Tony Kofi

Tony Kofi

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: London

Updated: July 29, 2019

Born: 1966

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 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) and Tony Kofi and the Organisation, a recent project which he co leads on theBaritone Saxophone, and with whom he has recorded his latest album.


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“Passionate… superb… heartfelt” ~ The Guardian “There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” ~ Jazzwise
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Tony Kofi Quintet - Portrait Of...
Vortex Jazz Club
London, UK
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
The Sugar Club
Dublin, Ireland
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
Triskel Arts Centre
Cork, Ireland
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
Mermaid Arts Centre
Bray, Ireland
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
The Courthouse Arts Centre
Tinahely, Ireland
Alina Bzhezhinska Quartet
St. Peter's Church Of Ireland
Co Laois, Ireland