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The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London, latest newsletter, 05/08/2022.

Friday, August 05, 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!


This Friday look out for pianist, composer, and writer Ethan Iverson. He was a founding member of The Bad Plus, a game-changing collective with Reid Anderson and David King. The New York Times called TBP “…Better than anyone at melding the sensibilities of post-60’s jazz and indie rock.” This Friday he performs in a trio with Conor Chaplin (d/bass) and Andreu Pitarch (deputising for Martin France) (drums). See the Youtube video below with Iverson talking with Don Was of Blue Note Records. Iverson will be performing music from his latest album Every Note is True, which is on the Blue Note label.


Seize the chance to see a sublime quintet on Saturday that combines visionary US pianist Myra Melford with the telepathic horn partnership of Steve Buckley (sax) and Chris Batchelor (trumpet), and free improv bass and drums dynamic duo John Edwards and Mark Sanders. Melford’s body of work is inextricably enmeshed in a century of jazz practice, unfettered by constricting conventions straddling the worlds of jazz, contemporary classical and the avant-garde - she’s all about artistic freedom.


The Sunday Vortex evening jam is led by drummer Jas Kayser. Mentored by the amazing American drummer Terri-Lynn Carrington at Berklee, Kayser came to the attention of Lenny Kravitz and was featured in his music video Low. House band line up TBC.


Next week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we have Alex Hitchcock Dream Band with a different ensemble cast each night. Tuesday’s line up is Alex Hitchcock (sax), Liselotte Östblom (voice), Mark Kavuma (trumpet), Rob Luft (guitar), Rio Kai (bass) and Jamie Murray (drums). Playing in Wednesday’s ensemble is Alex Hitchcock (sax), James Copus (trumpet), Lewis Wright (vibes), Kit Downes (piano), Conor Chaplin (d/bass) and Marc Michel (drums). On Thursday the line up will be Alex Hitchcock (sax), Alexandra Ridout (trumpet), Ant Law (guitar), Kit Downes (piano), Orlando le Fleming (d/bass) and James Maddren (drums) Over the three nights these performances will be recorded to form part of Hitchcock’s Dream Band Series. Hitchcock is an award-winning saxophonist and composer, adventurous and creatively versatile not too long ago named by Jazzwise as one to watch.

 

And that completes the run down for the coming week.


We hope to see you at the club. 
The Vortex Team

 

ETHAN IVERSON TRIO WITH CONOR CHAPLIN AND MARTIN FRANCE
FRI 05 AUGUST 7/9PM


MELFORD / BUCKLEY / BATCHELOR / EDWARDS / SANDERS
SAT 06 AUGUST 7/9PM


VORTEX JAM SESSION HOSTED BY JAS KAYSER
SUN 07 AUGUST 7.30PM

 

ALEX HITCHCOCK DREAM BAND
LIVE RECORDING (NIGHT 1)
TUE 09 AUGUST 7/9PM


ALEX HITCHCOCK DREAM BAND
LIVE RECORDING (NIGHT 2)
WED 10 AUGUST 7/9PM


ALEX HITCHCOCK DREAM BAND: LIVE RECORDING
(NIGHT 3)
THU 11 AUGUST 7/9PM


JON ONABOWU
FRI 12 AUGUST 7/9PM


HENRY LOWTHER’S STILL WATERS
SAT 13 AUGUST 7.45PM


ANITA WARDELL’S “SCATASPHERE”
FRI 19 AUGUST 7.45PM


QUENTIN COLLINS SEXTET
SAT 20 AUGUST 8/9.45PM


KARIM SABER QUARTET
WED 24 AUGUST 7.45PM

 

Elsewhere…
SOUTH BANK CENTRE
Pink Siifu & Tha NEGRO Alive’!+Goya Gumbani + muva of Earth
Saturday 6 August 2022
Alabama’s alt hip-hop darling Pink Siifu takes over our Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer with support from lax-rap maestro Goya Gumbani, jazz tunes from muva of Earth and Anja Ngozi on the decks. Book now


SAVE THE DATE!
THE VORTEX JAZZ CLUB FESTIVAL 24/25 SEPT 2022
More information coming soon…

 


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.
https://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/vortex-membership/

 

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https://vortexjazzclub.bandcamp.com/

 

Vortex · 11 Gillett Square · Dalston, London, N16 8AZ ·

 

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