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Music graduate and Grammy Award® winning member of Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance, appears at Leeds Howard Assembly Rooms

March 7th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grammy Award® winner and original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance, a graduate of the School of Music,  made an appearance at the Howard Assembly Rooms in Leeds, 6 March 2017.

Bill released his debut album Flint in 2014, and after going straight to No. 1 in the iTunes Jazz Charts, received international critical acclaim. His second album Swift was released on GroundUP Music in Spring 2015.  Snarky Puppy has just won its 3rd Grammy for best instrumental contemporary album, with Culture Vulture.

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.

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 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.

Bill 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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