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Sun 19 September 2021

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Sat 18 September 2021

Fri 17 September 2021

Thu 16 September 2021

Free Energy (2nd show)

Paul Jolly puts together a hand-picked lineup of improvisers from across the generations. The power of Alan Wilkinson mixes with the delicacy of Dave Tucker, Adam Hart’s love of boogie woogie and anchored by Otto Wilberg. A good introduction to improv music for those not already hooked!

Free Energy (1st show)

Paul Jolly puts together a hand-picked lineup of improvisers from across the generations. The power of Alan Wilkinson mixes with the delicacy of Dave Tucker, Adam Hart’s love of boogie woogie and anchored by Otto Wilberg. A good introduction to improv music for those not already hooked!

Wed 15 September 2021

Loz Speyer Quartet (2nd show)

Local trumpeter and composer Loz Speyer returns to the Vortex, for the first outing playing his own music since lockdown – in his Quartet featuring Hannes Riepler and a brilliant new rhythm section. Both sets include jazz tunes built to last from a range of Speyer albums, and new ones never yet heard composed during lockdown.

Loz Speyer Quartet (1st show)

Local trumpeter and composer Loz Speyer returns to the Vortex, for the first outing playing his own music since lockdown – in his Quartet featuring Hannes Riepler and a brilliant new rhythm section. Both sets include jazz tunes built to last from a range of Speyer albums, and new ones never yet heard composed during lockdown.

Sat 11 September 2021

Lukas Oravec & Alex Garnett Quintet (2nd Show)

Line-up: Lukáš Oravec – Trumpet Alex Garnett – Saxophone Jamil Sheriff – Piano Jack Garside – Double Bass Marek Dorčík – Drums Lukas Oravec is a world-renowned, phenomenal trumpet player from…

Lukas Oravec & Alex Garnett Quintet (1st Show)

Line-up: Lukáš Oravec – Trumpet Alex Garnett – Saxophone Jamil Sheriff – Piano Jack Garside – Double Bass Marek Dorčík – Drums Lukas Oravec is a world-renowned, phenomenal trumpet player from…

Fri 10 September 2021

Thu 09 September 2021

Richard Fairhurst Trio (2nd Show)

Line-up: Richard Fairhurst – Piano Dave Whitford – Bass Tim Giles – Drums About Steinway Artist Richard Fairhurst has been an important figure on the UK jazz scene since the…

Richard Fairhurst Trio (1st Show)

Line-up: Richard Fairhurst – Piano Dave Whitford – Bass Tim Giles – Drums About Steinway Artist Richard Fairhurst has been an important figure on the UK jazz scene since the…

Wed 08 September 2021

your blind passenger (2nd Show)

blurring the lines between genre “your blind passenger” draws from the improvised music and free jazz tradition, weaving between moments influenced by post-rock, noise, groove, ambient and experimental music to create a uniquely immersive and cinematic experience

your blind passenger (1st Show)

blurring the lines between genre “your blind passenger” draws from the improvised music and free jazz tradition, weaving between moments influenced by post-rock, noise, groove, ambient and experimental music to create a uniquely immersive and cinematic experience

Tue 07 September 2021

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 September 2021

Sat 04 September 2021

Samba Azul (2nd Show)

Samba Azul is a constantly evolving collective of musicians with a passion for the music of Brazil, led by drummer and percussionist, Adam Osmianski

Samba Azul (1st Show)

Line-up: Adam Osmianski – Drums Joy Ellis – Piano Amy Baldwin – Bass About Samba Azul is a constantly evolving collective of musicians with a passion for the music of…

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Fri 03 September 2021

Elliot Frost Four (2nd Show)

Line-up: Elliot Frost – Guitar, Compositions Jonathan Chung – Saxophone Corrie Dick – Drums Calum Gourlay – Bass About Elliot is a jazz guitarist and composer hailing from Perth, Western…

Elliot Frost Four (1st Show)

Elliot is a jazz guitarist and composer hailing from Perth, Western Australia, who since August 2019 has been making his base in London.

