Snarky Puppy Second GRAMMY Win Followed By #1 Chart Debut For 'Family Dinner Volume Two'

Snarky Puppy Second GRAMMY Win Followed By #1 Chart Debut For Acclaimed New Album Family Dinner Volume Two Released February 12 on GroundUP/Universal Music Classics
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Snarky Puppy continue their banner 2016. Last week, the Brooklyn collective won their 2nd GRAMMY for their 2015 album Sylva with Metropole Orkest. Today, the band’s latest album Family Dinner Volume Two debuts at #1 on Billboard’s Jazz and Contemporary Jazz album charts and #4 on the Heatseeker chart. Recorded live in front of an audience in New Orleans, Family Dinner Volume Two features collaborations with David Crosby, Susana Baca, Salif Keita, Laura Mvula and Becca Stevens among others. Family Dinner Volume Two was released via Snarky Puppy’s own GroundUP Music label in a unique partnership with Universal Music Classics.

After a string of South American dates, Snarky Puppy’s world tour will bring them to Austin, TX for SXSW. They will headline a GroundUP Music showcase at Cedar Street Courtyard on March 19 that will also feature GroundUP artists Cory Henry, Bill Laurance and Michelle Willis. Snarky Puppy will then kick off the North American leg of their 2016 world tour with a performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest.

Here’s what we’ve been hearing about Snarky Puppy and Family Dinner Volume Two:

“A barnstorming, groove-centric instrumental act with a rabid fan base and a blithely unplaceable style. And if the name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably just a matter of time.”
-New York Times

“One of the more versatile groups on the planet right now.”
-Rolling Stone

“Sounds like one spotless collection of intricate musics performed by just one very skilled, albeit extended, band.”
-Yahoo Music

“[‘Liquid Love’] commences with a bloom of strut-worthy frequencies, dissolving into a creeping Dilla-esque vamp with Turner’s voice stretching out and guiding the way through and through.”

“This second helping is a culmination of diverse musicians, from electronic music duo KNOWER to 74-year-old rock'n'roller David Crosby, bringing out each other's strengths.”
-Cool Hunting

Current confirmed Snarky Puppy 2016 world tour dates below, more dates to be confirmed.

Snarky Puppy 2016 World Tour Dates
March 5 – Live Oak, FL - Aura Jazz Fest
March 7 - Mexico City, Mexico - Lunario
March 9 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - Luna Park
March 10 - Montevideo, Uruguay - Teatro Solis
March 11 - Santiago, Chile - Teatro La Cupula
March 19 – Austin, TX – Cedar Street Courtyard (GroundUP Music SXSW showcase)
April 28 – New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest
April 29 – Reno, NV - Reno Jazz Festival
April 30 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
May 2 - Bethesda, MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz
May 3 – Jamaica, NY - Milton G Bassin PAC
May 4 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
May 5 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre
May 6 - Potsdam, NY – SUNY Potsdam
May 7 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
May 8 - Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Library Music Hall
May 9 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 12 - Covington, KY - Madison Theater
May 13 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
May 14 - Chicago, IL - The Concord Music Hall
May 17 - Nashville, TN - City Winery
May 18 - Memphis, TN - Minglewood
May 19 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
May 20 - Austin, TX - Scoot Inn
May 24 – Denver, CO - Ogden
May 25 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
May 26 – Atlanta, GA - Georgia Theatre
July 8 – Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Fest
July 9 – Barcelona, Spain - Cruilla Festival
July 10 – Belgium – Liege Les Ardentes
July 11 – Vienna, Austria, Jazz Fest Wien
July 13 – Sete, France - Jazz a Sete
July 15 – Pori, Finland – Pori Jazz Festival
July 22 – San Sebastian, Spain - San Sebastian Festival
July 23 – Valletta, Malta - Malta Jazz Festival
July 24 – Bari, Italy - Locus Festival
July 25 – Florence, Italy, Estate Fiesolana Vivere Jazz Festival
July 26 – Marseille, France - Marseille Jazz Festival
July 28 – Vannes, France - Jazz a Vannes
July 31 – Marciac, France - Marciac Jazz Fest


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WHETHER YOUR FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH SNARKY Puppy is via the web, disc, or live, it’s difficult not to be impressed: a dozen musicians delivering mind-opening, groove-rooted instrumental music, tastefully arranged and played, and enthusiastically communicated.