LH Trio at Hobart Conservatorium
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

LH Trio at Hobart Conservatorium

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a 30+year career. Highlights include three consecutive fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival, being chosen as a Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts, a 2003 Deems Taylor Award given by ASCAP for the year’s outstanding music journalism, multiple Grammy® nominations, and a 2010 Grammy® Award.

Laurence Hobgood has 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, Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House. For almost 20 years he served as pianist/arranger/co-producer for singer Kurt Elling, during which time he wrote virtually all of the material on Elling’s first ten albums, all of which received Grammy® nominations.

In 2016, Hobgood launched a new project, The Laurence Hobgood Trio, with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Kendrick Scott, and is now touring with current members Matt Clohesy and Jared Schonig. The trio’s debut CD, Honor Thy Fathers, is a musical tribute not only to Hobgood’s own father, but to all of the musicians who have inspired him. In his Downbeat review, Howard Mandel wrote: Overall the ambiance is warm, dark and reflective, which is not to discount Hobgood’s strategically big, broad voicings, streaming glissandi and consistently perfect articulation. Michael J. West of Jazz Times called the album a sublime statement , and Howard Reich had this to say in the Chicago Tribune about a recent performance: Just as Honor Thy Fathers can be considered Hobgood’s strongest recording to date, this band may provide his best musical forum yet, opening a major new chapter in his career.

For the spring 2018 tour in Australia, Laurence will be touring with Danny Fischer and Sam Anning.

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LH Trio at Foundry 616
Apr
26
8:30 PM20:30

LH Trio at Foundry 616

New York-based jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a 30+year career. Highlights include three consecutive fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival, being chosen as a Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts, a 2003 Deems Taylor Award given by ASCAP for the year’s outstanding music journalism, multiple Grammy® nominations, and a 2010 Grammy® Award.

Laurence Hobgood has 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, Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House. For almost 20 years he served as pianist/arranger/co-producer for singer Kurt Elling, during which time he wrote virtually all of the material on Elling’s first ten albums, all of which received Grammy® nominations.

In 2016, Hobgood launched a new project, The Laurence Hobgood Trio, with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Kendrick Scott, and is now touring with current members Matt Clohesy and Jared Schonig. The trio’s debut CD, Honor Thy Fathers, is a musical tribute not only to Hobgood’s own father, but to all of the musicians who have inspired him.

“Overall the ambiance is warm, dark and reflective, which is not to discount Hobgood’s strategically big, broad voicings, streaming glissandi and consistently perfect articulation”. Howard Mandel, Downbeat USA

Michael J. West of Jazz Times called the album “a sublime statement” and Howard Reich had this to say in the Chicago Tribune about a recent performance: “Just as ‘Honor Thy Fathers’ can be considered Hobgood’s strongest recording to date, this band may provide his best musical forum yet, opening a major new chapter in his career”.

For the April-May 2018 tour in Australia and tonight’s performance at Foundry616, Laurence will be touring with Danny Fischer and Sam Anning. Be sure to book your tickets early to avoid missing out!

Tickets:
General – $39.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $29.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show $71.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show $84.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show $57.00 incl booking fee

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LH Trio at the Jazz Lab
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

LH Trio at the Jazz Lab

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a 30+year career. Highlights include three consecutive fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival, being chosen as a Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts, a 2003 Deems Taylor Award given by ASCAP for the year’s outstanding music journalism, multiple Grammy® nominations, and a 2010 Grammy® Award.

Doors open 8:00 pm, Music 9:00 pm

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Workshop: Arranging as “Re-Arranging”
Apr
28
2:30 PM14:30

Workshop: Arranging as “Re-Arranging”

Arranging as “Re-Arranging”: Methods for Imagining New Treatments of Familiar Repertoire (2 Hours)

Perhaps Laurence’s best known specialty: innovative writing and arranging for jazz ensemble, with or without vocals, focusing on the ever-expanding American Songbook. Ranging from basic concepts governing reharmonization, phrasing, rhythm and notation to specific devices for reexamining lyrics, understanding grooves, creating vamps, utilizing modulation, writing for horns and strings, this workshop will reveal much about Laurence’s process and include one or two new arrangements -- conceived and executed during the class!

Cost $30

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LH Trio at the Jazz Lab
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

LH Trio at the Jazz Lab

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a 30+year career. Highlights include three consecutive fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival, being chosen as a Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts, a 2003 Deems Taylor Award given by ASCAP for the year’s outstanding music journalism, multiple Grammy® nominations, and a 2010 Grammy® Award.

