Skip to main content
Bristol
Beacon

Monk Liberation Front

This event has passed

Black and white images of jazz musicians

First heard at the 2003 London Jazz Festival, the Monk Liberation Front (MLF) played a 6-hour set featuring all 70 of Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk’s compositions. The band the included 11 musicians performing in tandem throughout the day, with lead originators Jonathan Gee and Tony Kofi on stage for the majority.

They performed again in July 2004 at the Rome, Terni and Vignola Jazz Festivals and a second LJF appearance in 2007 with a septet. Since then occasional quartet versions have performed selected Monk tunes, but until now, they have not been to Bristol

Tony Kofi’s Quartet was voted best ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, and this quartet features three original MLF band members with Rod Youngs on drums.

Lineup:

Tony Kofi (Tenor Sax)
Jonathan Gee (Piano & Keys)
Ben Hazelton (Basses)
Rod Youngs (Drums)

Presented by Jazzata

Unreserved seated event

All ages

Concessions available for Universal Credit/ Over 65/ Students

Doors: 19:15
Start time: 20:00

The venue

Bristol Beacon

Covid-19 Safety Measures

We’re committed to keeping you safe throughout your visit.

Please follow these safety measures when visiting Bristol Beacon.

Please do not attend this event if you have Coronavirus symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

Enjoy your visit safely

Strongly encouraged

  Wear a face covering at all times. Except when eating and drinking or if you are exempt.

  Take a PCR/Lateral flow test

  Get a vaccination

  Activate your COVID Pass with NHS App

  Follow one-way signage

  Card payment only, contactless preferred

  Respect other people’s personal space

You may also like