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We Like It Here is Back!

We know this has been the topic of conversation for a while now. We recently repressed a limited edition of vinyl (with a free digital download of the OnDemand film and MP3's) for our record We Like It Here. As of today, it is now available for pre-order in our North American and European store. We also just put the feature film with bonus features up on Vimeo, so you can rent or buy it digitally in high definition. In addition to this, we have also redelivered We Like It Here to all streaming and digital platforms, including Spotify and Apple Music. While we still feel that the streaming model is not yet compensating artists fairly, the bottom line is that we care more about reaching our listeners than selling records. This ultimately affects what kind of records we can make and how often we make them, but I think it's worth it at this moment in time. That said, we are at a point in our career (after almost a decade and a half of music making) in which we can carry on without selling albums the way we used to. We actually make money on tour. We sell merch. We sell sheet music. Though we do feel the hit of loss of album sales, we're fine with our alternative revenue streams and we can survive. Many artists- many artists you LOVE- can not. So, for those of you with the desire and means to support artists, I humbly encourage that you buy their music. Physical, direct digital download (which you can now import into streamers like Spotify)... anything helps. You wouldn't believe how many incredible musicians I have spoken with over the last few months who are desperate about their situations right now. Thinking about quitting. Living on friends' couches. These are artists you know, and who you probably think are doing well for themselves. But of course they will never show this side- their struggles, their deep internal battles, their disappointments- on social media. So please, use streaming to discover artists. Then go the extra (very easy) step and help them make more beautiful music by buying it. Thank you for reading.


US: https://store.snarkypuppy.com/products/we-like-it-here-vinyl-lp

EUROPE: https://storeeurope.snarkypuppy.com/products/we-like-it-here-vinyl-lp

Feature Film: https://vimeo.com/246043234





Snarky Puppy Hits Carnegie Hall

We're so happy to announce that we'll be performing at Carnegie Hall for the very first time, joined by four very good friends of ours. As music is such a powerful force in bringing about change, we've decided to celebrate the songs of those who spoke out against the injustices of their times. Our good friends Laura MvulaChris ThileFatoumata Diawara, and David Crosby will be there with us. We hope you will, too.

Tickets: http://bit.ly/SnarkyCarnegie


82nd Annual Downbeat Readers Poll

Thank you to everyone who voted for us in this year's Downbeat Awards! It means so much to us to know that our music has a home in your ears. We have lots more to come- we'll be recording a whole batch of new music for our next album in March. And big thanks to DownBeat Magazine for continuing to support jazz for so many years! We're all in it together.

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/marsalis-krall-corea-among-readers-poll-winners


PRD Mais Added To Our South American Tour

New Ground Up Artist PRD Mais has been added to our South American Tour!

In addition, our 12/16 and 12/18 shows have sold out.


Don't miss your chance to get tickets for this!

Infos and tickets HERE


Snarky Puppy's 2018 North American Tour!

North America, it’s been a little while! We’re happy to announce that we’ll be back! 


After the Second Annual GroundUP Music Festival, we’ll be on the road for a few weeks hitting cities all around the United States including Nashville, Portland, Seattle, Boulder, Denver and Los Angeles. The tour starts with 2 nights at in Atlanta and concludes with 4 nights at SF Jazz in San Francisco. 


We will be joined by fellow GroundUP artists including Forq, Banda Magda, Sirintip, and Alina Engibaryan


Buy Tickets here: www.snarkypuppy.com/tour





Video

360˚ at The Ritz in Manchester

Use Google Chrome to watch this concert with a 360˚ view.

Shofukan - With Metropole Orkest

Metropole Orkest joins the pups once again for this performance of Shofukan, at North Sea Jazz on July 8, 2016.

"I Asked" featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen (FD2)

written by Becca Stevens, produced by Michael League, arranged by Michael League & Snarky Puppy, recorded and filmed at Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2015.

Album Streams

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    Tarova

    3:39
  • 2

    Semente

    7:11
  • 3

    GEMINI

    5:15
  • 4

    Grown Folks

    7:57
  • 5

    Beep Box

    4:01
  • 6

    8:53
  • 7

    The Simple Life

    4:01
  • 8

    Palermo

    6:37
  • 9

    The Big Ugly

    9:09
  • (Select a track)
  • 1

    I Asked (featuring Becca Stevens & Väsen)

    6:54
  • 2

    Molino Molero (featuring Susana Baca & Charlie Hunter)

    5:30
  • 3

    Liquid Love (featuring Chris Turner)

    6:36
  • 4

    Soro (Afriki) (featuring Salif Keita, Carlos Malta, & Bernardo Aguiar)

    8:17
  • 5

    Sing to the Moon (featuring Laura Mvula & Michelle Willis)

    5:51
  • 6

    Don't You Know (featuring Jacob Collier & Big Ed Lee)

    10:44
  • 7

    I Remember (featuring Knower & Jeff Coffin)

    6:34
  • 8

    Somebody Home (featuring David Crosby)

    6:30
  • (Select a track)
  • 1

    Sintra

    3:32
  • 2

    Flight

    6:03
  • 3

    Atchfalaya

    6:04
  • 4

    The Curtain

    15:09
  • 5

    Gretel

    4:21
  • 6

    The Clearing

    19:23
  • (Select a track)

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Featured Items

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About

Brooklyn, NYC.

Jazz + Funk + World + Soul + Pop

Snarky Puppy is truly a different kind of musical animal.

The once Texan, now New York-based quasi-collective Snarky Puppy 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 earned its first Grammy Award in early 2014 (for Best R&B Performance) and has earned high praise from critical stalwarts like the BBC, Village Voice, The Guardian, New York Times, and Washington Post, as well as the world’s most respected musicians, from Pat Metheny to Prince. Their most recent album, a collaboration with the Dutch large ensemble Metropole Orkest called Sylva, topped Billboard Jazz, Billboard Contemporary Jazz, Billboard Heatseeker, and iTunes Jazz charts. The band has always used live performance as its chief form of evangelism, and over the last 8 years has maintained a more intense tour schedule than almost any band in the idiom with over 1,200 performances.

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