Tony Kofi Big Band Weekend

Tony Kofi Big Band Weekend10th – 11th August 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

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Tony Kofi Big Band Weekend10th – 11th August 2024

St Leonards Hotel, Ringwood, BH24 2NR

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AB Workshops are delighted to host the Tony Kofi Big Band Weekend,  featuring the music of Duke Ellington, on 10th / 11th August 2024. Suitable for those with an instrumental ability of Grade 3 standard or above (see below for more info). Tony is endorsed by Marca Reeds.

If you’re a fan of swinging jazz and the timeless music of Duke Ellington, then you won’t want to miss out on our Big Band Weekend with Tony Kofi. This workshop is a unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of Ellington’s iconic compositions and learn from a master saxophonist like Kofi. With his infectious energy and passion for jazz, Tony will guide participants through the nuances of big band arrangements, helping musicians of all levels improve their skills and understanding of this rich musical tradition. This workshop promises to be a fun and educational experience that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take your jazz playing to the next level. So grab your instrument and come join us for an unforgettable weekend of music-making with Tony Kofi!

Tony Kofi Jazz Improvisation Workshop

AB Workshops are delighted to host the Tony Kofi Big Band Weekend,  featuring the music of Duke Ellington, on 10th / 11th August 2024. Suitable for those with an instrumental ability of Grade 3 standard or above (see below for more info). Tony is endorsed by Marca Reeds.

Tony Kofi Jazz Improvisation Workshop

If you’re a fan of swinging jazz and the timeless music of Duke Ellington, then you won’t want to miss out on our Big Band Weekend with Tony Kofi. This workshop is a unique opportunity to dive deep into the world of Ellington’s iconic compositions and learn from a master saxophonist like Kofi. With his infectious energy and passion for jazz, Tony will guide participants through the nuances of big band arrangements, helping musicians of all levels improve their skills and understanding of this rich musical tradition. This workshop promises to be a fun and educational experience that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to take your jazz playing to the next level. So grab your instrument and come join us for an unforgettable weekend of music-making with 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 “Nu-Troop” 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 Rivbe 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.

“Taking the magic and music of Duke Ellington to the musicians of AB Workshops is more than just a workshop, it’s about the journey that each individual will step into and come out with a new found experience.” ~ Tony Kofi

Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2005 – Album of the Year

Winner of the BBC Jazz Awards 2008 – Best Instrumentalist

Winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005 – Best Ensemble

Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008

Winner of the Jack Petchey Foundation Award 2015

Winner of the Black Achievers Cultural, Music and Arts Award 2016

“There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” Jazzwise

“Passionate… superb… heartfelt” The Guardian

Specifics About The Weekend
  • Based at St Leonards Hotel in beautiful Dorset, with excellent facilities
  • Two full days of tutor lead sessions, four sessions per day
  • Suitable for the following instruments: Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Bass, Guitar
  • Workshop runs from 10am – 4.30pm each day, with two 30 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break
  • Optional: A Hot lunch (including requirements such as vegetarian, gluten intolerance etc)
  • Refreshments; Tea, coffee (including freshly made filter coffee), juices, a variety of biscuits, fresh pastries
  • Prices range from £50-£150 for two days depending on instrument
  • FREE parking
  • On-site accommodation (subject to availability). Not included in the price, please book direct with the hotel
  • Safe, simple, secure. We have now set it up for you to be able to book easier than ever before, simply BOOK ONLINE
  • Payment plan scheme now available; pay £25 upfront and then pay monthly by direct debit for the balance

Alternatively if you have any questions on the suitability of this course for you we will be happy to help. Contact us at hello@abworkshops.com or by calling 07711 998058 and we will be happy to discuss your needs further.

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