Doors open 8:00 pm, Music 9:00 pm

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LH Trio at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Australia
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

LH Trio at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Australia

Piano virtuoso. NEW YORK TIMES

Perpetual inventiveness. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood is touring AU performing repertoire from his critically acclaimed recording, Honor Thy Fathers.  Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging, Laurence has been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

What critics say about Honor Thy Fathers:

“Overall the ambiance is warm, dark and reflective, which is not to discount Hobgood’s strategically big, broad voicings, streaming glissandi and consistently perfect articulation.” – Howard Mandel, DOWNBEAT

“A sublime statement,” – Michael J. West, JAZZ TIMES

“Just as Honor Thy Fathers can be considered Hobgood’s strongest recording to date, this band may provide his best musical forum yet, opening a major new chapter in his career.” – Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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LH Trio at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Australia
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

LH Trio at The Ellington Jazz Club, Perth, Australia

Piano virtuoso. NEW YORK TIMES

Perpetual inventiveness. CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood is touring AU performing repertoire from his critically acclaimed recording, Honor Thy Fathers.  Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging, Laurence has been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

What critics say about Honor Thy Fathers:

“Overall the ambiance is warm, dark and reflective, which is not to discount Hobgood’s strategically big, broad voicings, streaming glissandi and consistently perfect articulation.” – Howard Mandel, DOWNBEAT

“A sublime statement,” – Michael J. West, JAZZ TIMES

“Just as Honor Thy Fathers can be considered Hobgood’s strongest recording to date, this band may provide his best musical forum yet, opening a major new chapter in his career.” – Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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Weekend Workshop for Singers:  An Immersion in Process
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

Weekend Workshop for Singers:  An Immersion in Process

 
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This workshop with Grammy-winning virtuoso pianist, producer, composer/ arranger/ orchestrator and educator Laurence Hobgood will present opportunities to delve into diverse but umbilically connected issues faced by all jazz/improvisational singers. Limit 20.

Schedule:

Sat-Sun, May 5-6, 2018
10 am - 1 pm, 2:30 - 5:30 pm both days (6 hrs each day)
Fee: $250

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Weekend Workshop for Singers:  An Immersion in Process
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Weekend Workshop for Singers:  An Immersion in Process

 
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This workshop with Grammy-winning virtuoso pianist, producer, composer/ arranger/ orchestrator and educator Laurence Hobgood will present opportunities to delve into diverse but umbilically connected issues faced by all jazz/improvisational singers. Limit 20.

Schedule:

Sat-Sun, May 5-6, 2018
10 am - 1 pm, 2:30 - 5:30 pm both days (6 hrs each day)
Fee: $250

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Rhiannon and Laurence
May
29
7:30 PM19:30

Rhiannon and Laurence

Contemporary pianist, composer, and Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood joins hands and voice with legendary jazz vocalist Rhiannon for an unforgettable evening of songs you know and songs invented just for this night. 

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Rhiannon is a vocal artist with a vision of music as a vehicle for innovation, healing, transformation, and social change. 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. 

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.

2 Sets: 7:30pm and 9:30pm, General Admission or VIP Levels

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Mar
28
to Apr 6

Workshop: It's All Music with LH and Rhiannon, Hawaii

Exploring the Fundamental Connection Between Improvisation and Song Form

March 29-April 6, 2019 | Hawaii

Join Laurence and Rhiannon for this immersive week in Hawaii.  Examine and experience the connective tissue that bridges pure improvisation and song form - the art of arranging.  Free your vocal improvisation skills, build confidence, and experience Rhiannon's unique approach to improvisation, based on exercises from her book Vocal River.

This workshop will be held in the new studio, Ha Lau Leo Nani, on the big island of Hawaii - Leo Nani Farms.  Participants will enjoy beautiful farm lunches, time to relax and explore. Six hours of study each day.
Hawaii travel information

 
Delve in Deeply!
— Bobby McFerrin
 
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Workshop: Slowing Down: Key Steps Toward Expanding Musical Consciousness
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Workshop: Slowing Down: Key Steps Toward Expanding Musical Consciousness

The desire for something to sound good quickly is usually not in our best interest. The fact is that the way our “ego” wants to learn is very different from the way our brain wants to learn. The term “ego” is used literally here, so not in reference to “egotism”; simply the self in the sense of how we usually relate to the world around us — hence the understandable desire for a given musical idea to sound good (or effective or pleasing, etc.) right away.

But for improvement to occur (this is true of any complex mental activity) the brain needs to be “programmed” (like a computer); by systematically introducing — or “encoding” — new information and allowing the brain to process/digest that information, we create a method for building our abilities organically. This requires that we slow down our process; the result seems less immediately gratifying but leads to actual improvement — which becomes our new source of gratification!

This workshop introduces this concept more thoroughly, then solidifies it through practical examples and exercises. It should be noted that this concept affects all other areas of musical inquiry.  Open to instrumentalists and singers.

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Vocal Jazz Workshop: Beyond Technique
Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Vocal Jazz Workshop: Beyond Technique

Vocal Jazz Workshop: Beyond Technique – 2 hours – 10am to 12pm

Laurence brings a wealth of experience/success from years of working with some of jazz’s finest singers to this clinic: from how to interact with the band to making great connections with the audience this workshop also focuses on the deeper issues of gesturality in phrasing, rhythmic interpretation, projection, dramatization and emotional delivery, choosing alternate melodic approaches and more.

