TONY KOFI & THE ORGANISATION

  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club

Description

  • Live Music
  • Tickets from £16.00 - £20.00
  • Live Music and Jazz
  • Over 12
  • Fri, 25th Jun 2021 @ 20:30 - 23:00
  • 20:30 - 23:00
There ain’t nothing minor league about this lineup! 

Featuring Tony Kofi (baritone sax), Pete Whittaker (hammond organ), Simon Fernsby (guitar) and Pete Cater (drums).


The ‘Organisation’ all started at ‘The Manhattan Project,’ which was a happening Jazz night and the brainchild of Fernsby. Drummer Cater was an early recruit and has seen the bands various incarnations. With the addition of Organist Pete Whittaker their no-nonsense, hard-hitting style was on lock, and as a powerhouse rhythm section, they were booked all over from multiple festivals, venues and residencies.
 
"A killer band with real bite" Mark Youll, Jazzwise

The award winning, multi-instrumentalist, Tony Kofi joined back in August 2010 completing the quartet! Born to Ghanaian parents, it was a chance attendance at a jazz workshop in Leicester that sent him on his musical odyssey, that took him from Jazz Warriors of the 90's, then Berklee, the BBC Jazz Awards and the world over. Expect sophisticated playing from the heart, hard bob, jazzy blues, commanding solos, and lap up every second you have; with these kings of the U.K. Jazz scene.

The origins of The Organisation go back over a decade and grew from Simon Fernsby's memorable 'Manhattan Project' sessions which were a staple of jazz in South London throughout the 2000s. Drummer Pete Cater was an early recruit having been a jazz tutor on Fernsby's music college course. The band went through several incarnations and with the addition of organist Pete Whittaker honed its no-nonsense, hard-hitting style as the house rhythm section in multiple venues, festivals and residencies.

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, he has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of real authority. As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby’s “Nu-Troop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony’s playing has also been a feature of many bands, and the 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 Rivbe Big band, Andrew Hill Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Macy Gray.



OTHER INFORMATION

GENRES:  JAZZ

TICKETS: STANDARD £18 | ON THE DOOR £25

Offers

Promotions

Tickets/Times

Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Admission
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:30 - 11:00pm
20:30 - 23:00 £16.00
Live Stream (Household Ticket)
Show: 8:30 - 11:00pm

via Private YouTube Link

20:30 - 23:00 £20.00

Location

Address

Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN

Organiser

Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

Venue

T&C s

1) Tickets are non-refundable with 48 Hours of the event as standard.
2) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
3) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
4) Seating is allocated and based on first come, first served. Please arrive before start time to be guaranteed seating.
5) Once the show has begun, we reserve the right to fill any empty seats with people who are on our waiting list or at the door. Late arrivals will still be permitted however may be asked to stand at the back until seating can be provided at such time.
6) Video Recording & Photography is encouraged. Please refrain from using flashes or strong lights as they risk harming our performers.

Customer Reviews (4)

TONY KOFI & THE ORGANISATION