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Snarky Puppy
Jazz-Funk Grooves

Snarky Puppy

Fri, Mar 2 2018 | 7:00 PM
Paramount Theatre, Oakland
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“An exultant throwdown of smart danceability” (Village Voice), three-time GRAMMY winners Snarky Puppy return with their irresistible mix of funk, fire and finesse. 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 slinky R&B. 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. Their most recent album, Culcha Vulcha, was the band’s first true studio album in eight years, winning a 2017 GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album and featuring contributions of over twenty musicians from their constantly revolving lineup. 

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Don’t miss this rollicking evening with the most explosively funky mega-band in the land, mixing deep and soulful grooves with a breathless array of instrumental fireworks.

Kinetic, young, and clever without sacrificing craft, Snarky Puppy continues to instill hope in the future of instrumental music.

PopMatters

Kinetic, young, and clever without sacrificing craft, Snarky Puppy continues to instill hope in the future of instrumental music.

PopMatters

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