May 2 - 6, 2019 | Perugia
for vocalists or instrumentalists who arrange for singers
This intensive workshop offers insights and guidance especially focused for those singers, or instrumentalists that work with singers, that want to prepare to record. Topics include song selection, arranging, rhythmic fluency, and the studio recording process which will all help you in this most important phase of a successful recording project-the preparation!
The ‘big picture’ principles of Laurence’s teaching will be present - essentially that relaxed mindfulness is the key. It feeds the greatest secret Laurence has come to believe regarding musical evolution: the way our egos want to learn music is not the way our brains want to learn music. We can learn to re-calibrate our source of gratification from a quick-fix approach — instant gratification, little evolution or improvement — to a deeper, more contemplative way of working that leads to steadier and more marked growth. The result is real, lasting gratification that translates in performance.
- Recording: How a jazz vocal record gets made
- The Art Of Arranging: What, Why and How
- Rhythm: The Secret Ingredient
Participants are asked to bring 2 charts to the workshop
Workshop Schedule Overview
May 2: Arrival: & welcome dinner
May 3-6: Morning & afternoon workshop sessions
At least 6 hours each day.
May 7: Departure after breakfast
$875 includes food, lodging, ground transportation from Perugia and all workshop sessions.
Fee based on double occupancy; single rooms may be available at an additional fee.
Laurence Hobgood left a permanent imprint on Brisbane singers and instrumentalists at the workshop he conducted at Doo-Bop...
It will continue to guide us through the internal dialogue we need to help determine what drives us as creative practitioners.
Ingrid James, jazz singer/educator, Brisbane
Laurence Hobgood, pretty much the king of modern Songbook interpretation.
HOWARD REICH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Laurence is the type of musician that when you hear him you not only marvel at his incredible storytelling abilities through his improvisation, nor are you just amazed by his brilliant arrangements and incredible musical choices but you are also inspired to be better at your own craft. He makes you fall in love with music over & over again.
ALICIA OLATUJA, JAZZ VOCALIST
A huge fan of Laurence Hobgood’s compositions and arrangements, I was thrilled when he agreed to write an arrangement on Shoo Rye for my recording project, ‘Southern Comfort’. He played and talked through a couple of initial ideas he had and was very open to any input I might have had. The end result was a thrilling and impressive composition which evokes images of the beautiful Appalachian landscapes. Hobgood’s arrangement elicits thunderous applause at every concert.
REGINA CARTER, JAZZ VIOLINIST, MACARTHUR FELLOW