August 17, 2021

Roots to Grooves – Snarky Puppy

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

This week musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the career and creative approaches of American instrumental ensemble “Snarky Puppy“.

Snarky Puppy” are an American instrumental ensemble led by bassist Michael League.

The group’s formation can be traced back to 2004, after Micheal League’s second year at the University of North Texas. He says that he was so bad as a musician he wasn’t able to play with any school ensembles, so creating “Snarky Puppy” was his way of getting to play live.

Straight out of the gate the group consisted of 10 members. Since those early days they have gone on to release 14 albums, toured the world, and collaborated with an ever evolving carousel of live musicians as well as with solo artists and orchestras. As usual, there is much more to know, so tune in to Jay and Jesse as they discuss this unique collective on Roots to Grooves.

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