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Snarky Puppy Ready Immigrance North American Tour Part Two
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Ready Immigrance North American Tour Part Two

Snarky Puppy is about to embark on a month of U.S. tour dates in support of their latest album, “Immigrance.” This will be the second leg of the tour for Michael League and the crew.

Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: Doesn’t Seem So Real
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Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: Doesn’t Seem So Real

Keyboardist/vocalist Alina Engibaryan released “We Are” in February 2018. The band, which includes Michael League on bass, Chris Potter on sax, and Kendrick Scott on drums just released the video for the track, “Doesn’t Seem So Real.”

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”
New Albums

Snarky Puppy Releases Groove-Oriented Album, “Immigrance”

Snarky Puppy has returned with a new studio album called “Immigrance.” The new record lets the 19 band members let loose in places, but bassist and bandleader Michael League says their focus this time around was on the groove.

Snarky Puppy Adds to 2019 Tour, Releases New Single
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Adds to 2019 Tour, Releases New Single

Snarky Puppy is ramping it up for 2019. They have a new album, “Immigrance,” coming on March 15th. They’ve just released a new video for the single, and they’ve also announced a tour to support the record.

Snarky Puppy: Bad Kids to the Back
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Snarky Puppy: Bad Kids to the Back

Snarky Puppy returns with the second single from their upcoming new album, “Immigrance,” which drops worldwide on March 15th. This track is “Bad Kids To The Back,” and it is an extra funky one by Michael League and the band.

Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Snarky Puppy Announces 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Michael League and the Grammy-winning ensemble Snarky Puppy have announced their first tour dates of 2019 with an extensive U.S. leg in May and June. The announcement was made on Facebook, which also alluded to a new album that will be released in March. “We can’t wait to get these new tunes into your ears,” the band wrote. League and...

Snarky Puppy: Grown Folks (Live)
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Snarky Puppy: Grown Folks (Live)

Here’s a great clip of Snarky Puppy performing “Grown Folks” live at Festival Django Reinhardt this year. Michael League lays down a funky line to kick off the song, and throughout.

Bokanté: Fanm
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Bokanté: Fanm

Bokanté’s sophomore album What Heat is coming later this month, which features the band teaming up with the Metropole Orkest. They just shared the second single, entitled “Fanm.” On this track, Michael League stays busy with acoustic guitar, bass, daf, oud, and vocals – contributing to the song’s rich tapestry. looks to be another stellar release by the group. We’re...

Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: The New You (Live at The Jazz Standard)
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Alina Engibaryan with Michael League: The New You (Live at The Jazz Standard)

Back in June, Alina Engibaryan performed at the Jazz Standard in New York. The pianist/vocalist had quite a backing band too, including Michael League, who played bass and Moog and offered up some background vocals. This is their performance of “The New You” from Alina’s album .

Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove
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Marcus Miller and Michael League: How to Develop a Groove

Here’s a great clip from North Sea Jazz a few days ago with Marcus Miller and Michael League. The focus of this video is in response to the host’s question, “how do you develop a groove?” Michael immediately pushed the question over to Marcus, who decided it was better to show than tell. Then the two got into a great...