Tony Kofi Quartet

wall2wall Jazz Festival

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  • 9.15pm

  • Saturday 1 September 2018



  • £22.00

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British Jazz multi-instrumentalist Tony Kofi is a player of the Alto, Baritone, Soprano and Tenor saxophones – plus the flute.

Having ‘cut his teeth’ in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority.

Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2005 – Album of the Year

As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby’s “Nu-Troop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony Kofi’s playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists he has worked/recorded with – include “US-3” The World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band, Sam Rivers Rivbe Big band, Andrew Hill Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim, Macy Gray, Julian Joseph Big band, Harry Connick JR, Byron Wallen’s Indigo, Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Coltrane Configurations and Ornette Coleman.

Winner, Best Ensemble, Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005

His fluent and fiery hard-bop style makes him constantly in demand

He currently leads his own Tony Kofi Quartet, Tony Kofi Sphinx Trio, Future Passed Trio and is also the co-founder with Jonathan Gee of the Monk Liberation Front, a group that is dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.

Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008

Tony’s latest project sees him performing with Alex Webb’s Café Society Swing, Arnie Somogyi’s Jump Monk, Larry Bartley’s JustUS Quartet, Adrian Reid Quartet, a double leaders project with Alan Barnes called Aggregation, Orphy Robinson’s Bobby Hutcherson songbook project, Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet, Jo Harrop’s Fever, Portrait of Cannonball (Music dedicated to Cannonball Adderley) and Tony Kofi and the Organisation, a project which he co leads on the Baritone Saxophone.

Winner Jack Petchey Foundation Award 2015

“There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” – Jazzwise

“Passionate… superb… heartfelt” – The Guardian

Winner Black Achievers Award – Cultural, Music and Arts 2016

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