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 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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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 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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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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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
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

EFG London Jazz Festival: Quinn Oulton

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.

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 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 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 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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Take Out with Miguel Gorodi
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Miguel Gorodi

Miguel Gorodi brings his quartet to the bar. Miguel is a regular at both the bars and our shows further afield, and will be bringing other favourites Sam Braysher and Tom Farmer with him. The band plays original tunes over the structure of jazz standards, so expect to hear feel-good swing and grooves with some quirky surprises.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Wind Up with BirdWorld and Crewdson and Cevanne
Oct
7
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Up with BirdWorld and Crewdson and Cevanne

London/Oslo duo BirdWorld are Gregor Riddell on cello and electronics, and Adam Teixeira on drums and percussion. Combining acoustic instruments, electronically manipulated field recordings, various kalimbas and traditional percussion, they set out to create soundscapes both natural and otherworldly. 

Tonight's a double bill, as they're joined by Crewdson and Cevanne (Hugh Jones and Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian) whose songs are made up of local field recordings played with harp and electronics, and some instruments invented by Crewdson himself. The tracks range from intimate soundscapes to intense beats, while the live shows are strikingly visual.

Doors 7pm, music from 8pm

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The Shed with Rosie Frater-Taylor 'On My Mind' Album Launch
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Rosie Frater-Taylor 'On My Mind' Album Launch

For this week's Shed, Rosie Frater-Taylor joins us to celebrate the launch of her new album On My Mind. This 19 year old singer defies genre, as she brings together elements of folk, pop and jazz for this all-original night of music. Come and hear her guitar sounds paired with her evocative lyrics as she makes her Smitty's debut. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Take Out with Crescent
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Crescent

Crescent is a vibraphone trio featuring Jonny Mansfield. We first heard Jonny play earlier this year with TreeClimbers when they played at the bar. His laidback style and skilful playing meant that when we heard about Crescent we knew it would be good. This project sees him come together with Will Sach on bass and Boz Martin-Jones. Come and hear them for yourself.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Saturday Night Special with Fraser Smith
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Night Special with Fraser Smith

Fraser has a Dexter Gordon inspired tenor sound, perfect for the Saturday Night Special. Join him and his band this weekend.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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Friday Night Special with Smitty's Big Four and Guests
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Friday Night Special with Smitty's Big Four and Guests

To celebrate the release of the House Band's new EP, we're putting together a special lineup to play its music live. On September 28th at the bar, Alex Hitchcock will replace Adrian Cox and Will Sach will replace Ferg Ireland. Pete Horsfall, Dave Archer, Giacomo Smith and Will Cleasby will all be in their usual seats.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm.

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The Shed with The Tough Tenors
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with The Tough Tenors

Saxophone legend Ray Gelato heads to Smitty's with fellow tenor player Alex Garnett. The duo are revitalising their project The Tough Tenors, and will be showcasing their contrasting styles with a mix of hard bop and swing. Join these two heavies as they take the stage with our regular Smitty's rhythm section.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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