Swiss born pianist and composer Laurent Nicoud expresses himself from solo piano to jazz trio and quintet or as a soloist with symphony orchestra. After studying classical music in his home country until 2012 where he obtained his master, he played several concerts as a chamber musician or soloist. He formed his first trio in 2010 at 18 years old in his home town. After teaching and playing many concerts, he moved to Brooklyn where he studied deeply jazz and improvisation with Jacob Sacks. He recorded his first album there in 2018 containing twelve original tunes. He aslo formed a second trio with Brooklyn based musicians Noah Garabedian and Alex Feldman in 2018. His first album was published on Berlin label QFTF and was acclaimed by the international press (All About Jazz, UK VIbe, Jazz Journal). In 2022 was published on UNIT Records his second album called Substrate in duo with Brooklyn Based saxophonist Caleb Curtis also acclaimed by the international press.
“Nicoud’s pieces are straightforward and beautiful. His touch is unique, his technique
flawless. There is a lyrical quality to all his musical ideas and a flattering familiarity to the
sound of a young Keith Jarrett . Outline marks the beginning of a very promising young
artist’s recording career“ UK Vibe, May 2020, Sammy Gouldbourne
“It’s noticeable that Nicoud’s right hand evinces some of the more classical influenced lines
but his left hand often conjures-up more recognisably jazz-infused chords. Track such as
Ostinato #3 and In front are evidence of Nicoud’s undeniable virtuosity” Jazz Journal, August 2020, Roger Farbey