Bil Laurance The Brooklyn-based music collective Snarky Puppy earned a Grammy last Sunday for their single “Something.” The band’s pianist is Bill Laurance who plays at Danceworks for Liz Alpe’s Classical Ballet class on Saturdays.

Bill is a pianist, keyboard player, composer, producer and arranger based in London. Trained at the University of Leeds, Bill has been working professionally since he was 14. He currently co-writes his own project THE FIX; an electronic duo and is an original member of the highly acclaimed Brooklyn based band Snarky Puppy.  Other artists performed / worked with include, Morcheeba, Musiq Soul Child, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke, The New Mastersounds, Miss Dynamite and Keith Allen.

Bill currently runs his own music production company Twenty Thousand specialising in music for film, TV and commercials. Recent clients include Apple Mac, SKY Broadband, Nokia, De Beers, Hewlett Packard and Rigby & Peller. Bill also works extensively in the dance world with companies including Alvin Ailey, Ballet Rambert, Mathew Bourne, Phoenix dance, Northern Ballet Theatre and English National ballet.

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He is part of a band called Snarky Puppy and they won in the category of Best R&B Performance for their song ‘Something’ with LalahHathaway.

 

Snarky Puppy, a 10-year-old Jazz band that originated in Denton, won a Grammy Award Sunday night for Best R&B Performance. It was the band’s first Grammy nomination and award.Who are they ?

A genre-fusing collective that meshes together the attentive composition of a jazz group and the improvised communication of a jam band, Snarky Puppy has constructed a strong reputation among music critics as well as the go-by music lover throughout the world. 3-time Dallas Observer Music Award winners and a group that has reached #3 Top Jazz Album on iTunes in 2011, the resumes of these musicians are unfathomable, including collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Roy Hargrove, Tower of Power, Justin Timberlake, Yo-Yo Ma, and Bilal. Although their cumulative talent is unmatchable to ANY group out there, it is not a band of this style that usually passes through the doors at The Brio Life. Below just proves that visuals in music are relatable to any genre, culture, style, or background.

 

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Snarky Puppy feat. Lalah Hathaway – Something