Snarky Puppy is performing Friday night at the Jefferson Center. This is the band’s first concert after their Grammy win. It's the same place where their performance with Lalah Hathaway won them a Grammy.
“It's appropriate that our first performance since winning the Grammy is at the Jefferson Center where we recorded the Grammy winning song,” said bandleader Michael League.
They snagged the award for "Best R&B Performance," beating out artists like Tamar Braxton and Anthony Hamilton.
“I was certain we were going to lose, I was certain. We were sitting in the ceremony; I had written out a little thing just in case we won and about halfway through the ceremony, I was like, you know forget this,” said League.
That changed once the group heard its name announced as the winners.
“When they said the "sn" in Snarky Puppy, our whole row just went crazy,” said League.
They weren't the only one's excited that night. Students and alumni of the Music Lab program were excited too. 15-year-old Music Lab student Gabriel Morales is performing with the group Friday night.
“Grammy or no Grammy, anytime I was around them or get to work with them or play with them, it was just a thrill,” said Morales.
“It's a reunion. We are all very excited to be working together again. I'm so blessed and honored to have been part of the Jefferson Center, to still be a part of the Jefferson Center and work with these talented musicians,"said alumni Judi Jackson.
The band’s Roanoke performance is sold out.