R&R | Telluride Jazz Festival Announces Lineup Addition With Grammy Winners Snarky Puppy
by Adam Smith
Jan 29, 2014 | 1857 views | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print


The Telluride Jazz Festival announced that Snarky Puppy will join the lineup for the 38th anniversary of the event set to take place on August 1-3, 2014 in Town Park, Telluride, Colorado. 
 
The buzzing 10 piece Funk/Jazz ensemble has been building momentum that peaked two nights ago when they were awarded the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for the live recording "Something" featuring vocalist Lalah Hathaway.

The once Texan, now New York-based, quasi-collective has gone from the best-kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Although still "underground" in many respects, the band has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, Guardian, and Boston Herald, and has performed at some of the best venues and festivals in Asia, Europe, Australia, and North America.
 
The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and maintains a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom. Over the course of 2013, Snarky Puppy gave almost 200 performances and workshops on four continents, including North Sea Jazz, Monterey Jazz Festival, Jazz á Vienne, Blue Note Tokyo, and the Melbourne International Jazz Festival. 

Snarky Puppy joins the previously announced lineup of Lettuce, Grupo Fantasma, Monty Alexander, Nigel Hall Band, Poncho Sanchez, Jon Cleary, Red Baraat, Crescent Super Band and more.   


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