The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London - programme for the week ahead.
Friday, August 03, 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.
3 - 10 August
Greetings from the Vortex!
The heat continues everywhere! Burn baby burn…
Stay cool by coming to the club to hear one, if not all, of the fine bands we’ve programmed. Yes we have aircon! Check out Jonny Mansfield’s exciting young Quintet Sunday, Olli Martin Quintet Tuesday and Nim Quartet Thursday.
Recently added are: pianist Richard Fairhurst with Dave Whitford and Tim Giles Monday 3 September; David Birchall /Andrew Cheetham / Colin Webster / Otto Willberg 6 September; and Tony Kofi and The Organization Friday 7 September.
More information about our programme here
Have a good week,
The Vortex Team
FRI 3 August
20:00 / £12
GRAND UNION ORCHESTRA – TRADING ROOTS
Featuring Candomblé expert Ricardo Axé (singer/dancer/drummer), South African trumpeter Claude Deppa and Latin percussionist Carlo Fuentes – the last in a series of monthly Friday night performances with outstanding improvising musicians from around the world supported by a 5-piece Grand Union ‘house band’.
SAT 4 AUGUST
20:00 / £7 / £10 DOOR
IN THE MOMENT…
An immersive mix of afro-latin music and dance, fused with House, Funk, Reggae & Hip Hop.
Free latin-inspired dance class led by Amanda Demerara (9:30pm to 10.15pm) DJ beats by Rapzcallion accompanied by live percussion by Williams Cumberbatch.
SUN 5 AUGUST
19:30 / £10
JONNY MANSFIELD QUINTET
The latest recipient of the Kenny Wheeler prize, Jonny Mansfield has put together a EU supergroup for a debut gig at the Vortex.
...‘strikingly original music’ – Alyn Shipton – BBC Jazz Now, Jazzwise
MON 6 AUGUST
20:00 / £10
VERYAN WESTON’S : AS YOU HEAR
Malaysian violinist – Pei AnnYeoh, pianist – Veryan Weston and multi-percussionist – Bei Bei Wang meet to perform contemporary improvisations reflecting their broad cultural origins.
TUE 7 AUGUST
20:00 / £10
OLLI MARTIN QUINTET
Original compositions by trombonist Olli Martin draw upon a wide range of influences, styles and composers, including Dave Holland, Robin Eubanks, and The Mason Brothers Quintet.
WED 8 AUGUST
20:00 / £10
Serendip is a project led by saxophonist Arnaud Guichard featuring drummer Jamie Murray, guitarist James Kitchman and bassist Mikele Montolli. The meaning of serendipity…
THU 9 AUGUST
20:00 / £10
If you like Jazz, Fusion, Funk & Progressive will find this music fresh, and with a unique style that is easy to recognise. Influenced by Miles Davies, E.S.T, Mediterranean music, Marcus Miller and Jaco Pastorius.
FRI 10 AUGUST
CALUM GOURLAY BIG BAND (FRIDAY NIGHT SPECIAL)
Bassist Calum Gourlay’s brings stunning arrangements and a stellar band from a pool including the likes of James Allsopp, Sean Gibbs, Mike Chillingworth, Rick Simpson, James Maddren and many more. This month, we present the band to you with a very special Friday night slot. Don’t miss it!
Kjetil Mulelid Wednesday 22 August 8pm
Ray Carliss - Windrush Jazz Thursday 30 August
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50% discount on tickets from Sunday to Thursday (with some exceptions).
£2 off gigs on Friday and Saturday
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No booking fees
Invitations to members events
Monthly programme posted out
Free download of specially selected live recordings at the club (once cleared by the musicians concerned).
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Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · London, N16 8AZ.
020 7254 4097
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