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Tony Kofi

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

EVA BAUMER

Music Agency specialised in jazz, Latin music and flamenco. Based in London

NEWS: RECORDING

Miriam Ast & Victor Gutierrez Release "Secret Songs" on Mons Records

Miriam Ast & Victor Gutierrez Release "Secret Songs" on Mons Records

2nd July 2018 marks the release of Secret Songs, the new album from German vocalist Miriam Ast and Spanish pianist Victor Gutierrez, released on Thilo Berg’s esteemed label Mons Records. Recently winning the Best Vocalist award at the Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2017 and reaching the semi-final of the Shure Montreux Jazz Voice Competition in the ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining from Equinox Publishing

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining from Equinox Publishing

Mosaics is the first biography of bassist, band-leader, composer, educator and author Graham Collier. Duncan Heining draws extensively on Collier’s personal archive, as well as on interviews with fellow musicians, ex-students and colleagues from the Royal Academy of Music. It locates Collier and his work within the social and cultural changes which occurred during his life ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A New Chapter In Jazz from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

A New Chapter In Jazz from The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra

The history of jazz is littered with tales of unsung heroes and overlooked genius. It could be argued that the trumpeter and composer, the late Kenny Wheeler, was one such musician. He moved almost invisibly through the mainstream milieu, yet, he was universally admired by his peers for his important contributions to jazz composition. Many such personalities are dedicated ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tessa Souter at Pizza Express in London's Soho

Read "Tessa Souter at Pizza Express in London's Soho" reviewed by Martin McFie

Tessa Souter
Pizza Express Soho
London
June 23, 2018

In a once seedy part of London, also home to the UK film industry, lies the heart of the capital's jazz scene. Iconic Ronnie Scott's is off Soho Square in Frith Street while on a corner of nearby Dean ...

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George Winstone

George Winstone is one of Britain's up and coming Jazz saxophonists and composers. "go back to the cave you came from" - Brandon Allen Gifted with a brilliant technique and warm centered tone, his saxophone playing has been likened to the softness of Paul Desmond with the emotional and harmonic intensity of late Coltrane. Deeply passionate about playing all varieties of music, George loves playing in all musical contexts. Born in North London, George's musical education started at the age of 6 playing the violin. Displaying aptitude yet with the discomfort holding a violin brought, lessons were rapidly stopped

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The London Saxophone Festival Set for May 21-27, 2018

The London Saxophone Festival Set for May 21-27, 2018

May 2018 sees the launch of the inaugural London Saxophone Festival, a celebration of all things sax, taking place at a range of venues and event spaces across the capital. This week-long series of events will involve performances from world class musicians, educational workshops, film and exhibitions. The festival will feature some boundary breaking players at the ...

Allen Austin-Bishop

Allen Austin-Bishop is an American-British emerging jazz / pop vocalist. Allen was born in Newark, New Jersey (USA) and is currently based in London. Allen is a crossover jazz singer, who’s smooth, mellow and emotionally charged voice allows his singing to connect with a captive audience, and create an emotional bond with listeners. Allen has recently released his debut album entitled "Sorry Grateful". "Sorry Grateful" is an album comprising jazz standards ranging from Errol Garner’s “Misty” and Johnny Mandel’s “The Shadow of Your Smile”, to Victor Young’s “When I Fall in Love” and Bart Howard’s “Fly Me to the Moon'.

NEWS: RECORDING

The Matt Anderson Quartet Release "Rambling" On Jellymould Jazz

The Matt Anderson Quartet Release "Rambling" On Jellymould Jazz

Innovative saxophonist and composer Matt Anderson and his quartet release their brand new album Rambling in May 2018 on pioneering UK label Jellymould Jazz, ahead of an extensive national tour. Rambling fuses together a range of distinct musical influences, exploring the common ground between contemporary jazz and folk music, reminiscent of Anderson’s rural upbringing in the ...