Take Out with Ant Law
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Ant Law

Ant Law takes Smitty's stage for the first time with Michael Chillingworth (alto sax/bass clarinet), Ferg Ireland (bass) and James Maddren (drums). He will be sharing his original tunes from the album "Life I Know", recently released with Edition Records. If you're new to his music we definitely recommend you to come over for this special Take Out at the bar.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Wind Up with Joplin Parnell
Mar
24
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Up with Joplin Parnell

Piotr Jordan and Joplin Parnell explore compositions and folk songs from the first part of the 20th century. Featuring Brazilian Choro and folk music of North Western Europe with a collection of Tin Pan Alley’s finest, their sound harks back to that melancholic and enchanting era of the 1920s and 30s.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Marc Michel
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Marc Michel

Lyon-born drummer Marc Michel is a regular and dynamic presence on the international jazz scene, touring all over the world with his EYM trio and with many notable musicians, including Chris Cheek, Gilad Hekselman and Sylvain Luc. Praised for his polyrhythmic ease, as well as musicality, Marc will be playing some of his original compositions accompanied by British heavy-weights Tom Ollendorff (guitar) and Calum Gourlay (double bass).

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Women in Jazz presents: Ms. Maurice
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Women in Jazz presents: Ms. Maurice

Ms Maurice brings her melange of influences from organic grooves infused with 70s jazz and a touch of West African sonic seasoning. These sounds are heavily influenced by her London upbringing.

Ms Maurice is also bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija, who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017 winner. She has performed with the likes of SOLANGE, KANO on the ‘Jool’s Holland Show’ and ‘The Mercury Prize 2016’, and features on Little SIMZ’s album ‘Stillness in Wonderland.’

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Friday Hat Trick with Will Cleasby
Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Hat Trick with Will Cleasby

Tonight one of our favourite musicians will be taking the stage with Ugandan sensation Mark Kavuma. Since arriving in London three years ago Will played with both young talents and veterans of the scene, taking part of projects including Judi Jackson, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and the Banger Factor.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm


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Take Out with Kino Trio
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Take Out with Kino Trio

"Kino Trio" is a collective and a forward-looking project founded in London in 2015, presenting material written by each member of the group. Their compositions have a unified written language stemming from the European jazz tradition. Heinen's roots in impressionistic classical music are complimented by Michele Tacchi's lyrical fretless sound and the wide dynamic range of Riccardo Chiaberta's sensitive approach to the drums.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Saturday Night Special with Such Sweet Thunder
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Night Special with Such Sweet Thunder

Piotr Jordan and Joplin Parnell explore compositions and folk songs from the first part of the 20th century. Featuring Brazilian Choro and folk music of North Western Europe with a collection of Tin Pan Alley’s finest, their sound harks back to that melancholic and enchanting era of the 1920s and 30s.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm


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Basement Tapes with Henrik Jensen
Apr
17
7:00 AM07:00

Basement Tapes with Henrik Jensen

Danish bassist Henrik Jensen has spent the last five years recording and touring the world with the vocal trio The Puppini Sisters, but he has also been laying the bass lines down for artists including Pete Wareham, Martin Speake, Elizabeth Shepherd and Peter Ehwald. His compositions are thoughtful, playful, bursting with energy and at times melancholic. Curious? Get a ticket for tonight's show. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm


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Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band
Apr
18
7:00 AM07:00

Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band

In Mardi Gras Vol. 1  The Kansas Smitty's House Band addressed their roots in acoustic New Orleans music. On April 18th they're launching Vol. 2, which features the soulful vocals of trumpeter/vocalist Pete Horsfall. In this EP they bridge the gap between tradition and the modern day. The set of songs was produced by the acclaimed singer/songwriter Rhys Lewis in his Bermondsey studio. If the last launch party was anything to go by, make sure to get your tickets now before they sell out.

 Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Saturday Night Special with Dave Archer Trio
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Night Special with Dave Archer Trio

House Band guitarist Dave Archer is stepping out on his own as a band leader. He's handpicked this all rhythm three piece especially for our Saturday Night Special. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Django Reinhardt, Joe Pass and Jim Hall, Dave will join forces with Liam Dunachie (piano) and Will Cleasby (drums) to spice up your Saturday.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm


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Basement Tapes with Giacomo Smith and Joe Stilgoe
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Giacomo Smith and Joe Stilgoe

Joe Stilgoe and Giacomo Smith first met at a star studded Christmas party that hosted the likes of Goldie and the Rolling Stones. As two of the only people in the room that knew who Louis Armstrong was, the pair locked into a jam session on the house owner’s art case Steinway that went long into the night. Tonight the two are teaming up again to relive the chemistry of their first meeting in anticipation of an album that they plan to record later this year. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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52nd Street with Pete Horsfall
Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

