If you watched the Grammys this year, perhaps you noticed that a band with a peculiar name was awarded “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album”––for the second year in a row.
In 2004, Michael League formed Snarky Puppy with his friends at the University of North Texas, which is known for its outsdanding jazz program. 13 years later, the group boasts three Grammys, a Jazz Group of the Year Award from Down Beat Magazine, and a packed touring schedule. The group is known for their funky grooves, inspired improvisations, and unique instrumentation, as they fuze together pop, rock, R&B, and jazz influences. League himself called his group “a pop band that improvises a lot, without vocals.”
Snarky Puppy will perform in Hill Auditorium this Thursday, March 16 at 7:30pm. Buy your tickets here now!
Get a taste of Snarky Puppy’s sound here: