With the release of its live two-disc album/DVD Tell Your Friends, Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music. The three-time Dallas Observer Music Award-winning group ("Best Jazz Act" in 2008, 2009, and 2010) fuses a deep knowledge and respect of musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that reaches the most critical—or most carefree—of audiences.
It is, in its physical makeup, 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.
Admission: $22.50 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $27 day of show, reserved seating
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