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Bill Laurance – Final Artist in Residence Workshop and Performance
November 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am - December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Our artist in residence, Bill Laurance, will deliver his end of year workshop at Morley College London. This is a free event open to all members of the public that will be divided in two parts.
Part One 18:00 – 19:30
Bill will give free personalised guidance on performing and composition strategies and career advice to two UK bands selected in our open competition. The masterclass will be open to the public (For details of the competition please see our news story calling for entries). If you are interested in applying, the deadline for applications will be 27th November 2017 at 10am.
Part Two 19:40 – 20:40
After advising the two bands, Bill will perform a showcase including a piano solo performance and will also feature two Morley students selected by the Morley Music team.
Bill Laurance, two-time Grammy award winning pianist and founding member of the music collective Snarky Puppy, is the 2016-17 Music and Performing Arts artist-in-residence.
Dubbed a ‘jazz maestro’ by The Guardian, the multi-instrumentalist’s debut album Flint went straight to No.1 in the iTunes Jazz Charts in 2014, followed by his critically acclaimed albums Swift and Aftersun in 2015 and 2016, respectively. His latest CD/DVD “Live at the Union Chapel”, recorded at the iconic London venue in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd, was released on November 11.
Reaching worldwide success as both a solo artist and with Snarky Puppy, Laurance has established himself as a notable composer and producer, performing with a variety of artists such as Morcheeba, David Crosby, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Musiq Soul Child, and the Metropole Orchestra.