Lastly, Lettieri serves as a clinician and gear demonstrator, often on behalf of companies he endorses; namely J. Rockett Audio Designs, Supro, Grosh, Collings, Paul Reed Smith, Jim Dunlop, and TC Electronic. After Oso Closo, Chris and fellow band member Danny Garcia joined with singer/songwriter Cade Sadler to form Foe Destroyer, which produced a self-titled album, toured for several years, and performed on stage in Dallas and NYC in the musical Fly By Night. Snarky Puppy's third studio album is the first recording of the band after it melded with the Dallas music community. Snarky Puppy tickets Austin are one of the most sought out commodities in Austin. He also designed and built the Guitar Note Atlas, an app for iPhone and iPad to help guitar and bass students learn the fretboard. In addition to his work with Snarky Puppy, recent years have seen Mike working extensively with a diverse variety of artists & musical lineups including Bill Laurance Group, Forq, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, KNOWER, Bokanté, and Elipsis on tours across Europe, Australasia, Africa & the Americas; and numerous collaborative productions between Snarky/Bokanté & the Metropole Orkest in the Netherlands. Chris lives in Austin, TX with his wife Erin. Early touring included many activities with groups on the Scottish traditional music circuit; and subsequently touring with popular Scottish artists such as Kassidy & Emeli Sande. Having written, arranged, produced and played the keyboards on both albums, alongside musicians and vocalists from his hometown, Dallas, Texas - we meet the musical genius of Shaun Martin. As a freelance trumpeter he has performed/recorded with the likes of Soulive, Diane Birch, Laila Biali, Lucy Woodward, Banda Magda, Myron Butler & Levi, Andrew Rose Gregory (of the Gregory brothers), George Porter Jr., and a host of others. Lettieri began his work with Snarky Puppy when the band was forging its Texas roots, appearing on 2008’s Bring Us the Bright. As a member of Snarky Puppy Bob has had the opportunity to contribute as a writer, arranger, and guitarist, playing on every recorded release and performing all over the world. Seeking full immersion into the world of Brazilian percussion, Keita relocated to Rio de Janeiro for 3 months and studied with the some of the country's most respected musicians- Jorginho do Pandeiro, Celsinho Silva, Kiko Freitas, and Marcio Bahia among others.Since his arrival in America, Keita has worked with some of the biggest names in modern music including Yo-yo-ma, Assad Brothers, Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra, Romero Lubambo, Clarice Assad, Jaques Morelenbaum, Osvaldo Golijov, Les Nubians, Charlie Hunter, Benny Green, Eric Harland, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and more. In an effort to give back to the community that shaped the very depth, dimension, and dynamics of his sensation sound, Shaun plans to one day create a fine arts academy and after-school program for urban students who have little access to music education and training. Keita's passion for crossing musical borders and uniting differences in cultures is a rare talent which he exhibits with a smile and an open heart. Native of Scotland, Mike initially met Snarky Puppy during their inaugural UK/European tour whilst performing at the popular venue Stereo. Since that time he's been on the road in five continents with bands ranging from rock, jazz, folk, and Norwegian death metal. 100% combed cotton black t-shirt with Immigrance album artwork on front, 2019 World Tour Dates on back. As a multi-instrumentalist, Chris has performed with a variety of artists including David Crosby, Michael McDonald, Lalah Hathaway, Charlie Hunter, Chris Thile, Eric Harland, Phish, and Soulive. Mason began studying Afro-Cuban and West African percussion at an early age, which blossomed into a deep appreciation for the music of various cultures from around the world. November 6, 2017 Three-Time Grammy-Winner Snarky Puppy Announce Initial 2018 U.S. Tour, Capture 3rd Straight Downbeat Readers Poll Jazz Group Award. Jamison began his study of jazz as a high school student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and gained worldwide acclaim as a featured musician in the Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary CHOPS; a film that followed the school’s jazz ensemble as they prepare and perform in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival competition. See you at 3pmEDT on Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Saturday's! See all about Snarky Puppy at Gypsy Lounge in Austin, TX