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Wed 28 July 2021

Sun 25 July 2021

Mopomoso Live (2nd set)

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series, was delighted to return live at The Vortex last month and now they’re back again this month presenting two brilliant duos and a solo set – come and join us!

Mopomoso Live (1st set)

Mopomoso, the UK’s longest running freely improvised music concert series, was delighted to return live at The Vortex last month and now they’re back again this month presenting two brilliant duos and a solo set – come and join us!

Sat 24 July 2021

Fini Bearman – La Loba (2nd show)

Singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Fini Bearman comes together with Tom Cawley (piano), James Maddren (drums) and Conor Chaplin (bass) to perform the songs from this record, in the wonderfully intimate setting of the Vortex.

Fini Bearman – La Loba (1st show)

Singer-songwriter & multi-instrumentalist Fini Bearman comes together with Tom Cawley (piano), James Maddren (drums) and Conor Chaplin (bass) to perform the songs from this record, in the wonderfully intimate setting of the Vortex.

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 23 July 2021

Glasshopper Album Launch (2nd show)

Glasshopper are delighted to finally celebrate the release of their debut ‘Fortune Rules’ at the Vortex. Released in October 2020 with Norwegian Label AMP Music & Records, the record is an abstract tale that plunges into deep electric landscapes and raises into territory that suspends in the air. The evening will be a unique opportunity for the trio to invite album guests Sylvia Schmidt and Ed Begley to perform.

Glasshopper Album Launch (1st show) + Live stream

Glasshopper are delighted to finally celebrate the release of their debut ‘Fortune Rules’ at the Vortex. Released in October 2020 with Norwegian Label AMP Music & Records, the record is an abstract tale that plunges into deep electric landscapes and raises into territory that suspends in the air. The evening will be a unique opportunity for the trio to invite album guests Sylvia Schmidt and Ed Begley to perform.

Thu 22 July 2021

John Williamson Quartet (2nd show)

Bassist John Williamson’s new quartet combines the freedom of the chordless format with a diversity of influences, anchored by emotional honesty and a strong melodic instinct.

John Williamson Quartet (1st show)

Bassist John Williamson’s new quartet combines the freedom of the chordless format with a diversity of influences, anchored by emotional honesty and a strong melodic instinct.

Wed 21 July 2021

Planck Walker (2nd show)

The 21st of July 2021 will see the long-awaited return of London-based contemporary jazz quintet Planck Walker’s to the Vortex. Founded in early 2019 and performing their debut concert at Ronnie Scott’s in the spring of that year, this boundary-pushing ensemble is made up of some of the capital’s brightest up-and-coming improvisers and composers.

Planck Walker (1st show)

The 21st of July 2021 will see the long-awaited return of London-based contemporary jazz quintet Planck Walker’s to the Vortex. Founded in early 2019 and performing their debut concert at Ronnie Scott’s in the spring of that year, this boundary-pushing ensemble is made up of some of the capital’s brightest up-and-coming improvisers and composers.

Tue 20 July 2021

Grass Roots Online – KOMA

Grass Roots at The Vortex is being relaunched this June with a long-awaited performance from Tomorrow’s Warriors alumni KOMA – a young and tight jazz outfit blessed with artistic dexterity and technical virtuosity beyond their years.

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 17 July 2021

Jonathan Gee & Cleveland Watkiss Duo (2nd show)

With a long association spanning more than 30yrs, these two stalwarts of the UK Jazz scene , both bandleaders and still at the top of their game: Jonathan Gee (piano / keys) & Cleveland Watkiss (voice / electronics) reconnect for summer 2021 launching at the Vortex on Saturday 17th July.

Jonathan Gee & Cleveland Watkiss Duo (1st show)

With a long association spanning more than 30yrs, these two stalwarts of the UK Jazz scene , both bandleaders and still at the top of their game: Jonathan Gee (piano / keys) & Cleveland Watkiss (voice / electronics) reconnect for summer 2021 launching at the Vortex on Saturday 17th July.

Fri 16 July 2021

Rob Barron Trio (2nd show)

Rob has led his own trio since 2012 with drummer Josh Morrison and bassist Jeremy Brown. Performing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, they have performed opposite The Louis Hayes Quartet, The Kenny Barron Trio and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Tonight the trio will feature material from albums as well as brand new compositions and arrangements composed during lockdown!

Rob Barron Trio (1st show)

Rob has led his own trio since 2012 with drummer Josh Morrison and bassist Jeremy Brown. Performing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, they have performed opposite The Louis Hayes Quartet, The Kenny Barron Trio and Cecile McLorin Salvant. Tonight the trio will feature material from albums as well as brand new compositions and arrangements composed during lockdown!

