THE TWO OF US:
Rhiannon & Laurence Hobgood
Rhiannon and Laurence Hobgood join hands and voice in this project of improvisation and jazz standards. Contemporary virtuoso pianist, collaborator, composer, multiple Grammy nominee and 2010 Grammy winner Laurence Hobgood has enjoyed a dynamic career. Perhaps best known as musical director for singer Kurt Elling from 1995-2013, Hobgood co-produced ten of Elling’s CDs, each Grammy-nominated. Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane and Hartman, recorded live at Lincoln Center, won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Record, with Hobgood receiving one of the coveted statues for his work as producer.
Rhiannon & Laurence have appeared in New York City and Chicago, Hawaii and on the west coast, and are available for bookings in the United States, Europe and beyond.
Please check the calendar for details on their July and August 2020 tour in Australia.
" Perhaps the most impressive part of the evening was the connection and sense of play that Rhiannon and Hobgood displayed and embodied every second... The natural give and take between these two is palpable" - Nate Hall, PictureThisPost.com
Register Now for the week long residential in Hawaii:
It's All Music: Exploring the fundamental connection between improvisation and song form.
Ha Lau Leo Nani, Hakalau, Hi
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
... Rhiannon is a LIGHTNING BOLT. The charge is continuous, illuminating and revitalizing.
Susan Lachmann, Women On Air
Sometimes words just simply fall short—and often that is the case with the shamanistic singing of Hawaii-based improvisational master Rhiannon, who will appear in duo with Grammy-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood at ShapeShifter Lab (Nov. 15th) and Cornelia Street Café (Nov. 16th). If you have never heard Rhiannon you have not fully lived. She is a musician and performance artist with a healing touch, manifesting her powerful vision of social change through the arts worldwide.
New York City Jazz Record
photo: Janne E. Watson