TONI KOFI & ALAN BARNES IN CONVERSATION, Fri 7th August
LINEUP: Alan Barnes (saxophones, clarinete), Tony Kofi (saxophones), In conversation.
Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, band leader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers His recorded catalogue is immense. Alan’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year.
Tony Kofi who joins Alan in conversation is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, ans 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.
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