Lucky escape: Tony Kofi’s life-changing epiphany

Award-winning jazz virtuoso Tony Kofi has mastered a new songbook – and a new instrument – for his latest standards project, as he told Rob Garratt TONY Kofi could so easily have ended up a carpenter. Working on a building site aged just 16, a freak accident saw the teenager plummet three floors, landing in a coma he may never have woke up from. But when he came to three days later he had one simple demand – a saxophone. “On the way down I thought ‘this is it,’” remembers Kofi today. “Everything went into slow motion and I was … Continue reading Lucky escape: Tony Kofi’s life-changing epiphany