We have been blown away by your generosity to date. We are determined that Vortex will not only survive this period of unprecedented closure but also come out of it stronger, more innovative, and more financially resilient.
£60,000 will enable us to stay afloat for a further three months - keeping our wonderful, loyal team in work; enabling us to pay our rent so that we can have a venue to return to. That's £650 per day we need to raise.
Vortex Jazz is more than a venue; it is a vibrant community of volunteers, musicians, punters, sound engineers, piano-tuners, programmers, musicians and venue managers. It's a vibrant community where people start out their careers, try out new things on stage, and celebrate.
It's where students play final exam gigs, where semi-professional big-bands proudly play to friends and family. We are a listening club, where established musicians can try out new material and take risks. We are more than just a music venue, we are a place where precious memories are created.
We are planning to build our digital capability so that we can stream our considerable archive of recorded gigs, as well as enable us to live-stream close-door gigs. We want to ensure that the public can continue to listen to high-quality jazz whilst building a vital bridge between musicians who are financially struggling and our audiences.
Musicians will receive half of what we make through live-streamed gigs, so our survival also helps to sustain musicians' livelihoods.
- Purchase the equipment for us to commence streaming of closed-door gigs and also launch our considerable archive of past gigs, so the world can be kept alive with amazing jazz. Streaming will help us to develop the financial resilience to sustain ourselves through this unprecedented period and move into a digitally-enabled future. It will also enable us to programme and pay musicians - helping them also to stay financially afloat.
Please give generously, so that we can keep our community alive.