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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Take Out with Kori Withers
Feb
12
to Feb 13

Take Out with Kori Withers

Later this year, singer-songwriter Kori Withers will be releasing her latest album MELTING, which was inspired from her travels and life experiences. The first single from the record, a remake of her father’s classic song “Ain’t No Sunshine,” was released in late 2018. Kori has developed a style of her own and has performed on stages around the world, both by herself and alongside various notable artists. Join her at Smitty's for this one-off showcase night.

Doors 7.30pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Isabelle Brown
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Isabelle Brown

Tonight we welcome singer and songwriter Isabelle Brown for her first show at the bar. Inspired by the rich emotions of Nina Simone and the force-of-nature energy of Tina Turner, Isabelle's deep found artistry draws equal influence from the old-school R&B, jazz and hip-hop sound as found in A Tribe Called Quest. Come and hear her powerhouse vocals as she brings her band to the basement.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Harry Diplock
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Harry Diplock

Guitarist Harry Diplock celebrates the music of Bebop, drawing on the later musical adventures of Django Reinhardt fusing the hip mid-century sound of Europe and America. Featuring Dom Pusey on sax, Eleazar Ruiz on bass and Robbie Ellison 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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Take Out with BadTrad
Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with BadTrad

Jay Davis's BadTrad comes to Smitty's for the first time. Compositions include unique found melodies, such as tunes overheard being hummed by strangers in the street. Showcasing some of the most exciting improvisers from the UK scene, the band draw on a broad range of musical influences from European choral music to free jazz. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with Phelan Burgoyne (support from Zac Gvirtzman and Fred Thomas)
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Phelan Burgoyne (support from Zac Gvirtzman and Fred Thomas)

Phelan Burgoyne brings his trio to Smitty's for the launch of their album Verdasio. Verdasio is the second album featuring all original compositions from Phelan Burgoyne following his debut record “Unquiet Quiet” from 2017. The trio features Martin Speake on alto saxophone and rising star guitarist Rob Luft. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Elliot Galvin- EP Launch
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Elliot Galvin- EP Launch

The Elliot Galvin Trio combine acoustic and electric sounds to create a unique eclectic approach to the piano trio. Tonight they will be performing music off their critically acclaimed album The Influencing Machine, which was named by both Downbeat and Jazzwise as one of their albums of the year 2018, plus a special performance of music from their recently released EP.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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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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The Shed with Yiasena
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Yiasena

Yiasena is a quintet co-led by Özenç Duzenli and Sofia Roubati, who bring together sounds from Turkey, Greece, Azerbaijan, Armenia and more. They take these influences and experiences, combine them and create improvised music. This leads to new compositions and arrangements of a variety of traditional tunes, and a unique live show.

 Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes with Rory Ingham
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Rory Ingham

Trombonist Rory Ingham hosts his first show at the bar. He'll be bringing his young and hungry band with him; Will Sach on bass, Boz Martin Jones on drums and Jonny Mansfield on vibraphone. Rory has played at prestigious festivals and venues around the country, catch him as he swings through the bar.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Axis
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Axis

Smitty's regulars will recognise some of the players from AXIS, as they bring together some of London's most exciting young players. Taking a collaborative approach to writing, each band member composes original tunes which blend influences from jazz , folk, classical and beyond. Come and see them as they come to the basement. 

Jonny Mansfield - Vibraphone

Matt Carmichael - Tenor Saxophone

Noah Stoneman - Organ

Luca Caruso - Drums

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