Long-established in North London for over 20 years, the Vortex Jazz Club is a beacon for contemporary jazz in the capital. With seven evening performances a week The Vortex programmes cutting-edge jazz alongside contemporary folk and world music. While we highlight and provide support for young local talent, we also regularly feature leading world-class artists, both from the UK and overseas. Examples include Stan Tracey, Tony Kofi, Evan Parker, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Mercury Music Prize Nominated Polar Bear and Zoe Rahmann, pianists John Taylor and Gwilym Simcock and award-winning saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock
Year established: 1987
Directions: The Vortex is 100 yards from Dalston Kingsland station (Silverlink Metro). Alternatives are buses from Highbury & Islington, Liverpool Street and Finsbury Park.