This session will be broadcast for free on this page at 19:30 BST:
Jazz outfit Kansas Smitty’s will deliver an exclusive set from their home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions.
In these strange times, closing the Hall’s doors is the best way to look after the world, but we are now opening a (virtual) window for you to experience some of the most talented artists around.
Led by American-Italian alto-saxophonist/clarinettist Giacomo Smith, and featuring a wide array of young and exciting British jazz talent, including pianist Joe Webb (Haley Tuck, Alaska Alaska), Will Cleasby on drums (Judi Jackson, Kurt Elling, Banger Factory) and bassist Ferg Ireland (Ashley Henry, Ruby Rushton), Kansas Smitty’s astutely bridge traditional and modern jazz forms in seamless and sublime fashion.
Since forming in 2013, the band have sold out Ronnie Scotts and The Jazz Café multiple times and launched their own bar, promoting live music seven nights a week. Members of Kansas Smitty’s have also performed at the Royal Albert Hall on a number of occasions, including as part of our Free Friday Music and Late Night Jazz events, and as Guy Barker’s guests for his yearly Big Band Christmas.
During this session, expect to be charmed by their unique cinematic and meditative instrumental music.
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