Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Iontcheva International Trio Plays Wed 22nd June

Kofi-Bzhezhinska-Iontcheva International Trio

Wednesday 22 June @ 8pm @ Karamel, 4 Coburg Road, N22 6UJ



Award-winning jazz saxophonist Tony Kofi, internationally renowned harpist, Alina Bzhezhinska and a virtuoso percussionist Lilia Iontcheva star in this highly anticipated new show. Together they showcase their musical skills through the art of beautiful melodies and jazz harmonies, within a truly intimate performance.

The show features the timeless tunes of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Alice and John Coltrane, improvised material, as well as a host of original compositions written especially for this unique trio.

Tony Kofi’s many accolades include Best instrumentalist at the 2008 BBC Jazz awards, Best ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Radio 3 Jazz line up album of the year 2005 BBC Jazz awards and a MOBO nomination in 2008. His musicians have been described by The Guardian as “fiery, multi-layered noise, but they know when to bring it down to a whisper, such is the ingenuity of their arrangements.”

Alina Bzhezhinska is an International Harpist based in Edinburgh. Her virtuoso performances and imaginative programmes have established her reputation as a harpist of exceptional accomplishment. Alina’s most recent projects have seen her perform at the prestigious Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and play live on the BBC Radio 3.

Lilia Iontcheva is an internationally renowned percussionist who is Classically-trained in tuned and orchestral percussion (marimba, xylophone, etc.) and piano. An expert in Balkan-ethno and Afro-Latin styles on congas, drums, tarambuka and a variety of hand-percussion instruments. She is now a leading jazz percussionist with additional skills in pop, soul, Motown, reggae, Brazilian and other world music forms.