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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Take Out with Lunafruit
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Take Out with Lunafruit

Lunafruit is a dynamic soul-pop trio from London. With members spread between London and Barcelona during production stages of their forthcoming album, the trio have drawn inspiration from the vibrant jazz scenes of South London and Barcelona. Taking influence from RnB, pop and jazz artists like Jordan Rakei, Vulfpeck, Lianne La Havas, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote, and Snarky Puppy, their sound is fresh, uplifting and soulful. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Wind Up: Bank Holiday Late Show
Aug
26
7:00 PM19:00

Wind Up: Bank Holiday Late Show

Smitty's are teaming up with maverick craft spirits producer That Boutique-y Gin Company to bring you four nights of late night music events throughout August. Expect bold new flavour combinations, paired with hand-picked bands from across London to bring you that summer party vibe. We'll be open until 3am, so join us for gin and jazz.

Holy Honolulu, it's a bank holiday. It's the final party of our Boutique-y Gin Company takeover and we’re getting tropical. James Kitchman will serve up refreshing cuts of island rhythms whilst the Boutique-y Gin flows.

Doors 7pm, music from 9pm

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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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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.

With support from Rodney Lister:

Come along early and hear Rodney Lister as he's joined by Giacomo Smith for a warm up set. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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