on Sep 15, 2012. That was me that said "OH!" He has worked with Lizz Wright, Banda Magda, Lucy Woodward, Nikka Costa, Myron Butler & Levi, Alejandro Escovedo, and other artists in Texas and New York. He is the creator and bandleader of instrumental music ensemble Snarky Puppy and world music group Bokanté, co-owner of Atlantic Sound Studios, and founder of the record label and music curation source GroundUP Music. She has worked with UK and international artists spanning the genres from reggae to rock and heavy metal. He received music degrees from East Carolina University, Michigan State University, and studied at the University of North Texas. The expressive nature of his music and playing is a testament to his artistic diversity. Featuring keyboardists Bernard Wright and Bobby Sparks as well as drummer/keyboardist Robert "Sput" Searight, Bring Us the Bright is a noticeable departure into a brand new landscape of grooves and textures. Who's got the stuff? Chris Bullock is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. At age five he was already playing the piano and organ at church. '17' available everywhere. He has worked with Lizz Wright, Banda Magda, Lucy Woodward, Nikka Costa, Myron Butler & Levi, Alejandro Escovedo, and other artists in Texas and New York. He has also shared the stage with Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks, Terence Blanchard, Chris Potter, Eric Harland, and Fatoumata Diawara, to name a few. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively. The YAYennings Quartet album “Scott Ave” will be released in February of 2019. The New York Times called Reynolds “a self-assured saxophonist and an unassuming yet effective composer.” Born in Morristown, New Jersey, Reynolds grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, where he started playing saxophone at age 13. This achievement afforded him a recording contract with Concord Jazz. At age five he was already playing the piano and organ at church. His broad array of sounds, versatility, masterful skill, charismatic personality and unique approach to percussion setups and orchestration has made him the to-go person for recording artists, producers and arrangers throughout the globe. Chris McQueen has been playing, writing, and recording music since 1994. Marcelo’s most recent work as a composer can be heard on his new album Mundo Por Conocer, released in 2018, as well as Snarky Puppy’s last release Culcha Vulcha that includes his composition Palermo. This marks the beginning of Jay’s solo career as a band leader. Chris is a longtime member of the genre-bending ensemble, Snarky Puppy. The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Jennings and fellow Snarky Puppy band mate, Bob Reynolds(tenor), spent much of the session’s “off time” jamming in a room with a grand piano playing duets. He has been active with the Pups, both live and in studio, ever since. Their second album, a collaboration with the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest under the baton of Jules Buckley, What Heat, was released in fall of 2018. He is now touring the record as well as writing new music for a follow up recording. He was lucky to have a piano in the house growing up, which he considers his introduction to music education. Bill is the Artist in Residence at Morley College, London. In 2012, Ross’ career began to take shape after winning the Thelonious Monk Jr. International Jazz Competition for his drumming. nominated for best foreign film at 2018 Sundance Film Festival. JT is a 3-time Grammy Award winning drummer hailing from Weatherford Tx. Aside from Snarky Puppy, he also plays in fellow GroundUP groups Forq and Bokanté. The group played western swing covers, and even wrote some original songs, releasing the album Deep, Wide, & Forever in 1998. Widely known for his work with both Snarky and John Mayer, he has released 9 top-selling solo albums of original music. Originally from Asheville, NC, Chris' musical obsession began as a child with early interests in the Beach Boys, hip-hop cassettes, and learning the clarinet and electric guitar. He also composes and produces original instrumental music under his own name. Chris Bullock plays D’addario reeds, Yamaha Saxophones, and Earthquaker Devices FX pedals. Please know that all donations go directly towards the band members. He is active as a guest speaker in international music business panels and works regularly with non-profit organizations in an effort to better serve the community at large through the arts. Whilst his business partner John focuses on his love of Theatre Sound & dramatic