Organised virtuosity

Birmingham Jazz have a top-line event this week.

Award winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi teams up with The Organisation to produce an outstanding and innovative contemporary jazz performance at the Red Lion in the Jewellery Quarter on Friday

For this gig, presented by Birmingham jazz, Toni will be solely playing baritone. Expect re-workings of rarely played classics by Woody Shaw, George Russell and funky organ groove with his tight quartet comprised of Pete Whittaker on Hammond Organ, Pete Carter, drums and Simon Fernsby on guitar.

From 1991, Tony was part of the UK’s leading jazz group of the time – The Jazz Warriors. This band was (and, indeed, is, in its current form of Tomorrow’s Warriors) a hotbed of young talent from the UK jazz scene. Tony was also vital part of Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop; this was a big stepping stone for his solo and ensemble work, contributing massively to his own solo projects and educational projects. Tony is still committed to this ethos, regularly running his own workshops and giving individual lessons.

Friday 19th September 7.45pm
The Red Lion, Warstone Lane, Birmingham, B18 6NG
Admission £12, members £10 or Students £5