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Thursday 1 February 2018:
Paul Dunmall meets John O’Gallagher (with John Edwards, Mark Sanders) Thursday 1 February 2018

Thu 1 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
great imagination. Every time he plays the club, it is memorable. He has a knack also of bringing out
... the Vortex recently in gigs with Mike Gibbs and a very special meeting with trumpeter Peter Evans.

Friday 2 February 2018:
A Portrait of Cannonball featuring Tony Kofi, Byron Wallen Friday 2 February 2018

Fri 2 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
fixture at local jazz club 'La Sosta’, sitting in with visiting veteran stars like Bobby Watson, Kenny
... as house bassist in a jazz club in Manchester. On moving to London he began playing with Bobby... Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian... 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s. Expect Adderley brothers

Saturday 3 February 2018:
JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY Saturday 3 February 2018

Sat 3 Feb 2018, 23:30 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno
REBETICO CARNIVAL Presents: A TRIBUTE TO MARKOS VAMVAKARIS: The Patriarch of Rebetiko Saturday 3 February 2018

Sat 3 Feb 2018, 19:30 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
Born on the island of Syros n 1905, from the humblest of roots, Markos Vamvakaris became
revered as the Patriarch of Rebetiko music. His unique simple way of playing the bouzouki and his deep, earthy, "metallic" voice became the iconic sound of Rebetiko music.
"We all, we are but branches of a tree. Markos is that tree" - Mikis Theodorakis
The Rebetiko Carnival musicians will prese

Sunday 4 February 2018:
REBETIKO CARNIVAL PRESENTS: TRIBUTE TO YANNIS PAPAIOANNOU Sunday 4 February 2018

Sun 4 Feb 2018, 16:30 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
song writer to have taken bouzouki music out of the " tekke " (drug den), making it more acceptable to

Tuesday 6 February 2018:
LEKAN BABALOLA’S SACRED FUNK QUARTET Tuesday 6 February 2018

Tue 6 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
Grammy awards in 2009 for his work as Associate Producer on the American jazz diva Cassandra Wilson
... , Branford Marsalis, African Jazz All Stars, Roy Ayers, The Kate Luxmoore Group, David Byrne, Joshua Redman... band SACRED FUNK QUARTET that bridges the gap between Afrobeat and jazz to the festival. Their

Friday 9 February 2018:
ALEX BONNEY QUARTET + UNKLAR Friday 9 February 2018

Fri 9 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
A double bill highlighting the close links between the new jazz scenes in London and Paris... successive Vortex appearance, set a sensible course between the Scylla of outright re-creation of the Ayler... ; An unexpected treat."
Chris Parker - The Vortex
Halda Ema by Alex Bonney Quartet

Saturday 10 February 2018:
JAZZ2ROCKSTEADY Saturday 10 February 2018

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 23:30 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
A Saturday late night hang featuring live soulful jazz, reggae and rocksteady, led by pianist Bruno
TIM BERNE’S

Sat 10 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
, metal bands seem safe and most improv groups humorless. In other words, if jazz were an amusement park
... of endless concepts, boundless energy and combustible conversations." All About Jazz encapsulated Big... band’s dynamism, Berne says: "Marc and Tom have such chemistry that they can go anywhere rhythmically... . They also share an interest in taking chances - and they pull me into the vortex, every time

Monday 12 February 2018:
Warriors International present: Freedom Monday 12 February 2018

Mon 12 Feb 2018, 20:00 - Vortex Jazz Club, London
Continuing into the New Year the monthly open-minded Freedom Improv session. There’s an opening short set from an adhoc ensemble, swiftly followed by constantly shifting sets of soul stirring improv sessions open to all... So tune in and get involved.
Voted by the Evening Standard one of the Top 6 Uk jam sessions.  




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