image for Music - Jazz item typeTony Kofi's Ornette Coleman Project at Wakefield Jazz Club

Music - Jazz, Fri 2 Dec 2016


Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 7 Oct Malija
Fri 14 Oct Jeff Williams Quartet
Fri 21 Oct Brass Jaw
Fri 28 Oct The Impossible Gentlemen
Fri 4 Nov John Etheridge with Chris Garrick
Fri 11 Nov Lilli Unwin Band


Tony Kofi has been involved with many world class jazz projects led by others over the years – eg The World Saxophone Quartet. Here he has put together a project (why not done already?) which draws inspiration from one of the game changers of the last century, Ornette Coleman. In addition to his forays into free jazz Ornette was a composer of really good tunes some of which have become jazz standards. Humpty Dumpty and Lonely Woman are two notable examples. Tony had the opportunity to work with Ornette Coleman during his tours with Jamaladeen Tacuma playing Coleman material. He particularly admires Ornette’s giving of his entire self to any performance and hopes to emulate this himself.
The band he has put together for this tour is composed entirely of other band-leaders who have been deeply influenced by Ornette Coleman’s style and commitment. Expect the highest quality music played with ultimate involvement by all musicians.
Tony Kofi - tenor and alto sax
Byron Wallen - trumpet
Larry Bartley - bass
Rod Youngs - drums

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Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 2 Dec 2016 19:15 to 23:00
Doors and food available from 7:15pm; music at 8:30pm


£14.00 and £13.00; students £7.00, 14 and under free



See location of Wakefield Jazz Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 335216  Lat: 53.69033 Long: -1.49400

By Road:
from M62 (J30) travel south on A642 through Stanley and on past Pinderfields hospital on Stanley Road. At the traffic lights at bottom of hill turn right into Eastmoor Road. Entrance to club is 500m on left.
From M1 (J41) travel south on A650 to join leeds Road (A61). At traffic lights turn left onto Westfield Road and then left onto College Grove Road and bear right onto Eastmoor Road. Club entrance is 200m on right.

By Public Transport:
Take a £3 taxi ride to Wakefield Sports Club from Wakefield City Centre

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed