The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London - programme for the week ahead.
Friday, April 13, 2018
See what’s coming up at the Vortex Jazz Club.
The Vortex Jazz Club brings you London’s most exhilarating programme of jazz and improvised music.
13 - 20 April 2018
Greetings Friends and supporters,
With spring of to a wobbly start we have an exciting April lined up including this weekend’s Andrew Bain’s Embodied Hope Quartet launching their latest album on Whirlwind Records Saturday, Sunday is the MOPOMOSO Afternoon Session followed later in the evening by a double bill with Bruno Heinen and Emilia Martensson. Thursday Evan Parker is back with Matt Wright and Hanah Marshall. Looking forward Tuesday 24th is Nels Cline4 - standing room only left. The following day drummer Anton Eger’ makes his debut as a band leader with a British line-up of musicians.
This week we launch Vortex Late Nights starting with the band Kefaya, which will feature Afghani singer song writer Elaha Soroor.
For International Jazz Day 30 April, we will be celebrating with a special event that showcases some of the young talented artists in the UK and is supported by the Dave Holland and Evan Parker fund.
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The Vortex Team
FRI 13 APRIL
20:00 / £10
GYPSY NIGHT – DUNAJSKA KAPELYE
This is a musical collaboration that never fails to delight and thrill…
“Extreme, virtuoso Balkan Gypsy Jazz” Timeout, “The “Sweetest Gypsy violin in London” Evening Standard “You can’t help but leave with a big stupid grin on your face” – Metro
SAT 14 APRIL
20:00 / £15
EMBODIED HOPE QUARTET
Following on from their highly successful 2016 UK tour, drummer/composer/bandleader Andrew Bain’s Embodied Hope Quartet return in April 2018 to release his debut album as a leader on Whirlwind Recordings.
SAT 14 APRIL
23:30 / £10
VORTEX LATE NIGHT: KEFAYA PRESENTS – ELAHA SOROOR
laha Soroor is a London based singer / songwriter from Afghanistan. Her music, deeply rooted in the Afghan folk tradition, is a beautiful combination of traditional and modern sounds.
SUN 15 APRIL
14:00 / £8
MOPOMOSO PRESENTS ‘THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS’
A continuing programme of monthly concerts dedicated to free improvisation curated by the indefatigable John Russell.
Michael Giaquinto (e.bass) / Chris Hill (clarinet/electronics/amplified objects) / Alec Kronacker (e.guitar) trio
SUN 15 APRIL
19:30 / £10
DOUBLE BILL: BRUNO HEINEN – MR. VERTIGO / EMILIA MARTENSSON
Come join us at the Vortex for this double bill of two great friends.
Sebastian Scotney said of the Mr. Vertigo Kings Place launch concert: “delicate, poised, balanced, and unfolded beautifully.” – London Jazz News
Emilia Martensson has developed into one of the leading European vocalists, who has the flare to motivate a band with her dynamic arrangements, compositions and personality.
MON 16 APRIL
20:00 / £10
CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND
Bassist Calum Gourlay’s big band is a band of energy and joy, having developed over the course of over a year at the Vortex. He brings stunning arrangements and a stellar band.
TUE 17 APRIL
20:00 / £FREE
MIDDLESEX BA JAZZ STUDENTS
Join us for an evening of music from our BA Jazz students
The excellent Middlesex BA Jazz student bands led by: Nikki Iles, Stuart Hall, Kate Williams, Dave Pattman who will be playing an exciting and eclectic mix of jazz .
WED 18 APRIL
20:00 / £12
CONSTRUCTION CENTRELINE THEORY
Trish Kelly Clowes (saxophones)
Hilmar Jensson (Guitar /Alasnoaxis TYFT)
Jim Bashford Drums
‘Centreline Theory’ is the debut release on Leo Records from drummer/composer Jim Bashford’s group Construction.
THUR 19 APRIL
20:00 / £12
EVAN PARKER / MATT WRIGHT AKA TRANCE MAP + HANNAH MARSHALL
Evan Parker – soprano saxophone, sample collection, co-composition;
Matthew Wight – live sampling, turntables, co-composition and sound design
Hannah Marshall – cello
Trance Map is part of an ongoing body of work on Psi that includes past releases by Joel Ryan and DJ Sniff, which each used Evan Parker‘s music as source material to be manipulated to create new works.
FRI 13 APRIL
20:00 / £10
JULIET KELLY/ YAZZ AHMED/ NAADIA SHERIFF
Vocalist Juliet Kelly, trumpeter Yazz Ahmed and pianist Naadia Sherrif get together to explore standards from their diverse perspectives.
Zoe Francis Saturday 21 April 8pm
Rob Mazurek Octet
Chicago / London Underground
Sunday 13 May 7.30pm
Downtown New York’s Abraham Burton with Lucian Ban Wednesday 23 May 8pm
THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS
EVERY SATURDAY JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY 23.30 / VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS / £FREE ENTRY
EVERY SUNDAY VORTEX SUNDAY SESSIONS 21.30 / VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS £FREE ENTRY
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