The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London - programme for the week ahead.
Friday, September 08, 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.
8 - 14 SEPTEMBER 2017
Dear Friends and Supporters,
To be honest we’ve got a badass progrmme for the weekend and the coming week… The weekend starts with the only surviving member of South African Jazz heroes - The Blue Notes - the one and only… drummer, Louis Moholo-Moholo. He’s accompanied by his band Four Blokes - Jason Yarde, Alexander Hawkins and John Edwards for two nights. Expect to be blown away by Moholo’s rolling rhythms and the magnificence of the performances by the other musicians. Friday & Saturday. Sunday afternoon the London Jazz Orchestra opens its new season at the Vortex. Welcome back LJO! Sunday evening we have another fantastic line up with Keith and Julie Tippett with Theo May. KT has been at the forefront of contemporary European jazz and new music. The Blue Notes was an important source of inspiration for KT, which resulted in later collaborations with Louis Moholo-Moholo.
Recently added are: Swedish quartet Orjan Hulten Orion Tue 26 September (see video clip below); Belgian trio De Beren Giren Sun 8 October ; British virtuoso vocalist Cleveland Watkiss’s solo project with special guest Mon 6 November and Tim Berne’s Snake Oil is coming with the Mark Trounson Group featuring Bill McHenry for 2 nights Wed 8 and Thur 9 November.
Hope to see you at the club…and have a groovy weekend,
The Vortex Team.
FRI 08 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £18 ADV £20 DOOR
First night with the South African drum master and his superb band: Jason Yarde, Alexander Hawkins, John Edwards.
SAT 09 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £18 ADV / £20 DOOR
Second night with Moholo-Moholo one of the most significant drummers in the music, having powered such seminal groups such as the Brotherhood of Breath and Blue Notes from behind the kit.
SUN 10 SEPTEMBER
15:00 / £10
LONDON JAZZ ORCHESTRA
London’s longest running jazz residency continues as the LJO opens its new season at the Vortex Jazz Club.
SUN 10 SEPTEMBER
19:30 / £18 ADV / £20 DOOR
KEITH AND JULIE TIPPETT WITH THEO MAY DEBUT
Keith Tippett is one of our greatest improvising pianists and composers. His work with Julie is magical and spiritual.
MON 11 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £15
BRIDGES FEAT. SEAMUS BLAKE
BRIDGES is a modern, Norwegian jazz project with a clear vision; a vision to create an expression that is highly unique by constructing new musical bridges between Norway and other parts of the world.
TUE 12 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £12
TRISH CLOWES’ MY IRIS
“awesome foursome… impeccable”
4* from Dave Gelly, The Observer
4.5* from Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz
WED 13 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £10
SAM BRAYSHER / MICHAEL KANAN DUO
To coincide with the release of their album, Golden Earrings (Fresh Sound New Talent Records), young London alto saxophonist Sam Braysher has invited celebrated jazz pianist Michael Kanan over to the UK from NewYork City.
THUR 14 SEPTEMBER
20:00 / £10
JOHN BENNETT BAND
John Bennett and his 14-piece band bring their cosmic, funk-infused sound garden to the Vortex once more for a super gig.
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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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.