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Tue 27 February 2024

Marble Sun – A Listening Experience

Join us for a different kind of evening at the Vortex, as Marble Sun unveil their second EP in a unique immersive listening experience.

Sun 25 February 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Rick Simpson

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

A Standard Afternoon

Come down for a drink downstairs with performances from a rotating group of London-based singers and instrumentalists. Arrive early if you’d also like to join in for when the sets open to the floor – all welcome!

Sat 24 February 2024

Ed Jones Quartet

Award-winning saxophonist/composer Ed Jones returns to the quartet format with which he first made his name on the UK jazz scene over 30 years ago.

Fri 23 February 2024

Floating Circles – ‘Spectrums’ Album Launch

Floating Circles is an exciting UK jazz quintet lead by clarinettist Aidan Pearson. The group’s music takes influence from a wide range of styles including ambient, rock, hip-hop, world music, Arabic and Brazilian music, making for an eclectic and forward thinking outfit.

Thu 22 February 2024

Inside Colours Trio Album Release Concert

‘Inside Colours’ – consisting of pianist Julie Sassoon and saxophonist/bass clarinetist Lothar Ohlmeier, brings together two extraordinary talents whose finesse, musical brilliance and intuitive communication creates a musical universe whose beauty is deeply moving and utterly captivating.

Tineke Postma Aria Group

On this release tour of Tineke’s new album ARIA, the renowned Dutch saxophonist sets out on a journey of exploration and creative expression, accompanied by her new group featuring the talented and acclaimed David Doružka, Robert Landfermann and Tristan Renfrow.

Wed 21 February 2024

Nick Willsher Quintet

Saxophonist Nick Willsher brings this exciting new project for his Vortex debut, performing original material inspired by the skies. Combining influences from folk and ambient with European jazz, the music promises a broad mix of sound-worlds.

Tue 20 February 2024

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 18 February 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Riley Stone-Lonergan

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Mopomoso / February

Come & join us for another wonderful Mopomoso feat. Chris Dowding (tpts), Ranieri Spina (gtr) & Hannah Marshall (cello) + Martin Hackett (Korg MS10 synth), Julian Faultless (horn/trp) & John Bissett (lap guitar) + Olga Ksendzovska (piano)

Sat 17 February 2024

Rachael Cohen Trio

Rachael presents her trio featuring two of the brightest up and coming players on the London Jazz scene. They will play Rachael’s originals alongside her arrangements of loved and lesser known repertoire.

Fri 16 February 2024

Henry Spencer ‘The Defector’

Henry Spencer recently launched his new album ‘The Defector’ following international touring, TV and radio broadcasts and the increase of audiences and followers worldwide. Tonight, he’s joined on stage by a fantastic band featuring: Ant Law (guitar), Matt Robinson (piano), Andrew Robb (double bass) & Dave Hamblett (drums).

Thu 15 February 2024

Ydivide

The musical instrument as a quill. Clemens Kuratle constructs non-verbal discourse spaces in which perspectives are imbued with voice through sound.

Wed 14 February 2024

Tue 13 February 2024

Sun 11 February 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Rick Simpson

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan (+ a few guests), each one hosting one session on rotation.

Sat 10 February 2024

Fri 09 February 2024

QOW TRIO album launch

QOW TRIO is a unique multi-generational jazz band featuring award-winning young firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone-Lonergan, storied British Jazz legend Spike Wells on drums, and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The band have grown and developed as a unit: the levels of interplay and empathy are stronger than ever: their new album The Hold Up is the result.

Thu 08 February 2024

Sentient Beings

Sentient Beings gathers four strongly individualistic improvising voices from the US and UK (Faith Brackenbury, John O’Gallagher, Tony Bianco & John Pope) for a spiritual, intellectual, powerfully absorbing experience.

Wed 07 February 2024

Maddy Coombs Quintet

Maddy is a tenor saxophonist based in London, and has put together this band of some of her favourite musicians with the intent of exploring both new and old sounds in music. Will also feature some special guests – not one to miss!

Tue 06 February 2024

Whirlpool Series #5

Our Whirlpool series continues, with some new from the stars of the future! We’ve already had gigs that focus on the environment and children’s songs related to Sinterklaas in Netherlands. Come and find out what we have this month!!

Sun 04 February 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Ayo Vincent

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be hosted by four of London’s finest: drummer Jas Kayser, pianist Rick Simpson, tenor saxophonists Helena Kay and Riley Stone-Lonergan and some guests, each one hosting one session on rotation.

LJO VORTEX SESSIONS Featuring Pete Hurt and Henry Lowther

Amongst the greats of their generation, saxophonist Pete Hurt and trumpeter Henry Lowther stand out as unique with their personal styles, sounds and virtuosity. Equally renowned as writers, their original music is a staple of the LJO’s repertoire, and this month we bring it to the fore.

Sat 03 February 2024

Reiss Ellis Beckles Group

The Reiss Ellis Beckles Group will be making their third appearance at Vortex Jazz Club after their last two sold out shows. Expect these talented musicians to explore virtuosic solos, original music and a few old classics from the Great American Songbook.

Fri 02 February 2024

Thu 01 February 2024

Batchelor/Hasler/Moll/Parricelli

A brand new quartet formed through Swiss/UK connections play the music of Bill Frisell plus original compositions by Chris Batchelor.

Wed 31 January 2024

A tribute to Ray ‘Saxman’ Carless

Join us as we celebrate 70 years since the late Ray Carless graced this Earth. An evening featuring friends, musicians and performers who participated in some of the many amazing recordings and live performances he was a part of.

