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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

Wed 25 May 2022

Heidi Vogel (2nd Show)

Playing the music of Sarah Vaughan, singer Heidi Vogel returns to the Vortex with a fantastic band featuring: Will Barry (piano), Tom Farmer (bass) & Shane Forbes (drums).

Heidi Vogel (1st Show)

Playing the music of Sarah Vaughan, singer Heidi Vogel returns to the Vortex with a fantastic band featuring: Will Barry (piano), Tom Farmer (bass) & Shane Forbes (drums).

Tue 24 May 2022

Sun 22 May 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 21 May 2022

Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball (2nd show)

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley. With Andy Davies (trumpet) Alex Webb (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball Adderley from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s.

Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball (1st show)

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley. With Andy Davies (trumpet) Alex Webb (piano), Andy Champion (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball Adderley from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s.

Fri 20 May 2022

ENEMY (2nd show)

Petter Eldh (bass), Kit Downes (piano) and James Maddren (drums) are ‘ENEMY’. Based in London and Berlin, they play expressive and complex music – light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable combination of voices that has been described as both “fiercely intense” and “beautifully intricate”.

ENEMY (1st show)

Petter Eldh (bass), Kit Downes (piano) and James Maddren (drums) are ‘ENEMY’. Based in London and Berlin, they play expressive and complex music – light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable combination of voices that has been described as both “fiercely intense” and “beautifully intricate”.

Thu 19 May 2022

Wed 18 May 2022

Tue 17 May 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.

Sat 14 May 2022

Improvisation Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. For this occasion he will be doing a drums & percussion solo set.

A Standard Afternoon

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

Fri 13 May 2022

Thu 12 May 2022

Filomena Campus’ Theatralia w/ Steve Lodder & Charlie Pyne

Campus celebrates twenty years of eclectic artistic career since she left Sardinia to move to London. This project presents new compositions written with pianist Steve Lodder and arrangements of tunes that have been part of her repertoire and international collaborations.

Wed 11 May 2022

Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers – ‘Blink’ Album Launch (2nd show)

Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with George Crowley and Tim Giles in November 2019. Now extended to a quartet with Alcyona Mick, they released their debut album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020.

Brigitte Beraha’s Lucid Dreamers – ‘Blink’ Album Launch (1st show)

Brigitte Beraha’s early incarnation of ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with George Crowley and Tim Giles in November 2019. Now extended to a quartet with Alcyona Mick, they released their debut album ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020.

Tue 10 May 2022

Sun 08 May 2022

Vortex Jam Session hosted by Helena Kay

A bi-monthly 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 07 May 2022

Fri 06 May 2022

Thu 05 May 2022

VEIN feat. Stan Sulzmann (2nd show)

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Stan Sulzmann, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN is collaborating since 2018.

VEIN feat. Stan Sulzmann (1st show)

Since VEIN was founded, the trio has regularly joined forces with guest musicians in horizon-expanding and ground breaking projects. They have now come together again, forming an equally exciting and unconventional quartet with Stan Sulzmann, the great saxophonist with whom VEIN is collaborating since 2018.

Wed 04 May 2022

Tue 03 May 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.

Vortex discussion 99 – Charisma

According to sociologist Max Weber, charisma “is the authority of the extraordinary and personal gift of grace.” Merriam Webster goes further: “a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or…

Sun 01 May 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Sat 30 April 2022

Fri 29 April 2022

AlinaHipHarp Quartet (2nd show)

Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation.
Creating a unique sound on the harp, with layered effects and electronics, Bzhezhinska will be supported by music supremo’s Mikele Montolli (bass), Joel Prime (percussion) & Adam Teixeira (drums).

AlinaHipHarp Quartet (1st show)

Internationally renowned Alina Bzhezhinska, one of the leading harpists in the world today, has built a strong reputation for innovation.
Creating a unique sound on the harp, with layered effects and electronics, Bzhezhinska will be supported by music supremo’s Mikele Montolli (bass), Joel Prime (percussion) & Adam Teixeira (drums).

Thu 28 April 2022

Wed 27 April 2022

Maddy Coombs Quartet (2nd show)

Maddy Coombs is a young up-and-coming tenor saxophonist from Northampton, and is currently in her third year at the Guildhall School.

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