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Sun 24 November 2019

SKYLLA (+support)

Ruth Goller is a name familiar to the music world – her contribution to numerous groups is incredible and diverse. SKYLLA is a brand new project by this interesting, enigmatic artist…

Tue 26 November 2019


Tom Smith – Alto Sax/Bass Clarinet, Will Barry – Piano, Jonny Mansfield – Vibraphone

Wed 27 November 2019

Steve Williamson Trio

Steve Williamson is one of the most important saxophonists to have emerged on the London scene over the past decades. Since his membership of the original Jazz Warriors, with a…

Thu 28 November 2019

Evan Parker & Friends

The spectrum of music played by Evan Parker ranges from “free jazz” to “free improvisation”. Each month Evan invites different guests to play with him. Evan Parker (born in Bristol, 1944)…

Sat 30 November 2019

Monica Vasconcelos

We welcome back Mônica Vasconcelos, beloved singer songwriter who never fails to entrance audiences here at the Vortex. Tonight she will be undertaking a tribute to Joao Gilberto. São Paulo…

Mon 02 December 2019

Sam Newbould Quintet

A unique quintet that combines emotive melody, lush harmony and virtuosic improvisation. The Sam Newbould Quintet draws together some of the most exciting talents on the European jazz circuit. Originating from the UK, Spain, Israel, Italy,…

Wed 04 December 2019


Mikis Theodorakis is known very much as a political activist as well as the composer of probably the most internationally recognised piece of music ever written, Zorba’s Dance! Much of…

Thu 05 December 2019

Fri 06 December 2019

JazzInc Twilight Sessions

Paul Westwood’s Jazz FX features bass guitarist Paul Westwood and percussionist Rob Hervais-Adelman playing a style of music that includes creative themes, powerful moods, and distinctive performances. The group is…

Sat 07 December 2019

Sun 08 December 2019


The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, at 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. Under the direction of Scott Stroman, the band seems to go from strength to strength,…

Mon 09 December 2019

Fri 13 December 2019


Our monthly residency continues for a big band initiated by bassist Calum Gourlay, known for his great work with Thelonious, an award-winning solo album and more. “I want it to…

Sat 14 December 2019

Joy Ellis | ‘Dwell’ Album Launch

Joy Ellis – piano & voice, Jo Caleb – guitar, Henrik Jensen – double bass, Adam Osmianski – drums, Fini Bearman – voice, Helen Burnett – voice, Miguel Gorodi – trumpet, Alice Leggett – alto sax, Binker Golding – tenor sax

Mon 16 December 2019

Nye Banfield

Nye Banfield is an ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London and recently graduated from Trinity Laban. His biggest influences are Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Kendrick…

Tue 17 December 2019

Will Vinson/Tom Cawley Quartet

Will Vinson Originally from London, Alto Saxophonist/Composer Will Vinson moved to New York City in 1999 and has remained there ever since. Since his arrival, he has appeared and/or recorded…

Tue 31 December 2019


Always great in these intimate gigs, Britain’s finest jazz vocalist, producer and songsmith, Ian Shaw hosts an exuberant party with a set of appropriately festive songs. Whether it’s his radical…

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