Snarky Puppy

Presented/Guest
Roosevelt Collier
Date
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Time/Doors
DOORS 7 | SHOW 8
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Displaying a rare and delicate mixture of sophisticated composition, harmony and improvisation. Fusion-influenced genre-bending Snarky Puppy make exploratory jazz, funk and rock.

Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004, Snarky Puppy feature a wide ranging group of over 30 musicians affectionately known as "The Fam" centered around bassist, composer and bandleader Michael League. Each live performance features a selection of 8-12 musicians from the rotating cast, insuring that each show is different not only due to ever-changing set lists but also because of the various permutations of musicians

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Soft spoken by nature, South Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the pedal steel guitar. Brought up in the "sacred steel" tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins as a founding member of The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances gospel.

On the touring circuit Roosevelt he is a regular "Artist at Large," performing alongside many of music's most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, Tedeschi-Trucks, Los Lobos , the Del McCoury Band and countless others. In 2017, Roosevelt debuted his new project Bokanté - a "World Music All-Star Band" created by Snarky Puppy founder Michael League and featuring the vocals of Malika Tirolien. As a bandleader, Roosevelt leads his world famous "get-downs" featuring a mixture of "superstars and church folk", his own "Jimi Hendrix Experiment"-style all-star trio, andin 2018 will release the long-awaited Roosevelt Collier debut record, featuring an incredible mixture of blues, gospel, rock, and funk all rolled up by producer and bandmate Michael League released on the GroundUP Music label.