Snarky Puppy

With the release of their live, 2-disc album/DVD "Tell Your Friends" (Ropeadope Records), Snarky Puppy has gone from an underground secret to one of the most internationally respected names in instrumental music.

The 3-time Dallas Observer Music Award winning group ("Best Jazz Act" 2008, 2009, 2010) has, over the last four years of touring, gained a reputation for putting on a live show unparalleled in energy, virtuosity, and musicianship. They seamlessly fuse a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that is able to reach the most critical- or most carefree- audience.

It is, in its physical makeup, a group of musicians from two different cultures and traditions- jazz and rock kids from white America, and gospel/R&B kids from black America. This convergence, which occurred while the band was in its adolescence at the University of North Texas, has naturally established a series of combinations and a system of balance that instantly draws listeners to the music- raw funk and sensitive dynamics, relentless pocket and lyrical melodicism, lush harmony and soulful simplicity, and most importantly, a delicate mixture of composition and improvisation.

Bukuru Celestin

Bukuru Celestin is originally from Burundi Africa and moved to the United States in 2008. Bukuru writes, records and performs gospel music in the Afrobeat style. He is often joined by his sisters, Furaha, Elvanie, and Ephrasie who sing background vocals on many of Bukuru’s recordings and live performances. Jefferson Center’s Music Lab and Bukuru Celestin have just released Amkeni on GroundUP, an EP with the jazz/funk group Snarky Puppy.

Magda Giannikou: accordion, voice
Petros Klampanis: double bass, voice
Ignacio Hernadez: guitar, voice
Mika Mimura: vibes, voice
Marcelo Woloski: percussion, voice
Engin Kaan Gunaydin: drums, voice
Chris Bullock: woodwinds, voice
Mike Maher: trumpet, voice

$18.00 - $20.00

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Snarky Puppy with Bukuru Celestin, Banda Magda

Saturday, September 28 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at World Cafe Live Philadelphia