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Jazz As Art

Kansas Smitty's House Band
Barbecue Blues

 

When you listen to music, you sometimes conjure images in your mind. Our Jazz As Art series invites you to listen to a piece of jazz and as it plays, scroll down the page and see which of the pieces of art I have chosen comes closest to the pictures in your mind. Hopefully, this will introduce you to recordings and art works you might not have spent time with before.

 

Kansas Sitty's House Band

 

 

 

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Kansas Smitty’s is a bar / venue in Broadway Market, London E8 open Tuesdays to Sundays, 7.00 pm to Midnight. In 2015, Kansas Smitty’s Band led by reeds man Giacomo Smith and trumpeter Pete Horsfall realised they needed a home for their music, and found a basement in Hackney. Now an intimate basement bar it is a rehearsal space for the band as well as a live music venue and cocktail bar. Since 2015, the band has increasingly been making a name for itself.

Musician and presenter Cerys Matthews has said: ‘They dance to a beat of their own drum. Totally unpredictable’, and one review of the venue says: ‘Kansas Smitty’s combines some of the best jazz musicians from around the world with a menu of original juleps to create unforgettable and unique nights. The relaxed and intimate atmosphere of this 60 person capacity basement comes alive when members of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band take the stage alongside special guests. 

The Evening Standard said: 'Forget what you think you know about jazz, trumpeter Pete Horsfall and clarinet player Giacomo Smith lead their band with a rattling, crackling energy that had the young crowd howling and stomping their feet with sheer joy'.

Click here for more about Kansas Smitty's House Band. Click here for the Kansas Smitty's website.

 

 

Here they play Barbecue Blues and you can hear what the reviewers are talking about. I have chosen 12 paintings to go with the tune - play the track and scroll down to see the paintings ........ (I think this only works if you spend time with each painting).

 

 

 

 

Eleatta Diver

 

Eleatta Diver Flappers

 

 

 

 

 

LeRoy Neiman

 

LeRoy Neiman Big Band

 

 

 

 

Jan Steen

 

Jan Steen Dancing Couple

 

 

 

 

Belinda Fireman

 

Belinda Fireman painting

 

 

 

 

Jürgen Born

 

Jurgen Born Drummer In Motion

 

 

 

 

 

Peter Gumaer

 

Peter Gumaer Dancing Cat

 

 

 

 

Pol Ledent

 

Pol Ledent Sax Folly

 

 

 

 

Victoria Topping

 

Victoria Topping medicine For Nightmares

 

 

 

 

 

Shaun McDowell

 

Shaun McDowell Loverman

 

 

 

 

Matthew Snyder

 

Matthew Snyder Galactic Jive

 

 

 

 

 

Connie Chadwell

 

Connie Chadwell Jive Madness

 

 

 

 

Terry Einer

 

Terri Einer Jazz Ensemble

 

 

 

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