Theater hosts Grammy Award-winning band “Snarky Puppy,” uniting jazz, R&B, and funk
BRATTLEBORO- The Vermont Jazz Center will present the Grammy Award-winning band Snarky Puppy at the Latchis Theater on March 15, at 8 pm. Snarky Puppy is a collective of about 30 interchangeable musicians supplementing a core group under the direction of electric bassist Michael League. Nine of the members will be performing at the Latchis. They represent a new wave of young, smart musicians who have successfully united the trifurcated worlds of jazz, R&B, and funk. Well-educated and street savvy, this band is a joyful example of how sophisticated musical language can be set amid accessible forms that move both the soul and the feet. They are unafraid of complex polyrhythms and labyrinth-like, epic arrangements, yet the elements that unite their music are solid grooves, exquisite taste, and excellent musicianship. Although they are primarily an instrumental group, Snarky Puppy’s chameleon-like ability to welcome and enhance the performances of numerous guest artists is what has garnered them this year’s Grammy for Best R & B performance with singer Lala Hathaway.
Come listen to Snarky Puppy at the Latchis Theater on March 15, at 8 pm. This concert is co-sponsored by Clear Solutions, with grateful assistance from Hampton Inn, Vermont Public Radio, and the Vermont Arts Council. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for youth, and $35 for premium seating.