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”.