TOMORROW THE MOON at The Vortex – Wednesday Nov 13th

Our season of double bills this month features a wonderful piano player, recording artist and arranger – Janette Mason with support from a young guitarist starting to make waves on the jazz scene, Shirley Tetteh.

Janette Mason piano with Deirdre Cartwright guitar,
Alison Rayner double bass, Buster Birch drums
Shirley Tetteh Quartet
Shirley Tetteh guitar Reiss Ellis Beckles sax,
Daniel Casimir bass Patrick Boyle drums

Janette Mason a mainstay of the British Jazz scene for over a decade, Janette Mason has toured her unique sound in Europe, Israel, Japan, Thailand the United States, playing everywhere from The Atlanta and Rochester Jazz Festivals to the Carnegie and Albert Hall.
Her debut album, Din and Tonic, was shortlisted by Guardian Jazz Critic John Fordham as a contender for “Jazz Album of the Year.”


The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Street
London N16 8JH

Doors 8pm First set 8.45 pm £10 concessions available
Bookings: 020 7254 4097 Online:

Friday Nov 29 @ Jan’s Bar

The Deirdre Cartwright trio is back at the Bar.

Last Friday of the month.
Doors 8pm Music 9pm Alison Rayner on bass, Simon Roth on drums and guests popping up. Imaginative, improvised, melodic and free admission.
Diane McLoughlin will be guesting on saxophone tonight.

Jan’s Belgian Bar (right next door to Sunstone Gym on Stoke Newington Common)
16 Northwold Road
Stoke Newington N16

London Jazz Festival, not arf, YES it’s the Guest St*rs – Saturday 16th November

We said never again but after last years gig we realised we still loved each other….


The Guest Stars at the London Jazz Festival 2013
Saturday 16th November 2013

Globe trotting womens jazz /afro/latin group of the 1980′s were reunited after 25 years for a sold out performance in last years London Jazz festival. Don’t miss a rare chance to see them perform live again with small screen film exhibition showing live footage, and filmed interviews from the 1980s.

Deirdre Cartwright guitar, Josefina Cupido drums/vocals, Laka Daisical piano/vocals, Linda daMango congas/vocals, Alison Rayner bass/vocals, Ruthie Smith sax/vocals, Debbie Dickinson sound.

Book tickets online now..

Chats Palace 42-44 Brooksbys Walk Hackney London E9 6DF
Doors 8.00 – 11.00 First set 8.45pm
Tickets £12.00 advance £15.00 on the door


JAN’S BAR SPECIAL – Thursday April 18

Zoe Lewis will be playing with us in her ONLY London appearance.
Resident in Provincetown, Zoe is a wonderful performer who writes and sings great songs about life, freckled with fun and laughter, sometimes poignant but always warm. She describes her style as “worldbeat vaudeville” which can include cajun, jazz, bossa-novas and folk music.
“Probably the most charismatic performance I’ve ever seen” Accessline IA

Zoe Lewis – vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, Deirdre Cartwright – guitar, Alison Rayner – double bass

Tickets £7 in advance
£8 on the door