Two time 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, released his second album SWIFT in Spring 2015 and in March 2016 released his third album Aftersun on Universal Music.
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.
He is a specialist lecturer at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London and continues to give clinics at music institutions around the world.
On Tuesday November 21st he will give a three hour masterclass at the ArtEZ conservatory for the students of Jazz & Pop.