The Sunday Art Club: Sessions Tony Kofi And The Organisation

Tuesday 21 September 2021

The Sunday Art Club: Sessions is an evening of intimate performance providing a platform for multidisciplinary artists.

 

Tony Kofi and The Organisation is a Hammond/guitar/ drums/baritone saxophone quartet playing a combination of high energy modern jazz Latin blues and funk including many rarely played classics by George Russell ,Woody Shaw, Duke Pearson ,Pepper Adams, George Beson and others.

Regulars on the jazz circuit they have performed throughout London and the UK including the Southbank Centre as part of the “Pull Out the Stops” festival of organ music.

“A killer band with real bite”. Mark Youl, Jazzwise magazine

Tony Kofi (Baritone Saxophones)

Winner of the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards for Best instrumentalist, the playing career of saxophonist Tony Kofi began when he chanced upon a series of jazz workshops, run in Leicester by Nick Hislam. He won a scholarship to study at the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts, 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)

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