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Laurens (Amsterdam, 1982) has enjoyed playing the guitar since an early age, and was admitted to the Royal Conservatory at the age of seventeen. In 2006 he graduated summa cum laude at the Amsterdam Conservatory, having studied with great players like Maarten van der Grinten and Jesse van Ruller. Subsequently he attended the postgraduate course and spent three months in Rio de Janeiro experiencing Brazilian music first hand.
A broad taste in music allows him to be active in different projects, ranging from acoustic Jazz and Brazilian music to Soul, Hiphop, Disco and House. Besides playing he is active as a composer, arranger and bandleader for a wide variety of projects. Current projects include Leona, Mary Davis Jr. and obviously Wicked Jazz Sounds & the Wicked Jazz Sounds Band.
Since joining the Wicked Jazz Sounds family in 2002, he has gained enormous experience in performing with DJs, at venues like North Sea Jazz, Paradiso, Noorderslag and of course the weekly club nights at Sugar Factory.
Building on this experience, he took the opportunity to compose and produce the Wicked Jazz Sounds Band debut album 'The Biggest Sin' in collaboration with partner in crime Gilian Baracs. One of their tunes was featured on Dutch primetime television show ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.
As bandleader of the Wicked Jazz Sounds Band he wrote many of the live arrangements and ensures the band always sounds fresh and exciting.
Laurens is proud to be part of the Wicked Jazz Sounds family, and gladly endorses their motto: Dance with a Smile!
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