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Led by Composer and Bandleader, Michael League, Snarky Puppy Is Not a Performance to Miss

Fusion-influenced, genre-bending group Snarky Puppy brings its brand of exploratory jazz, funk and rock to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre stage on Tuesday, June 11th!

The concert is part of the 2018-2019 Kauffman Center Presents series. Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation, Snarky Puppy has been praised for being “big, rich and funky” by NPR Music.

Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, Snarky Puppy started as a group of college friends from the University of North Texas jazz studies program. Three years later, it was a serendipitous intersection with the Dallas gospel and R&B community that transformed the music into something funkier, more direct and more visceral. That’s when the group absorbed musicians like Robert “Sput” Searight, Shaun Martin and Bobby Sparks, and were heavily influenced by legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright.

The band features a wide-ranging collection of more than 30 musicians known as “The Fam,” centered around bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League. Each live performance highlights a rotating cast of about a dozen musicians, ensuring every show is different. The group has earned GRAMMY Awards for Best R&B Performance (2014) and Best Contemporary Instrumental Album (2016, 2017).

Tickets are $35.50-$85.50 and can be purchased online at https://tickets.kauffmancenter.org. This is truly a concert that you don’t want to miss!

Even though Savannah West Apartments in Kansas City, Missouri provides you with all of the comfort, convenience, and entertainment you could possibly desire, we encourage our residents to venture outside of our apartment community and explore all that the city has to offer!

Event Time/Date:
Tuesday, June 11, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

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