One of the finest pianists out there. Period. JAZZ TIMES
Piano virtuoso. THE NEW YORK TIMES
Perpetual inventiveness. THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Contemporary virtuoso pianist, collaborator, composer, arranger, producer, educator, Yamaha Artist, multiple Grammy® nominee and 2010 Grammy® winner, Laurence Hobgood enjoys a multi-faceted and dynamic career. His dazzling piano technique and signature style of composing and arranging transport audiences both at home and abroad. In addition to his active solo career, Laurence presents concerts featuring collaborations with other artists, including his project Tesseterra for jazz trio and string quartet, and PoemJazz with Nobel Laureate Robert Pinsky. He's played at many of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the White House, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tanglewood, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House. Laurence is a Yamaha ® Artist.
Laurence Hobgood, piano, with Jared Schonig, drums, and Matt Clohesy, bass
Laurence's jazz trio with string quartet
with Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate
Sometimes words just simply fall short ... If you have never heard Rhiannon you have not fully lived.
NYC JAZZ RECORD
Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. From her stellar collaborations with the all-women’s jazz ensemble Alive! to a cappella ensemble SoVoSo’ to Bobby McFerrin and Voicestra, Rhiannon has paved a unique path as an independent artist. A vibrant, gifted singer, performance artist, composer, and master teacher, Rhiannon has been bringing her unique and potent blend of jazz, world music, improvisation and storytelling to audiences for four decades. A fabled underground figure in vocal jazz, Rhiannon turns improvisation into performance art...With a soft, supple voice and a range that climbs to the sky, she shows what heights jazz singing can reach when it combines disciplined musicianship with utter fearlessness.
- James Gavin, Time Out New York
with Alex Acuna, percussion, Abraham Laboriel, bass and Otmaro Ruiz, piano
THE OCEAN REGARDS US AS ONE
with dancer Shizuno Nasu
THE NATURE OF VOICE AND BODY
with choreographer Margie Gillis