Snarky Puppy feat. Eric Harland
Snarky Puppy featuring Eric Harland
It’s an incendiary meeting of the musical minds, as Eric Harland joins one of the hottest jazz/funk/R&B bands on the planet, Snarky Puppy, which won the 2013 GRAMMY for Best R&B Performance. A Brooklyn-based collective that grew out of the celebrated jazz program at the University of North Texas, the band -- which features a revolving cast of up to a dozen musicians playing guitars, percussion, horns, keyboards and sometimes strings – makes what it likes to call “music for your brain and booty.” Led by bassist and composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy plays fresh groove music that smartly balances composition and improvisation, mixing rich jazz harmonies, raw funk and ripping electric guitar. The band's rotating lineup features musicians who also perform with stars like Erykah Badu, Marcus Miller, Justin Timberlake, Roy Hargrove, Snoop Dogg and John Mayer. Last year, the group released its 9th CD, We Like It Here, recorded live in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Don’t miss this rollicking evening with one of jazz’s greatest drummers and the most explosively funky mega-band in the land, mixing deep and soulful grooves with a breathless array of instrumental fireworks. For this show, they’ll be playing Harland’s compositions for the SFJAZZ Collective as well as Snarky Puppy’s own funk-drenched jams.
Eric Harland drums
Mike "Maz" Maher trumpet
Justin Stanton keyboards, trumpet
Michael League bass
Keita Ogawa percussion