Snarky Puppy Announces 2018 U.S. Tour Ahead Of Next Album Recording

first_imgSnarky Puppy have announced that they will be hitting the road for a U.S. tour in 2018 ahead of recording a new album! Before the three-time Grammy Award-winning group heads out on the official tour, they will play Carnegie Hall on January 25th in New York City, a show billed as “Snarky Puppy with David Crosby and friends.” After that, the band will host the 2nd annual GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, FL February 9-11, 2018. The festival will feature a special set from Snarky each day along with performances from an eclectic list of international superstars including: The Wood Brothers; The Flecktones Trio feat. Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten and Futureman; Robert Glasper; Lionel Loueke; Joshua Redman; Buena Vista Social Club great Eliades Ochoa and many others. From there, the official U.S. tour kicks off with a two-night run at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, and ends with a four-night run at SFJAZZ in San Francisco, CA. For a select number of dates, Snarky Puppy will be joined by Alina Engibaryan, Sirintip, and Banda Magda for support slots. This tour will all take place “leading up to [Snarky Puppy’s] next album recording,” according to the band’s Facebook post. Tickets for Snarky Puppy’s U.S. tour go on-sale this Friday here.GroundUP Music Festival Announces Snarky Puppy, Béla Fleck, Victor Wooten, Robert Glasper & MoreSnarky Puppy is nearing the end of their most successful year yet, capping off 2017 with a South American tour that will land them in five continents this year. With plenty to celebrate, the band’s highlights this year include their headlining set at Newport Jazz Festival, playing with the L.A. Philharmonic at Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, playing with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and a sold-out show at the 5,000 capacity Brixton O2 Academy in London. Needless to say, we’re excited to have Snarky Puppy back on U.S. soil for an extended period of time as their creative juices will inevitably flow through the veins of American live music.Recently, Snarky Puppy won their third straight Downbeat Readers Poll Jazz Band Award, following their third Grammy Award for their album Culcha Vulcha. Following their 2018 tour dates, which you can see the initial phase of below, the band will begin recording their next album.Snarky Puppy 2017 Winter South AmericanDec 7 – Auditorio Del Pentagonito – Lima, PEDec 9 – Teatro Mayor – Bogotá, CODec 9 – Teatro Metropólitan – Mexico City, MXDec 13 – Teatro Diana – Guadalajara, MXDec 15 – Circo Voador – Rio de Janeiro, BRDec 16 – Cine Joia – São Paulo, BRDec 18 – Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires, ARDec 19 – Teatro La Cúpula – Santiago, CLDec 20 – La Trastienda – Montevideo, UYSnarky Puppy 2018 U.S. DatesJan 25 – Carnegie Hall – New York, NYFeb 9-11 – GroundUP Music Festival – Miami Beach, FLFeb 14 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA *Feb 15 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA #Feb 16 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN *Feb 17 – The Ritz – Raleigh, NC #Feb 18 – Fillmore – Silver Springs, MD #Feb 20 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO @Feb 21 – Ogden -Denver, CO @Feb 23 – Lied Center – Performing Arts – Lincoln, NEFeb 24 – Roseland – Portland, OR %Feb 25 – The Moore – Seattle, WA %Feb 26 – Belly Up – San Diego, CA %Feb 27 – Orpheum – Los Angeles, CA %Mar 1 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CA %Mar 2 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CAMar 3 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CAMar 4 – SFJAZZ – San Francisco, CA %* w/ FORQ# w/ Alina [email protected] w/ Sirintip% w/ Banda Magdalast_img read more

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first_img 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randy Daigle Randy has more than 21 years of project management experience. He is adept at managing international and domestic IT vendor evaluations, conversions, and contract negotiations, for core, online/mobile banking, … Web: www.trellance.com Details As the web of vendors to credit unions becomes more complex – core vendors, digital banking vendors, credit/debit card processors, Loan Origination System (LOS) providers, IT vendors, consultants, loyalty programs, legal services, and the list goes on – vendor management has become a necessary core competency. However, most credit unions don’t have the time, resources and/or expertise to manage their vendors properly. At many credit unions, the problem goes much deeper. With no contract lifecycle management in place, auto-renew contracts continue, sometimes in perpetuity. There is a lack of awareness of the risks of not managing vendor contracts.  Without formal vendor management, a credit union lacks awareness of who their key suppliers are, where they are spending their money, and ensuring that their third-party vendors remain compliant with Federal and State regulations. In addition, vendor management will ensure that the third-party vendor continues to protect and secure the credit union‘s data and that of its members, whether on-premises or outsourced, reviewing annual reports and ensuring the vendor is compliant with the SSAE 18 / SOC 2 Report and Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), for example.It’s hard for a credit union to ignore its vendors. They are critical to success, and most times, are at the heart of the organization’s processes and activities. Although invisible to members when everything is going well, failure on the part of a vendor is a direct reflection on the credit union. So, should a credit union ask for help in this area? The answer is yes, if your credit union wants to:Get the right answers quicker:  Many credit unions share a vendor and unknowingly, may be dealing with the same issues. A vendor management partner has direct access to a vendor’s latest product solution set, can influence and be on the cutting edge of roadmap development items and operations staff, and can represent the needs of several credit unions collectively, which is more effective than a single voice. Reduce operational costs: Tracking a credit union’s contract termination and auto-renewal clauses can ensure that the most favorable pricing is offered to the credit union. A vendor management partner can develop RFP questions based on cutting-edge technology as vendors continue to bring new technologies and new capabilities to a very demanding market.Protect your brand. A vendor management partner can have access to vendor representatives at higher levels than a client, moving your credit union to “First Class Status”. So, the vendor management partner is better able to guide the credit union toward the optimum supplier, and away from suppliers that are not the best fit. This allows the credit union to do what it does best, focus on member experience and delighting members. Vendor management for credit unions is more than just getting the lowest price. It includes having a deep understanding of what the credit union is looking for, who are the best-in-class vendors and their capabilities in the space. As well as, having the knowledge to streamline the process of tracking multiple contracts. Plus, evaluating performance, obtaining quotes, and ensuring that supplier agreements are beneficial to both parties. This takes time and resources, but more importantly, it is a specific skillset.  To learn more about vendor management, contact the experts at Trellance at [email protected]last_img read more