Snarky Puppy

OLG After Dark Series

Snarky Puppy

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Sunday June 22, 10:30pm

Laurier Avenue Canadian Music Stage



Michael League - bass
Robert “Sput” Searight – drums
Nate Werth – percussion
Bob Lanzetti – guitar
Justin Stanton – keys/trumpet
Chris Bullock – sax /flute
Mark Lettieri - guitar
Mike “Maz” Mather – trumpet
Shawn Martin – keys

Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal.
The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still “underground” in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and maintains a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom. In 2013 the band gave almost 200 performances and workshops on four continents, including North Sea Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz á Vienne, Blue Note Tokyo, and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.
In 2014 their workrate paid dividends as Snarky Puppy took home the Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for the song "Something" featuring Lalah Hathaway on their acclaimed release Family Dinner.