The Vortex Jazz Club

The Vortex Jazz Club
Dalston Culture House, 11 Gillett Street, London, N16 8AZ
  • Telephone 020 7254 4097
  • Opening times Mon–Wed 5pm–midnight; Thu–Sun noon–2am.
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  • Website www.vortexjazz.co.uk
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The Vortex is all about jazz, having been named by Downbeat magazine as one of the world's top 150 jazz venues. Volunteer-led and non-profit, it hosts more than 400 performances per year of adventurous music; note that if you come here hoping for an evening of romantic background ivory-tinkling, you may be disappointed, as pianists here are as likely to pound the strings with their bare fists.

The Downstairs Bar offers cocktails named after classic jazz albums (its equivalent of a margarita is called an 'Ascension') as well as burgers, pasta and salads. The nearest Tube is Dalton Kingsland (Overground) and the closest bus routes are 67, 79, 149, 243 and 488.

Events at this venue

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ARQ: Alison Rayner Quintet

ARQ is a vital and creative jazz quintet led by bass player Alison Rayner, whose profile has risen dramatically over the past four years, with extensive touring and critical acclaim for their second album, 'A Magic Life'. Described by the Guardian as 'spirited, eloquent and graceful' and by the Observer as 'a beautifully…

Thu 8 Nov

£13.20 / 020 7254 4097

Blow The Fuse Presents The Casimir Connection

The Casimir Connection Saxophonist and composer Diane McLoughlin's new ensemble explores the boundaries between classical, folk and jazz. Featuring saxophone, violin, double bass and piano, the music allows space to explore sound and silence. This creates intensity and intimacy, echoing chamber music of the…

Thu 18 Oct

£13.20 / 020 7254 4097

Grand Union Orchestra - Trading Roots

The ensemble and guests perform improvised music with world elements.

Fri 3 Aug

£15; £12 adv / 020 7254 4097

  • 20:00

Maurizio Grondona Group

The Italian guitarist and his accompanying musicians perform smooth, soul-flecked, jazz originals.

Thu 26 Jul

£11.07 / 020 7254 4097

Smooth Jazz Lounge Presents Cameron Pierre Band

Cameron Pierre again graces the stage of the Smooth Jazz Lounge. Having wooed the crowd earlier this year, he now brings his style to the stage of the Vortex in Dalston. Born in London, Cameron was raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica. Cameron's early musical influences were Bob Marley, Burning Spear, Jimmy Cliff…

Sun 29 Jul

£11.07 / 020 7254 4097

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