Snarky Puppy

New Music: Culcha Vulcha By Snarky Puppy

May 20, 2016

Anyone who has experienced Snarky Puppy in concert this year already knows a new record has dropped.  During their recent shows, they have debuted several cuts off their latest album, Culcha Vulcha.   It's hard to believe it's their eleventh album already. This one actually marks their first studio record in eight years; and, was recorded in El Paso, TX and Brooklyn, NY.

Snarky Puppy, fresh from winning the  GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Instrumental for the Silva EP, is out with Family Dinner Volume Two, a long live set that includes guests as diverse as Salif Keita and David Crosby.  They also work out with New Orleans musicians including Terrence Blanchard, Ivan Neville and Jason Marsalis, among others. This music also exists as a documentary film of the performances by the same name.

NPR Music

Dallas, Texas' own Snarky Puppy continues to garner Grammy Awards and accolades, playing a series of shows and collaborating with artists as interesting and diverse as Metropole Orkest and David Crosby. Before they head to Atlanta to play the Tabernacle April 30, they will be featured this weekend on NPR's Jazz Night In America, hosted by Christian McBride. Jazz Night In America airs Sunday nights at 7pm on WCLK. The performance on the show features the band live at the home venue, The Door in Dallas.

Texas-born keyboardist, producer, and arranger Shaun Martin has spent many fruitful years playing with Kirk Franklin's God's Property, Erykah Badu, and Snarky Puppy. and now he's taking the spotlight with his solo release, 7 Summers. As a product of the fertile musical ground which is the Dallas music scene, Martin has turned into one of the most in demand musicians in popular music. Fresh from playing on BET's Sundays Best in Atlanta, he joined me in our WCLK studios to talk about his legacy, how fear can paralyze musicians and being in Johannesburg when Nelson Mandela passed away.

Jazzette - October Issue Nine v. Six

Oct 18, 2013

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