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Snarky Puppy is a Grammy-winning instrumental fusion band from Denton, Texas led by bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, the band features a collective of nearly 30 musicians, referred to as “The Fam” on their recordings and tours. The musicians perform on a variety of instruments including guitars, keyboards, saxophones, brass, percussion and strings. Many of the current and former band members were once students at the University of North Texas.

The band released their debut album “Live at Uncommon Ground” in 2005 and began touring extensively after their second album “The Only Constant” in 2006. Snarky Puppy’s first four albums were released under Sitmom Records. Their fifth album, “Tell Your Friends” was released in 2010 under Ropeadope Records.

In 2013, Snarky Puppy embarked on their biggest project yet with the “Family Dinner Volume One.” They teamed up with some of their favorite vocalists in the world for a live recording at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Their Performance of the song “Something” with Lalah Hathaway has earned them a 2014 Grammy for Best R&B Performance.

Snarky Puppy’s leader, Michael League, was interviewed and written about in the 2010 book release “The New Face of Jazz: An intimate look at today’s living legends and the artists of tomorrow” by Cicily Janus. The author cites League’s self-termed music as “jafunkadansion” for its genre-bending qualities of instrumental and dance music. Cicily Janus also comments the “group Snarky Puppy is one of the most inventive in sound and funk since Maynard Ferguson’s fusion years.”


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  • MrMeshman

    ♥♥♥ Great music ♥♥♥

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • mktucker41


    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • saaj

    Excellent rhythm work! Much more influenced by progressive rock/metal to my taste than by a jazzy origin. Though orchestrations are throughout and modern, and that is to say We Like It Here is a truly gem! And, btw they ought to take a tour with T.R.A.M. :-)

    14 Oct 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    Underrated band. These guys are great!

    22 Aug 2014 Reply
  • musicsdope


    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Banehammer

    We really like it here.

    28 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RizalMarsal


    26 May 2014 Reply
  • instant-nature

    Pura candela, viejo!

    22 May 2014 Reply
  • Karen_Helena

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • Trasheddd

    Only 14,182 listeners, seriously?

    11 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Dbasss

    Increíble esta banda!

    5 Apr 2014 Reply
  • NemetZzZtheHead

    Amazing band.

    15 Mar 2014 Reply
  • PapaParleone

    I dropping a comment here because I want to let myself know, the next time I come by Snarky Puppy's page, that I already publicly endorsed them on

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • vyna_vienna

    what about me! (y)

    4 Mar 2014 Reply
  • MusicIsKeji

    Family Dinner is pretty good!

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Raskor94

    Gone Under is a damn beast!

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Sc0t

    Incredible band.

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
  • theyefan

    Saw these guys live in SF a few months ago. Such an unforgettable show. Amazing music.

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ajablagargala

    The Reign Of Kindo mentioned seeing these guys live and now I'm jealous.

    23 May 2013 Reply
  • SilentSpartan

    Seen these guys in Philly. Great band! I bought merch and fully support this crazy band. I wish there were more of this caliber.

    22 May 2013 Reply
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