Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Sunday, January 14th, 2018

LJO Vortex Session with Stan Sulzmann - 3.30PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

January's gig features the exciting return of Stan Sulzmann, LJO alto and tenor saxophonist for over 15 years and truly one of the all-time British greats.  Stan developed his unique jazz orchestra writing style in the LJO, and he returns as guest soloist for a concert devoted to his music.

Past Dates

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

It's a Christmas-free zone as the LJO plays music by Scott Stroman, Henry Lowther, Pete Saberton, Noel Langley, Mick Foster, Alcyona Nick and Pete Hurt.

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO perform in the EFG London Jazz Festival.  This one always sells out, so book in advance or get there early!

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

October's Vortex Session features a range of great soloists including Martin Speake, Martin Hathaway, Henry Lowther and Stuart Hall.

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sunday Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO opens its new season at the Vortex with great ensemble playing, cutting edge writing, and exciting soloing from the finest players on the scene. Check out London's longest jazz residency at this great-sounding venue!

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The London Jazz Orchestra closes its 26th anniversary season with a festive gig featuring a great lineup of soloists including Martin Speake, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Paul Clarvis, Alcyona Mick, Henry Lowther, Alec Dankworth and many others.  Come and celebrate with us!

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO continue London's longest jazz residency with a rousing Summer session featuring music by director Scott Stroman, band members Josephine Davies, Stuart Hall, Robbie Robson, Pete Hurt and Henry Lowther, plus Isthmus by legendary Canadian composer (and frined of the band) John Warren.

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

London's longest jazz residency continues as the London Jazz Orchestra features a host of great soloists and writers in its Vortex Sessions. Check out these up-close-and-personal gigs in the intimate surroundings of the Vortex Club!

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO features many of its great soloists as it continues London's longest jazz residency.

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

"Live at the Vortex" anniversary recordings - 8.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £15

London's famous jazz orchestra celebrates is 25th anniversary at the Vortex Club with 2 live recorded gigs -- which together will result in a cracking new "Live at the Vortex" CD.  Join the audience for these special events and help make history! If you can't make this one, check out the gig on Sunday 12 February.

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

"Live at the Vortex" anniversary recordings - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

London's famous jazz orchestra celebrates is 25th anniversary at the Vortex Club with 2 live recorded gigs which will result in a cracking new "Live at the Vortex" CD.  Join the audience for these special events and help make history! If you can't make this one, check out the gig on Saturday 18 February.

Sunday, January 8th, 2017

Vortex Sessions - 3.30
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

THe LJO kick off a new season of Votex Sessions featuring new music written by members of the band.

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

LJO Vortex Sessions - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO closes its 25th anniversary season at the Vortex Club, where it maintains London's longest jazz residency.  Check out these up-close-and-personal sessions featuring London's top soloists and composers, this month including new music by pianist Alcyona Mick, saxophonist Josephine Davies and guitarist Stuart Hall.

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

EFG London Jazz Festival - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

For this special Festival gig, the LJO continues celebrating its 25th anniversary year by playing some of its favourite music by band members Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Pete Hurt, Pete Saberton, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Mick Foster, Josephine Davies, Robbie Robson, Mick Foster and director Scott Stroman.

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

LJO plus the Guildhall Jazz Band - 3:30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, now in its 25th anniversary year, are London's longest jazz residency. This month the band is joined by one of Europe's outstanding student jazz orchestras for a feast of modern big-band music, including music by Kenny Wheeler, Stan Sulzmann, Henry Lowther, Scott Stroman, Stuart Hall, Josephine Davies, Iain Ballamy and Thad Jones.

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

Celebrating its 25th year, the LJO continues London's longest jazz residency, at the Vortex Club, with new music and great soloists.

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO continues its 25th anniversary series at the Vortex, featuring a host of great soloists including trumpets Henry Lowther and Robbie Robson, saxes Martin Speake and Pete Hurt, bass Alec Dankworth, pianist Alcyona Mick, and drummer Paul Clarvis.  Check out this up-close-and-personal gig!

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO continues its 25th anniversary series at the Vortex, featuring a host of great soloists including trumpets Henry Lowther and Robbie Robson, saxes Martin Speake and Pete Hurt, bass Alec Dankworth, pianist Alcyona Mick, and drummer Paul Clarvis.  Check out this up-close-and-personal gig!

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO continues its 25th anniversary series at the Vortex, featuring a host of great soloists including trumpets Henry Lowther and Robbie Robson, saxes Martin Speake and Pete Hurt, bass Alec Dankworth, pianist Alcyona Mick, and drummer Paul Clarvis.  Check out this up-close-and-personal gig!

