901 Wharf St SW
Snarky Puppy is one of jazz’s latest crossover sensations, making music with a rock ‘n’ roll mordancy and a neo-soul lag.
Opening for Snarky Puppy is José James. He could be a vastly respected straight-ahead jazz singer, if he chose that route. To some listeners, this is an important measure. But as his small catalog of records indicates, James wants to know about the mystery and undefined romance that unify slow-burning soul, left-field hip-hop, and modern jazz. There’s Marvin Gaye, Maxwell, Gil Scott-Heron and Nina Simone in his singing.