Tony Kofi

BBC Jazz Award Winner

Award-winning British sax player, music teacher and composer Tony Kofi emerged on the jazz scene in the early 1990s as a member of the Jazz Warriors. He plays alto, baritone, soprano and tenor saxophones and flute.

Kofi performs and records in the top flight having established himself over the years as an in-demand musician with the likes of Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop, Jazz Jamaica, US-3, World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, David Murray, Sam Rivers, Andrew Hill, Abdullah Ibrahim, Branford Marsalis, Julian Arguelles, Macy Gray, Julian Joseph, Harry Connick Jnr, Dr John, Byron Wallen’s Indigo, Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Coltrane Configurations and Ornette Coleman.

His many accolades include:

* Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2005 -Album of the Year

* Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2008 – Best Instrumentalist

* Winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005 – Best Ensemble

* Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008

* Winner of the Jack Petchey Foundation Award 2015

* Winner of the Black Achievers Cultural, Music and Arts Award 2016

Kofi's projects include The Tony Kofi Quartet, The Tony Kofi Sphynx Trio, The Future Passed Trio and Tony Kofi and the Organisation. He was co-founder of the Monk Liberation Front with Jonathan Gee. His main collaborations with others include: Aggregation – with Alan Barnes; Orphy Robinson’s – Bobby Hutcherson Songbook; Alina Bzhezhinska’s Quartet, Jo Harrop’s – Fever; and Portrait of Cannonball – with Alex Webb.

ARTIST LINKS:
ARTIST LINKS:

featured recording

featured ProJECTS

featured recordingS

featured RECORDINGS

featured video

Tony Kofi ~ Portrait of Cannonball

upcoming tourdates

Tony Kofi

Tony Kofi's Generation Monk Quintet 

606 Jazz Club

Chelsea, London

26

Mon

Jul 2021

Tony Kofi

NYJO Plays Monk

Ronnie Scotts

London, UK

14

Sat

Aug 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

The Bear Club

London, UK

22

Sun

Aug 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Ronnie Scotts

London, UK

05

Sun

Sep 2021

Tony Kofi

w/ Shez Raja, John Etheridge, Vasilis Xenopoulos

Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club

London

11

Sat

Sep 2021

Tony Kofi

INSIDE STRAIGHT w/Dennis Rollins

Lincoln Jazzpac

Linconshire, UK

17

Fri

Sep 2021

Tony Kofi

Tony Kofi /Tim Boniface Quintet

St. Paul's Church

Cambridge, UK

25

Sat

Sep 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Peggy's Skylight

Nottingham, UK

26

Sun

Sep 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Scarborough Jazz Festival

North Yorkshire, UK

08

Fri

Oct 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Toulouse Lautrec

London, UK

11

Mon

Oct 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham, UK

13

Sat

Nov 2021

Tony Kofi

Portrait of Cannonball

Siberian Jazz Festival

Siberia, Russia