The Shed with Leo Richardson
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Leo Richardson

Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London's leading jazz tenor saxophonists, best known for his straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. You'll hear the sounds of John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey in his playing. Head to Smitty's as he brings his quartet to Broadway Market.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall
Jul
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Kansas Smitty's House Band trumpeter Pete Horsfall presents The Sunday Service – a joyous and relaxed evening of swinging southern spirituals, hymns, and gospel tunes.

For fans of a Sunday sing-a-long, you'll be welcome to join in song with the band, as they swing these beautiful melodies for you. Hymn sheets provided!

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Romarna Campbell
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Romarna Campbell

This new trio, made up of Romarna Campbell, Ed Riches and Mutale Chashi, brings three of the UK’s most promising musicians together for their debut show at Kansas Smitty’s. With compositions and arrangements from all three musicians, expect explosive moments mixed with quiet thoughtfulness inspired by a deep-rooted influence of bebop, hip-hop and neo-soul.

Doors 7pm, music from 8pm

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The Shed with Sorin Zlat Trio
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Sorin Zlat Trio

Sorin Zlat leads the Shed this week, with Mikele Montolli on double bass and Andy Trim on drums. Their style is a surprising fusion of jazz, Latin, pop and classical music, erupting into a colourful and fascinating repertoire. His talent, revealed by his ability to find new dimensions to existing jazz standards and to create original compositions, gained him instant recognition on the jazz scene.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Bruno Heinen
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Bruno Heinen

Bruno Heinen brings his forward-looking, originals quintet to Smitty’s. The group features a stellar line-up of James Copus, Rachael Cohen, Andrea Di Biase and Will Glaser. They will be playing original compositions by Bruno, alongside his arrangement of Monk, Shorter and Walton.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Harry Diplock
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out 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 Dom Pusey on sax and Greg Gottlieb on bass 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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Basement Tapes with Adrian Cox and Miss Baby Sol
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Adrian Cox and Miss Baby Sol

After a full year of touring, including two shows with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, House Band member Adrian Cox brings his new quartet down to Kansas Smitty's. For this new project he teams up with the formidable singing force that is Miss Baby Sol. 

 

Miss Baby Sol has worked with artists including Paloma Faith, Jazz Jamaica, Laura Mvula, and Florence + the Machine. Baby’s music is influenced by artists such as Nina Simone, Eartha Kitt, Grace Jones, Billie Holliday and Sarah Vaughan, and encompasses powerful soul, jazz and reggae.

Two houses:

First House: doors 7pm, music from 8pm.

Second House doors 9.45pm, music from 10.15pm

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Take Out with Fabled
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Fabled

Five-piece Fabled join us at the Take Out this week. This quintet of young players draws inspiration from music for film, and explores the relationship between music and storytelling with their original pieces. Come and hear this collaborative group as they find their own ways to tell age-old stories.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm.

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Take Out with Uncle Nef
Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Uncle Nef

Modern, electric rhythm and blues duo Uncle Nef features legendary New Orleans drummer Shannon Powell and New York City guitarist Darren Hoffman. 

Don't miss this rare UK performance by highly-acclaimed Powell at Kansas Smitty's.

For this show, Uncle Nef will be joined by Paul Moran on organ.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Dreiklang
Aug
23
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Dreiklang

Matthew Read returns after a sell out show earlier this year. This time, he's bringing his piano trio Dreiklang to the bar. Having played with each other in various lineups, the three came together to write new material, rehearse and hone their sound. They've been working on this for a nearly a year, so don't miss it. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Sam Leak
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Sam Leak

We welcome Sam Leak and Alex Garnett to the bar tonight, as they celebrate the final recording of Stan Getz, People Time, a live 1991 duet recording with Kenny Barron. Suffering heavily from the liver cancer that would take his life 3 months later, Getz (with blazing support from Barron) managed to produce this final masterpiece which Sam and Alex will pay homage to on the Smitty's stage.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Open House with Mishka Shubaly
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Open House with Mishka Shubaly

After a sell out show at Smitty's last year, Mishka Shubaly is back to celebrate the launch of his new album. Come and hear this storyteller and songwriter as he brings his unapologetic and irreverent music to the basement. He'll even be bringing some special guests along with him.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

Advance tickets £15, on the door £20.

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Peanut Butter Jam
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Peanut Butter Jam

We said we never would but, by popular demand, Smitty's will be hosting a monthly jam session. 

The bar will be serving Jackpot Motherfucking Peanut butter infused cocktails all night long and on our infamous basement stage, you can expect to hear the raw talent of London's best musicians, discover as-yet-unheard sounds, and catch special guests from further afield. 

Each month will see a rotating cast of familiar faces and new blood, as Peanut Butter Jam takes both audiences and players to new sticky-sweet musical heights. 

For our inaugural Jam expect a super funky, low volume affair with a very special guest.

To join in please speak to the bar staff and they'll point you in the right direction.

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Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall
Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Kansas Smitty's House Band singer and trumpeter Pete Horsfall presents The Sunday Service – a joyous and relaxed evening of swinging southern spirituals, hymns, and gospel tunes.

For fans of a Sunday sing-a-long, you'll be welcome to join in song with the band, as they swing these beautiful melodies for you. Hymn sheets provided!

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm.

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Basement Tapes with Ferg Ireland
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Ferg Ireland

This week, the Basement Tapes welcomes a special visitor from across the pond. New York based drummer Jason Brown joins us for a one-off concert, as he takes the stage with House Band bassist Ferg Ireland. We've got talented French pianist Bastien Brison with us too to make up this all star trio. 

First House: doors 7pm, music 8pm (75 mins)

Second House: doors 9.30, music 10pm

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Open House with TwoSpeak
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Open House with TwoSpeak

TwoSpeak blend both the diverse backgrounds of their players and a wide range of musical influences to bring their groove centred sound to life. The band grew out of experimenting with global sounds, before embarking on a busy tour schedule and releasing a debut self-titled EP. Join them in the basement.

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