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Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

Snarky Puppy

Michael League formed Snarky Puppy as a student at the University of North Texas, which has one of the best jazz programs in the country. In the intervening years, this now Brooklyn-based quasi-collective has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the biggest bands on the international scene.

Although still “underground” in many respects, the band followed up its first Grammy in 2014 (“Best R&B Performance”) with its third this February for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.” They have earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, the Guardian, and the New York Times, as well as from the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to David Crosby and Prince. The group was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Downbeat 2015 Reader Poll as well as “Best New Artist” in the JazzTimes 2014 Reader Poll. Their music is a mixture of funk, jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B that seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical — or most carefree — audience.

UMS is pleased to announce that Mama Sol, from Flint, MI, will perform an opening set for Snarky Puppy beginning at 7:30 pm.

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3/16/17 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

Snarky Puppy

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Michael League formed Snarky Puppy as a student at the University of North Texas, which has one of the best jazz programs in the country. In the intervening years, this now Brooklyn-based quasi-collective has gone from a best-kept secret to one of the biggest bands on the international scene.

Although still “underground” in many respects, the band followed up its first Grammy in 2014 (“Best R&B Performance”) with its third this February for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.” They have earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, the Guardian, and the New York Times, as well as from the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to David Crosby and Prince. The group was voted “Best Jazz Group” in the Downbeat 2015 Reader Poll as well as “Best New Artist” in the JazzTimes 2014 Reader Poll. Their music is a mixture of funk, jazz, gospel, rock, and R&B that seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical — or most carefree — audience.

UMS is pleased to announce that Mama Sol, from Flint, MI, will perform an opening set for Snarky Puppy beginning at 7:30 pm.

Artist Website

http://snarkypuppy.com/
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SUPPORTING SPONSORS

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • JazzNet Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

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