The Shed Residency with House Of EL
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed Residency with House Of EL

Join House of EL for his Smitty's residency, ‘House of EL and Friends'. Throughout winter House of EL (real name Kieron McIntosh), in follow up to his 'Kings EP’ will bring us three shows in the run up to the release of his second EP next year. The 'Kings EP’ features the talents of local luminaries: Laura Mvula and Jay Prince as HoE experiments with alt pop, jazz and classic songwriting. Expect special guests, surprise performances and new music.

Special guests TBC.

@iamhouseofel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUrpwNq5LSI

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Friday Night Special with Fraser Smith
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Special with Fraser Smith

Fraser has a Dexter Gordon inspired tenor sound, perfect for our Friday night party. Join him and his band this weekend.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Kansas Smitty's House Band (First House)
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

EFG London Jazz Festival: Kansas Smitty's House Band (First House)

Kansas Smitty's House Band play at their Broadway Market HQ for their only EFG London Jazz Festival shows of 2018. 

From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty's House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity, and joy.

The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show.

2018 has been a landmark year so far. The concept of a jazz band that owns its own bar is unprecedented and their now cult East London home, Kansas Smitty’s, turned three in May. The house band was recently nominated for best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM, with members of Band appearing at the likes of Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Friday Night is Music Night, Boileroom and The Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Centre at the request of Wynton Marsalis.

Kansas Smitty’s cares as much about fostering the creation of new original music as it does about leaving audiences energised. Come be part of their new wave of jazz.

Doors 7pm, music from 8pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Kansas Smitty's House Band (Second House)
Nov
20
9:45 PM21:45

EFG London Jazz Festival: Kansas Smitty's House Band (Second House)

Kansas Smitty's House Band play at their Broadway Market HQ for their only EFG London Jazz Festival shows of 2018. 

From the moment they played their first note five years ago, the Kansas Smitty's House Band has set out to reinvent how audiences experience jazz. The House Band is a tight-knit outfit that make jazz inclusive with an emphasis on camaraderie, spontaneity, and joy.

The eight-piece group were brought together from diverse backgrounds by American woodwind player, Giacomo Smith. Grounded in a shared love for the whole jazz tradition, the group is perpetually inventing new music with the aim that no two shows ever be the same, premiering new music at each show.

2018 has been a landmark year so far. The concept of a jazz band that owns its own bar is unprecedented and their now cult East London home, Kansas Smitty’s, turned three in May. The house band was recently nominated for best UK Jazz Act by Jazz FM, with members of Band appearing at the likes of Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, Friday Night is Music Night, Boileroom and The Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Centre at the request of Wynton Marsalis.

Kansas Smitty’s cares as much about fostering the creation of new original music as it does about leaving audiences energised. Come be part of their new wave of jazz.

Doors 9.45pm, music from 10.15pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Joao Caetano
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

EFG London Jazz Festival: Joao Caetano

João Caetano’s vivid and energetic stage performance combines elements of jazz, folk and traditional Portuguese music which encompasses both Percussion and Fado. While he is best known for his role as the percussionist in the group Incognito Joao has been keen to feature different musicians coming from jazz and fado areas and draw on his Portuguese roots. Join him tonight for a special performance as part of EFG London Jazz Festival.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Quinn Oulton and Big Bad Wolf
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

EFG London Jazz Festival: Quinn Oulton and Big Bad Wolf

Fresh through the doors of the 2018 Red Bull Music Academy, singer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist Quinn Oulton brings his unique home-brewed songwriting concoctions to life, alongside his explosive powerhouse of a live band. 

Engrossed in the world of jazz from the age of 8, Quinn blends harmonically rich saxophones and colourful textures of guitars and percussion with an honest and deceivingly innocent approach to the art of songwriting.

Big Bad Wolf:

OWEN DAWSON (VOCALS/SYNTHS)

MICHAEL DE SOUZA (GUITARS/BVS)

JAY DAVIS (DRUMS)


“Chill-out music with verve” – Jane Cornwell, Evening Standard

“One of the best albums I’ve heard this year” – Mike Flynn (Jazzwise) on Europe Jazz Media

“Pond Life is a day dreamer’s delight. Its care-free atmosphere and melodic beauty makes it easy to become enveloped by its warm spell. It provides a perfect backdrop for a mind to dream of the future, or it offers a perfect spark to light up and reawaken long-lost images of the past and last goodbyes.” – DPRP.net (Dutch Progressive Rock Page)

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Will Cleasby Late Late Show
Nov
23
to Nov 24

EFG London Jazz Festival: Will Cleasby Late Late Show


Kansas Smitty’s House Band drummer, Will Cleasby leads the band at Smitty’s legendary Late, Late Show. Enjoy three sets of live music and hang out until 3am.