Thu 15 July 2021

Miles Mindlin Quartet (2nd show)

Expect to hear fiery original music from this quartet led by Miles Mindlin (guitar and compositions) and featuring Noah Stoneman (piano), Will Sach (bass) and Luca Caruso (drums)

Miles Mindlin Quartet (1st show)

Expect to hear fiery original music from this quartet led by Miles Mindlin (guitar and compositions) and featuring Noah Stoneman (piano), Will Sach (bass) and Luca Caruso (drums)

Wed 14 July 2021

Alice Leggett (2nd show)

Saxophonist Alice Leggett makes a special appearance at the Vortex during a short UK visit on a break from her studies in Amsterdam.

Alice Leggett (1st show)

Saxophonist Alice Leggett makes a special appearance at the Vortex during a short UK visit on a break from her studies in Amsterdam.

Sat 10 July 2021

Jim Mullen & Tom Remon (2nd show)

An evening for guitar lovers… “The language of these two musicians is modern and yet respectful of the tradition… Jim and Tom are engaging in a flowing and empathic conversation” – Jazz in Europe

Improv Nights

A regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora.

Jim Mullen & Tom Remon (1st show)

An evening for guitar lovers… “The language of these two musicians is modern and yet respectful of the tradition… Jim and Tom are engaging in a flowing and empathic conversation” – Jazz in Europe

Fri 09 July 2021

Alexandra Ridout Quartet (2nd show)

BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 trumpeter Alexandra Ridout brings her own band to the Vortex including some of the most exciting emerging jazz stars in the UK.

Alexandra Ridout Quartet (1st show)

BBC Young Musician Jazz Award 2016 trumpeter Alexandra Ridout brings her own band to the Vortex including some of the most exciting emerging jazz stars in the UK.

Thu 08 July 2021

Bruno Heinen trio with Heidi Vogel (2nd show)

Following the recent release of the critically acclaimed first album ‘ Out of Doors ‘, which is an eight-movement suite inspired by Bartók’s 8 Improvisations, Bruno has written a set of entirely new compositions for his trio, featuring wordless vocals from the outstanding singer Heidi Vogel.

Bruno Heinen trio with Heidi Vogel (1st show)

Following the recent release of the critically acclaimed first album ‘ Out of Doors ‘, which is an eight-movement suite inspired by Bartók’s 8 Improvisations, Bruno has written a set of entirely new compositions for his trio, featuring wordless vocals from the outstanding singer Heidi Vogel.

Wed 07 July 2021

Midweek Jam Downstairs

Live music from house band: David Miller (saxophone), Xie Cheng (piano), Duncan McKenzie (drums) & Leo Stimpfle (bass) followed by a jam session.

Sun 04 July 2021

Downstairs @ The Vortex

A set from house band (Guido Spannocchi-alto sax, Phil Stevenson-guitar, Jay Darwish-bass, Filippo Galli-drums), followed by Jam. Come down, play, hang out..would be lovely to see you all. £5 entry,…

Sat 03 July 2021

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio (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 Ian Thomas.

John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio (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 Ian Thomas.

Fri 02 July 2021

Julian Siegel Quartet (2nd show)

With this quartet, BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices: inspirational pianist Liam Noble, dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst.

Live Stream – Julian Siegel Quartet

If you didn’t manage to get a ticket to attend the performance at the club, don’t miss the opportunity to join us online for tonight’s first set live-streamed from the club in real time!

Julian Siegel Quartet (1st show)

With this quartet, BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices: inspirational pianist Liam Noble, dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst.

Sun 27 June 2021

Mopomoso LIVE (2nd show)

The Mopomoso team are delighted to be bringing you a delicious MOPOMOSO mix of LIVE improvised music on this gig, one year since the beginning of our online activities.

Mopomoso LIVE (1st show)

The Mopomoso team are delighted to be bringing you a delicious MOPOMOSO mix of LIVE improvised music on this gig, one year since the beginning of our online activities.

Sat 26 June 2021

Tom Ridout Quartet (2nd show)

Don’t miss the award winning saxophonist and recorder player Tom Ridout returning to the Vortex with his band feat. Will Barry (piano), Flo Moore (bass) and Rod Oughton (drums).

Improv Nights

A regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora.

Tom Ridout Quartet (1st show)

Don’t miss the award winning saxophonist and recorder player Tom Ridout returning to the Vortex with his band feat. Will Barry (piano), Flo Moore (bass) and Rod Oughton (drums).

Fri 25 June 2021

Alex Garnett Quartet (2nd show)

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. Tonight he brings a quartet to the Vortex for a selection of lightly arranged standards and a smattering of new originals.

Alex Garnett Quartet (1st show)

Alex Garnett has been one of the leading saxophonists in the UK and Mainland Europe for over two decades, being instantly recognised by his dark, husky sound. Tonight he brings a quartet to the Vortex for a selection of lightly arranged standards and a smattering of new originals.

Thu 24 June 2021

Wed 23 June 2021

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