GRAMMY Winning Snarky Puppy Drop New Album ‘Sylva’ Today, #1 on iTunes Jazz Chart, “The Clearing” Video + Tour

GRAMMY Winning Collective Snarky Puppy’s
New Album SYLVA Debuted At #1 on iTunes Jazz Chart!

Released Today on Impulse!/Universal Music Classics

WATCH: “The Clearing” Video Out Now

National Tour Includes Newport Jazz Fest, DC Jazz Fest,
Watermark in NYC & Other Major Jazz Festivals

“Bouncing between New York, Texas and everywhere in between, the jazz collective Snarky Puppy has been steadily gaining acclaim over the last decade.”
The New York Times

“Kinetic, young, and clever without sacrificing craft, Snarky Puppy continues to instill hope in the future of instrumental music.”

“dense and imaginative”
Minneapolis Journal Sentinel

“Brooklyn’s Snarky Puppy jazz-funk collective have become one of modern music’s bright lights.”
All Music

“Sylva is an evolution of their already expansive sound, a natural next step for an exceptional group as it grows into new realms of creativity.”
Stanford Daily

Photo Credit: Christian Thomas Hynes

Snarky Puppy is the prolific instrumental collective led by bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Debuting at #1 on the iTunes Jazz Chart, the band is thrilled to release Sylva today, their first major label album for which they collaborated with the acclaimed Metropole Orkest (Elvis Costello, Tori Amos and John Scofield) from Holland.

Revered for their live show, the album was recorded and filmed live in its entirety. The album is physically bundled with a DVD “Making Of” documentary that features performances of all six songs with the Metropole Orkest. In celebration of the album’s release today fans can watch “The Clearing” live video HERE.

Sylva is a dreamlike cinema-concept-album dedicated to the forest. In the words of Michael League, the forest is “at one and the same time innocent, frightening, inspiring, impenetrable, fragile, stoical, a revelation, a shelter, a labyrinth, a temple, a tomb, a sanctuary, a parliament and a prison.” Each of the six ‘movements’ of this suite is about a different forest that League has encountered, from the languishing forest swamps of Louisiana to the towering Redwood Forest, to the gothic fairytale forests of children’s dreams.

Formed in Denton, Texas in 2004. Snarky Puppy’s 11-year “do-it-yourself” career is wildly impressive and admirable. The band scored a Grammy Award in 2014 for Best R&B Performance, and their last album We Like It Here, debuted at #1 on the iTunes Jazz chart where it continues to linger a year after its release.

U.S. Tour Dates

6/10 – 6/13: San Francisco, CA @ SFJazz
6/14: Los Angeles, CA  @ Playboy Jazz Festival
6/15: Washington, DC @ DC Jazz Fest at The Hamilton
6/16: Washington, DC @ DC Jazz Fest at The Hamilton
6/17: Roanoke, VA  @ Jefferson Center
6/18: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
6/19: Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers at the Brown’s Island
6/20: Newport News, VA @ Ferguson Center for the Arts
6/21: Vancouver, BC @ Vancouver International Jazz Festival
6/22: Victoria, BC @ Victoria Jazz Festival
6/23: Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/24: Chicago, IL @ City Winery
6/25: Chicago, IL @ Millennium Park Music Series in Millennium Park
6/26: Toronto, ON @ Toronto Jazz Festival
6/27: Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Jazz Festival
6/28: Saratoga, NY @ Saratoga Jazz Fest
6/30: Montreal, QC @ Montreal Jazz Festival
7/31: Newport, RI @ Newport Jazz Festival
8/1: New York, NY @ Watermark
9/6: High Point, NC @ The John Coltrane International Jazz & Blues Festival
9/18: Evergreen, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater
9/20: Monterey, CA @ Monterey Jazz Festival
9/24: Los Angeles, CA @ Royce Hall (UCLA)
11/20: Cheney, WA @ Eastern Washington University Jazz Dialogue Festival
11/21: Portland, OR @ Roseland
11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neptune


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