Snarky Puppy is a collective of musicians in Dallas and New York City playing an infectious mixture of jazz, funk, and world music. Making “music to move the brain and booty,” Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music.
The group was conceived and is held together by award-winning bassist/guitarist/composer/arranger Michael League, whose creative grassroots approach to a tougher-than-ever industry has created a unique musical animal.
In its physical makeup, Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians from two different cultures and traditions – jazz and rock kids from white America, and gospel/R&B kids from black America. This convergence has naturally established a series of combinations and a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music- 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.
Join the Modlin Center at 6:30pm for a free pre-performance Artistic Viewpoint with bandleader and bassist Mike League moderated by University of Richmond music professor David Esleck. Seating is limited and available on a first-arrival basis. Location: Gardner Lecture Room, Modlin Center for the Arts
Sponsored in part by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network, which is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Art’s Regional Touring Program.
|Senior (62+):||$16||UR Employee:||$15|
|Child (0-12):||$9||Group (0-12):||$16|