The Shed with Joe Downard Quintet
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Shed with Joe Downard Quintet

Joe's played at Smitty's in so many bands and stands out as one of Londons finest bass players - its a crying shame he hasn't yet led a show here under his own flag. So in full sail he's putting together a band to perform the irrepressible music from Cannonball Adderley's Live at the Lighthouse record. 

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Peanut Butter Jam
Feb
27
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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Basement Tapes Special with KSHB
Feb
28
8:30 PM20:30

Basement Tapes Special with KSHB

Get up close with the band as they experiment with new material, invite special guests on stage and try out new set lists and lineups in their very own home. 

This is a unique Smitty’s experience; all the joy of a Kansas Smitty’s House Band show, at the place where the band come to rehearse, meet friends and create their own original kind of jazz.

Two houses, 8pm and 10pm.

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Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall
Mar
18
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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Basement Tapes Special with Kansas Smitty's House Band
Mar
21
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes Special with Kansas Smitty's House Band

Get up close with the band as they experiment with new material, invite special guests on stage and try out new set lists and lineups in their very own home. 

This is a unique Smitty’s experience; all the joy of a Kansas Smitty’s House Band show, at the place where the band come to rehearse, meet friends and create their own original kind of jazz.

Two houses, 8pm and 10pm

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The Shed with Leo Richardson Quartet
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Leo Richardson Quartet

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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The Shed with Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin

Come and hear the brand new project from Binker Golding and Elliot Galvin. A welcome relief from the mainstream sounds on the scene today, head to Smitty's for an adventurous, exciting and fearless night of music. Both these musicians are known for their original, contemporary sound, with this duo project set to be something very special.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm.

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Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall
Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Service with Pete Horsfall

Kansas Smitty's House Band members Adrian Cox and Pete Horsfall present 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 Matthew Read Trio
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Matthew Read Trio

Drawing on the influences of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motian and many more, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio. After the launch of their first album Anecdotes in early 2016, the trio return playing a brand new set of melody-driven original compositions. The Matthew Read Trio will be visiting Kansas Smitty’s for the launch party of their much anticipated second album Anecdotes Volume 2

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The Shed with SEN3 Recording Session
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with SEN3 Recording Session

The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

SEN3 are recording their brand new EP live at Smitty's. Come and join them as they perform the new tracks at this intimate session.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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 The Shed with Ofer Landsberg
Feb
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Ofer Landsberg

The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

Ofer will be joined by an US/Israeli trumpet player in the fashion of Fats Navarro, Kenny Dorham. A Barry Harris student in the 80's and 90's he has been leading his own bands and performing regularly at Smalls and other NYC legendary venues for a night of transatlantic music.Travelling through Europe he's connected with Ofer Landsberg, himself a pupil of Barry Harris.

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Basement Tapes with Latchepen
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Latchepen

Every Wednesday at Kansas Smitty's, the ‘Basement Tapes’ mix and match members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band with musicians from around London and further afield to create once-in-a-lifetime intimate concerts. Sit down with a drink, and get ready to watch something original unfold in front of you.

Latchepen are a London band born out of a collective admiration of Django Reinhardt and anything that swings. The word Latchepen is an exclamation of happiness in the Romani language. Acoustic by nature but with a projection and heart beat that can rival any amplifier or drum, this is jazz on a string with influences ranging from Romani music to bebop.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30

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The Shed with Quentin Collins
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Quentin Collins

The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Basement Tapes Special with KSHB
Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes Special with KSHB

For three special Basement Tapes shows, the Kansas Smittys House Band will return to where it all began, their basement bar on Hackney’s Broadway Market.

Get up close with the band as they experiment with new material, invite special guests on stage and try out new set lists and lineups in preparation for their packed winter schedule. This is a unique Smitty’s experience; all the joy of a Kansas Smitty’s House Band show, at the place where the band come to rehearse, meet friends and create their own original kind of jazz.

Tickets strictly limited to 45 per show.

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Saturday Night Special
Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Night Special

Smitty's weekly throw down. The bar stays open until 12.30am welcoming locals and people from all over the place into the bar to enjoy the bold, unfazed music of the Saturday Night Special band. Drinks all round and a loud party atmosphere. Saturdays the way they should be.

