The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London - programme for the week ahead.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Latest Gig News from the Vortex Jazz Club.
The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, brings you London’s most exhilarating programme of jazz and improvised music.
11 - 17 AUGUST 2017
Dear Friends and Supporters,
Start the weekend with foot-tapping body swaying Duduvudu magic see the excellent line up below. Yes! we love Annie! Saturday young bassist Huw V Williams brings more infectious energy to the Vortex in the evening’s collaboration with Canadian saxophonist Jonathon Lindhorst.
Recently added gigs to our programme for September include Henry Lowther’s Still Waters Saturday 16th; Evan Parker with Iain Ballamy and Tony Hymas Thursday 21st; John Etheridge’s Blue Spirits Trio Saturday 23rd September.
The Fifteenth London African Music Festival at the Vortex begins with Haymanot Tesfa of Ethiopia Sunday 24th ; Lekan Babalola’s Sacred Funk (Nigeria) Thursday 28th ; Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar) Friday 29th ; Gino Sitson (Cameroon).
FRI 11 AUGUST
20:00 / £12
Duduvudu is an eclectic mix with no boundaries – joyous, intense, and full of fire, the voodoo, the spell that Dudu’s music cast over all who were touched by it – and now that means you!
Annie Whitehead – Trombone
Chloë Scott – Flute
Frank Williams – Tenor Sax
Dave Draper – Guitar
Nick Stephens – Bass
Josh Jones – Drums
+ Special Guests
SAT 12 AUGUST
20:00 / £10
HUW WILLIAMS / LINDHORST GROUP
Huw V Williams, one of our favourite musicians and a great bassist, invites us on a new journey with Berlin-based Canadian saxophonist, Jonathan Lindhorst.
Expect an evening of “swaggering infectious energy” (Guardian)
SUN 13 AUGUST
21:00 / £FREE DOWNSTAIRS
THE VORTEX DOWNSTAIRS JAZZ NIGHT
Curated by guitarist Hannes Riepler the weekly London Jazz Jam session in the Vortex Downstairs Bar features his house band which varies to include some extra special guests.
MON 14 AUGUST
NIGHT OFF. BACK TOMORROW WITH AMIRA KHEIR…
TUE 15 AUG
20:00 / £12
Hailed as the ‘Diva of the Sudanese desert’ (BBC World News) Sudanese-Italian singer Amira Kheir has been enchanting audiences around the world with a sound inspired by traditional music from her homeland Sudan and anchored in experimental Jazz and Soul.
WED 16 AUG
20:00 / £12
Soulful DESOLA is a new British-Nigerian soul singer-songwriter. Her new CD “REST” show cases an unique talent whose musical range covers Naija grooves, soul, funk and R&B.
THUR 17 AUG
20:00 / £5
Michele has toured various Jazz and World music festivals all over Europe, New York, Tokyo and the Balkan Peninsula performing and recording with such great artists as Knoel Scott (Sun Ra Arkestra), Julie Dexter, Don Menza , Vladimir Kostadinovic, Seeds of Creation, Amira Kheir , Pataruco , and various recordings and appearances for the London national television school and the BBC.
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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Why Vortex Membership is good. We are small but one of the UK’s leading venues for Jazz music with a worldwide reputation punching above our weight. We also pride ourselves on our ability to spot and nurture emerging talent however, we could not do any of these things without the support of our music-mad community of volunteers, musicians, members and friends. Here’s is what we can give you in return.
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£2 off gigs on Friday and Saturday
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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.
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on the final, family friendly day of the Festival with performances by Samba Galez, Budapest Ragtime Band, Chris Moreton, Kitty & The Purramours and the Red Stripe Band.
Ian Mann enjoys a day of wall to music including performances by three of the great entertainers of British jazz, vocalist Ian Shaw, saxophonist Gilad Atzmon and electric bass specialist Shez Raja.