Coming to the Vortex Jazz Club

Matthew Shipp
Cover of Matthew Shipp

From London’s Vortex:

TUE 24 JUNE • 20.00 • £16
TRIO TRIP: MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO
He might be older and wiser, but Matthew Shipp has not mellowed with age. A galvanizing force among the heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, the pianist has spent the past quarter century building a vast, rolling musical universe, working to uphold and advance a jazz aesthetic built upon free improvisation. With Whit Dickey on drums and Michael Bisio on bass.

FRI 27 JUNE • 20.00 • £10 / £12
ROLLER TRIO + DJ
Roller Trio’s music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. Followed by a DJ set with Kevin LeGendre.

TUE 1 JULY • 20.00 • £9 / £10 • MD
KJÆR3 + FOREBRACE
Saxophonist Julie Kjær and the powerhouse rhythm section of Steve Noble and John Edwards explore the improvised world in all its aspects. Forebrace: a new quartet led by reeds player Alex Ward and featuring Roberto Sassi, guitar, Santiago Horro, bass, and Jem Doulton, drums.