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The Vortex

Unit 11 Stamford Works Gillett Street, London N16 8JH, England
+44 20 7254 4097
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Great music, uncomfortable venue

Visited for a Saturday evening Jazz gig; venue is upstairs and fairly compact. Well stocked bar... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
lulucane
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Fab jazz 'n beer tonight at Vortex - Jim Hart & Cloudmakers Five were superb!

As always this club is buzzing with great vibes, yes its cramped beyond belief but its still great... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
gary w
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Unit 11 Stamford Works Gillett Street, London N16 8JH, England
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for a Saturday evening Jazz gig; venue is upstairs and fairly compact. Well stocked bar with friendly staff, and great music. I just felt that the venue was way too full- you could barely move once sat down (if you had a seat, we...More

Thank lulucane
Reviewed 11 March 2017

As always this club is buzzing with great vibes, yes its cramped beyond belief but its still great, the people are fab, the beer good ..... what more could you want from a jazz dive? And try to book online as its a lot cheaper...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 11 February 2017

On entering we were told where are table was by friendly member staff. Fortunately we would have had so share our table with two random people but they did not turn up. They had a decent selection of drinks, at a reasonable price. The music...More

Thank Chloe C
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Book a table,relax and be entertained. We saw and heard Carol Grimes and her musicians. There were two sets with a short intermission. She sang jazz standards,blues,songs written by her and friends. The venue can be crowded but the sound system is fine and clear...More

Thank johngmorris
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Robust jazz club with original jazz attitude. A good local jazz band was performing the night I visited the club and the audience was there to listen the music, not to visit a must to see club. Highly recommedated.

Thank Atrotter
Reviewed 27 September 2016

My friend and I left Portsmouth late afternoon to see Tassos Spiliopoulos (easy for you to say that) at the Vortex Jazz Club, both new to me. The venue is quirky, above a cafe in one of the less salubrious corners of trendy Dalston and...More

Thank JohnW1960
Reviewed 6 September 2016

The hugely talented Tom (sax), Alexandra (tpt) & Mark Ridout (gtr) performed some exceptional jazz tonight, ably supported by a great rhythm section. Loved the choice of music from Coltrane to Stevie Wonder! The Vortex was quieter than usual this Tuesday night, surprisingly so given...More

Thank gary w
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

If you want to see some quality live jazz, this is your best bet in London. Forget Ronnie Scott's with its snooty staff and overpriced door / menu. The Vortex is run by the community for music lovers. Supported by volunteers behind the bar (and...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 12 May 2016

I visited this club for the first time the other day, and really enjoyed the ambience, the company, the service and the act - The Ant Law Quintet. The place was full, and the atmosphere was friendly, intimate and upbeat. The proprietor greeted our party...More

Thank Russ L
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

I am new to Jazz, being a convert after my wife's influence and listening to the various channels on Play. After reading about the various Jazz venues in London I was drawn to Vortex because it is affordable and run by volunteers. I was not...More

Thank Cyrus P
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