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

The LJO continues its 25th anniversary series at the Vortex, featuring a host of great soloists including trumpets Henry Lowther and Robbie Robson, saxes Martin Speake and Pete Hurt, bass Alec Dankworth, pianist Alcyona Mick, and drummer Paul Clarvis.  Check out this up-close-and-personal gig!

Sunday, February 14th, 2016

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

February's Vortex Session includes a Duke Ellington-infused first set from the East London Jazz Project Orchestra, an exciting young band who are working with Scott Stroman and members of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra during their London residency. Second set featuring new music from the LJO's writer-soloists...

Sunday, January 10th, 2016

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

Vocalist Brigitte Beraha joins the LJO in new pieces by Josephine Davies, Scott Stroman and Stuart Hall in their new year gig at the Vortex.

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

 

It's a carol-free zone as the LJO features music by Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Martin Hathaway, Pete Hurt, and new pieces by Scott Stroman and Stuart Hall.

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

LJO London Jazz Festival Special - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

 

The LJO launches the Saberton Album, it's tribute to pianist Pete Saberton, instrumental in creating the "LJO sound".

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Jazz Orchestra summit--the LJO plus the Guildhall Jazz Band - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

 

 

The London Jazz Orchestra Vortex Sessions, now in its 25th anniversary year, are London's longest jazz residency. This month the band is joined by one of Europe's outstanding student jazz orchestras for a feast of modern big-band music, including John Warren's Suite The Traveller's Tale and new music by Stuart Hall, Josephine Davies and Alcyona Mick.

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

 

The LJO open their 25th anniversary season with a new series of "Vortex Sessions"--- up-close-and-personal concerts in the intimacy of the Vortex Club.  The LJO at the Vortex is London's longest jazz residency, and the band continues to feature an all-star lineup of great soloists and writers.

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

Music in the Garden: Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter - 2.30 pm
Stockwell Lane MK17 8LU
Wavendon, Milton Keynes MK17 8LU
England
01908 280800
Price: £15

 

Recorded in 1968 by the John Dankworth Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler’s suite Windmill Tilter is recognized as a landmark in the history of big band writing. Impressed by the originality of the arrangements Wheeler had been providing for his band, Dankworth commissioned him to write a suite, generously putting the orchestra at his disposal. Loosely based on the adventures of Don Quixote, the successful result propelled Wheeler to international recognition as a composer and performer.

Kenny Wheeler, who died last year, was a founding member of the LJO, as was trumpeter Henry Lowther, who played on the original recording of Windmill Tilter.  In this special concert Lowther and Robbie Robson will share Wheeler's original solo role.

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions: Kenny Wheeler's Windmill Tilter - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

 

Recorded in 1968 by the John Dankworth Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler’s suite Windmill Tilter is recognized as a landmark in the history of big band writing. Impressed by the originality of the arrangements Wheeler had been providing for his band, Dankworth commissioned him to write a suite, generously putting the orchestra at his disposal. Loosely based on the adventures of Don Quixote, the successful result propelled Wheeler to international recognition as a composer and performer.

Kenny Wheeler, who died last year, was a founding member of the LJO, as was trumpeter Henry Lowther, who played on the original recording of Windmill Tilter.  In this season-ending special concert Lowther and Robbie Robson will share Wheeler's original solo role.

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions with guest Brigitte Beraha - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

 

Fabulous singer Brigitte Beraha returns as guest with the LJO in new vocal compositions and arrangements by Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Stuart Hall, Alcyona Mick and Scott Stroman. Great writing, top soloists, wonderful singing; don't miss London's up-close-and personal LJO Vortex Sessions!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £9

 

The LJO charges into 2015 with exciting new music written by Pete Hurt, Scott Stroman, Josephine Davies, Noel Langley, Henry Lowther,  Robbie Robson, Stuart Hall, and Martin Hathaway.  Expect sensitive and stunning ensemble playing and great soloing from London's top players including Martin Speake, Alec Dankworth, Paul Clarvis, the player/writers above, and many others.

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

25th Anniversary Season at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

Vocalist Brigitte Beraha joins the LJO in new pieces by Josephine Davies, Scott Stroman and Stuart Hall in their New Year gig at the Vortex.

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Kenny Wheeler Celebration concert - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Kenny Wheeler, who died in September, was one of the world's most original and inspiring writers of modern big-band jazz, creating an instantly recognisable, rich, lyrical and uplifting sound. Ken was a founder member of the (new) London Jazz Orchestra when it was created in 1991, and his playing and writing have influenced several generations of composer-soloists that make up this uniquely ambitious and dedicated band.

