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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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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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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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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Take Out with INMIRIAM
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with INMIRIAM

INMIRIAM returns to the shed with former fellow Goldsmith student Matthew Kirk.

INMIRIAM is the new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. She recently completed an MMus in Creative Practice at Goldsmiths University where experimental pop and vocal music were at the forefront of her research and practice :www.inmiriam.com

“Dusk-lit songs, strong and tender and sung in a voice that curls darkly at the edges in a way that’ll entice fans of Joanna Newsom and Regina Spektor” – Time Out Magazine

Matt Kirk is a London based producer, writing music for contemporary dance, theatre and clubs.
https://soundcloud.com/mattkirk/emerald-w-james-carey

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm.

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Basement Tapes with Segundo Stanley
Jul
18
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Segundo Stanley

The Segundo Stanley Hammond Duo was born in 2015 out of a jam session in the intimate, basement testing ground that is Kansas Smitty’s bar. This breakout show was a sellout and transitioned the duo’s identity from jam band to ensemble. As longtime sidemen with trombonist, Dennis Rollins, Pedro and Ross have rolled thousands of miles together across the UK and abroad. This decade-long friendship and musical bond guarantees their otherworldly and often telepathic performances will leave audiences speechless.

Two houses:

First House: Doors 7pm, music from 8pm (no interval)

Second House: Doors 9.30, music from 10pm (no interval)

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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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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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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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Peanut Butter Jam
May
29
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
May
20
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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Open House with Hyphae and Robin Porter Quintet
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Open House with Hyphae and Robin Porter Quintet

This week's Open House is a double header, with music for Hyphae and the Robin Porter Quintet:

Hyphae

The group plays original music which draws on the music of Brazil in their celebratory and energetic style. Expect to hear propulsive rhythms as well as melodic focus from this four-piece.

Robin Porter Quintet

This five-piece perform band leaders and accomplished saxophonist Robin Porter's original compositions. They combine strong melodies and storytelling with grooves and rhythms inspired by variety of cultures from around the world.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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