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Wed 25 May 2022

Heidi Vogel (1st Show)

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

Heidi Vogel (2nd Show)

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

Thu 26 May 2022

Fri 27 May 2022

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.

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.

Sat 28 May 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

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.

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.

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.

Tue 07 June 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 11 June 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Tue 21 June 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.

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.

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.

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.

Maddy Coombs Quartet (1st show)

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

Sat 23 April 2022

Pigfoot (2nd show)

Pigfoot (Chris Batchelor, James Allsopp, Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis) was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans themes with an open and original improvised approach to the material.

Pigfoot (1st show)

Pigfoot (Chris Batchelor, James Allsopp, Liam Noble & Paul Clarvis) was formed by Chris Batchelor in 2014 to play classic 1920’s New Orleans themes with an open and original improvised approach to the material.

Fri 22 April 2022

Thu 21 April 2022

Heinen / Bartley / Youngs (2nd show)

Pianist Bruno Heinen joins forces with Larry Bartley (Courtney Pine) – one of the most sought after bassists on the scene, and Rod Youngs (Gil Scott-Heron) –  one of the most expressive and adept musicians in the music arena today.

Heinen / Bartley / Youngs (1st show)

Pianist Bruno Heinen joins forces with Larry Bartley (Courtney Pine) – one of the most sought after bassists on the scene, and Rod Youngs (Gil Scott-Heron) –  one of the most expressive and adept musicians in the music arena today.

Wed 20 April 2022

Moonscape (2nd show)

Moonscape is an exciting contemporary group – feat. Jim Howard (trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics), Luke Annesley (alto sax), Julie Walkington (bass) and Mike Pickering drums – playing original music drawn from a wide range of influences.

Moonscape (1st show)

Moonscape is an exciting contemporary group – feat. Jim Howard (trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics), Luke Annesley (alto sax), Julie Walkington (bass) and Mike Pickering drums – playing original music drawn from a wide range of influences.

Tue 19 April 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.

Sun 17 April 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 16 April 2022

Barry Green Quartet (2nd show)

A reunion for Barry and Helena to develop and explore unique jazz repertoire and standards. A melting pot of Barry and Helena’s exploration of the New York and Dutch jazz scenes.

Barry Green Quartet (1st show)

A reunion for Barry and Helena to develop and explore unique jazz repertoire and standards. A melting pot of Barry and Helena’s exploration of the New York and Dutch jazz scenes.

Fri 15 April 2022

Rachael Cohen Trio (2nd Show)

Rachael Cohen presents her international Trio featuring Joe Downard on double bass and New York drummer Jason Brown.

Rachael Cohen Trio (1st Show)

Rachael Cohen presents her international Trio featuring Joe Downard on double bass and New York drummer Jason Brown.

Thu 14 April 2022

Harry Christelis & Pedro Velasco – ‘SCRIBBLING’ Album Launch’ (2nd show)

Harry Christelis and Pedro Velasco form a guitar duo that explores and challenges the boundaries of improvised music. They recorded their first album, ‘Scribbling’, in December 2020. The result is a truly distinct album that challenges the ideas of what a guitar duo should sound like. ‘Scribbling’ (Ubuntu Music) will be available worldwide in March 2022 on Vinyl/CD/Digital.

Harry Christelis & Pedro Velasco – ‘SCRIBBLING’ Album Launch’ (1st show)

Harry Christelis and Pedro Velasco form a guitar duo that explores and challenges the boundaries of improvised music. They recorded their first album, ‘Scribbling’, in December 2020. The result is a truly distinct album that challenges the ideas of what a guitar duo should sound like. ‘Scribbling’ (Ubuntu Music) will be available worldwide in March 2022 on Vinyl/CD/Digital.