52nd Street with Pete Horsfall

Find the late night subterranean haven of Smitty's off of the busy thoroughfare of Broadway just as the original hipsters did in 30s and 40s New York. 52nd Street was the place where musicians got together after their "legit" gigs and put everything on the line to birth the most exciting sounds to ever be called jazz. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30


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Wind Up with Phoenician Blinds
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Up with Phoenician Blinds

Based out of London, Phoenician Blinds are a jazz-leaning instrumental quartet with blends of straight-ahead jazz, hip-hop and cinematic soundscapes. Influenced by the likes of Esbjörn Svensson Trio, Robert Glasper and Avishai Cohen, this is music sure to make you groove and contemplate the essence of soulful music.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm


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Take Out with Lilli Unwin
Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Lilli Unwin

Welcome singer/songwriter Lilli Unwin as she celebrates her newest release, 'it may not always be so'. The artist describes her EP as "a reminder to trust in yourself and the process of change". Through her creative process Lilli weaves different chapters of her life, from the delicate naivety of ‘Icarus’, through the tempestuous ‘Black Rain’. Join us during his unexpected and refreshing journey through Lilli's memories.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Rossano Sportiello Trio
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Rossano Sportiello Trio

The fabulous Italian-American swing pianist Rossano Sportiello joins bassist Dave Green and drummer Steve Brown. Rossano was born in Vigevano, Italy, and graduated in classical piano aged only 16. Having transferred his allegiance to jazz, he became known as an exponent of the stride style and was compared to the late Ralph Sutton and Dave McKenna, but that understates his playing range. He can, as they say, do it all. He is aided in achieving this by having, in his words, the best of the best - poll winners Dave Green on bass and Steve Brown on drums to complete the sensational trio.


Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Dreiklang
Mar
14
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Dreiklang

First playing together as a jam session house band after an administrative cock-up, piano trio ‘Dreiklang’ brings together the power house of London-based group composed by Matthew Read, Arthur Newelland up-and-coming pianist Christian Prior. Dreiklang will be playing a mixture of original bangers and classic standards for your enjoyment. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Dan Berkson
Mar
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Dan Berkson

American pianist Dan Berkson brings his trio to Kansas Smitty's for an evening of original compositions and choice tunes. Originally from Chicago, Dan combines his early influence of the blues with the traditions of the great piano trios of people like Paul Bley, Keith Jarrett, and Bill Evans. The trio features Steve Watts on bass and Dave Wickins on drums.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band
Mar
5
9:30 PM21:30

Mardi Gras with Kansas Smitty's House Band

The Kansas Smitty's House Band is celebrating Mardi Gras this year with a release party for a new seasonal EP: Mardi Gras Vol. 1 (actual release date March 8th). The new set features original music from the House Band that'll bring you back to the three biggest, baddest Mardi Gras parties London has ever seen. Come and join them at their home on Broadway Market and hear all the sounds that you'd find on a walk down Bourbon Street in carnival season. 

Doors 9.30pm, music from 10pm. 

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Basement Tapes with Kit Downes
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Kit Downes

Kit Downes invites two of his favourite partners in jazz crime - Connor Chaplin (bass) and Will Glaser (drums)- to join him for a night of piano trio. The set features some new music by himself, as well as some choice covers of songs from all over the world and a few special guest appearances.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Jazz in Cinema
Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Jazz in Cinema

The acoustic Jazz In Cinema project was born from the meeting of the English double bass player Joe Boyle and the Italian singer Germana La Sorsa. They explore music written for cinema as they bring it to life with new interpretations. Tonight they'll be joined by Sam Leak and Dave Storey. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Ella Höhnen-Ford, Tom Ollendorff, Will Sach and Marc Michel
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Ella Höhnen-Ford, Tom Ollendorff, Will Sach and Marc Michel

This newly formed quartet combines musicians from London, France, and the United States. Featuring Tom Ollendorff on guitar, Ella Hohnen-Ford on vocals, Will Sach on double bass, and highly in demand European drummer Marc Michel. Expect an evening of original music, songs and standards they love. 


Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Ferg Ireland
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Ferg Ireland

House Band bass player Ferg Ireland brings together a dream-team quartet of some of the most revered musicians in the UK: Alex Garnett on saxophone, Ross Stanley on piano and Steve Brown on drums. All three have been Ronnie Scott's mainstays for many years and have toured the world with artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Benny Golson, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Art Farmer, Scott Hamilton, Joel Frahm, Will Vinson, Van Morrison, Seamus Blake and The Rolling Stones. The quartet will be playing a highly swinging set of arrangements by Duke Ellington, Ahmad Jamal, Christian McBride, Joe Henderson and Ferg himself. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Friday Hat Trick with Fraser Smith
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Hat Trick with Fraser Smith

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

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                     

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