The Kansas Smitty's House Band


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Kansas Smitty's House Band

Kansas Smitty's House Band appearing at this event

Kansas Smitty’s House Band is well recognised as one of the driving forces in the London jazz scene. Their reputation, built on incendiary live shows, was cemented by the release of their critically-acclaimed full-length debut album, back-to-back sold-out main shows at Ronnie Scott’s and the opening of their own bar in East London. Both bar and band have received praise across the jazz and mainstream press, with extensive coverage from The Evening Standard, and reviews in the Sunday Times and Telegraph. The Band's debut record was named as one of the top jazz albums of 2015 by the Telegraph. The Sunday Times summed up bar and band up nicely, saying ‘Conservatories or cocktails? If jazz is to survive it will need more bands (like this one)’.

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Byron Wallen

Byron Wallen appearing at this event

Byron Wallen is ‘one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive’ (Jazzwise Magazine).As well as touring, playing with a wide variety of well known artists such as Mica Paris, Caron Wheeler, Shola Ama, Roland Gift, Desmond Dekker, Janet Kay and Grace Jones, and playing the trumpet in movies such as The Talented Mr. Ripley and De-Lovely: The Cole Porter Story, Byron is also a teacher and a composer with several albums, including Indigo, which contributed towards his BBC award for Innovation in Jazz.

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Louise Marshall

Striking vocalist singing rhythm and blues, soul and jazz.

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  • 3 Alexandra Terrace
  • Guildford
  • GU1 3DA

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