Fri, January 19, 2018
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Kofi/Barnes Aggregation at Crucible Studio
"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.
Crucible Studio, 55 Norfolk Street