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Tony Kofi ”Generation Monk” Quintet
Tony Kofi
Thu 27 Jan 2022
Tony Kofi ”Generation Monk” Quintet
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“There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” – Jazzwise

“Passionate… superb… heartfelt” – The Guardian

British Jazz multi-instrumentalist sax player Tony Kofi brings a young quartet of musicians from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra to play the music of one of the most original musicians in jazz Thelonious “Sphere” Monk. With a future star band of young musicians Matt Jacobs piano, Billy Rowlatt trumpet, Myra Brownbridge bass, Jack Thomas drums.

Support is from the Olivia Cuttill Quartet

Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, a player of the Alto, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor saxophones and 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. As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby’s “NuTroop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony’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. 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. 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) Tony Kofi and the Organisation, a recent project which he co leads on the Baritone Saxophone.

Thus 27 January Tony Kofi’s “Generation Monk” Quintet @Seven Arts £16/14, 25s and under £8, 7.30pm

Seven Arts Centre

31A Harrogate Rd
Leeds
LS7 3PD
United Kingdom

53.827105, -1.536979

    Date
    Thu 27 Jan 2022
    Show all dates/times
    Thu 27 Jan 2022
    7:30 pm

    Ticket price

    £
    16
    £
    8
    Box Office
    0113 26 26 777

    £16 full price, £14 concessionary price, £8 25s and under

    Wheelchair access