Snazzback are an eight-piece jazz, funk, soul and groove band with a new album release this year. Inspired by the ‘stretch’ music of Christian Scott, the funk jams of Medeski, Martin and Wood and the high-energy melancholy of Portico Quartet and BBNG. They approach afro-funk and psych-jazz with a free improv sensibility and a collaborative spirit, expanding groove driven jazz with all the pizzaz that goes with being snazz.
They have had a busy couple of year’s since they started busking in the centre of Bristol, with performances at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Hogsozzle Festival Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, as well as Glastonbury.
We discovered Snazzback as a five-piece on the cold streets of Bristol in late 2016, standing with a hot chocolate in Corn Street! Hopefully this July the weather will be warmer!