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  1. Nearly a year away but this looks rather good. From Vortex website: The Vortex is delighted to be hosting a festival of the innovative and well-established label Intakt in 2017. "15th April is at King’s Place for London Jazz Composers Orchestra (which is their first performance in the UK for over 15 years) and celebrating Barry Guy’s 70th. The rest is at the Vortex and is just now getting confirmed. But we are particularly excited that it will also include Irene Schweizer who is celebrating her 75th birthday this year and hasn’t visited UK for over a decade. (Though she was here in 1961 working behind the bar at Ronnie Scotts making sandwiches!) And others hopefully involved will include Sylvie Courvoisier, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Louis Moholo (who first played with Irene in 1963 when the Blue Notes first left South Africa), Aki Takase, Ingrid Laubrock, Sleepthief, Mark Feldman and a number of the leading Swiss musicians such as Lucas Niggli, Pierre Favre, Christoph Irniger and Sylvie Courvoisier. It has been about 4 years in the making since initial discussions with Patrik Landolt in Zurich. Until the funding was sorted out was not simple and so, only now, can we start firming up the line-up. The only other time that Intakt has done something similar is when they did a two week festival at the Stone in New York.It is also the first time that the Vortex is giving over such a substantial period to one particular festival like this." http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/2016/04/30/intakt-festival-15-27-april-2017/ That LJCO concert is a must - hopefully there will be a few more over the next couple of days to make an Easter long weekend of it (Easter Sunday is 16th). London residents will be spoilt for choice.