For a London Jazz Festival special, Kansas Smitty’s is keeping the music flowing until 3am in its award-winning, underground music venue. The weekends are never a dull affair at Smitty’s as members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and friends from further afield swing by to play, grab a julep and check out the sounds. Room for walkups will be available, but seats will need to be booked in advance for these shows as they are sure to be roadblock.

Doors 7pm, music from 9pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Will Cleasby Late Late Show
Nov
24
to Nov 25

EFG London Jazz Festival: Will Cleasby Late Late Show


Kansas Smitty’s House Band drummer, Will Cleasby leads the band at Smitty’s legendary Late, Late Show. Enjoy three sets of live music and hang out until 3am.

For a London Jazz Festival special, Kansas Smitty’s is keeping the music flowing until 3am in its award-winning, underground music venue. The weekends are never a dull affair at Smitty’s as members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and friends from further afield swing by to play, grab a julep and check out the sounds. Room for walkups will be available, but seats will need to be booked in advance for these shows as they are sure to be roadblock.

Doors 7pm, music from 9pm

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EFG London Jazz Festival: Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

EFG London Jazz Festival: Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Kansas Smitty’s House Band singer Pete Horsfall presents The Sunday Service – a joyous and relaxed evening of swinging southern spirituals, and gospel tunes to close our EFG London Jazz Festival week. Following his sold out 2017 gig and the release of his critically acclaimed debut album Nighthawks, Pete will lead the service as his band swing these beautiful melodies for you. For fans of a Sunday sing-along you’ll be welcome to join in song, or just soak up the late night atmosphere and cocktails.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Harry Diplock
Nov
29
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Harry Diplock

Guitarist Harry Diplock celebrates the later musical adventures of Django Reinhardt fusing the hip mid-century sound of Europe and America, intertwining Gypsy Jazz and Bebop. Featuring Eleazar Ruiz Spreafico on bass and Joe Dessauer on drums to create the hot swing of Paris with the new language and feel of Bop.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Fraser Smith
Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith usually plays our weekend shows, but when he told us about his new project with Will Arnold Forster we knew it would make a great Thursday night show. They'll be bringing young Scottish pianist Fraser Urquhart down to play the music of Dexter Gordon. Come along for this swinging show.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Quintet-a-Tete
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Quintet-a-Tete

Quintet-a-Tete are a new group from London, co-led by trumpeter James Davison and valve trombonist Callum Au. Inspired by the music of the classic 1960s Clark Terry/Bob Brookmeyer Quintet, the band plays a selection of hard-swinging originals, covers of some of the best of the CT/BB tunes, and well-known standards, composed, arranged and transcribed specially for the ensemble by James, Callum, and Dutch trumpeter Koen Smit. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed Residency with House Of EL
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed Residency with House Of EL

Join House of EL for his Smitty's residency, ‘House of EL and Friends'. Throughout winter House of EL (real name Kieron McIntosh), in follow up to his 'Kings EP’ will bring us three shows in the run up to the release of his second EP next year. The 'Kings EP’ features the talents of local luminaries: Laura Mvula and Jay Prince as HoE experiments with alt pop, jazz and classic songwriting. Expect special guests, surprise performances and new music.

Special guests TBC.

@iamhouseofel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUrpwNq5LSI

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Agile Experiments
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Agile Experiments

Agile Experiments is a collaborative project curated by multi-instrumentalist & producer Dave De Rose. Based in around 8 combinations of 14 of the UK's most highly regarded musicians, the project unites them in a genre and generation-defying free-form improvisation setting.

For this concert the line up includes a solo performance by George Crowley (Saxophone & Electronics), and a fresh Agile Experiments trio performance featuring Liam Noble (Piano), Dan Nicholls (Synthesizers & Electronics) & Dave De Rose (Drums).

Listen here: https://davederosemusic.bandcamp.com/album/agile-experiments-vol-2

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve with Dave Drake

Kansas Smitty's legendary New Years's Eve party returns for the fourth year running. You know the score by now; your ticket gets you seats for the show with three of our most sought-after players, as well as prosecco at midnight and all the cocktails you could need for the perfect end to 2018. Come and see in the New Year with us.

