The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 27/05/2022.
Friday, May 27, 2022
The Vortex has forwarded its latest newsletter, including details of forthcoming live events.
News & Grooves from the Vortex Jazz Club.
Greetings, Supporters and Friends!
Join us this Friday evening for a trio, led by Nick Costley-White one of the finest guitarist on the UK’s jazz scene, renowned for a deep understanding of the jazz tradition and repertoire, matched with a virtuosic technique and progressive approach to improvising. Costley-White is joined by veteran and master bassist and founding member of the Charlie Watts Quintet, Dave Green, and drummer Josh Morrison. With the addition of Dave Green this gig is a rare treat for fans of the Great American Song Book and jazz standards. This is a bit of a late addition to our programme but if you can make it you won’t be disappointed.
Arun Ghosh is a British-Asian clarinettist, composer and music educator. ‘Conceived in Calcutta, bred in Bolton, matured in Manchester and now living in London’. Always a pleasure to hear live, exuding charisma while bursting with energy, Ghosh’s musical vocabulary and vision reflects his rich geographical heritage infusing his work with elements characteristic of traditional Indian music. Twice awarded ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, his musical style embodies a multi-era / multi-genre approach; where numerous strands of jazz join forces with a myriad of musical influences: from jungle to punk, blues to Bollywood…and beyond. His latest album Seclused in Light (a term coined by Ghosh from recluse and secluded) was conceived during lockdown. Listen to the album in the Bandcamp section below. Other band members are Chris Williams (sax), Moss Freed (electric guitar), Davide Mantovani (bass guitar) and Rastko Rasic (drums).
Vortex friend, supporter and regular performer at the club Rick Simpson (piano/ composer) will host the weekly Sunday evening jam. He’ll be joined by some other regulars - see our website for the line-up. It’s an occasion for listening to some of the younger, up-and-coming musicians on the London jazz scene. Free entry for Vortex members. One great reason to join the club!
The Alexander Hawkins Trio performs next Thursday. Hawkins is a pianist whose music is based on reconciling his love of free improvisation with a deep fascination with composition and structure that makes him one of the most distinctive voices in modern jazz. In the trio format, with Neil Charles (bass) and Stephen Davis (drums), there is an intuitive connection between these frequent collaborators that allows each player space to creatively push and stretch within the boundaries of Hawkins’s compositions. The result is music that is both adventurous and accessible from an integrated unit that functions like a single organism. Listen to Hawkins’ latest album, which also features Shabaka Hutchings, in on Bandcamp.
That completes this round up.
Stay safe and well,
The Vortex Team
NICK COSTLEY-WHITE TRIO
FRI 27 MAY 7PM / 9PM
SAT 28 MAY 7/9PM
VORTEX JAM SESSION HOSTED BY RICK SIMPSON
SUN 29 MAY 7.30PM
ALEXANDER HAWKINS TRIO
THU 02 JUNE 7PM / 9PM
CALUM GOURLAY QUINTET
FRI 03 JUNE 7/9PM
SAT 04 JUNE 7PM / 9PM
SULTAN STEVENSON TRIO
WED 08 JUNE 7/9PM
JOHN ETHERIDGE’S BLUE SPIRITS
SAT 11 JUNE 7/9PM
LOUISE DODDS QUARTET
WED 15 JUNE 7/9PM
ELINA DUNI & ROB LUFT FEAT. FRED THOMAS
FRI 17 JUNE 7/9PM
HUMAN BEING HUMAN (T. BJØRNSKOV, E. TJALVE & F. BÜLOW) – ALBUM LAUNCH
FRI 17 JUNE 11PM
SIMON PURCELL’S RED CIRCLE
SAT 18 JUNE 7PM / 9PM
We always need your love and support so why not take out a membership to the club and enjoy money-off tickets and early access to tickets for popular gigs. You can join directly from our website.
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Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·