Kofi Boakye

"The Other Kid From Akron"


(Aug. 9th, 2019) Emmy-Nominated Pianist Kofi Boakye to hold Final Show in Akron before attending Berklee College of Music
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

(Aug. 9th, 2019) Emmy-Nominated Pianist Kofi Boakye to hold Final Show in Akron before attending Berklee College of Music

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One. Last. Show.

Emmy-Nominated Pianist and Akron, Ohio Native Kofi Boakye will be headlining his final performance in his hometown city on August 9th, 2019 at the Trailhead at Cascade. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 at the door. Dinner will be provided by internationally-renowned private Chef Jesse Seward of A Traveling Man ISF.

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(Aug. 3rd, 2019) Emmy-Nominated Pianist Kofi Boakye to Perform at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

(Aug. 3rd, 2019) Emmy-Nominated Pianist Kofi Boakye to Perform at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL

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Emmy-nominated pianist and Akron-Native Kofi Boakye makes his Florida debut at Arts Garage in Delray Beach, FL!

"Kofi is a remarkable young man with a bright future. A real class act!"

- Romona Robinson, 8x Emmy winning journalist & CBS Cleveland 19 News Anchor

Kofi R. Boakye is a 19-year-old Award-winning pianist born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi Boakye will perform a show with his band and consists of original music and cover music of the R&B, Funk & Jazz genre. Boakye’s shows are interactive. His shows are high energy and kid-friendly and will sometimes go in the crowd with his melodica and play in the audience.


Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of CBS WOIO News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and broadcasts across Ohio. Though many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University Of Akron School Of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA. 


Kofi continued his upward path of music production and songwriting when musically producing the Emmy-Nominated Short-Film “Why Not Akron?” While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence.” In 2018, Kofi won the Silver medal in the NAACP ACT-SO National Competition; making him the first person from Akron to ever win. Currently, Kofi is a newly minted high-school graduate and attends the University of Akron studying Integrated Marketing Communications. He will attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in the Fall of 2019.


BAND MEMBERS:

Kofi Boakye – Piano/Melodica 

Jeff Law - Drums

Grant Jackson - Bass

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(2/7/19) Award-winning Akron Pianist & Miller South Alumnus Kofi Boakye Returns back to Miller South School for Visual & Performing Arts
Feb
7
8:00 AM08:00

(2/7/19) Award-winning Akron Pianist & Miller South Alumnus Kofi Boakye Returns back to Miller South School for Visual & Performing Arts

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Award-winning Pianist & Miller South Alum Kofi Boakye returns to Miller South to preview the “Kofi: Made In Akron” Film Premiere & Show Fundraiser at Tangier Entertainment & Events Center at Tangier on January 31st!

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January 31st, 2019: “KOFI: MADE IN AKRON (A SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY)”  TO PREMIERE IN AKRON, OHIO
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

January 31st, 2019: “KOFI: MADE IN AKRON (A SHORT FILM DOCUMENTARY)” TO PREMIERE IN AKRON, OHIO

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AKRON, OH – (Jan. 10, 2019) Community members are rallying beside Kofi R. Boakye, a 19-year-oldaward-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer on Thurs., Jan. 31, 2019, at The Tangier Event & Entertainment Centerto support Kofi and his financial efforts as he prepares for college at Berklee College of Music.

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Kofi: Made In Akron Documentary Film Premiere & Fundraiser
Jan
31
5:00 PM17:00

Kofi: Made In Akron Documentary Film Premiere & Fundraiser

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5:00pm VIP Reception ($85.00)
6:00pm General Admission Doors Open ($50.00)
6:30pm Documentary Premiere and Q&A
7:00pm Performance and Cocktail Hour

Getta Kutuchief and Nicole Mullet are thrilled to host a fundraiser for Kofi Boakye as he prepares to continue his education at Berklee College of Music in the fall of 2019. Kofi has set-up a a tax exempt 529 savings plan he has been contributing to and now we're asking the community that has come alongside his work since he was 8 years old to rally a kid from Akron.

“We are so grateful to our sponsors for supporting the future of one of Akron's hardest working students!”

- Getta Kutuchief & Nicole Mullet

Who is Kofi?

