CURRENT ARTISTS

Laurence Hobgood

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 Tessetera with the string quartet Ethel, 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.
laurencehobgood.com

PROJECTS

LAURENCE HOBGOOD TRIO

Laurence Hobgood, piano, with Jared Schonig,drums, and Matt Clohesy, bass

TESSETERRA  

Laurence's jazz trio with string quartet Ethel

POEMJAZZ

with Robert Pinsky, U.S. Poet Laureate

 

Rhiannon

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
rhiannonmusic.com

PROJECTS

SPONTANEOUS

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

Additional programming available.  Contact us for details.