FREE live funky jazz to listen to, dance to and enjoy. Tony Kofi leads a quintet playing Cannonball Adderley tunes.
One of the UK's top saxophonists Tony's a great student of jazz history and he's been researching the music of Cannonball Adderley which he thinks has been unduly neglected. Under Tony's leadership INSIDE STRAIGHT will be playing some of Cannonball's funkiest tunes, like "MERCY, MERCY, MERCY", "JAZZ SAMBA", "COUNTRY PREACHER" and of course "INSIDE STRAIGHT".
THIS IS A FREE EVENT. PLEASE SUPPORT IT BY MAKING A DONATION THROUGH THE BOOK TICKETS LINK ON THIS PAGE.
As well as his own UK bands Tony is one of a handful of UK jazz musicians to have won a world wide reputation through his international work with; The World Saxophone Quartet, Abdullah Ibrahim's Ekaya, Ornette Coleman, Jamaaladeen Tacuma and many more .
Gemma Fuller, from Leicester, on trumpet and drummer Andrew Wood, from Nottingham, were both members of LOOSEN UP, keyboard player Matt Ratcliffe, from Wirksworth, and bass player Martin Spencer, also from Nottingham play together in Andrew's Trio and hold down the Jam Sessions at Peggy's Skylight.
DERBY JAZZ IS PRODUCING INSIDE STRAIGHT AS GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE OF DERBY TO ENJOY AS SOON AS THE LIFTING OF "LOCKDOWN" PERMITS. It's our way of helping to raise the spirits of the people of Derby as we come out of the COVID nightmare.
Tony Kofi Alto Saxophone
Gemma Fuller Trumpet
Matt Ratcliffe Keyboards
Martyn Spencer Bass
Andrew Wood Drums
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