José Gobbo, our second Spring 2022 Artist In-Residence, is currently living onsite at Allerton. Gobbo, a Brazilian jazz guitarist and University of Illinois Springfield faculty, moved to Iowa City in 2011 to pursue his master’s degree in Jazz Performance before relocating to Champaign-Urbana in 2014, where he performed locally while pursuing his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois (completed in 2020). Gobbo plans to spend his time at the Park exploring intersections between improvisation and composition.
“What I intend with this project is to be inspired by the beauty of Allerton Park and explore two concepts: one, ‘improvisation is composition in real time’; two, ‘composition is improvisation slowed down.'”
Learn more about José and listen to his music at his website.
Tune in to Allerton’s Facebook page at 10am on Thursday, March 31 for a live performance with José in the Mansion’s Library! In addition, José will host a public event on campus at La Casa Latina Cultural on May 5. (Details TBA.)
Allerton’s In-Residence Program, made possible by Joan and Peter Hood, and Dana Brehm and Larry Baumann, aims to support and highlight the meaningful work of creators, educators and researchers, making their professions more accessible to the public, while bringing awareness to unique characteristics of Allerton.
The Spring 2022 In-Residence is the result of a partnership with the University of Illinois’ Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (OVCDEI).