Bill Laurance (of Snarky Puppy)
Bill Laurance is a three-time Grammy Award–winning pianist, composer, and performer. He has worked professionally for 22 years, performing all over the world. He is an original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy. His four albums—Flint (2014), Swift (2015), Aftersun (2016), and Live at Union Chapel (2016)—reached the top of the UK and U.S. iTunes jazz charts. He is currently developing his fifth album, a solo record exploring a fusion of acoustic piano and electronics with a focus on free improvisation.
Laurance’s composition work extends across a wide range of genres: his first feature film, Un Traductor, was nominated for best foreign film at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Other collaborations include work with prestigious dance companies (Alvin Ailey, Matthew Bourne, and Northern Ballet) and producing music for commercials (Apple Mac, Sky Broadband, Nokia, De Beers, and Hewlett-Packard). Recently, Laurance has been cowriting with David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) on original compositions for a forthcoming David Crosby album. Laurance also is composing three separate commissions for big band, orchestra, and choir.
Laurance is a passionate educator and continues to give clinics and master classes at institutions around the world. He is the artist in residence at Morley College in London. A champion of cutting-edge keyboard developments, he is endorsed by Roli Seaboard, Dave Smith, Moog, Yamaha Pianos, Native Instruments, and many others.