A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

Sat Oct 27 2018

8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£16.25

Ages 14+

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Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley.  With Byron Wallen on cornet, Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s.  Expect Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, This Here, Del Sasser, Dat Dere, Sack o’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.  In 2016 Dubé was the first British winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Award.

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, Abdullah Ibrahim 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.

 Widely recognized as a seminal figure in world jazz, trumpeter Byron Wallen’s work draws inspiration from contemporary and indigenous cultures.  Artists he has collaborated with include Andrew Hill, Jack Dejohnette and Wole Soyinka. He has four solo albums, winning awards and nominations from the BBC and the MOBOs. Commissions include FIFA, PRS, Southbank Centre, National Theatre and Game of Thrones.  He also has a degree from Sussex University in psychology, philosophy and mathematics.

A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

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    A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

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A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

Sat Oct 27 2018 8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

£16.25 Ages 14+

Alto-sax master Tony Kofi fronts this loving celebration of the jazz giant (in every sense) Julian ‘Cannnonball’ Adderley.  With Byron Wallen on cornet, Alex Webb (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Alfonso Vitale (drums) the group traces the explosive music of Cannonball from his first session as leader in 1955 through work with Miles Davis to the soul-jazz of the late 1960s.  Expect Adderley brothers classics like Things Are Getting Better, This Here, Del Sasser, Dat Dere, Sack o’Woe and Mercy, Mercy, Mercy - as well as a guest vocal spot by Deelee Dubé exploring the memorable 1961 collaboration with Nancy Wilson.  In 2016 Dubé was the first British winner of the prestigious Sarah Vaughan Vocal Award.

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, Abdullah Ibrahim 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.

 Widely recognized as a seminal figure in world jazz, trumpeter Byron Wallen’s work draws inspiration from contemporary and indigenous cultures.  Artists he has collaborated with include Andrew Hill, Jack Dejohnette and Wole Soyinka. He has four solo albums, winning awards and nominations from the BBC and the MOBOs. Commissions include FIFA, PRS, Southbank Centre, National Theatre and Game of Thrones.  He also has a degree from Sussex University in psychology, philosophy and mathematics.

A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

A PORTRAIT OF CANNONBALL FEATURING TONY KOFI, BYRON WALLEN

Contemporary Jazz

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Ages 14+
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£15.00 (+ £1.25 Fees)

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This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com