For a long time, this American group was a well-kept secret in underground jazz. But since the release of their live CD/DVD GroundUp (2012) it is out in the open. Snarky Puppy is one of the most promising groups in instrumental fusion jazz. Based around bassist and bandleader Michael League, the band features a collective of about forty rotating members and is somewhere between a garage band and a collective. Snarky Puppy experiments with many styles, in which raw funk, deep soul and blues are the main ingredients. This year, they received a Grammy for their album Sylva with the Dutch Metropole Orkest.