Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA – January 31st, 2017

Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy

Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy

Darla

Tue · January 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia

$12 ADV - $15 DOS + Fees

Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy
Bill Laurance of Snarky Puppy
Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Bill has released four albums to date as a leader and has traveled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects including his quartet, project, duo and as a solo pianist.

Bill is a two time Grammy winning artist and in 2015, he won the Breakthrough award at the JazzFM Awards, and has been nominated this year as a MOBO Best jazz act.

On his own, Laurance, a professional musician since the age of 14 has performed with an array of musical talents, including Morcheeba, David Crosby, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Musiq Soul Child, the Metropole Orchestra and of course is known the world over as a founding member of the phenomenon that is Snarky Puppy.

Bill’s latest studio album is Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos. With flavors of dance music and African percussion, it combines deep world grooves with Laurance’s signature genre-bending exploration.

Nov 2016 saw the release of the much anticipated live CD/DVD “Live at the Union Chapel” recorded at the iconic London venue in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd.
Darla
Darla
Darla is an 8-piece progressive funk group from Philadelphia. Self-described ‘basement blender funk,’ the band’s sound is a melding of its raw origin in the Philly basement scene and keen compositional focus on feeling the groove. At its core, the Darla sound is driven by a powerful horn section that wields a lyrical and catchy sense of phrasing. Their efforts are matched by a jarring and methodical rhythm section that has been described as ‘Steely Dan with Dave Grohl on drums.'


Since forming in 2014, Darla has shared the stage with the likes of Snarky Puppy, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, George Porter Jr. (of The Meters), Kamasi Washington, and Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles. They have released five EPs to date, including their most recent effort Darla Comes Alive Vol. 2, and plan to release a sixth before the year is out. Darla is ready to share their funk across the eastern seaboard with shows & festival appearances lined up for the rest of 2016.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/