Bill Laurance and The Untold Orchestra
EFG London Jazz Festival is delighted to present Bill Laurance and the Untold Orchestra, an exciting new collaborative partnership by Grammy Award winnning musician Bill Laurance.
Original member of the internationally acclaimed Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance is a keyboardist and composer who has worked with an impressive roster of musicians including David Crosby, Bobby McFerrin, Lalah Hathaway, Laura Mvula, Lionel Loueke, The Metropole Orchestra and more.
Formed in 2018, The Untold Orchestra are a Manchester based orchestra removing barriers of class, race and gender and explore how the orchestra can play a role in contemporary popular music. Off the back of their sell out show NINA: An Orchestral rendition, the Untold Orchestra are focused on collaboration and currently working with a wide variety of bands and artists on different projects. The Untold Orchestra are conscious of practising the diversity they preach, and are made up of 70% women.
In April 2019, the Untold Orchestra joined forces with Bill Laurance to work on recordings of arrangements of tracks from his new album Cables. This partnership led to special music as the first steps in an investigation into the role of synthesisers and music technology and their relationship to an orchestra, were taken.
Listen to Bill Laurance's mix for this year's EFG London Jazz Festival: