LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Supremely talented keyboardist and founding member of Snarky Puppy returns to Southbank Centre following his sold out performance in the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival.
"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 across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects. A three times Grammy winning, world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer, dubbed a 'jazz maestro' by The Guardian. Laurance is also a member of the phenomenon that is Snarky Puppy.
2018 has seen Bill exploring his first love, the piano, with the recording of a solo album entitled ‘Cables’ to be released in spring 2019. The album puts Bill’s focus on the piano and electronics in a further exploration of the meeting of classical and jazz.
Widely travelled as soloist and producer, his solo projects demonstrate an intensely individual approach to both acoustic and electric keyboards – and his talent as composer is evidenced in collaborations with dance companies worldwide as well as his own projects – most recently with one of the world’s leading jazz big bands, the WDR Big Band, in the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival.