE WATTS (2ND SHOW)

Unfortunately, due to Covid, Red Circle won’t be able to perform as planned. However, Simon Purcell has arranged another brilliant line-up featuring: Simon Purcell (piano), Jean Toussaint (saxophones), Steve Watts (double bass) & Mark Taylor (drums).

Simon Purcell / Jean Toussaint / Mark Taylor / Steve Watts (1st show)

Unfortunately, due to Covid, Red Circle won’t be able to perform as planned. However, Simon Purcell has arranged another brilliant line-up featuring: Simon Purcell (piano), Jean Toussaint (saxophones), Steve Watts (double bass) & Mark Taylor (drums).

Fri 17 June 2022

Elina Duni & Rob Luft feat. Fred Thomas (2nd show)

Elina Duni and Rob Luft’s programme of songs of love and exile has been gathering momentum since 2017, when the Albanian-Swiss singer and the British guitarist began their collaboration. Along the way the duo has been augmented by several distinguished guests, with multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas making a significant contribution to the overarching concept.

Elina Duni & Rob Luft feat. Fred Thomas (1st show)

Elina Duni and Rob Luft’s programme of songs of love and exile has been gathering momentum since 2017, when the Albanian-Swiss singer and the British guitarist began their collaboration. Along the way the duo has been augmented by several distinguished guests, with multi-instrumentalist Fred Thomas making a significant contribution to the overarching concept.

Thu 16 June 2022

Little Weaver Bird – Kinsella/Kitchmann/Stone-Lonergan/Di Biase/Burgoyne

Little Weaver Bird is a contemporary take on the unique music and poetry of Molly Drake. Fronted by award-winning Irish vocalist Lauren Kinsella (Snowpoet), this new quintet features some of the U.K’s most in demand musicians; James Kitchman, (guitar) Riley Stone Lonergan, (sax) Andrea Di Biase, (bass) and Phelan Burgoyne (drums).

Wed 15 June 2022

Louise Dodds Quartet

Scottish jazz vocalist Louise Dodds will be making her debut at The Vortex tonight performing songs from her latest album ‘The Story Needs an Ending’ as part of her UK tour. Released in March 2022, the album is a deeply personal collection of songs written and arranged by Louise, which are both moving and uplifting.

Tue 14 June 2022

Guildhall Jazz Singers & band

A night of close harmony and lush arrangements from Guildhall’s 2022 vocal ensemble ‘The Guildhall Jazz Singers’ including the work of Gene Puerling, Duncan Lamont and Scott Stroman.

Mon 13 June 2022

Sun 12 June 2022

[CANCELLED] Vortex Jam Session

Unfortunately, we had to cancel this Sunday’s jam session but we look forward to welcoming you next week for a session hosted by saxophonist Helena Kay.

[CANCELLED] London Jazz Orchestra

Unfortunately, due to some severe delays with the repair works taking place in our upstairs space, we sadly won’t be able to host the return of the London Jazz Orchestra at the Vortex this Sunday. We sincerely apologise for the disappointment and look forward to welcome them back as soon as possible. 

Sat 11 June 2022

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits (2nd Show)

The Blue Spirits Trio John is leading tonight is a classic guitar-led jazz organ trio and showcases the bluesier side of John’s musical repertoire. With Pete Whittaker on organ, a superb accompanist as well as soloist and in demand drummer George Double.

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits (1st Show)

The Blue Spirits Trio John is leading tonight is a classic guitar-led jazz organ trio and showcases the bluesier side of John’s musical repertoire. With Pete Whittaker on organ, a superb accompanist as well as soloist and in demand drummer George Double.

A Standard Afternoon

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

Fri 10 June 2022

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats (2nd Show)

Bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin and his band 1000 Boats are returning to the Vortex for their first London debut since Covid, and will be showcasing some new material.

Liran Donin’s 1000 Boats (1st Show)

Bass player, composer and producer Liran Donin and his band 1000 Boats are returning to the Vortex for their first London debut since Covid, and will be showcasing some new material.

Thu 09 June 2022

Wed 08 June 2022

The Sultan Stevenson Trio featuring Larry Bartley (2nd Show)

Sultan is an upcoming young talent, aged only 21. He is joined by his other young and talented partner in crime: Joel Waters on drums and special guest Larry Bartley at the bass.This concert will feature Sultan’s original compositions, many of which will soon be released on Sultan’s debut album.

The Sultan Stevenson Trio featuring Larry Bartley (1st Show)

Sultan is an upcoming young talent, aged only 21. He is joined by his other young and talented partner in crime: Joel Waters on drums and special guest Larry Bartley at the bass.This concert will feature Sultan’s original compositions, many of which will soon be released on Sultan’s debut album.

Tue 07 June 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.

Sun 05 June 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Riley Stone-Lonergan

A weekly 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 04 June 2022

Sean Gibbs (2nd show)

Sean Gibbs is a London based trumpet player/composer, known for his work with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Calum Gourlay Big Band, Young Pilgrims and many others. Tonight he will be performing material from his album ‘When Can I See You Again?’, released with Ubuntu Music.

Sean Gibbs (1st show)

Sean Gibbs is a London based trumpet player/composer, known for his work with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Calum Gourlay Big Band, Young Pilgrims and many others. Tonight he will be performing material from his album ‘When Can I See You Again?’, released with Ubuntu Music.

Fri 03 June 2022

Fini Bearman

Tonight, Fini comes together with Tom Cawley (piano) and Corrie Dick (drums) to perform songs from her most recent record ‘La Loba’, in the wonderfully intimate atmosphere of the Vortex.

Tue 31 May 2022

Sun 29 May 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Rick Simpson

A weekly 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.

[POSTPONED] On y va jazz band

Unfortunately, due to some repair works taking place upstairs following the flood we suffered at the beginning of the month, we won’t be in a position to host “On y va” Jazz Band performance this weekend. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and hope to announce a new date very soon. 

Sat 28 May 2022

Arun Ghosh (2nd show)

Award-winning clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh makes an eagerly anticipated return to The Vortex, performing music from new album, Seclused in Light.

Arun Ghosh (1st show)

Award-winning clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh makes an eagerly anticipated return to The Vortex, performing music from new album, Seclused in Light.

A Standard Afternoon

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

Fri 27 May 2022

Nick Costley-White Trio (2nd show)

Guitarist Nick Costley-White leads an all star cross-generational trio playing a unique selection of songbook classics and jazz standards. Nick performs extensively with his trio across the city and has developed a distinct and swinging ensemble sound with regular drummer Josh Morrison. For this special performance they invite Dave Green to feature on double bass.

Nick Costley-White Trio (1st show)

Guitarist Nick Costley-White leads an all star cross-generational trio playing a unique selection of songbook classics and jazz standards. Nick performs extensively with his trio across the city and has developed a distinct and swinging ensemble sound with regular drummer Josh Morrison. For this special performance they invite Dave Green to feature on double bass.

Thu 26 May 2022

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