Laurence Hobgood Trio with Ernie Watts at KCD Theater

Two excellent jazz men whose work you’ve almost certainly enjoyed come to the front of the stage for this show sponsored by the Louisville Jazz Society. Grammy Award winner Hobgood has been the pianist and arranger for singer Kurt Elling for almost 20 years. All About Jazz calls him “one of the finest pianists out there. Period.” He and his trio, which includes the bassist Matthew Rybicki and drummer Jared Schonig who also back Ellling, are joined for this gig by sax virtuoso Watts, who’s done everything from the soundtracks to Chariots of Fire and Ghostbusters to the sax parts on cds by Frank Zappa and Steely Dan to Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, and has done a number of gigs with Hobgood and Elling over the past few years. They’re playing in the acoustically warm space at Kentucky Country Day School’s theater, and we’re pricing it very affordably, with tickets on sale now. LJS members can access the discount via the dropdown box on the Current Selections page of the ticket system.

$15 Public/ $12 Jazz Society Members

Kentucky Country Day School Theater

4100 Springdale Road

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