Kofi R. Boakye is an 18-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of Channel 19 Action News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and local broadcasts across Ohio. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of
Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA. In September 2016, Kofi performed at the Akron Civic Theatre, making him the first teen pianist to ever headline a show there. Though many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir. While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence”.

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Friday, January 25th: Pianist Kofi Boakye to Perform on Fox 8 News
Jan
25
7:45 AM07:45

Friday, January 25th: Pianist Kofi Boakye to Perform on Fox 8 News

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Award-winning pianist Kofi Boakye makes his first performing appearance on Fox 8 in the Morning in joint promotion of the highly anticipated “Kofi: Made In Akron Film Premiere & Show Fundraiser”! Catch Kofi live on Fox 8 News on the following times:

  • 7:45am

  • 7:50am

  • 8:20am

  • 8:40am

  • 8:50am

Kofi R. Boakye is an 19-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. As Kofi prepares to continue his education at Berklee College of Music in Fall of 2019, he is seeking community financial support through his premiere of his documentary Kofi: Made in Akron at Tangier Event and Entertainment Center.

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Award-winning Akron Pianist Kofi Boakye to visit SMARTS Arts School
Jan
16
5:00 PM17:00

Award-winning Akron Pianist Kofi Boakye to visit SMARTS Arts School

Join us on Wednesday, January 16 for SMARTS new family orientation, 5:00 – 5:30 with a presentation by Kofi Boakye from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.
 
Kofi Boakye, a high school student in Akron, is a musician, public speaker, entrepreneur and soon to be a student at the Berklee School of Music in Boston. His story is inspiring and will resonate with SMARTS students, families and friends. He is 2014 White House Excellence Award© Recipient and 2018 NAACP ACT-SO National Medalist. See more here http://kofibmusic.com/about/. You don’t want to miss this!

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Kofi Boakye @ BMW of Akron
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Kofi Boakye @ BMW of Akron

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2014 White House Excellence Award Winner and 2018 NAACP ACT-SO National Medalist Kofi Boakye kicks off BMW of Akron’s Saturday Music Showcase.

Boakye is an 18-year-old Award-winning keyboardist, songwriter, and producer born in Akron, Ohio. Kofi has gathered musical experience from myriad venues across the United States. Kofi has been interviewed by 8x Emmy Award Winner Romona Robinson of Channel 19 Action News as well as appeared in multiple magazines, newspapers and local broadcasts across Ohio. Though many of his experiences stem from within the U.S., Kofi has had the opportunity to refine his talents on the world stage, touring Germany and Prague with the Miller South Show Choir. At the age of 15, Kofi was accepted into the University of Akron School of Music’s Jazz Program, making him the youngest African-American pianist to ever be accepted into a collegiate-level jazz program at the UA. In September 2016, Kofi performed at the Akron Civic Theatre, making him the first teen pianist to ever headline a show there. Kofi continued his upward path of music production and songwriting being the music producer for the Emmy Nominated “Why Not Akron?” Short-film. While music remains at the core, Kofi’s accolade extends beyond the big stage. In 2014, President Barack Obama and the White House awarded Kofi with the “President’s Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence”. In 2018, Kofi won the Silver medal in the NAACP ACT-SO National  Competition; making him the first person from Akron to ever win. Currently, Kofi is a newly minted high-school graduate and attends the University of Akron studying marketing. He will attend Berklee College of Music in the Fall of 2019.


Admission is free and open to all customers of BMW of Akron.

For more information, click here.

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Kofi Boakye @ Tunes and Tales: An Evening of Solo Piano
Jun
22
7:30 PM19:30

Kofi Boakye @ Tunes and Tales: An Evening of Solo Piano

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An intimate room.
A Steinway grand.
Four of North East Ohio's premier pianists.
And you.

Come be inspired as Theron BrownRock WehrmannKofi R. Boakye and Joe Leaman present an unforgettable evening of story and song, in Akron's most intimate listening room. Four talented musicians describe their life long relationship with the piano - how they got started, what people inspired them, and the songs that keep them coming back.
Tickets $15 and available by calling 330-869-0035. LIMITED SEATING - CALL TODAY!

