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Snarky Puppy

The last four years have brought dramatic changes for Snarky Puppy.

After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.”

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”Their sound is entirely unclassifiable, yet always seems to strike some chord within. It’s part jazz, part funk, part rock, part jam… It will make your brain churn and your booty shake...” —Chicago Jam Scene

”I've never heard a sound like this. It's what music should be.” —Musiq Soulchild

” exultant throwdown of smart danceability.” —The Village Voice

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Date Event Time
Feb17Fri Snarky Puppy
The Ritz
Ybor City, FL
8:00 pm
Feb20Mon Snarky Puppy
Boulder Theatre
Boulder, CO
8:30 pm
Feb21Tue Snarky Puppy
Ogden Theatre
Denver, CO
8:00 pm
Feb23Thu Snarky Puppy
Lied Center for Performing Arts
Lincoln, NE
7:30 pm
Feb24Fri Snarky Puppy
Roseland Theater
Portland, OR
8:30 pm
Feb25Sat Snarky Puppy
Moore Theatre
Seattle, WA
8:00 pm
Feb26Sun Snarky Puppy
Belly Up Tavern
Solana Beach, CA
8:00 pm



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