Sundays at Kansas Smittys are the perfect way to wind down from a busy weekend, while getting recharged for the week ahead.
A spinoff project from the Vitality Five, the Vitality Three is dedicated to performing and recording authentic 1920s jazz in the original “piano trio” format. This often-neglected repertoire ranges from Scott Joplin rags and transcriptions of Jelly Roll Morton’s famous trio sides to new explorations of the work of luminaries such as Jimmy Lytell, Barney Bigard and Omer Simeon. Another unusual specialism is the captivating down-home ‘washboard band’ repertoire of Johnny Dodds and Jimmie O’Bryant. The Vitality Three are committed to the preservation and unstoppable energy of the clarinet/piano/drums trio at its most stomping.
Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm