Laia Genc is living and working in Germany, she is part of the indeed very rich Cologne music scene and plays concerts all around Europe and in the world, wether with her own projects or as a sidewoman.
To a lot of projects she adds a special colour as a sensitive soundpainteress, improviser, composer and arranger in her own particular way of mixing Jazz, free improvisation and lots of musical charme to an unmistakable sound. Her extended piano techniques give Laia the freedom to fully explore the border between composed structures and improvisational freedom.
Laia graduated her studies in jazzpiano at the conservatory in Cologne/Germany with some brave teachers, among them John Taylor. During her studies Laia lived in Paris for one year and studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. This year in France for her became one of the most inspriring and onleading periods of her studies.
Since she has started playing extensively she has been travelling and working musicwise in Luxemburg, Italy, France, Norway, Lithuania, Haiti, Belgium, The Netherlands and Australia. In Australia she toured in 2009 with her LiaisonTonique and Adam Simmons as special guest on the saxophone.