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Address: Unit 11 Stamford Works Gillett Street, London N16 8JH, England
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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, the people are fab, the beer good ..... what more could you want from a jazz... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
gary w
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 ended up on window bench type seats) let alone get to the loo, and the... More 

Thank lulucane
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 - we paid £10 plus £1 booking fee online compared to £15 if you just... More 

Thank gary w
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Reviewed 10 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 got going at approx 20.45 and was brilliant! Very authentic and a pleasure to watch... More 

Thank Chloe C
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63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 and everyone can see the performers. Wine,beer etc is served by the glass or bottle,coffee... More 

Thank johngmorris
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123 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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 overlooking a skateboard park, the only time I've been able to listen to jazz and... More 

Thank JohnW1960
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 that Alexandra and Tom were so well featured in the BBC Young Musicians of the... More 

Thank gary w
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 sometimes sound desk), it's a bit rough and ready but a proper music experience. Music... More 

Thank Jack D
Woking, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 in a friendly way, and there was decent food and drink available. In the surrounding... More 

Thank Russ L
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114 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 dissapointed by the music and the venue was better than I expected. Me, I am... More 

Thank Cyrus P

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