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Bill Laurance: Bio

GRAMMY Award winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed snarky puppy, Bill Laurance released his debut album flint in 2014 going straight to no1 in the itunes jazz charts and receiving international critical acclaim. his second album swift is released on Groundup Music in spring 2015.

Classically trained, bill has worked as a professional musician since he was 14, touring internationally as a pianist, keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger, recording and or performing with artists including: David Crosby, Morcheeba, Salif Keita, Bobby Mcferrin, Susana Baca, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, Musiq Soul Child, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, Carlos Malta, Miss Dynamite And The Metropole Orchestra.

Laurance 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.

Laurance runs his own music production company twenty thousand specialising in music for film, tv and commercials. recent clients include - Apple Mac, Sky Broadband, Nokia, De Beers, Hewlett Packard And Rigby & Peller.

Laurance is a specialist lecturer at the institute of contemporary music in london and continues to give clinics at music institutions around the world.

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2 The Pines
3 Time to Run
4 Madeleine
5 Bullet
6 Aftersun
7 First Light
8 Golden Hour
9 A Blaze
Bill Laurance at Amsterdam Central Station

"It's a personal exploration. I'm discovering my own voice, my own sound all the time", explains Bill Laurance. "I get a kick out of that journey." That journey has led Laurance, an English native currently living in London, across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist dubbed a "jazz maestro" by The Guardian, Laurance is probably best known as a founding member of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning collective based out of Brooklyn.

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