"Laurence is the type of musician that when you hear him you not only marvel at his incredible storytelling abilities through his improvisation, nor are you just amazed by his brilliant arrangements and incredible musical choices but you are also inspired to be better at your own craft. He makes you fall in love with music over & over again.”
Alicia Olatuja, jazz vocalist
A two-time Grammy nominee for arranging, Laurence is open to receiving and collaborating on arranging commissions from singers, instrumentalists and ensembles. He specializes in small ensemble writing: rhythm section with horns, strings (string quartet or string section); small chamber ensemble/string quartet without rhythm section, possibly featuring a vocalist or instrumental soloist.
Stylistically, although known as a jazz genre composer/arranger, Laurence is comfortable adapting to pop/R&B, classical, jazz fusion/funk, and even country western/rock/swing. The only guiding principle is an openness to innovative thinking, whatever the genre.
For more information please contact Laurence.
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