Laurence Hobgood Trio
Friday, January 19, 2018, 7:30 pm
Laurence Hobgood is a contemporary jazz piano virtuoso, composer, arranger, producer, lyricist and educator. Perhaps best known for his twenty-year collaboration with vocalist Kurt Elling, Hobgood has had a varied and dynamic career. In addition to his prowess at the piano he's identified by many as a key player in the imaginative updating of the "American Songbook", particularly in his arranging for vocalists; his stylized re-imagining of both classic songbook repertoire and more recent artists' work has had a far-ranging influence within the jazz world and beyond.
"Hobgood is one of the best pianists of his generation" ~ MOJO MAGAZINE (UK) 4-star review
"One of the true joys of music journalism is receiving that unexpected package, containing an artist I was unfamiliar with that blows my mind. Enter Laurence Hobgood." ~ THE HUFFINGTON POST