Wed 13 April 2022

Phemo Quartet Performs Anti-Revelation (2nd show)

Formed in 2019 by Iranian composer and pianist, Ashkan Layegh, in London, Phemo aims is to explore freedom through a highly-detailed composition. Its current line up includes Academy graduate, Sam Norris (Alto Saxophone), Guildhall graduate Harry Ling (Drums), and Academy classical guitarist, Gonçalo Maia Caetano (Bass).

Phemo Quartet Performs Anti-Revelation (1st show)

Formed in 2019 by Iranian composer and pianist, Ashkan Layegh, in London, Phemo aims is to explore freedom through a highly-detailed composition. Its current line up includes Academy graduate, Sam Norris (Alto Saxophone), Guildhall graduate Harry Ling (Drums), and Academy classical guitarist, Gonçalo Maia Caetano (Bass).

Sun 10 April 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Sat 09 April 2022

A Hologram Maze (2nd show)

A Hologram Maze is led by pianist/composer David Austin Grey and features brand new music played by five of the UK’s finest improvising musicians, all close friends, bringing the music a deep sense of understanding and common purpose.

A Hologram Maze (1st show)

A Hologram Maze is led by pianist/composer David Austin Grey and features brand new music played by five of the UK’s finest improvising musicians, all close friends, bringing the music a deep sense of understanding and common purpose.

Fri 08 April 2022

Twins: Scott Stroman & Martin Speake

Martin Speake (UK) and Scott Stroman (USA) were born on the same day, half a world apart.  Guitarist Colin Oxley and bassist Larry Bartley join them as their lively “Twins” band returns to celebrate their birthdays.

Thu 07 April 2022

Wed 06 April 2022

The Ben Somers Quartet

Saxophonist, double bassist, singer & composer Ben Somers brings his quartet to the Vortex featuring: Ron Updegraff (guitar), Steve Watts (double bass) and Tim Giles (drums).

Sat 26 March 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Sat 05 March 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Sat 26 February 2022

A Standard Afternoon

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

Tue 07 December 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.

Tue 23 November 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 21 November 2021

Downstairs @ The Vortex

A set from house band featuring: Guido Spannocchi (saxophone), Joe Armer (guitar), Jason Simpson (bass), Tristan Banks (drums)  followed by Jam.

Sat 13 November 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.

Tue 02 November 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.

Mon 01 November 2021

Sun 31 October 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.

Sun 24 October 2021

Downstairs @ The Vortex

A set from house band featuring: Guido Spannocchi (saxophone), Joe Armer (guitar), Jason Simpson (bass), Tristan Banks (drums)  followed by Jam.

Tue 19 October 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 16 October 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.

Sun 10 October 2021

Monk: A Birthday Celebration

David Miller – Saxophone Eric Lounsbury – Trumpet Michael Richardson – Piano Duncan McKenzie – Bass Bobby James – Drums To mark the birthday of Thelonious Monk, we present a […]

Tue 05 October 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 03 October 2021

Sunday Afternoon of Jazz

Join us for a lovely afternoon of jazz standards and a few surprise numbers at the lovely Vortex Bar downstairs. A lovely intimate venue with a warm atmosphere. Limited numbers […]

Sat 02 October 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.

Thu 30 September 2021

Tue 21 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 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.

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

A Standard Afternoon

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

Tue 24 August 2021

Sat 21 August 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.

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 07 August 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 24 July 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.

Tue 20 July 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.

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, […]

Thu 24 June 2021

Sun 30 May 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, […]

Tue 25 May 2021

Sat 31 October 2020

Improv Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora.

