LAB Music Education proudly presents: 90' live with Michael League (Snarky Puppy)

Friday, March 20, 2020 - 19:00

LAB Music Education proudly presents:
90' live with Michael League (Snarky Puppy)

Ένα από τα πιο πολυαναμενόμενα γεγονότα για τους μουσικούς και μουσικόφιλους της χώρας, ήταν αναμφισβήτητα οι συναυλίες των Snarky Puppy τον Απρίλιο στο υπέροχο Gazarte.
Δυστυχώς λόγω των πρωτόγνωρων συνθηκών στις οποίες ζούμε, θα χρειαστεί να κάνουμε λίγη ακόμα υπομονή για να τους απολαύσουμε από κοντά.
Είναι όμως μεγάλη μας χαρά και τιμή , το ότι θα μπορέσουμε να έχουμε 'κοντά' μας τον άνθρωπο που ηγείται αυτής της απίθανης κολλεκτίβας μουσικών και που, μόλις στα 35 του χρόνια, έχει στην κατοχή του 3 βραβεία Grammy (Best R&B Performance in 2014, Best Contemporary Instrumental Album in 2016 και 2017).
Ο πολυσχιδής Νεοϋορκέζος band leader των Snarky Puppy και των Bokanté, συνιδιοκτήτης των Atlantic Sound Studios, ιδρυτής της δισκογραφικής εταιρείας GroundUP Music και εμπνευστής του GroundUp Music Festival, θα βρίσκεται για 90 λεπτά στον 'αέρα' μέσω ενός facebook live,που θα φιλοξενηθεί στη σελίδα του LAB Music Education.
Ετοιμάστε λοιπόν τις ερωτήσεις σας και συντονιστείτε αυτή την Παρασκευή στις 7μμ στη σελίδα μας.

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Michael League (Michael League Plays Music)
Bass, Composer, Bandleader
Michael League is a 3-time Grammy Award-winning musician based out of Brooklyn, New York. He is the creator and bandleader of instrumental music ensemble Snarky Puppy and world music group Bokanté, co-owner of Atlantic Sound Studios, and founder of the record label and music curation source GroundUP Music.

Michael attended the University of North Texas' jazz studies program for 4 years, then moved to nearby Dallas for another 3 years, where he worked with some of the most influential figures in modern gospel, R&B, and soul music, and was mentored by legendary keyboardist Bernard Wright (Miles Davis, Chaka Khan) before moving to Brooklyn, New York, in 2009, where he currently resides. As an instrumentalist and producer, he has worked with a diverse range of artists in pop (David Crosby, Laura Mvula, Lalah Hathaway, Joe Walsh), gospel (Kirk Franklin, Walter Hawkins, Marvin Sapp, Israel Houghton), jazz (Terence Blanchard, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, Wayne Krantz, Chris Potter), and world music (Salif Keïta, Eliades Ochoa of the Buena Vista Social Club, Susana Baca, Carlos Malta, Väsen).

In 2016, he started the band Bokanté. Blending influence from blues, rock, Caribbean, and West African styles, the group includes an all-star cast of musicians from 4 different continents. Bokanté spent 2017 touring around the world in support of their debut album, Strange Circles. Their second album, a collaboration with the Grammy-winning Metropole Orkest under the baton of Jules Buckley, What Heat, was released in fall of 2018.

GroundUP Music, formed in 2011, has moved from independent record label (home to albums from David Crosby, Charlie Hunter, Becca Stevens, Cory Henry, Banda Magda, and many more) to live event curation, launching the annual GroundUP Music Festival in 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. It has played host to artists like Béla Fleck, Esperanza Spalding, The Wood Brothers, Robert Glasper, Concha Buika, Terence Blanchard, Joshua Redman, Jacob Collier, Chris Thile, Knower, and Pedrito Martinez, among others.

Michael is passionately committed to music education and outreach, having given clinics and masterclasses at over 200 schools around the world. He is active as a guest speaker in international music business panels and works regularly with non-profit organizations in an effort to better serve the community at large through the arts.