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Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, he has released four albums to date as a leader and has travelled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects.
Bill is a two time Grammy winning artist and in 2015, he won the Breakthrough Award at the JazzFM Awards, and has been nominated in 2016 as a MOBO Best jazz act.
‘The natural evolution of contemporary instrumental music. Flawless’ criticaljazz.com
On his own, Laurance, a professional musician since the age of 14, has performed with an array of musical talents, including Morcheeba, David Crosby, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Musiq Soul Child, the Metropole Orchestra and of course is known the world over as a founding member of the phenomenon that is Snarky Puppy.
His latest studio album is Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos.
With flavours of dance music and African percussion, it combines deep world grooves with Laurance’s signature genre-bending exploration.
‘No doubting Laurance’s creativity as a very unusual kind of world musician’ The Guardian
November 2016 saw the release of the much anticipated live CD/DVD Live at the Union Chapel recorded at the iconic London venue in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd.
Bring in 2017 with Sage Gateshead and celebrate both new and emerging artists alongside established big names. Keep your eye out for our very first New Year New Artists festival as well as stand out performances from Sophie Ellis-Bextor, LeAnn Rimes, Martha Wainwright, King Creosote and many...
Sage Gateshead brings you some of the finest jazz acts around.