Jazz Before Jazz Was Jazz is an exciting event from The Arts Society and Kansas Smitty's, taking place on Sunday 12th November at Two Temple Place, London.  In recognition of 100 years of recorded jazz, arts education charity, The Arts Society and East London music dynamo, Kansas Smitty's are coming together to tell the story of the way jazz became Jazz for the first time. For this one-off event, the people and sounds that enabled the greatest leap forward in popular music recording for a century, will be brought to life through talks, interactive workshops and performances by some of the best young musicians in the country.