For this special celebration, the LJO celebrate Ken with a full concert of his music featuring soloists Henry Lowther, Martin Speake, Alec Dankworth, Pete Hurt, Paul Clarvis, and many others. 

The LJO's recent gigs have been sell-outs, and the club has limited space, so please book in advance.

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

London Jazz Festival Special - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

Now in its 24th anniversary year at the Vortex, the LJO features many of London’s top soloists and composers.  For this years EFG London Jazz Festival, the LJO premiers a whole host of new pieces written by Scott Stroman, Noel Langley, Pete Hurt, Robbie Robson, Josephine Davies, Martin Hathaway, Martin Speake and Henry Lowther.

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

LJO plus the Guildhall Jazz Band - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO Vortex Sessions move to the 3rd Sunday of the month for October and November.  This month, we welcome as guests the fantastic jazz orchestra from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Several LJO players are Guildhall alums and several also teach at the Guildhall, including their current Head of Jazz, Martin Hathaway, and former Head, Scott Stroman, who directs both groups with his usual flair.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

LJO live recording -- John Warren - 3.30 PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The London Jazz Orchestra opens its new season of monthly Vortex Sunday Sessions with a live recording session featuring the world premier of John Warren's new suite The Traveller’s Tale.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Jazz at Karamel - Doors 7PM, music 8PM
4 Coburg Road
Wood Green N22 6UJ
UK
020 8829 8989
Price: £8

The LJO launches a new season of "Jazz at the Karamel" featuring music by great trumpeter Henry Lowther, John Warren, and others. Check out this great new venue....

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO, featuring a great line-up of London's top jazz soloists and composers, concludes their 2013-14 season of Vortex Sessions.

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO, featuring a great line-up of London's top jazz soloists and composers, continue their Sunday afternoon Vortex Sessions.

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO continue their Second Sunday Series of up-close and personal Vortex concerts, featuring a great line-up of top London soloists and great new music.

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Vortex Second Sunday Series - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO kicks off its 24th year at the Vortex with its Second Sunday series of monthly concerts.

Sunday, December 8th, 2013

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Scott Stroman directs the LJO as it continues its monthly Second Sunday Series at the Vortex. London's longest jazz residency is the place to see new big-band jazz and wonderful soloists including Noel Langley, Henry Lowther, Alec Dankworth, Martin Speak, Mick Foster, Stuart Hall and many others, up-close-and-personal. Come and see jazz being born.

December's gig is a guaranteed carol-free zone!

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

London Jazz Festival - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

The LJO moves forward with brand-new compositions and arrangements by John Warren, Scott Stroman (Mark-Anthony Turnage's Needles), Noel Langley (Graham Fitkin's Aract), Pete Hurt, Martin Hathaway, and Josephine Davies at their London Jazz Festival appearance at the Club.  Stuart Hall is welcomed as the band's new guitarist, joining a lineup of terrific soloists including Martin Speake, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Mattias Eskilsson, Alcyona Mick and Alec Dankworth.

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Pete Saberton celebration concert and live recording - 8PM
Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DT
UK
020 7628 2571
Price: Free

 

The London Jazz Orchestra partners with one of the world's top student jazz orchestras, the Guildhall Jazz Band, to present a live recorded concert of the music of Pete Saberton.  Sabbo was one of the greatest composers and pianists in British jazz, and the LJO pianist for most of its history.  His unique, challenging, and witty works have a special place in jazz, and the recordings resulting from this concert and subsequent recording session will preserve them for the future. Scott Stroman, who directs both ensembles and has directed all of Saberton's works, leads the concert.

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

LJO Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Celebrating Saberton: The LJO, directed by Scott Stroman, continues its monthly Vortex Sessions, London's longest-running jazz residency, now in its 23nd year and as strong as ever.  October features a guest spot by the award-winning Guildhall Jazz Band, as both ensembles present the music of Pete Saberton prior to a new recording.

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Season opener at the Vortex - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

New Second Sunday Series:  The LJO opens its 2013-14 season at the Vortex Club, featuring trumpet legend Henry Lowther as soloist and composer.  This season the LJO will appear each 2nd Sunday of the month. Come and check out these up-close-and-personal sessions, where great new music is regularly born...

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

LJO New Vortex Sessions season finale - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann is featured with the LJO as soloist and composer, on music recorded on the LJO's Dance for Human Folk recording and Stan's Birthdays, Birthdays record.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

LJO New Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

The London Jazz Orchestra, directed by Scott Stroman, continues its monthly New Vortex Sessions, London's longest-running jazz residency, now in its 22nd year and as strong as ever.  Come and check out these up-close-and-personal sessions, where great new music is regularly born...

