Bill Laurance , piano - Jazz Concert at Stapleford Granary
Friday 4 November | 7:45pm
Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval
Tickets £22 / £11 (under 25) book online www.staplefordgranary.org.uk/whats-on/events/billlaurance or Box Office 01223 849004
Bill Laurance, piano
Bill Laurance is a London-based, multi-GRAMMY award-winning pianist, composer and arranger, whose rise to fame with the renowned outfit Snarky Puppy has paved the way for a flourishing solo career.
Following four acclaimed albums as a bandleader and his numerous collaborative and session appearances, Bill Laurance's creatively motivated move into solo performance is one of several developments in his career. He has also established his own record label - Flint Music - and created music for film, notably the feature documentary Remember My Name and a film score for Un Traductor, both receiving nominations at Sundance Film Festival 2017 and 2018 respectively. His four solo albums draw inspiration from the people and places he has encountered, distilling them into powerful musical portraits. Mike Flynn in Jazzwise Magazine described Cables (2019) as 'heartfelt and complex, sophisticated and soulful, menacing and mesmerising, Cables is as reflective as it is exhilarating'.
Laurance has worked with renowned artists including David Crosby, Morcheeba, Salif Keita, Laura Mvula, Jacob Collier, Carlos Malta, The Metropole Orchestra and the WDR Big Band. He has also 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.
Arts Centre and Venue
Stapleford Granary is an arts centre built on the vision and values of the Association for Cultural Exchange: fostering cultural understanding – from local to worldwide, historical to contemporary - through education. Our cultural curiosity and passion for cross-arts collaboration lies at the heart of what we do, illustrated in our programming, artist residencies, research, workshops and exhibitions. Over the next 5 years, we’ll be exploring more ways to support our belief in the arts to change and enrich lives and envisage new ways of thinking.
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