On Tuesday 4th May leading figure of the 1960’s NY free-scene, saxophonist Sonny Simmons makes a rare visit to the UK with his quartet.
Pop-monster Fyfe Dangerfield plays on Thursday 6th May with the Gannets (Dangerfield/Ward/Cundy/Lash/Noble) and noise-rock freak-jazz outfit the Braindead Collective.
Saxophonist Lotte Anker and pianist Craig Taborn play together at the Vortex on Monday 10th with British free-improv drum dynamo Mark Sanders completing the trio.
The hard-hitting NY ‘downtown’ quartet AlasNoAxis play on Monday 17th: Chris Speed (tenor saxophone, clarinet); Hilmar Jensson (guitar); Skuli Sverrisson (bass) and Jim Black (drums).
Our folk season continues with 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Artist of the Year – Chris Wood on Tuesday 11th and folk-rock pioneer, guitarist Michael Chapman on Monday 31st.
The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
LONDON N16 8JH
020 7254 4097
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