After a decade of relentless touring and recording, Snarky Puppy are enjoying their status as one of the major figures in the jazz world. Three Grammy awards (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017) reflect their continuing success.
Snarky Puppy are a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. The defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together with the perpetual push to grow creatively.
Independent since their inception almost 13 years ago, Snarky Puppy’s grass-roots approach to the changing music industry has met major critical and commercial success, as well as three Grammy awards in four years. They have been on the cover of both Jazz Times and Downbeat magazines, the feature story in the Sunday Arts section of the New York Times and voted “Best Jazz Group” in the 2015 Downbeat Reader’s Poll. They have performed over 1,200 concerts across six continents.
Fresh off of the heels of its tenth album, Family Dinner - Volume Two, the band returned to its roots as an instrumental ensemble with a brand-new collection of nine original songs entitled Culcha Vulcha, their first studio album in seven years, which won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album at the Grammy Awards in 2017.