Kansas Smittys

Its a bar and a band.

London, United Kingdom

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Kansas Smitty’s. It's a band and it's a bar. About Kansas Smitty’s Bar: Kansas Smitty’s curates unique bands to bring you six nights of live jazz music a week in our East London basement hangout. Run by the mercurial Kansas Smitty’s House Band, we feature talent from London’s jazz scene and special guests from further afield, as well as members of our House Band when they’re not away touring. Here’s some of the great players who have graced our stage: Louis Cole, Bruno Major, Johnny O'Neil, Victor Goines, Moses Boyd, Kit Downes, Nubya Garcia, Ashley Henry, Reuben James and Theon Cross. ‘An underground jazz cave that will leave you buzzing’ - Evening Standard About Kansas Smitty’s House Band: 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. 2018 is a landmark year with members of the House Band appearing at the 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. ‘They dance to the beat of their own drum. Totally unpredictable’ - Cerys Matthews



Small bar of the year - Hackney


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  • Best Small Venue 2018


Best Small Group

British Jazz Awards

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