#GRADOJAZZ by Udin&Jazz
#SNARKYPUPPY TOUR 2019 & NEW ALBUM: #IMMIGRANCE
July 11, 2019 9.30 pm / 11 luglio 2019 ore 21.30
Grado (GO) Italy, Parco delle Rose
Tickets available: Ticketone / Vivaticket / Eventim / Oeticket– prevendite attive su Ticketone, Vivaticket, Eventim e Oeticket
“Maybe you didn’t notice, but this is Snarky Puppy’s world, and the rest of us only live in it.” – The New York Times
Sensazionale anteprima per Udin&Jazz 2019 che si trasferisce nella splendida Grado, l’isola del sole, dal 1 all’11 luglio!
E proprio l’11 luglio, il concerto di chiusura del Festival Internazionale, che ha portato e continua a portare i più grandi nomi della musica jazz in Friuli Venezia Giulia da ben ventinove anni, si preannuncia come uno degli eventi clou dell’estate.
Arrivano a Grado gli straordinari Snarky Puppy, tra le band più acclamate in tutto il mondo, con date sold-out ovunque!
Formatosi a Denton, Texas, nel 2004, Snarky Puppy è un collettivo di oltre 30 musicisti chiamati affettuosamente “The Fam”, che ruotano attorno al bassista, compositore e leader della band Michael League.
La musica degli Snarky Puppy è una miscela rara e delicata di composizione sofisticata, armonia e improvvisazione.
Gli Snarky Puppy sono senza dubbio tra i gruppi più influenti nel genere Fusion, instancabili creatori di jazz esplorativo, funk, R&B e rock.
La band più straordinaria di questo decennio, finalmente nella nostra regione per un concerto irrinunciabile, in esclusiva per il Nord-Est!
The last four years have brought dramatic changes for Snarky Puppy.
After a decade of relentless touring and recording in all but complete obscurity, the Texas-bred/New York-based quasi-collective suddenly found itself held up by the press and public as one of the major figures in the jazz world. But as the category names for all three of the band’s Grammy® awards would indicate (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017), Snarky Puppy isn’t exactly a jazz band. It’s not a fusion band, and it’s definitely not a jam band. It’s probably best to take Nate Chinen of the New York Times’ advice, as stated in an online discussion about the group, to “take them for what they are, rather than judge them for what they’re not.”
Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 30 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. 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 band was formed by bassist and primary composer Michael League in 2004, starting inconspicuously enough as a group of college friends at the University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies program. Three years later, a serendipitous intersection with the Dallas gospel and R&B community in Dallas transformed the music into something funkier, more direct, and more visceral. It was at this time that the group absorbed musicians like Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Shaun Martin (keyboards), and Bobby Sparks (keyboards), and were heavily influenced by legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright (Miles Davis, Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller).