Larry Bartley Trio, featuring Tony Kofi
Larry Bartley Trio, featuring Tony Kofi. Part of a three-day Guildhall School of Music & Drama Jazz Department showcase featuring current students, alumni and staff members, showcasing emerging talent and new and established voices from Guildhall's thriving and eclectic jazz department.
Larry Bartley bass
Bruno Heinen piano
Rod Youngs drums
Tony Kofi saxophone
Aitzi Cofré Real voice
Harry Toulson alto sax
James Pettinger accordion
Milena Granci piano
Sebastian Maniura bass
Ollie Peszynski drums
"Excellent Bassist, with a distinct Mingus-like drive to his propulsive bass lines" Time Out
The Larry Bartley trio features pianist Bruno Heinen, and drummer/percussionist Rod Youngs, with special guest, Tony Kofi. The group made their debut at Ronnie Scott's Club in 2016 and have since performed throughout the UK and Europe with a repertoire consisting of a mixture of original compisitions written by each member of the band.
A performance by the Milena Granci Sextet will open the concert. Formed during a period of musical introspection, Milena Granci’s project steers away from the conventional jazz aesthetic into a realm inspired by her musical influences that blend contemporary jazz, classical music and other styles. Her compositions explore sensitive, melancholic yet uplifting joyful melodies and display a wide range of musical emotions.