Silvershine Jazz Club Silvershine Jazz Club

558 Bearwood Road (corner of Sherwood Rd), Smethwick B66 4BT - 9pm (doors 8.30)

Tony Kofi
play the music of Andy Hamilton MBE
plus Special Guests
Friday 1st November

Tony Kofi
Tony Kofi 


After the brilliant gig featuring Xhosa Cole playing Andy Hamilton's music, the Silvershine Jazz Club have invited the fabulous Tony Kofi to be the next guest performer in our Andy Hamilton gig series!

Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, a player of the Alto, Baritone,Soprano,Tenor saxophones and flute. Having 'cut his teeth' in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority. As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby's “Nu-Troop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony’s alto playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists he has worked/recorded with include “US-3” The World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band, Sam Rivers Rivbe Big band, Andrew Hill Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim, Macy Gray, Julian Joseph Big band,Harry Connick JR, Byron Wallen's Indigo, Jamaaladeen Tacuma's Coltrane Configarations and Ornette Coleman.

His fluent and fiery hard-bop alto playing is constantly in demand. He currently leads his own Tony Kofi Quartet,Tony Kofi Trio, Sphinx Trio,Future Passed Trio and is also the co-founder with Jonathan Gee of the Monk Liberation Front, a group which is dedicated to the music of Thelonious Monk.

  • Winner BBC Jazz Awards 2005 (Album of the Year) & 2008 (Best Instrumentalist)

  • Winner, Best Ensemble, Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2005

  • Nominee, Mobo Awards 2008

  • Winner of the Jack Petchey award 2015

  • “passionate… superb… heartfelt” The Guardian

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

The gig also featured the Outer Circle group of young musicians.

Trevor Lines Quintet
7th November

Ben, Trevor & Bruce
Ben Thomas, Trevor Lines and Bruce Coates 


Back to Thursdays for this one, but we still have a great line up for you! Bassman, Trevor Lines has used his contacts in Jazz academia to assemble a fabulous front row of Bruce Coates, Ben Thomas and Lee Griffiths, comlimented by himself on bass and Mark Sanders on drums.


Lee & Mark
Lee Griffiths and Mark Sanders 

with Vic Evans & The Blue Notes
14th November -

Vic Evans
Vic by Paul Hassell - Lights by Adam Gilchrist

Come and enjoy some wonderful Jazz with Vic and the boys. This is a Jam Nights, so bring you’re instrument if you’ve got one.