productions, Mike continues to work with current Glasgow-based artists such as Charlotte Marshall & The 45s, Unoma Okudo, Esperanza, Starry Skies, and others. As a leader, he has released three albums of his own music: Chris McQueen has been playing, writing, and recording music since 1994. Being familiar with all types of drum and percussion gear, he quickly began a secondary career as a “Drum Doctor” in Athens, Ga. Mark Lettieri is a guitarist, composer, producer, and instructor based in Fort Worth, TX. February 7, 2018 Snarky Puppy Announce Show With Los Angeles Philharmonic Ahead Of GroundUP Music Festival This Weekend In Miami Beach, FL. He has been featured in several rock musicals over the last decade, most recently David Bowie’s, Chris grew up in Austin, TX and started playing guitar and recording songs on a 4-track Tascam around age 10. Lettieri began his work with Snarky Puppy when the band was forging its Texas roots, appearing on 2008’s. The bebop driven quartet began during the Snarky Puppy recording session for Culcha Vulcha in 2016. Despite his youth, he has set an example for the next generation of world-class musicians. Aside from Snarky Puppy, Lettieri has spent time on the road with neo-soul icon Erykah Badu, gospel singer/actress Tamela Mann, and American Idol: Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. October 17, 2017 Snarky Puppy & GroundUP Music Announce … His reach to fans and musicians of all generations is proof that he not only possesses undeniable talent, but a spirit unlike any other that excites, inspires, and encourages music fans of all ages to further explore their musical tastes and the follow him on the road he has paved for himself. Recently Bill has been co-writing with David Crosby (Crosby, Stills & Nash) on original compositions for the forthcoming David Crosby album. Second- a production team and session band for individual artists. Aside from Snarky Puppy, he also plays in fellow GroundUP groups Forq and Bokanté. Save your spot for class and check out all the classes we have available for replay here: In 2017 Mike was asked to write lyrics for the debut album of Alina Engibaryan (produced by Michael League for GroundUP Music, released 2018), marking his first engagement as a freelance writer. He has also made ten recordings as a leader or co-leader and is a featured soloist for two Sundance Festival feature film scores. Shaun is currently working with various artists and music producers on a plethora of projects, and is the owner of Shaun Martin Music, LLC (formerly Shunwun Music) - all while living his creativity. Whoever (digitally) walks away with the hardware will be very deserving of it. The band was formed by bassist and primary composer Michael League in 2003, starting inconspicuously enough as a group of college friends at the University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies program. See the setlist from Snarky Puppy at Scoot Inn in Austin, TX on Sep 12, 2015. Buy Snarky Puppy Austin tickets to the 2020 Snarky Puppy Austin tour dates and schedule. He has been a dedicated member of Snarky Puppy since the band’s inception and has written two songs for the group (Skate U, Sleeper). Hailing from London, England and resident of Manchester, Rosanna first began working with SP while managing award winning music and arts venue Band on the Wall. Most recently, Shaun unveiled his genius to us all in his first solo projects - Seven Summers and Focus. Although he listened to a range of music as a kid, by his late teens he was a dedicated jazz student. Shaun is currently working with various artists and music producers on a plethora of projects, and is the owner of Shaun Martin Music, LLC (formerly Shunwun Music) - all while living his creativity. He has also been working on an upcoming solo album, and he plays in an original acoustic guitar duo with fellow Austinite, Matt Read, that released its debut album Western Theatre last year. Hailing originally from Nagasaki, Japan, Keita Ogawa is Grammy Award winner (as Snarky puppy member) and one of the most versatile and sought-after percussionist and drummer in New York City.He started his music career on drum set at the age of 15.After performing regularly in Tokyo for several years, Keita decided to pursue his musical studies overseas. Bill is a passionate educator and continues to give clinics and masterclasses at institutions all over the world. Jay Jennings is a member of the Yamaha artist family and proudly plays Yamaha trumpets. Bassist/composer Michael League found fertile musical ground in the jazz studies program at the University of North