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Formed by bassist and composer Michael League in 2003 with fellow jazz students from the University of North Texas, Snarky Puppy has grown into “a barnstorming, groove-centric instrumental act with a rabid fan base” (New York Times). The three-time Grammy-winning ensemble isn’t exactly a jazz or fusion band, and definitely not a jam band.
At its core this collective of 25 world-class musicians represents the convergence of black and white American music culture with accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico are all represented in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.
“One of the more versatile groups on the planet right now” (Rolling Stone).