26th January 2017

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We open this years programming strong with the following:

George Crowley’s Can of Worms
Featuring members of bands such as Brass Mask, Julian Arguelles, Vula Viel and Squarepusher’s
Shobaleader One, Can of Worms explore the collective anarchy of group improvisations stemming
from Crowley’s characterful originals, ranging from taut, tense grooves to wailing sax-confessionals
and all-out glorious free-jazz.
Tom Challenger (tenor sax), Dan Nicholls (keyboards), Sam Lasserson (double bass) & Jon Scott
(drums)

Jeff Williams Quartet ft. John O’Gallagher (USA) & special guest Gonçalo Marques (Portugal)
Across a career spanning four decades, it would seem easiest to consider the musicians with
whom Jeff Williams hasn’t worked. A respected stalwart of the international jazz circuit, the
American drummer has notably rubbed shoulders with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Lee Konitz,
Dave Liebman, Randy Brecker, John Abercrombie and Joe Lovano.
In his latest solo project, the accomplished band leader and composer collaborates with both
seasoned and up-and-coming colleagues from the UK and US: Josh Arcoleo (tenor saxophone),
John O’Gallagher (Alto Saxophone) and Sam Lasserson (basses). This engaging album of
originals prompts a dynamic quintet response to a variety of energised compositions.

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8.15pm

£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

late 2016 gigs

Saturday 12th November 2016
London Jazz Festival (special Saturday afternoon performance)
Nicholas Costley-White Trio
Mark Lewandowski Quartet
Doors at 2pm / Music from 2.30pm

Thursday 22nd December
Will Arnold Forster / Colin Oxley Quartet
Barry Green Trio (feat. Jeff Wiliams)
Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8.15pm

£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

Monday 24th October – SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

JOHN WARREN NONET – PRESENTED BY JAZZ NURSERY @ VORTEX

Acclaimed composer John Warren, known for his collaborations with the likes of Kenny Wheeler and John Surman, brings a nine piece to the Vortex comprised of some of the finest young jazz musicians in the U.K.

The group will play “AwhereAbout”, a suite composed by John for the Jazz Nursery that is being played live for only the second time. It was inspired by First Nation legends from John’s native Canada. The Nonet will also play arrangements of John’s work drawn from his wider repertoire as documented on CDs such as ‘Finally Beginning’ and ‘Following On’.

This is the Vortex’s first event with the Jazz Nursery, an exciting new voice in jazz programming who have been creating a stage for the best up and coming players of jazz and improvised music in London.

The line-up is: John Warren (Musical Director), Steve Fishwick (Trumpet), Sam Braysher (Sax), James Allsopp (Sax), Owen Dawson (Trombone), Sam Rapley (Clarinet) Nick Costley-White (Guitar), Alcyona Mick (Piano), Oli Hayhurst (Bass), Dave Hamblett (Drums).

TICKETS HERE

29th September 2016

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Brandon Allen plays the music of Sonny Rollins
&
Thelonious feat. Hans Koller, Martin Speake, Calum Gorley & Phelan Burgoyne

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Kenny)

25th August 2016

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Tom Barford’s Asterope
&
Amy Gamlen Quartet

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Wayne)

28th July 2016

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Dave Storey Trio
&
Rob Baron Trio

WE HAVE MOVED! New home down at the I’klectik Art Lab. Click HERE for a map.

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Kenny)

30th June 2016

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Barry Green Sextet
&
Josephine Davies Trio

WE HAVE MOVED! New home down at the I’klectik Art Lab. Click HERE for a map.

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Andrew)

26th May 2016

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Stan Sulzmann
&
Will Glaser & Matt Herd

WE HAVE MOVED! New home down at the I’klectik Art Lab. Click HERE for a map.

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Miles)

28th April 2016

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Mark Lewandowski Quartet with Tom Challenger (saxophone), Liam Noble (piano) & Gene Calderazzo (drums)
&
Gareth Lockrane with Nicholas Costley-White (guitar), Dave Whitford (bass) & Matt Fishwick (drums)

WE HAVE MOVED! New home down at the I’klectik Art Lab. Click HERE for a map.

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 / £6 concs purchase tickets HERE
door tickets subject to availability
Old Paradise Yard · 20 Carlisle Lane · Royal Street corner next to Archbishop’s Park · SE1 7LG

(happy birthday to Duke)

31st March 2016

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Ant Law Trio with Ant Law (guitar), Dave Hamblett (drums) & Matt Ridley (bass)
&
The Button Band with Andy Button (guitar), Dave Mannington (bass), Marek Dorcik (drums) & Andrew Woolf (saxophone)

Doors at 7:30 / Music from 8pm
£10 (£5 concs) on the door or in advance HERE
The Golden Hinde · 1 Pickfords Wharf · Clink St · SE1 9DG

It’s been getting pretty busy recently, so do get here early!

(happy birthday to Freddie Green)