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Nice intimate venue

Visited The Vortex to see some live jazz, the venue was small and everything a person could want... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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A must go for jazz lovers, especially on Fridays

The Vortex is a must-go for jazz bands and artists who want their work to be promoted in London and... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
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Unit 11 Stamford Works Gillett Street, London N16 8JH, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

This place is fantastic. Went recently and listened to a fab Jazz quintet, great atmosphere and exactly what you would would expect in terms of drinks. Miles away from any sort of shiny, overwrought city nonsense and perfect for a fun evening. Will be back!

Thank George C
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Good jazz, but management do not seem to understand the goodwill element. Booking necessitated paying the dreaded booking fee, and agreeing to three pages of conditions. Entry will require a 17-digit alphanumeric code, name, postcode, signature and photographic ID. Gig advertised at 8pm, but on...More

1  Thank Lukeyed
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Visited The Vortex to see some live jazz, the venue was small and everything a person could want from a jazz club. The jazz (though not to my taste) was well produced with the perfect volume for the acoustics available in the first floor club....More

Thank DJThatch
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The Vortex is a must-go for jazz bands and artists who want their work to be promoted in London and the UK. Especially on Fridays, it features tremendous quality concerts, at a very affordable price. Perfect for non-experts who want to get greater knowledge of...More

Thank Granuli
Reviewed 24 September 2017

So let me set the scene - the Vortex is a London jazz institution. Formed in Stoke Newington about 30 years ago it relocated to this slightly insalubrious square in Dalston about 10 years ago. The venue is atmospheric, although very cramped and functional. The...More

3  Thank Rory_McN
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This small venue in hipster Dalston is an authentic newish Old Skool Jazz venue, Its quite compact which means even at a sellout gig you are still close to the stage and the acoustics are great, as it should be for jazz, you can really...More

Thank Watermad
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 20 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

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