Sat 17 October 2020

Improvisation Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a regular event at The Vortex Jazz Club – Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with […]

Sun 02 August 2020

Sat 14 March 2020

Improv Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at The Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up every month, then […]

Sun 23 February 2020

Sat 22 February 2020

IMPROV NIGHTS – 1ST BIRTHDAY

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Sat 15 February 2020

Tue 11 February 2020

Petra Haller/Richard Lewis

Petra Haller on tap and Richard Lewis on piano have gone on to develop a captivating partnership drawing on their diverse experiences in music and beyond. Their joint improvisations are […]

Fri 07 February 2020

Celebration of Soul

Celebration of Soul (music medicine) Jazz/Soul/ Funk music with guests such as: –  Jazz sensation Claude Deppa from South Africa (trumpet), –  Niki Buzz from the USA (lead guitar), –  […]

Wed 05 February 2020

Sat 01 February 2020

Fri 31 January 2020

MISS SOXEE & FRIENDS

Miss Soxee and Friends showcases some of our talented contributors from Open Decks, giving them a night to dig further into their music collection. We kick off January 2020 with […]

Sun 26 January 2020

Sat 21 December 2019

Sat 14 December 2019

Improv Nights

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Fri 29 November 2019

London Electric Blues Band

BAND MEMBERS: Legendary drummer Winston Clifford won the British Jazz awards in 2018. Keys player Dorian Ford is one of the most in demand keys players in the UK. Leading […]

Sun 24 November 2019

Improvised Music Agenda:Live Podcast

Hosted by Huw V Williams, he chats to fellow musicians about life and music within the world of jazz and improvised music. Join for the first live recordings with musicians […]

Sat 23 November 2019

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Thu 21 November 2019

Festivsal Special! Words and Jazz

Words & Jazz is proud to present a blistering night of the best in contemporary poetry and jazz this EFG London Jazz Festival. Come to the cosy bar downstairs at […]

Tue 19 November 2019

Resonances 3 – Rêves

New artists announced! Be transported at this event merging art, music, poetry and dance to a world of demas. Curated by artist Aurelie Freoua and will include musicians Zac Gvi, Dave O’Brien, Maurizio Ravalico and incredible Korean flautist Hyelim Kim, artists Ley Loosh and Gwen Heddle, poet Mervin Scott, tap dancer Petra Haller and Atomik Bubbles.

Mon 18 November 2019

Sun 17 November 2019

Thelonious

Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium/Piano Jeff Williams – Drums Fred Thomas – Double Bass Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of […]

Sat 16 November 2019

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Thelonious

Martin Speake – Saxophone Hans Koller – Euphonium Jeff Williams– Drums Fred Thomas – Double Bass Thelonious formed in 2015 to study and play the music of one of the […]

Wed 13 November 2019

Tue 05 November 2019

Salon de Resonances

Salon: “A place where artists and writers meet” (Cambridge Dictionary) Hosted by Aurelie Freoua, this salon is a chance to explore, listen, be challenged and experiment. Debate, music and free […]

Thu 31 October 2019

Fri 25 October 2019

Voyager II

Voyager II are back with their monthly residency! This October edition will also feature a trip hop DJ set from SONNY DELIGHT

Thu 24 October 2019

Words and Jazz

Come down to our cosy downstairs bar for the best in new poetry and jazz. This ‘outstanding summit
between contemporary poets and musicians’ (The Independent) will warm your soul and broaden
your horizons.

Sat 19 October 2019

Fri 18 October 2019

IMPROV NIGHTS

“IMPROV NIGHTS” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. LIVE DUO and TRIO sets of improvised music, with a different set-up […]

Jeff Herr Corporation

A wonderful trio led by drummer Jeff Herr, with Maxime Bender and Laurent Payfert, will totally submerge you in great music in this early evening downstairs gig.

Fri 23 August 2019

Voyager II

Voyager II are back with their monthly residency! This time joined by some vinyl spinning in-between sets, courtesy of Sergiu. As the name suggests, Voyager II aren’t about standing still, […]

Fri 26 July 2019

VOYAGER II

As the name suggests, Voyager II aren’t about standing still, artistically or physically. Hailing from London, this guitar / drums duo have soaked up the eclectic mix of sounds on […]

Sun 14 July 2019

OPEN DECKS

Open Decks at the Vortex Downstairs, an opportunity for vinyl lovers to play, talk and share music!

