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May 28th at 5:30pm

Laurence Hobgood Trio

In 2016, Hobgood launched The Laurence Hobgood Trio with the album Honor Thy Fathers, 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.
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Grammy-winning jazz pianist coming to Rock island

The Sound Conservatory, 1600 2nd Ave., Rock Island, will host one of the most acclaimed jazz pianists around on Sunday, May 28, at 5:30 p.m.

Polyrhythms (which presents the Third Sunday Jazz Series in the Quad Cities) is presenting the Laurence Hobgood Trio, featuring 63-year-old Laurence Hobgood on piano, Matt Clohesy on bass, and Jared Schonig on drums.

Contemporary virtuoso pianist, collaborator, composer, arranger, producer, educator, Yamaha artist,multiple Grammy nominee and 2010 Grammy winner Hobgood has enjoyed amulti-faceted and dynamic career. Recognized for his dazzling pianotechnique and his signature style of composing and arranging, he’s beentransporting audiences both at home and abroad for over 30 years,according to a Sound Conservatory release...

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