As the London Jazz Scene moves more and more towards the dancefloor, Kansas Smitty’s is the cinematic and meditative side of instrumental music.
Their latest record, Things Happened Here (!K7/Ever), is a modern classic. Whilst their own-operated venue and bar was one of the conception points for the current jazz boom, Smitty’s have developed a musical voice wholly unique from what’s happening around them.
“One of the great bands of our current age…a brilliant band who have been an important part of the British jazz scene for several years. “You need to be listening to their music”- Jamie Cullum, BBC3.
“They dance to the beat of their own drum. Totally unpredictable!” – Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 6 Music