Tue 30 January 2024

Jazz und Wine with Billy Marrows

The Vortex welcomes you for the second event of the Jazz and Wine tasting series on 30th January. Collaborating once again with our in-house expert Liv Kessler, we are showcasing…

Sun 28 January 2024

A Tribute to Martin Davidson

An evening concert featuring friends and musicians who were involved in some of the many amazing recording projects for EMANEM. All proceeds from this event will go towards B’Tselem, a Jerusalem-based non-profit organisation whose stated goals are to document human rights violations in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian.

Sat 27 January 2024

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

The return of legendary British trumpet player Henry Lowther and his ‘Still Waters’ band feat. Pete Hurt (tenor saxophone), Barry Green (piano), Dave Green (double bass) and Paul Clarvis (drums).

Fri 26 January 2024

Germana Stella La Sorsa – ‘Primary Colours’ Album Launch

Italian London-based singer Germana Stella La Sorsa returns to the Vortex to launch her 2nd album “Primary Colours” with a stunning live band featuring: Sam Leak (Hammond organ), Tom Ollendorff (guitar), Jay Davis (drums) and special guest Tara Minton (harp).

Thu 25 January 2024

Rob Cope – Gemini Album Launch

Composer/saxophonist and podcaster/filmmaker Rob Cope follows his critically acclaimed Gods of Apollo with Gemini, featuring twelve original compositions specially written for musicians who have inspired him over the years. The album title refers to two coexisting duos brought together for the recording.

Wed 24 January 2024

Huw Warren : Choro Choro Choro

Celebrating Choro, the vibrant beating heart of Brazilian music, Huw Warren’s latest project explores music from the 1880’s to the present day by composers such as Ernesto Nazareth, Chiquinha Gonzaga, Pixinguinha, and modern masters such as Guinga and Hermeto Pascoal.

Mon 22 January 2024

Elliot Galvin / Ruth Goller / Seb Rochford / Mandhira De Saram with support from Elliot Galvin X Matthew Bourne Duo

An all-star new project featuring Elliot Galvin on piano and electronics, Ruth Goller on bass and voice, Seb Rochford on drums and Mandhira De Saram on violin. Support will be from renowned keyboardists Elliot Galvin and Matthew Bourne, performing spontaneous duo improvisations on Memorymoog and modular synthesisers.

Sun 21 January 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Sean Gibbs

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be 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.

Mopomoso / January

Come & join us for another wonderful Mopomoso with John Butcher (saxophones) + Pascal Marzan (guitar), Si Paton (bass),
Douglas Benford (harmonium and objects)+ Roland Ramanan (trumpet)+ Ecka Mordecai (cello) + Sylvia Hallett (violin, bicycle wheel) kicking off 2024 for us on Sunday 21st January.

Sat 20 January 2024

Jean Toussaint “JT4”

Saxophonist Jean Toussaint returns to the Vortex with another special edition of his quartet JT4 feat. Emile Hinton (piano), Murray Dare (bass) & Ben Brown (drums).

Fri 19 January 2024

Orlando le Fleming & Romantic Funk

Performing music from their new album which will be released on April 19.

Thu 18 January 2024

Nye Banfield – ‘Trails and Traces’ Album Launch

The Leicestershire-raised, Welsh-rooted saxophonist Nye Banfield presents his debut record ‘Trails and Traces’ live at the Vortex. The show will feature Nye’s sextet, performing his original music, plus an opening set from captivating duo BIGHEADMODE.

Wed 17 January 2024

Liam Noble/Fini Bearman/George Crowley

Join us for a very special evening featuring three of London’s finest musicians in trio together.

Sun 14 January 2024

Vortex Jam Session with Rick Simpson

A weekly session on Sunday evenings, the jams will be 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.

Adam Cruz Drum Workshop

Join American drummer Adam Cruz for a 1h30 drum workshop following his performance at the Vortex on Saturday 13 January. 

Sat 13 January 2024

Adam Cruz Trio featuring Joris Teepe and Barry Green

Adam Cruz was born in New York City and is one of the foremost drummers of his generation. His deep knowledge of Latin American rhythms gives him a unique sound and place on the international jazz scene. Tonight for a special vortex exclusive he plays with Joris Teepe and Barry Green. Its the last gig of an EU tour.

Fri 12 January 2024

Nikki Yeoh – Cafè Oran

Nikki Yeoh celebrates the music of French Algerian Jewish Composer Maurice El Medioni interpreter of Andalusian, Rai, Sephardic and Arabic music with a new band “Cafè Oran”

Thu 11 January 2024

Barford/Copus Quintet

Join this stellar line up of Tom Barford, James Copus, Ivo Neame, Tim Giles and Conor Chaplin as they play an exciting set of original compositions alongside some new arrangements of his favourite tunes by the greats of jazz. Some of which include Joe Henderson, John Coltrane and Freddie Hubbard.

Wed 10 January 2024

Stoneman/Williams/Sanders (Late Show)

This trio comes together again for a night of immediate and intense free-improvisation. Not one to be missed!

Jim Rattigan & Nick Costley-White

Inspired by the work of Jim Hall and Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Rattigan and Nick Costley-White play music from their recent album release  ‘You Must Believe in Spring’ (from the box set Duos), a selection of Standards from Richard Rogers, Michel Legrand, Antonio Carlos Jobim, to Bill Evans, Steve Swallow and Charlie Parker.

Tue 09 January 2024

Rebecka Edlund Presents. (Whirlpool Series)

Whirlpool – moving, changing, turbulent water. Floods, rising sea levels, melting ice fields, wildfires and droughts. Climate change is primarily a water crisis. This month, Rebecka Edlund will invite the audience to…

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