Snarky Puppy

With the 2013 release of their most recent live cd/dvd collection ”Family Dinner,"
Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. Seamlessly fusing 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--of audiences.

Snarky Puppy, in its physical makeup, 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, which occurred while the band was in its adolescence at the University of North Texas, 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.