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Understudy for Broadway shows: Spring Awakening, Hairspray, Altar Boyz
Musical Director for Constellation (5-Singer Gospel/Rock Project)
, Marcques, Sandra Crede Guitarist for Ari Gold (Pop/Dance/R&B), Kimberly Korn (Pop/Rock), Apria Recording Artist B. Hadala.
Laurent was born and raised in Paris where he picked up the guitar at age 12. He moved to NYC in the Fall of 93. A year later, he recorded and co-produced his first Album with Gotham,7-piece Funk/Jazz Band and then toured the States and Europe, opening for Ramsey Lewis and James Moody.
After studying with Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz, he formed his own Jazz projects and released his Debut Album in 2002 on the British Label String Jazz “Circles, Live @ 55 Bar”. Simultaneously, he became a Producer/Musical Director, responding to the growing demand for professional backing bands by up and coming Artists.
Laurent made his Broadway Debut with the hit show RENT, in the Lead Guitar Chair, Winter 04/05.
Other Broadway credits: the Great American Trailer Park, Hairspray, Jersey Boys, Altar Boyz, The Wedding Singer.
His Latin Jazz Trio Latinamour entertains for The U.S Ambassador to the United Nations, Christie’s, The American Numismatic Society, Conde-Nast Corporation, The French Consulate in New York, etc…
Production credits: Laurie Vaughn( Pop), Dino (Hip-Hop), Lucille’s Mixed Nuts (Instrumental Funk), Constellation (Gospel Rock)
Musical Direction for Gil Bento, Stacey’s Attic, Lucille’s Mixed Nuts.
OTHER ASCAP Member. Local 802 Member, American Federation of Musicians. Driver’s License.