Nottingham born, Tony Kofi studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Back in the UK he played with The Jazz Warriors and Gary Crosby's Nu Troop. His subsequent playing credits include Billy Higgins, Branford Marsalis, Byron Wallen, Claude Deppa, Donald Byrd, Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson, Jazz Jamaica All Stars and the big bands of Jean Toussaint and Julian Joseph. Tony's own quartet was voted best ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards; their CD "Plays Monk - All Is Know", was awarded "BBC Jazz Line-up Album of the Year 2005". Tony's recent album “Future Passed" features a Hammond organ-powered extended trio.