Bill Laurance

Instrument: 
Instruments: 
piano
Genre: 
jazz, electronics
Origin: 
uk
Territories: 
worldwide
Availability: 
2023: on request

An expressive composer and proficient bandleader, Bill Laurance, the four-time Grammy winning pianist and composer and founding member of fusion powerhouse Snarky Puppy, continues to explore his exciting range of sounds and ensemble combinations.

From the stunning symphonic collaboration with the Untold Orchestra of his latest EP Zeal (2021) to his high-intensity acoustic trio album Live at Ronnie Scott’s (2020), through to the powerful collaboration with the WDR Big Band Live at the Philharmonie Cologne album (2019), or his brooding piano-led electronica of his latest LP, Cables (2019) – there are few creative avenues that the industrious musician is yet to explore.

The collective pursuit of new sonic landscapes has led to the formation of Laurance’s trio, featuring Lithuanian-born drummer Marijus Aleksa (Ashley Henry, Joe Armon-Jones, China Moses) and bassist Max Luthert (Nubya Garcia, Moses Boyd, Zara McFarlane). The trio have developed a musical kinship, which has seen new ideas and instrumentation added to the sonic palette. While rooted in the acoustic piano trio form, all three members’ interest in synths, electronics and effects processing, bring a contemporary edge to their work.

The trio recently performed to a sell-out crowd with the Untold Orchestra at the London Jazz Festival at Union Chapel, featuring the world premiere performance of Zeal and Balm from Laurance’s new EP Zeal.  

Bill Laurance is a champion of cutting-edge keyboard developments, and is endorsed by Moog, Mellotron, Sequential, Korg, Roli Seaboard, Yamaha, Roland, Arp Odyssey, Nord, Keyscape, Sound Brenner, Native Instruments and MXR.

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2020 - Live At Ronnie Scotts
2019 - Cables
2019 - Live At The Philharmonie
2016 - Live At Union Chapel
2016 - Aftersun
2015 - Swift
2014 - Flint

“Spell binding” - Billboard

“A Jazz Maestro” - The Guardian

SOLO
Bill Laurance - piano, keys, drum machine

TRIO
Bill Laurance - piano, keys
Jonathan Harvey - bass
Marijus Aleksa - drums

Bill Laurance with the UNTOLD Orchestra

19
Oct
2022
Stockholm Jazz Festival
Stockholm
Sweden
04
Nov
2022
Stapleford Granary Concert Hall
Stapleford
United Kingdom
12
Nov
2022
Wiltshire Music Centre
Wiltshire
United Kingdom
13
Nov
2022
Kings Place
London
United Kingdom
14
Nov
2022
Jazzfestival Dresden
Dresden
Germany
16
Nov
2022
Zig Zag
Berlin
Germany
17
Nov
2022
Gaste Garage
Hasbergen
Germany
18
Nov
2022
Kultbau
St.Gallen
Switzerland
19
Nov
2022
Soldenhoffsaal
Glarus
Switzerland
25
Nov
2022
CCR
Istanbul
Turkey
29
Nov
2022
Casa Da Musica
Porto
Portugal
30
Nov
2022
CCB
Lisbon
Portugal