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Watford Pump House Theatre

A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL WITH THE TONY KOFI QUINTET

Acclaimed saxophonist Tony Kofi brings the explosive music of Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley to Watford

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A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL WITH THE TONY KOFI QUINTET

TIME & LOCATION

12 Feb, 19:30

Watford Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK

ABOUT THE EVENT

Tony Kofi’s Portrait of Cannonball started the festival, setting the bar high for subsequent acts. Tearing into the Adderley canon … Kofi’s spirited approach was supported by a tight rhythm section’ –  Jazzwise Magazine

An absolute blast, one of the most exciting gigs of the year … a brilliant all-round package’ – London Jazz News

With Andy Davies (trumpet), Alex Webb (piano), Andrew Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of American saxophonist Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the 1960s.

The repertoire includes Adderley brothers classics like ‘Things Are Getting Better’, ‘Work Song’, ‘Del Sasser’, ‘Sack o’Woe’ and many others.

Doors open at 6.45pm with delicious hot food being served from local chefs at the Village Kitchen and a fully stocked bar.

A friendly venue with unrestricted views, the best possible sound team and easy venue access with parking and proximity to Watford Junction and Watford High Street train stations.

Book in confidence knowing that we offer refunds in response to Covid-19 restrictions and run a Covid-safe environment.

We cannot wait to hear this high octane show here in friendly Watford.

Travel info: https://pumphouse.info/how-to-find-us/

Contact us: jazzwatfordlive@gmail.com

About Tony Kofi

Tony Kofi won the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards, Best Ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Album of the Year at the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards and was nominated for an award MOBO in 2008. Born in Nottingham to West African parents, Tony spent a four-year period at the legendary Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, on a scholarship music diploma. 

Since then, he has performed with the World Saxophone Quartet, Clifford Jarvis, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson and many others.  Between 2003 and 2004, Tony was an integral part of the Anglo-American Big Band of Andrew Hill and the Sam Rivers Rivbea Orchestra; he has also recorded with Jamaaladeen Tacuma and Ornette Coleman, as well as with his own bands.

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  • Early bird

    £15

    +£0.38 Service fee

    Tickets bought by 31 December 2021 are at the discounted rate of £15/each. Tickets will then be on sale at £17.50.

    £15

    +£0.38 Service fee

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  • Student

    £8.75

    +£0.22 Service fee

    A special student price (including all under 18s). Student ID required on the night if over 18.

    £8.75

    +£0.22 Service fee

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  • General admission

    £17.50

    +£0.44 Service fee

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