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Studio Jazz presents

Giacomo Smith Hot Five

Fri 5 Apr 2024

Giacomo Smith  clarinet, Laura Jurd  trumpet, Dan Higham  trombone, Joe Webb  piano, Honey Boulton  banjo


Giacomo isn’t a retro-stylist or a music historian. His Hot Five is a nod to Louis Armstrong’s ground breaking ensemble but also includes music from Ellington, Henderson, Jelly Ross Morton and other leading figures from this period. His exploration of this music is born of a fascination with an era in which genres of blues, ragtime, swing and Latin music blurred together in a sincere and barely commercialised artistic expression.

Giacomo leads a band of young modernists who have sold out Ronnie’s and featured at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.