Tony Kofi

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Tony Kofi
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Background information
Born1966
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
GenresJazz
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsSaxophone, flute
Years active1991–present
LabelsSpecific Jazz, The Last Music Company
Associated actsThe Jazz Warriors, Monk Liberation Band, World Saxophone Quartet, Grand Union Orchestra

Tony Kofi is a British jazz saxophonist and flautist. He leads a trio and quartet and is co-founder of the Monk Liberation Band.[1][2] His trio includes drummer Winston Clifford and Hammond B3 organist Anders Olinder.[3] Kofi is signed to the Specific Jazz label.[4] He has twice won BBC Jazz Awards: Best Instrumentalist in 2008 and Best Album in 2005 for 'All Is Know'.[5][6] Tony joined Grand Union Orchestra in 1998 and has been a prominent player ever since.[7]

Discography[edit]

  • Plays Monk: All Is Know (Specific Jazz, 2004)
  • Future Passed (Specific Jazz, 2006)
  • The Silent Truth (Specific Jazz, 2008)
  • For the Love of Ornette with Jamaldeen Tacuma (Jazzwerkstatt, 2011)
  • Point Blank (The Last Music Company, 2018)
  • Another Kind Of Soul (Live) (The Last Music Company, 2020)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Xintiandi and All That Jazz". Shanghai Daily News. Retrieved 2008-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Hewett, Ivan (2007-11-15). "Getting in the Monk Habit". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2008-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Walters, John L. (June 8, 2006). "Tony Kofi". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Gelly, Dave (August 22, 2004). "Tony Kofi Quartet Plays Monk". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2008-04-11. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "BBC - Music - Jazz Awards 2008". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  6. ^ "BBC - Press Office - Fifth BBC Jazz Awards winners". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  7. ^ "Tony Kofi - Grand Union Orchestra". grandunion.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-10-14.
  8. ^ "Tony Kofi | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 March 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)