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Bill Laurance

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Bill Laurance will be heading to Europe in march with a concert at the New Morning (March 19th)
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From Snarky Puppy to Solo Star…. Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Bill has released four albums to date as a leader and has traveled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects including his quartet, project, duo and as a solo pianist.

Bill is a two time Grammy winning artist and in 2015, he won the Breakthrough award at the JazzFM Awards, and has been nominated this year as a MOBO Best jazz act.

On his own, Laurance, a professional musician since the age of 14, classically trained, has performed with an array of musical talents, including Morcheeba, David Crosby, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Musiq Soulchild, the Metropole Orchestra and of course is known the world over as a founding member of the phenomenon that is Snarky Puppy.

Bill’s latest studio album is Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos. With flavours of dance music and African percussion, it combines deep world grooves with Laurance’s signature genre-bending exploration.

Nov 2016 saw the release of the much anticipated live CD/DVD “Live at the Union Chapel” recorded at the iconic London venue in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd and released on VERVE/UNIVERSAL.

He has worked extensively in the dance world with companies including Alvin Ailey, Ballet Rambert, Matthew Bourne’s Adventures in Motion Pictures, Phoenix Dance, Northern Ballet Theatre and the English National Ballet. Bill is also a specialist lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London and continues to give clinics at music institutions around the world.

The 2017 summer tour will feature Bill Laurance on piano & keys, Joshua Blackman on drums, Felix Higginbottom on percussion and Chris Hyson on bass.