Wednesday nights at the Vortex Jazz Club

March 12

Daphna Sadeh and the Voyagers


Daphna Sadeh bass compositions,
Stewart Curtis clarinets, flutes, recorders,
Ivor Goldberg guitars, 
Mark Bassey trombone,
Eddie Hession accordion,
Guy Schalom percussion & drums

A rich tapestry of Balkan, Klezmer, Middle Eastern and jazz led by acclaimed composer and double bassist Daphna Sadeh. The band have played festivals and clubs in UK and Europe and Daphna’s fourth CD is due for release this year.

“…a brilliant and hypnotic mix of Jazz,Western classical, Middle Eastern, Arabic Taqsim and Jewish music reflecting her eclectic life experiences. Seductive and powerful music…” John Zorn.

plus Bow and Bellows

Sally Davies and Martina Schwarz – violin, horn, accordion
A stunningly versatile duo – Klezmer, Balkan and Gypsy music with occasional sorties to savour the musical traditions of other countries.


May 14

Louise Elliott sax/flute & Cheryl Alleynedrums.
Blow the Fuse celebrates 25 years with the musicians from our very first night! With special guest Mervyn Afrika

Louise Elliott, virtuoso flute player has played regularly with Grand Union, Penny Rimbaud and Yusuf Ali Khan in his monthly series From Bengal to Bethnal Green.

July 2

ARQ album launch. A winner of the Jazz Services Recording Subsidy Award for 2013, bass player and composer Alison Rayner leads this contemporary jazz quintet.
Original compositions draw on a love for lyrical melodies, deep grooves and influences from folk, funk and Latin.

Diane McLoughlin saxophone, Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Steve Lodder piano, Buster Birch drums.

With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability, she clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.”Digby Fairweather

Plus Flo Moore Trio Double bassist currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music.

The Vortex Jazz Club 11 Gillett Street, London N16 8JH
Bookings: 020 7254 4097 Online:

St Marys Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES
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Both venues: Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm £10 concessions available