SHEFFIELD JAZZ 50TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield
Saturday 18 May 2024, 7.15pm

£20
£18 Over 60, Disabled & Unemployed
£10 Students with NUS
£5 15-17 year-olds
Under 15s free

*Sheffield Jazz tickets do not qualify for any other Music in the Round ticket offers or discounts.

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EMMA RAWICZ saxophones
IVO NEAME piano
CONOR CHAPLIN bass
ASAF SIRKIS drums
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TONY KOFI saxophones
JONATHAN GEE piano
BEN HAZLETON bass
ROD YOUNGS drums

A very special concert, a double bill, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sheffield Jazz and its predecessors. It features two great all-star bands led by multi-award winning British Jazz musicians, one of whom is a longstanding favourite with Sheffield audiences and another who has made a huge impression in the past couple of years.

Described as “an astonishing new talent” by Jamie Cullum, rising star saxophonist and composer Emma Rawicz is already making waves on the UK scene. She has a unique sound, fusing many influences from lilting Afro-Cuban inspired grooves to modern jazz and funk numbers. Emma has already recorded two albums of original compositions, with her second, ‘Chroma’, released on the prestigious German label ACT, garnering numerous 4 star reviews.

One of the most popular jazz musicians (both in the UK and internationally), Tony Kofi is a saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, whose list of collaborators reads like a Who’s Who of jazz. Having cut his teeth in the Jazz Warriors of the early 90’s, Tony has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of real authority. He leads and co-leads several groups, including this quartet which is dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.

“A young musician who is destined to be a major voice in the music both as an instrumentalist and composer.”

Jazz Views about Emma Rawicz

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

Jazzwise