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Masterclass with Bill Laurance
Tue 13 December 2016, 18:00 – 19:30 GMT
Morley College London is delighted to welcome, two-time Grammy Award winner, pianist and composer Bill Laurance, to deliver a masterclass on composition, improvisation and helping artists find their own voice.
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, Bill 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.
Join Bill at this masterclass, where he will explore some of the techniques used in his latest album ‘Aftersun’, answer questions on composition and developing textures, and discuss what it takes to carve out a successful career in the industry.
Morley College London is pleased to welcome Bill as the 2016-17 Music and Performing Arts artist-in-residence.
* We anticipate high demand for this event so we kindly request that you cancel your booking if you are unable to attend on the day.
**Please be aware that the closest Tube station to the College (Lambeth North) is closed for maintenance works until February 2017. Use London Waterloo or Elephant & Castle instead, both an 8-10 minute walk from the college.