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MDX Jazz presents: Let Spin and Vels Trio

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START DATE 14 May 2016
START TIME 08:00pm

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8AZ

END DATE 14 May 2016
END TIME 11:00pm

The first in a new series of events showcasing bands of past and present Middlesex University Jazz students

Over the last 20 years the BA Jazz course at Middlesex University has produced a whole array of forward looking and creative improvisers

Among which are Led Bib, Femi Temowo, Binker Golding and Stian Westerhus. In this new series the Vortex will host established bands featuring former Middlesex jazz students, and will also provide a platform for upcoming bands formed by current students.


  • Chris Montague (guitar)
  • Ruth Goller (bass)
  • Chris Williams (saxophone)
  • Finlay Panter (drums)

Their spectacular eponymous 2014 debut announced them as ‘a significant new UK jazz force’ (John Fordham, The Guardian) and follow up LET GO is the album that confirms them as one of the most exciting new bands in Europe.

Featuring members of Melt Yourself Down, Led Bib, Beats & Pieces Big Band and Moss Project, Let Spin is a band brimming with an individual and collective confidence.

Recorded after a period of extensive touring, LET GO is the electrifying result of 18 months of writing and rehearsing, and fully delivers on the band’s significant promise as four powerful musical voices come together to forge a band sound that is uniquely their own.


  • Cameron Dawson (Bass)
  • Dougal Taylor (Drums)
  • Jack Stephenson-Oliver (Keyboards)

Vels trio are an instrumental band, originally from the shores of Brighton, now based in London.

The trio came together through a shared love of jazz and progressive music, with each member bringing a strong and individual musical identity to the table.

It is this blend of personalities that creates the unique sound that Vels trio are known for.

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