Fri 28 June 2019

SHAKE N’ JACK

A night of musical emotion and dancin’ to support and raise awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis! 

hymn (Downstairs)

hymn is a group from Norwich. They have a core trio of Chris Dowding (trumpets & electronics), George McKay (double bass) and David Ross (percussion & electronics). They play spacious […]

Thu 27 June 2019

Words and Jazz

Words & Jazz is back! Hosted by Nikki Heinen it features poetry in the first half, followed by some of the great younger jazz musicians in the second.

Mon 24 June 2019

Fri 21 June 2019

Thu 28 March 2019

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz RETURNS with a blistering line up for the start of spring. Come to this ‘outstanding summit between contemporary poets and musicians ‘ (The Independent) and prepare to be wowed!

Sat 23 March 2019

Sat 09 March 2019

Improv Nights

“Improv Nights” is a monthly event at the Vortex Downstairs curated by London-based drummer and percussionist Stefano Ancora. An early live duo set of improvised music to be happening before […]

Sun 24 February 2019

Fri 14 December 2018

Thu 22 November 2018

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz SPECIAL!! Join us in the cosy downstairs bar for a night to remember – award winning poets and musicians!

Thu 25 October 2018

Words & Jazz

Words & Jazz offers the BEST in contemporary poetry and jazz – this October we have hugely talented poets and musicians for your delectation! Come and have a cocktail in the cosy bar and be part of this ‘outstanding summit between contemporary poets and musicians’ (The Independent)
Not one to be missed

Fri 19 October 2018

Open Decks

Open decks is a once month session for vinyl lovers to play music in the relaxed atmosphere of The Vortex Jazz Club Downstairs. A monthly Sunday event where music lovers play […]

Sun 14 October 2018

Sun 30 September 2018

Open Decks

An afternoon for vinyl lovers to get together, play and share music. Free entry.

Thu 23 August 2018

Launch of BLUE SHEILA by Serena Braida

In Blue Sheila (dancing girl press 2018), things can be spoken into existence, or sung. People can conjure up new ways, or exhaust their voices repeating the same thing over and over again. The story of Sheila and her slow-burning emancipation is a performance score. Marcel is violent. Ava is tender and flippant. The chorus reads the news and speaks the jazz tongue. Sheila needs to cross.

Sat 18 August 2018

Thu 26 April 2018

Words & Jazz (Downstairs)

Words & Jazz is BACK! We relaunch with a special event featuring the Michael Marks Prize winners, and nominees, with music from acclaimed duo Bahla. Not to be missed!

Wed 21 February 2018

Sun 17 December 2017

Fri 15 December 2017

Sun 10 December 2017

Sun 03 December 2017

Sun 26 November 2017

Sun 19 November 2017

Sun 12 November 2017

Sun 05 November 2017

Sun 29 October 2017

Fri 27 October 2017

Sun 22 October 2017

Sun 15 October 2017

Sun 08 October 2017

Sun 01 October 2017

Sat 30 September 2017

Sun 24 September 2017

Sun 17 September 2017

Sun 10 September 2017

Sun 03 September 2017

Sun 20 August 2017

Thu 11 May 2017

Fri 25 November 2016

Thu 24 November 2016

Thu 27 October 2016

WORDS & JAZZ

Every 4th Thursday of every month poet Nicki Heinen hosts Words & Jazz Downstairs  @ the Vortex Jazz Club expect a night of the very best spoken word and jazz. This is an […]

Thu 22 September 2016

Tue 23 August 2016

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’, […]

Mon 22 August 2016

Pesky’s at the Vortex

A new taste is coming to Dalston and the Vortex Jazz Club.  From Mon 22 to Tue 23 August we are delighted to be hosting the new pop-up kitchen ‘Pesky’s’, […]

Thu 18 August 2016

Wed 10 August 2016

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