Steinway Piano Gallery Cleveland has made this event possible by providing a 9 foot concert grand. To learn more about your local Steinway dealer, click here: https://www.steinway-ohio.com/location/

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Kofi Boakye @ The Greater Akron Chamber's 111th Annual Meeting
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Kofi Boakye @ The Greater Akron Chamber's 111th Annual Meeting

Back by popular demand, Award-winning Pianist Kofi Boakye returns to perform at the Greater Akron Chamber's 111th Annual Meeting. 

For more than 100 years, the Greater Akron Chamber's Annual Meeting has been one of the most popular gatherings of business and community leaders. Each year, decision-makers from both the private and public sectors convene to commemorate the many successes of the past year, share plans for the future and enjoy excellent company and camaraderie.  Additionally, the Greater Akron Chamber will posthumously honor County Executive Russell M. Pry with the H. Peter Burg Award. The Greater Akron Chamber created the H. Peter Burg Award as a way to recognize a local business leader who has worked to enhance local and regional economic and community development. 

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Kofi Boakye @ First Night Akron 2018
Dec
31
6:30 PM18:30

Kofi Boakye @ First Night Akron 2018

Photography Courtesy of Cindy Nichols Photography

Photography Courtesy of Cindy Nichols Photography

Award-winning teen keyboardist Kofi Boakye performs a mixture of R&B/Jazz/Funk alongside his band in a highly energetic music show

1st Show - 6:30pm to 7:15pm

2nd Show - 7:30pm to 8:15pm

All shows are available for entry with the purchase of a First Night Akron 2018 Button (available at http://www.downtownakron.com/explore/first-night-akron).

 

Musicians:

Jeff Law - Drums

SmokeFace - Bass

Kofi Boakye - Piano

 

*All merchandise will be available for purchase at this event.

 

Location: Akron Art Museum

1 S High St, Akron, OH 44308

 

 

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The JT Electrik Group @ Pub Bricco
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

The JT Electrik Group @ Pub Bricco

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Award-winning pianist Kofi Boakye plays alongside Akron-based saxophonist Justin Tibbs as he debuts his newest band, "The JT Electrik Group", before a high energy crowd at the None-Too-Fragile Theatre inside of Pub Bricco. 

Justin Tibbs - Tenor Sax
Kofi Boakye - Keyboard
Jared Less - Bass
Jeff D Law Sr. -Drums

November 1st at Pub Bricco. Doors open at 6pm, Show at 7pm. Free admission.

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Kofi Boakye at Pub Bricco (FREE)
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Kofi Boakye at Pub Bricco (FREE)

After a nine month hiatus from performing, 17-year-old Akron-born keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Kofi Boakye makes his return for a night of music inside of the “None-Too-Fragile” Theatre at Pub Bricco. Boakye will be featuring a diverse sequence of music from jazz standards and popular modern-day songs, to original music from his newest EP, “Made In Akron”. 

Joining the Bricco stage with Kofi will be Jeff “Chochi” Law on drums, Matthew DeRubertis on bass, and Marquis Brown on auxiliary keyboards. Bring your friends, bring your loved ones, and most importantly...bring your energy! Doors open at 6pm. Show begins at 7pm. FREE ADMISSION!

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Mar
16
5:00 PM17:00

The Greater Akron Chamber's 110th Annual Meeting

In honor of his friend Summit County Executive Russ Pry who died in a battle with cancer last year, Award-winning pianist Kofi Boakye will perform at the GAC's 110th Meeting!

For more than 100 years, the Greater Akron Chamber's Annual Meeting has been one of the most popular gatherings of business and community leaders. Each year, decision-makers from both the private and public sectors convene to commemorate the many successes of the past year, share plans for the future and enjoy excellent company and camaraderie.  Additionally, the Greater Akron Chamber will posthumously honor County Executive Russell M. Pry with the H. Peter Burg Award. The Greater Akron Chamber created the H. Peter Burg Award as a way to recognize a local business leader who has worked to enhance local and regional economic and community development. 

 

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Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Akron Symphony Orchestra feat. Kofi Boakye

Award-winning pianist Kofi Boakye joins the ASO for a dynamic holiday concert at EJ Thomas!

The entire Symphony family and performers from every corner of the community gather for this traditional holiday celebration. Stirring choruses, inspirational carols, and festive dances bring glad tidings of great joy and rousing good cheer.

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