Presented by Sheffield Jazz.
Tony Kofi, Alan Barnes: alto saxophones; John Turville: piano; Adam King: bass; Rod Youngs: drums
“This band is about enjoyment for performers and audience alike – the perfect antidote to the po-faced gloom school of jazz!” says Alan Barnes. The band is a showcase for contrasting alto sax talents – Kofi: heavier-toned, blues-drenched, in the Jackie McLean mould – Barnes: lighter, crisply phrased, evoking Art Pepper. Combine the two approaches and the chemistry is instantly explosive – accessible, hard-swinging music. Those who saw this band’s great gig at the Crucible in 2016 won’t want to miss this return visit.