Snarky Puppy consists of 40 members who come and go, they have won three Grammy Awards and their friends include Justin Timberlake and the celebrated Metropole Orkest from the Netherlands. There is nothing everyday about this New York collective. The group’s mothership is ‘The Fam’. It was formed 15 years ago by bassist and producer Michael League and hasn’t stopped growing since. These days he has a small army of musicians at his disposal, deployed according to his creative needs. The key words are jazz, funk and rock. “Think of Snarky Puppy as a pop group that improvises a lot”, says League. They set the technical bar very high, but it’s mainly the boundless energy and unpredictability of the group that makes them essential.