Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
With the release of their last two live CD/DVDs, Snarky Puppy has gone
from an underground secret to one of the most internationally
respected names in instrumental music.
The 3-time Dallas Observer Music Award winning group ("Best Jazz Act"
2008, 2009, 2010) fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical
tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able
to reach the most critical- or most carefree- audience.
The core of the group, which remains consistent, features Grammy
Award-winners Robert "Sput" Searight on drums (God's Property, Snoop
Dogg) and Shaun Martin on keys (Kirk Franklin, Erykah Badu). Led by
award-winning bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy delivers
raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical
melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly,
a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.