Thu 02 September 2021

Outlines (2nd Show)

Outlines is a new sextet led by Dee Byrne, playing her original compositions. The music evolved out of Dee’s Developing Your Creative Practice project (funded by Arts Council England.)

Outlines (1st Show)

Outlines is a new sextet led by Dee Byrne, playing her original compositions. The music evolved out of Dee’s Developing Your Creative Practice project (funded by Arts Council England.)

Wed 01 September 2021

Fri 27 August 2021

Thu 26 August 2021

Grounding (2nd Show)

Line-up: Daniel Kemshell – Guitar Harry Pearce – Double Bass Adam Merrell – Drums About Grounding are a recently-formed trio whose name refers to the act of connecting electrically with…

Grounding (1st Show)

Line-up: Daniel Kemshell – Guitar Harry Pearce – Double Bass Adam Merrell – Drums About Grounding are a recently-formed trio whose name refers to the act of connecting electrically with…

Wed 25 August 2021

Crowley, Luft, Giles (2nd Show)

LINE-UP: George Crowley – Saxophone Rob Luft – Guitar Tim Giles – Drums About Coming soon… INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government…

Discussion with tap supremo ANDREW NEMR

Following on from the show last night with Petra Haller, we are delighted that Andrew Nemr, one of the creators of modern tap, and narrator of the film, will join…

Crowley, Luft, Giles (1st Show)

LINE-UP: George Crowley – Saxophone Rob Luft – Guitar Tim Giles – Drums About Coming soon… INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government…

Tue 24 August 2021

Sun 22 August 2021

Mopomoso Live

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series is back! LINE-UP Steve Beresford Petra Haller, Charlotte Keeffe and Paul Jolly Martin Vishnick & Rick Jensen   INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE…

Sat 21 August 2021

Stone-Lonergan/Kitchman/Glaser/Scarcia (2nd Show)

Line-up: Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor Saxophone Will Glaser – Drums James Kitchman – Guitar Mirko Scarcia – Double Bass About   INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ Welcome to…

Stone-Lonergan/Kitchman/Glaser/Scarcia (1st Show)

Line-up: Riley Stone-Lonergan – Tenor Saxophone Will Glaser – Drums James Kitchman – Guitar Mirko Scarcia – Double Bass About   INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUDIENCE MEMBERS – PLEASE READ Welcome to…

A Standard Afternoon

Enjoy an afternoon coffee with live music from a rotating group of London-based instrumentalists and singers jamming over jazz standards.

Fri 20 August 2021

Sean Gibbs – Album Launch (2nd show)

Sean Gibbs “When Can I See You Again?” album launch feat. Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor), Rob Brockway (piano), Jay Davis (drums) and
Calum Gourlay (bass).

Sean Gibbs – Album Launch (1st show)

Sean Gibbs “When Can I See You Again?” album launch feat. Riley Stone-Lonergan (tenor), Rob Brockway (piano), Jay Davis (drums) and
Calum Gourlay (bass).

Wed 18 August 2021

Vortex discussion 66 – time to (re)radicalise?

The Vortex discussion this week focuses on how we can make sure that our music is heard and supported. With long-term funding at risk, with Brexit and the pandemic potentially…

Tue 17 August 2021

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 August 2021

A Hologram Maze (2nd show)

A quartet featuring some of Birmingham and the UK’s finest improvisors: David Austin Grey (piano), Xhosa Cole (tenor sax / flute), Shivraj Singh (double bass) and Nathan Jones (drums)

A Hologram Maze (1st show)

A quartet featuring some of Birmingham and the UK’s finest improvisors: David Austin Grey (piano), Xhosa Cole (tenor sax / flute), Shivraj Singh (double bass) and Nathan Jones (drums)

Fri 13 August 2021

Jon Onabowu Trio (2nd show)

The Jon Onabowu Trio presents an eclectic night of jazz/fusion with drummer Jon Onabowu (Kamaal Williams), bassist Jon Moko (Kokoroko) and keyboardist David Mrakpor (Blue Lab Beats).

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