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

LJO New Vortex Session live recording - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Live recording and video session: the LJO features music by director Scott Stroman, including the "final" version of his Travels Suite. These live sessions always provide an extra measure of excitement!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The LJO remembers Sabbo! - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

One of the LJO's most inspiring characters, main writers, and founding members, pianist Pete Saberton, died last March.  The band features his music alongside new pieces which continue to be produced by the LJO's emergetic writer/members.

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

LJO New Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

February's LJO gig at the Vortex Club has turned into quite a special one, featuring brand new pieces by Scott Stroman, Josephine Davies, Noel Langley, Henry Lowther, and Pete Hurt, and a particular feature on the soloists in the LJO's great sax section: Martin Speake, Martin Hathaway, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, and Mick Foster....plus guest pianist Alcyona Mick.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

LJO New Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

January's performance has unfortunately been cancelled due to snow!

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

LJO at Christmas
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Join the LJO for a pre-Christmas bash featuring no carols!

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

London Jazz Festival: "Inspired by Gil" - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £10

 

Following on from its BBC Radio 3 performances of Miles Ahead with Miles Evans and Henry Lowther in May, in Gil Evans' 100th birthday year the LJO showcases new and recent pieces written by its members for jazz orchestra.

 

The LJO, directed by Scott Stroman, is "as fine a band as you can find anywhere" (Independent), and these up-close-and-personal sessions have become a fixture on the London scene. Expect to hear great writing and great soloing from a band that includes many of London's top soloists and writers, including Martin Speake, Pete Hurt, Mick Foster, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Robbie Robson, Richard Henry, Paul Clarvis...plus newly discovered talent.

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

The LJO is joined by the award-winning Guildhall Jazz Band from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama; both are directed by Scott Stroman.

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

The LJO opens its 22nd anniversary year at the Vortex!

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

New Vortex Sessions - 4PM
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

The LJO closes its 21st anniversary year at the Vortex with a live recording session of new pieces written by members of the band.

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Miles Ahead - 7pm & 9:30pm
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £15

 

Miles Ahead  ---  BBC Radio 3 live recording

Miles Evans, trumpet-playing son of Gil Evans, arrives from New York to join with fellow soloist Henry Lowther as the LJO celebrate Gil's 100th birthday with 2 live performances of the first collaboration with Miles Davis, Miles Ahead. Scott Stroman has directed the British premiers of all the suites: Miles Ahead, Porgy and Bess, and Sketches of Spain.

"So faithfully and sensitively did the orchestra perform the suite, all the way from the fevered fanfare of “Buzzard Song” to the jaunty farewell of “There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon For New York”, that the highest possible compliment would be to say that there were moments when the music seemed to be playing itself, reanimated once more by Evans’ unique spirit."

Each 50-minute show will be preceded by a short discussion and question/answer session with Miles, Henry, Scott, and members of the LJO.  Book at www.vortexjazz.co.uk.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

New Vortex Sessions - 4pm
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

 

Celebrating Saberton

Pete Saberton, one of the UK's greatest jazz pianists and composers, who recently died, was a founder member of the LJO and a driving force in its unique rhythm section. Today we celebrate him by featuring some of the many pieces he wrote for the band.  Expect to hear great writing and great soloing from a band that includes many of London's top soloists and writers, including Martin Speake, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Robbie Robson, Trevor Mires, Pete Beachill, Alec Dankworth, Paul Clarvis...plus newly discovered talent.

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

New Vortex Sessions - 4pm
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

Continuing their 21st season of monthly Vortex gigs. The LJO, directed by Scott Stroman, is "as fine a band as you can find anywhere" (Independent), and these up-close-and-personal sessions have become a fixture on the London scene. Expect to hear great writing and great soloing from a band that includes many of London's top soloists and writers, including Martin Speake, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Robbie Robson, Trevor Lines, Pete Beachill, Alec Dankworth, Paul Clarvis...plus newly discovered talent.

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

New Vortex Sessions - 4pm
11 Gillett Square
London, GB N16 8JH
GB
020 7993 3643
Price: £8

Continuing their 21st season of monthly Vortex gigs.The LJO, directed by Scott Stroman, is "as fine a band as you can find anywhere" (Independent), and these up-close-and-personal sessions have become a fixture on the London scene. Expect to hear great writing and great soloing from a band that includes many of London's top soloists and writers, including Martin Speake, Josephine Davies, Pete Hurt, Henry Lowther, Noel Langley, Robbie Robson, Trevor Lines, Pete Beachill, Alec Dankworth, Paul Clarvis...plus newly discovered talent.