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A night with Kansas Smitty’s

A night with Kansas Smitty’s

Music
Having just finished their second set at the Shoreditch Town Hall, members of Kansas Smitty’s House Band relax in the green room. Amidst the excitement, the conversation remains focused on creating new music rather than the show they just played. “The overarching idea is to play original music,” said Giacomo Smith, the group’s saxophonist. “Anything goes as long as it’s acoustic - were not even sure about that - but as long as its original in how you play it, then it goes.” Smith, 30, a jazz fanatic, moved to London seven years ago on a maternity leave contract with Boston University. After falling in love with the cities jazz scene he decided he couldn’t leave. Two years later Kansa Smitty’s House band was formed. The group’s members may have changed overtime however the bands core