Texas when he formed Snarky Puppy in 2003. Jennings eventually began touring with capital records artist Eli "Paperboy" Reed in 2010 and over his career has backed up some of the world's finest artists such as Aretha Franklin, Michael McDonald, David Crosby, David Bowie, Lalah Hathaway, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Lee Fields, Bobby Rush, Harry Shearer (Spinal Tap), The O'Jays, Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Billy Joel, The Four Tops, and many more. Oso Closo performed on stage in, at the Dallas Theater Center and released two albums. Shaun is widely known for his work with Kirk Franklin, and Snarky Puppy, while leaving his creative stamp on projects with musical legends Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Kim Burrell, Tasha Page Lockhart and God’s Property just to name a few. Keita can virtually play any percussion instrument and musical style with fluency and unparalleled musicality. His recent recording work includes a diverse array of artists such as David Crosby, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Adam Levine, Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Tori Kelly, Marvin Sapp, Ledisi, Eric Roberson, Lecrae, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, Xzibit, as well as numerous radio and television jingles. Oso Closo performed on stage in The Who’s Tommy at the Dallas Theater Center and released two albums. Chris is currently finishing his first solo album of all new, original music. Purchase discount tickets for Snarky Puppy Austin TX at Native of Scotland, Mike initially met Snarky Puppy during their inaugural UK/European tour whilst performing at the popular venue Stereo. When he's not on tour TJ enjoys eating tacos and hanging out with his super fine fiancé. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. He recorded and toured with them until moving to Brooklyn, NY in 2009. Official site of three-time Grammy® Award Winning jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy. Chris remained in the Dallas area for four years after college, co-leading the regionally popular rock band Oso Closo with singer/songwriter Adrian Hulet, and studying music with Bernard Wright and other members of the Dallas R&B/jazz/Gospel scene. After realizing they share a similar interest in early 1950’s west coast bebop, Jay started composing for his own band. As a trumpet player, keyboardist, and composer, Justin has developed a reputation as a multi-faceted musician who can serve an essential role to whichever artist he is contributing, both onstage and in the studio. See all about Snarky Puppy at The Parish in Austin, TX on Sep 23, 2013. Michael League - Sometimes, someone starts soloing and the song ends but the person doesn’t stop soloing and it’s fun so then you have to play the song again and then they keep soloing and it’s still fun and then you end the song again but then kinda stop. As an instrumentalist and producer, he has worked with a diverse range of artists in pop (David Crosby, Laura Mvula, Lalah Hathaway, Joe Walsh), gospel (Kirk Franklin, Walter Hawkins, Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton), jazz (Terence Blanchard, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter), and world music (Salif Keïta, Eliades Ochoa of the Buena Vista Social Club, Susana Baca, Carlos Malta, Väsen)., Snarky Puppy Austin Tickets. Aside from gigging and recording he writes sheet music for Snarky Puppy and others, and he created arrangements and sounds for the new musical Bunkerville. Addario strings and accessories, Pigtronix and MXR effects, and Fralin Blues Special pickups. Through his web-based Virtual Studio, he teaches musicians from over 20 countries. Having studied Indian, African, and Latin American traditions extensively abroad, Nate brings a unique sound palette to every musical environment. While at North Texas, Justin joined Snarky Puppy and, since then, has recorded eight albums with the group and has appeared on the majority of their numerous live recordings. “When I used to … 12:17 PREVIEW Binky (Live) 2. Third, and probably most importantly- Snarky Puppy is a group of musicians enthusiastically committed to music education and community outreach. He shares insights on balancing a music career with raising a family to over 46,000 subscribers to his popular YouTube channel. Special Guests Shovels & Rope, Snarky Puppy, Gaby Moreno Pete Holmes to Perform. He was named "Rising Star Violinist" of 2013 by Downbeat Magazine and is currently an "Artist in Residence" at Temple University.

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