Snarky Puppy with special guest Uno Mas
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
918 Granville Street
Ears-wide smiles all around as these Texas-born, Brooklyn-based Grammy winning fusion heroes blow the roof off the house! Led by bassist/composer Michael League, Snarky Puppy mixes jaw-dropping virtuosity with the giddy joy of discovery. Complex melodic patterns wrap around pulsing drums, and composed parts push into the stratosphere through spirited improvisation. With dazzling musicianship (members have contributed to the likes of Erykah Badu, Justin Timberlake, and other heavy hitters), an utterly infectious culture of discovery and musical camaraderie, and explosive live performances, their “perfect balance between improv and groove” (The Guardian) leaves ecstatic crowds wondering, “how can so many musicians fit into a pocket?!”
A Vancouver opus, Uno Mas’ music embraces a unique modern sound that is rooted in soul- jazz fusion and peppered with funk, hip-hop, reggae, drum & bass, and Latin grooves. With original guitar by Kelly Brown, bass by Dino DiNicolo and drums by Travis Nelson, these boys have one of the freshest, groove-based live acts Vancouver has to offer. After narrowly surviving a multiple roll- over highway MVA in late 2010, their passion, gratitude and connection with one another, shines through their music in every performance.