Giacomo Smith & Smitty's Big Four + 1 at 606 Club

Laura G Thorne uploaded this event on December 31, 2017


606 Club
90 Lots Road
020 7352 5953


Sat, January 13, 2018

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This swinging band, styled as the "feisty little brother" of the “Kansas Smitty's House Band” is led by expatriate American saxophonist and clarinettist Giacomo Smith. Although relatively new to the UK, Giacomo has already made quite an impact on the swing scene as a fluent and authentic clarinet player, as well as an excellent modern jazz saxophonist. The band tonight will focus on the music showcasing the 30’s and 40’s upbeat swing style of New Orleans and New York, and as well as Giacomo on sax and clarinet the band will also feature Dave Archer on guitar, Geoff Gascoyne on bass and Will Cleasby on drums, plus Special Guests, making this the biggest quartet in the World! As Giacomo explains, "this streamlined formation allows the band to navigate New Orleans and swing standards with unparalleled energy and tightness while maintaining the melodic integrity of the canon". Although all these predominately young (most are under 30) players are also well known on the modern jazz scene they are extremely enthusiastic about playing this fun, good time music, which they do extremely well – so it’s guaranteed to be a highly entertaining evening....

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