Free entry. Doors open at 7pm, live music from 8.30pm

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The Shed with INMIRIAM
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with INMIRIAM

The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

INMIRIAM is the new project from Ellie Rose Rusbridge inspired by the biblical story of poet and prophetess Miriam. Ellie's influences span a childhood steeped in scared choral music, traditional folk tunes from around the world and an adolescence that was soundtracked by Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush and Martha Wainwright. 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.

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

Some of the most honest music you are ever likely to hear in the capital... This particular singer’s vocals are just as resolute and unwavering as they are beautiful." -About Time Magazine

WWW.INMIRIAM.COM

With support from Keeva:

When London-based recording artist Keeva quietly posted two songs online, she didn’t expect that they would attract the attention of Grammy-nominated production team Austin Jenkins and Josh Block (aka Niles City Sound), who immediately wanted to start working with the young singer-songwriter. The timeless feel of debut single Whiskey assimilates Keeva’s early love for the soul classics of her mother’s record collection, finessed by an ongoing obsession with the song-craft of country greats Willie Nelson and Patsy Cline – discerning tastes for a teenage girl growing up between Jordan, County Laois, and London.

https://youtu.be/xhXugGkFd4w

Doors 7pm, Keeva 8pm, Inmiriam 9pm

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Profoundly Blue with Adrian Cox
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Profoundly Blue with Adrian Cox

Every Wednesday at Kansas Smitty's, the ‘Basement Tapes’ mix and match members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band with musicians from around London and further afield to create once-in-a-lifetime intimate concerts. Sit down with a drink, and get ready to watch something original unfold in front of you.

Profoundly Blue is a concert celebrating the music of Louisiana born clarinettist Edmond Hall. The show features leading UK clarinet star Adrian Cox along with his fine band featuring Joe Webb (piano), Simon Read (double bass) and Gethin Jones (drums). The title “Profoundly Blue” comes from the 1941 hit album which featured Edmond Hall along with Meade Lux Lewis and Charlie Christian.

Adrian leads the quartet with this as a starting point and continues through a program of lesser known tunes from the albums “Rumpus on Rampart” and “Petit Fleur”. Adrian’s love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful playing as you will hear in this fantastic tribute to one of the true legends of jazz.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30

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The Wind Up with Vitality Five
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

The Wind Up with Vitality Five

Sundays at Kansas Smittys are the perfect way to wind down from a busy weekend, while getting recharged for the week ahead.

Vitality Five are an all-star quintet dedicated to performing and recording authentic 1920s small-group jazz. Specialising in the kind of blistering ‘hot stomps’ inspired by the records of the California Ramblers, Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers and many others, the Five include sensational virtuosi from the UK, USA and Australia. Since their formation they have appeared at festivals and toured across Britain and Europe, performed live on BBC Radio Three and recorded an eponymous debut album (2016) which is now available on ASTRO Records.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm

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Seedlip Masterclass
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

Seedlip Masterclass

It's Dry January, and we're teaming up with Seedlip to bring you alcohol-free juleps for the whole of January. Come down and learn about how the first ever non-alcoholic distillate is made, as well as how to use Seedlip in drinks. Our head bartender Sophie Jamieson will be serving up our signature Seedlip serves all evening too.

Places strictly limited to 14 places, book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets also get you entry to the music starting at 8.30pm.

Doors 7pm, masterclass will run for around one hour.

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The Shed with Sorin Zlat Trio
Jan
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Shed with Sorin Zlat Trio

The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.

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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Basement Tapes with Pete Horsfall
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Basement Tapes with Pete Horsfall

Every Wednesday at Kansas Smitty's, the ‘Basement Tapes’ mix and match members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band with musicians from around London and further afield to create once-in-a-lifetime intimate concerts. Sit down with a drink, and get ready to watch something original unfold in front of you.

Doors 7pm, music from 8.30

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Saturday Night Special
Jan
13
7:00 PM19:00

Saturday Night Special

Smitty's weekly throw down. The bar stays open until 12.30am welcoming locals and people from all over the place into the bar to enjoy the bold, unfazed music of the Saturday Night Special band. Drinks all round and a loud party atmosphere. Saturdays the way they should be.

Free entry. Doors open at 7pm, live music from 8.30pm

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