Tuesday's Band features Hope Udobi Duo from 7:30 – 10:30pm
Skillfully balancing chaos and purity, delicacy and weight – pianist, composer, and producer Hope Udobi Nwachukwu is a contemporary artist like no other. Born in Washington DC, Hope soon relocated to Aba, Nigeria, where self-taught himself piano by ear via Classic Jazz & R & B records. Later, he moved back to the states and took up private lessons, gradually immersing himself in all things music.
Along the way, Hope secured collaborative work with numerous other Jazz, Soul, and Hip Hop artists – Bobby Watson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Naturally 7, Fred Yonnet, Angie Stone, Common, Goldlink; to name just a few. Fast-forward to 2016, he was chosen as Artist in Residence for Jazz at The Lincoln Center – a six-week residency that ultimately paved the way for a faster rise within the scene; eventually seeing him step up as a guest speaker at Bose RADAR’s 2019 SXSW presentation: Bose Augmented Audio Experience. He talked in-depth about the 3D audio format for recording and producing.
He recently released his debut album, “In The Wild”. The album stylishly fuses Jazz with Hip Hop, Soul, Afrobeat, and Classical. It sees Hope venture with creative freedom and depth of thought into realms of unpredictable and fascinating audio expression. These ever-changing soundscapes build a cinematic experience around listeners, proving all at once immersive, provocative, and deeply human.
Recorded and produced in studios across New York, DC and Miami, In The Wild features 10 original compositions that conclude with a session with Grammy-winning producer and engineer Jimmy ‘The Senator’ Douglass, In The Wild is a beautifully unpredictable hit of absolute escapism and musical prowess. Despite his impressive achievements to date, the album undoubtedly marks the beginning of an even greater journey.