"Draa hobbs plays in the tradition of classic jazz guitar, but he has found his own voice. He's a player in the moment, creating melodies and avoiding cliches. he has a warm dark sound and swings with the best of them. I love playing with him."
"It’s rare to find someone so passionate about music that it serves as both their spiritual nourishment and their unfettered gift to others, Draa Hobbs is one of those generous few. A gifted performer, Draa is now one of the most respected guitarists and teachers in New England; his commitment to the music itself, his students and his own growth is extraordinary. We are proud to count Draa as a valued member of our faculty."
Director, Vermont Jazz Center
"Draa Hobbs is a fantastic musician, but more importantly he is an exceptional teacher. I attribute much of the current success I have with my instrument to my studies with him in college. Zach Pearson, Jazz Guitarist with the Gypsy Jazz Trio 'Amerinouche'.
"Draa is an impressive guitarist with an vast knowledge of Jazz, Blues and related styles. As a teacher, his experience with Jazz groups of various sizes and stylistic approaches, his unique solo guitar work, and his love of Blues, Rock and R & B music all make him an excellent resource for any student seeking to develop or deepen his or her relationship with music and the instrument." NYC Jazz Guitarist Jason Ennis.