Instrumentalists welcome

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LH Trio at Duc Lombards Jazz Club and Restaurant, Paris (2 sets)
Apr
13
7:30 PM19:30

LH Trio at Duc Lombards Jazz Club and Restaurant, Paris (2 sets)

 

Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood embarks on a European tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed recording, "Honor Thy Fathers", a recording that pays homage to Laurence's father as well as his musical fathers such as Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  The trio consists of band mates, Jared Schonig on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass. Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging he's been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

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LH Trio at Watermill Jazz, Dorking
Apr
10
8:30 PM20:30

LH Trio at Watermill Jazz, Dorking

 

Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood embarks on a European tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed recording, "Honor Thy Fathers", a recording that pays homage to Laurence's father as well as his musical fathers such as Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  The trio consists of band mates, Jared Schonig on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass. Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging he's been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

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LH Trio at Cinnamon Club
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

LH Trio at Cinnamon Club

Laurence Hobgood piano
Matthew Clohesy double bass
Jared Schonig drums

Jazz pianist, composer, arranger, producer, Yamaha® artist and Grammy® winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a 30+year career. Highlights include: three consecutive Fellowships to the Aspen Music Festival (1990, '91, '92), being chosen as a 1995 Chicagoan of the Year in the Arts, a 2003 Deems Taylor Award given by ASCAP for the year’s outstanding music journalism, multiple Grammy® nominations and a 2010 Grammy® Award. 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, Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House.

For almost 20 years he served as pianist/arranger/collaborator/co-producer for singer Kurt Elling during which time he wrote virtually all of the material on Elling's first ten albums, all of which received Grammy® nominations. 

This performance will include music from the trio’s recent CD Honor Thy Fathers and is a musical tribute not only to Laurence Hobgood’s own father, but to all of the musicians who have inspired him.

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LH Trio at Dublin Jazz, Bagots Hutton, Dublin, Ireland
Apr
6
8:30 PM20:30

LH Trio at Dublin Jazz, Bagots Hutton, Dublin, Ireland

Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood embarks on a European tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed recording, "Honor Thy Fathers", a recording that pays homage to Laurence's father as well as his musical fathers such as Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  The trio consists of band mates, Jared Schonig on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass.  This trio has toured throughout the United States to support the CD and will go on to Australia following these dates in Europe.  Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging he's been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

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LH Trio at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

LH Trio at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood embarks on a European tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed recording, "Honor Thy Fathers", a recording that pays homage to Laurence's father as well as his musical fathers such as Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  The trio consists of band mates, Jared Schonig on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass.  Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging he's been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

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LH Trio at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

LH Trio at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, London

Grammy Award winner Laurence Hobgood embarks on a European tour performing songs from his critically acclaimed recording, "Honor Thy Fathers", a recording that pays homage to Laurence's father as well as his musical fathers such as Oscar Peterson and Nat King Cole.  The trio consists of band mates, Jared Schonig on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass.  This trio has toured throughout the United States to support the CD and will go on to Australia following these dates in Europe.  Recognized for his dazzling piano technique and his signature style of composing and arranging he's been transporting audiences both at home and abroad for over thirty years.

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LH Trio at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

LH Trio at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, PA

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
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LH joins Ethel String Quartet at The MET Museum
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

LH joins Ethel String Quartet at The MET Museum

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ETHEL and Friends

ETHEL and Friends is a music series specifically designed for the Museum's Balcony Bar.

ETHEL is one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature, cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators will also make periodic appearances. Relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while looking out over the majestic Great Hall.

Ralph Farris, viola
Kip Jones, violin
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin

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LH joins Ethel String Quartet at The MET Museum
Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

LH joins Ethel String Quartet at The MET Museum

ETHEL and Friends

ETHEL and Friends is a music series specifically designed for the Museum's Balcony Bar.

ETHEL is one of the most acclaimed string quartets in the contemporary classical field. With an eye on tradition and an ear to the future, ETHEL is a leading force in concert music's reengagement with musical vernaculars, fusing diverse traditions into a vibrant sound. Expect familiar classical tunes mixed with a fair share of the group's signature, cutting-edge repertoire. Guest artists and collaborators will also make periodic appearances. Relax and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while looking out over the majestic Great Hall.

Ralph Farris, viola
Kip Jones, violin
Dorothy Lawson, cello
Corin Lee, violin

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Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

POEMJAZZ: LH with Robert Pinsky & Stan Strickland in Cape Cod

Our annual pilgrimage to Cape Cod. Come join us at The Fine Arts Work Center!

PoemJazz

An innovative dialogue between poetry and music that intertwines language and instrumentation.

ROBERT PINSKY
Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, translator, teacher, and speaker. The only 3 term United States Poet Laureate!

STAN STRICKLAND
Stan Strickland is a prolific American singer, saxophonist, flutist and actor and much more!!!

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