Grammy Award-winning Snarky Puppy to Give Free Workshop Performance for Southern Miss Students


This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi

Snarky Puppy, a Grammy Award-winning jazz/funk/world music fusion band is providing a free  educational workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 2–4 p.m., at Brewsky's on West Fourth Street in Hattiesburg.  

As Dr. Mark Waymire, assistant professor of music education at The University of Southern Mississippi, points out: "We have some personal connections to a few members of the band that aided our efforts for setting up this workshop. Their recent Grammy Award was no surprise to the many followers of their unique and infectious style of music."

The band will be performing some of their music and also providing a question and answer session to all those in attendance.

Meghan Sheehy, a doctoral music education student offers, "They are down to earth and connected to the importance of not only music making and performance, but also to education. They are into the promotion of young performers and those in the many areas of study that overlap with the many aspects of making something like Snarky Puppy work on an international scale." 

In addition to the great experience for Southern Miss music students, the workshop will be of great interest to all members of the Southern Miss community.

The band's leader, Michael League states, "The chance to do more for communities than just perform our concerts is something we have embraced in the many countries in which we have performed. It is so important for the promotion of creativity through music."

Due to limited space, the following policies will be in effect:

  • Southern Miss music students, faculty, and staff may pick up one ticket February 19 – 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the School of Music Student Services Office (MPAC 112).
  • Southern Miss College of Arts and Letters students, faculty, and staff may pick up ONE ticket February 20-22, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the School of Music Student Services Office (MPAC 112).
  • This ticket plus a valid Southern Miss I.D .will allow entrance to Brewsky's at 1 p.m.
  • All other Southern Miss students, faculty, and staff may enter with their Southern Miss I.D. at 1:30 p.m. as space allows. No Ticket needed.
  • At 1:45, general admission as space allows. No ticket or I.D.

The concert is presented by the College of Arts and Letters, the School of Music and the Southern Miss Student Chapter of the National Association for Music Education. For more information, please contact Dr. Mark Waymire at 601.266.6324.