Snarky Puppy's latest CD/DVD "Family Dinner, Volume 1" is a live concert that took place at The Jefferson Center in Roanoke, Virginia. Eight singers were asked to be a part of it - Lalah Hathaway, Shayna Steele, Magda Giannikou, N'Dambi, Chantae Cann, Tony Scherr and myself. Bandleader Michael League and Snarky Puppy re-created new arrangements of our original compositions, pressed record and the rest was magic.
The album just won the 2014 Grammy for Best R&B Performance for Lalah Hathaway's "Something"! It's absolutely stunning. Two of my songs were featured as well: "He Got Away" from my Verve record "Hooked!" and one of my newer songs "Too Hot To Last" which was written by Michael League and myself. "Too Hot To Last" will also be featured on my next solo 2014 release (yes, I am working on a new record, people!).
I've collaborated a lot over the past few years with Snarky Puppy, who are total family to me - touring, writing and recording so watching this record come together was one of the most musically fulfilling weeks of my life. Aaaand the best part about the record that all proceeds will go to Music Lab, children's music program created by The Jefferson Center. Check out the videos for "Too Hot To Last" and "He Got Away". Viva Pups.
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2.22.14 — Geba
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2.27.14 — Festival Vina Del Mar, Chile