Hello and Happy 2024
We bring you our new programme of cool acts, hot jazz and some very special events including an International Women’s Day double bill, the new album from ARQ beginning with a live recording at the Vortex and a mention to the wonderful Carol Grimes who celebrates her 80th Birthday in April!
Fri 8 Mar SeaChange + Jan Allain St Matthias Hall N16 8DD International Women’s Day event BOOK
Thur 18 April ZOE LEWIS St Matthias Hall N16 8DD
Only London gig with special guest Gary Hammond BOOK
Fri 31 May Ruthie Smith & Friends BOOK
Supergroup’ of friends & former members of The Guest Stars & Toot Suite
We also have a Blow the Fuse programmed season for Lauderdale House, now in our third season. After the success of the first two seasons, with nearly every gig sold out, it can only be downhill from here (haha).
No, not at all! We’ve booked some wonderful bands and with the superb team at Lauderdale House we’re hoping it will be as splendid and popular as our first two seasons were. Thursday nights,
MAY 2 Kate Williams Quartet featuring Mike Outram
May 16 Clark Tracy Quintet
May 30 Jim Mullen Organ Trio
JUN 13 Carol Grimes & Friends Highgate Festival
JUN 27 Elaine Delmar legendary jazz singer
Award-winning musicians Deirdre and Alison have run their own jazz club for over 30 years and will carry forward ‘Jazz in the House’ in the spirit of Brian Blain and his tireless support for musicians and live music.
Blow the Fuse ‘On Air’
In 2020 – 2021, we were awarded funding by the Arts Council of England to produce a series of online concerts recorded exclusively by Blow the Fuse from the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston plus archive film footage and interviews. We’d like to thank everyone who’s supported us through these extraordinary times and to all of you who became a BTF Patron through donations. Your support was crucial and helped us to produce TEN shows in all. A very steep but rewarding learning curve.
All shows can now be viewed anytime on our You Tube channel HERE
Carol Grimes • Deirdre Cartwright • Liane Carroll • Annie Whitehead
D’n’A present vintage Guest Stars • Martha & Eve + The DaDa Dandies
Back to the 70s • The Casimir Connection + Add3io • Ian Shaw • ARQ
Many thanks to the Arts Council Of England for their support….
We’ve won the 2020 award for ‘Services to Jazz’ at the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Thanks to everyone involved, it meant a lot to us, we’re really honoured.
Tomorrow the Moon, supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund began in January 2020. We have finally been able to stage our last two events of this season this Autumn 2022 with Alex Clarke and ARQ + Balledestre.
We were delighted to have received funding to record the latest ARQ album ‘Short Stories’ and for a national tour promoting the album.
and to the equally wonderful people working at the PRSF for the Women Make music fund.
Thank you to all our supporters and watch this space for more news…