Laurence Elder has swiftly established a strong musical presence in the wake of his sold-out CD release concert at the Van Dyke Cafe, in Miami Beach. His fresh, inspired blend of jazz, pop, blues and rock, along with his "triple threat" talents as a singer-songwriter-pianist, truly set his music apart as an important new original sound. Already a signed artist in Europe with ESC Records, his recent stateside performances include the Van Dyke Cafe, JAZZIZ Bistro, and the brand new Arturo Sandoval Jazz Club, as well as a recent concert at the Carefree Theatre where he opened for Al Dimeola, who has Laurence on his short list of favorite musicians.
His critically acclaimed debut album, “Surrounded,” features Grammy-winning personnel Paquito D‘Rivera and Peter Erskine, and continues to gather rave reviews from luminaries in the music world. It was recently chosen to be in the April 2006 issue of JAZZIZ Magazine and the accompanying "JAZZIZ on disc" CD sampler, as well as receiving a four-star review in the September 2005 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine. Since completing a Masters degree in music at the University of Miami, Laurence has devoted his energy to sharing his music with the world, and has formed a band consisting of some of the industry's most sought after musicians, whose collective performing credits include Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, Chayenne, Juan Luis Guerra, and Nestor Torres, among many others.