Lineup:

Dave Drake- piano

Will Cleasby- drums

Will Sach- double bass

Doors 8.30pm, music from 9.30pm

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The Shed Residency with House Of EL
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed Residency with House Of EL

Join House of EL for his Smitty's residency, ‘House of EL and Friends'. Throughout winter House of EL (real name Kieron McIntosh), in follow up to his 'Kings EP’ will bring us three shows in the run up to the release of his second EP next year. The 'Kings EP’ features the talents of local luminaries: Laura Mvula and Jay Prince as HoE experiments with alt pop, jazz and classic songwriting. Expect special guests, surprise performances and new music.

Special guests TBC.

@iamhouseofel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUrpwNq5LSI

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Wind Up with Chris Maddock
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Up with Chris Maddock

Tonight, we've got a guest band in for the Wind Up. Chris's quartet brings together some of the most exciting talents in the London jazz scene to play some powerful grooves and reinterpretations of classic compositions, with equal nods to New York contemporary jazz influences and post-60s Hammond organ-based rhythm sections. Join them.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Will Arnold Forster
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Will Arnold Forster

Tonight, guitarist and regular at Smitty's Will Arnold Forster is teaming up with internationally renowned trumpeter Steve Fishwick. They'll be taking inspiration from the Art Farmer/Jim Hall quartet of the 1960's, with a selection of swinging hard-bop arrangements and lesser known selections from the Great American Songbook.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Matt Pless
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Matt Pless

Matt Pless is coming to Smitty's as part of his first European tour, and he'll be bringing his well-crafted lyrics and catchy melodies with him to the basement. Matt is known for his engaging and thought-provoking word labyrinths and high-energy stage presence. Come and see it for yourself. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Port Noise Complaint
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Port Noise Complaint

The 60s saw the youth pioneering a cultural territory miles away from the land of their elders. Fast forward fifty years and the generations have reunited into a shared voice. Port Noise Complaint embodies this mutual experience that is simultaneously young and old, but undoubtedly new. Come here the stories we have to tell.

Port Noise Complaint:

Adrian Cox, Sam Lewis, Andrea Goldsworthy, Joe Webb, Gethin Jones and Dave Eaton

Doors 7pm, music from 9pm

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Take Out with Beat Replacement
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Beat Replacement

Jamie Murray brings his modern jazz fusion band Beat Replacement to the bar. The quintet, made up of Zhenya Strigalev on sax, Tomasz Bura on keys and synths, Kevin Glasgow on bass, David Preston on guitar and Jamie Murray on drums have a solid groove style with plenty of improvisation and forward thinking sounds. Our co-owner Jack first heard them when he was at North Sea Jazz Festival. Come check them out


Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Will Arnold Forster and Naama Gheber
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Will Arnold Forster and Naama Gheber

One of our most-loved guitarists Will Arnold Forster teams up with New York based singer Naama Gheber and Calum Gourlay for a night of pared back sounds. Another of our regular players, Mark Lewandowski gave us the heads up about Naama so we've got him to thank for this 1940's inspired show.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Kit Downes
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Kit Downes

Old musical friends pianist Kit Downes and alto-saxophonist Nathaniel Facey team up as part of a quartet playing original music written by both themselves and their musical contemporaries. They'll be joined by Calum Gourlay on bass and Sean Carpio on drums.

Kit is a long time collaborator with Kansas Smitty's House Band pianist Joe Webb, and Nathaniel is the founder of powerhouse on the jazz scene, Empirical. When these two get on stage together it's not to be missed.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Matt Holborn
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Matt Holborn

This week's Basement Tapes sees Matt Holborn play the music of Stuff Smith, from his self titled titled 1957 album with Oscar Peterson. Join him the seldom-heard-together sounds of jazz violin and piano trio. Matt will be joined by Gethin Jones on drums and Alex Bryson on piano for a celebration of one of most swinging violinists in jazz history.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Ryan Hollander
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Ryan Hollander

American jazz singer Ryan Hollander comes to London to perform for the first time. The Boston-based singer has a beautifully unique voice that flows between soulful and bluesy, intimate and powerful. He's about to release his debut EP, and is joined by Kansas Smitty’s regular James Kitchman on guitar, as well as Barcelona-based Alvaro Torres on piano. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Nick Costley-White
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Nick Costley-White

Guitarist Nick Costley-White presents his new trio featuring the insatiably groovy Steve Brown on drums and powerhouse double bassist Calum Gourlay. The trio have honed their sound for the past year at their weekly residency at Dishoom in West London.

Tonight, the band will present a set of swinging songbook standards as well as arrangements and compositions from some of the great piano trios of the 50s, including Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk and Bill Evans.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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