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Snarky PuppySnarky Puppy, the band formed at UNT, has had a record year.

The group won their second Grammy Award in the Best Contemporary Instrumental Album category for Sylva, their work with Metropole Orkest.

The band members graced the cover of February's issue of Downbeat, which is a national magazine devoted to jazz and blues music.

The band was also was featured in NPR, which described their work as "music for the brain and booty."

The New York Times spotlighted the band in a story called "A House Built on Solid Funk," which focused on its collaboration with rock legend David Crosby.

Snarky Puppy  also released the new CD Family Dinner 2, which features Jeff Coffin (̓90) of the Dave Matthews Band and Knower. Watch them perform "I Remember."

UNT College of Music alumnus Michael League is the bassist, composer and founder of the band Snarky Puppy. Among the other alumni who make up the band that has roughly two dozen rotating members are Nate Werth, percussion; Justin Stanton, trumpet and keyboards; Bob Lanzetti, guitar; Mike Maher, trumpet; Chris Bullock, tenor saxophone; Chris McQueen, electric guitar; and Jay Jennings, trumpet.