Three-time Grammy Award-winner band Snarky Puppy is a Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. The band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world.
Formed in 2003 by bassist and primary composer Michael League, the band started as a group of college friends at the University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies program. Three years later, they transformed their music into something funkier, more direct, and more visceral. That’s when they absorbed musicians like Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Shaun Martin (keyboards), and Bobby Sparks (keyboards), and were heavily influenced by legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright (Miles Davis, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller).
Saturday, June 30 at 6:00pm
Ohio Theatre, Playhouse Square
1511 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115