Jazz pianist, composer and writer, Laurent de Wilde is one of the most dynamic artists in the jazz scene today. His first trio-quartet album, Spoon-a-Rhythm, earned him a Jazz Artist of the Year Award at the 1998 Victoires de la Musique. His trio toured around the world, until Laurent de Wilde decided to focus on the electronic revolution that radically redefines contemporary jazz. Laurent de Wilde has written the acclaimed biography on Thelonious Monk published in 2007 by Gallimard. His latest CD Over the Clouds received French radio TSFJazz’s Best French Jazz Record of the Year Award, and Jazz Magazine/Jazzman’s Shock of the Year Award.