Bio

Born June 19th, 1972, Laurent started to play music at the age of 10 and studied saxophone playing at the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville d’Esch-sur-Alzette, at the Ecole de Musique de Pétange, and at the Conservatoire de Musique de la Ville de Luxembourg. He took part at different workshops in Belgium and in Germany and participated at several masterclasses, directed by Jiggs Whigham, Rick Keller, and Peter Herbolzheimer amongst others.

Since 1995, he plays saxophone, flute, and clarinet in the “LUXEMBURG JAZZ ORCHESTRA”. (anc. “Tribute Big Band”).

In his Jazz-5tet saxophonist Laurent is supported by Melvin BURGER (trumpet), Luca SALES (piano), Laurent PECKELS (bass) and Michel MOOTZ (drums).

Laurent plays in numerous other music formations in Luxembourg.

Laurent is registered as a composer at the SACEM (Luxembourg) and experienced in music engraving and layout (on AVID-Sibelius).

As a member of the Luxembourg Jazz Orchestra, he played concerts with Barbara DENNERLEIN, Jon FADDIS, Bob MINTZER, Freddy COLE, Slide HAMPTON, Philip CATHERINE, Patti AUSTIN, Don BRADEN, Mike MAINIERI, Phil ABRAHAM, Randy NAPOLEON, David LINX, The NEW YORK VOICES, Chris STRICK, Andrea TOFFANELLI, John RUOCCO, Michel CAMILO Trio, Billy COBHAM, and Christine and Ingrid JENSEN.

The concerts were performed at the Conservatoire de la Ville de Luxembourg, the Philharmonie de Luxembourg, the BLUESEXPRESS at Differdange, the BLUES & JAZZ Rallye at Luxembourg, the CCRN “Neimënster” à Luxembourg, the Mierscher Kulturhaus, the Jazz-Club l’Inouï at Redange, the TUFA at Trier (D), the Haus BEDA at Bitburg, the Bistro Finesse Bitburg (D), the “Atelier” (L), the CAPE at Ettelbruck (L) and at the Centre culturel “Aalt Stadthaus” at Differdange (L)