Maz of Snarky Puppy & Michelle Willis
Sunday, Mar 05, 2017 7:00 PM EST
Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
• 2016 Grammy win for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album Sylva, as a member of Snarky Puppy
• 2014 Grammy Award Winner for Best R&B Performance (Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway)
• Nearly 5,000 Followers on Instagram
Mike ‘Maz’ Maher has made a name for himself as a founding member of the Multi-Grammy award winning group Snarky Puppy. Although he functions as a trumpeter with the pups, it would be remiss to categorize Maz as a 'closet singer-songwriter.' His songs incorporate folk, rock, soul and jazz traditions with a seamless mastery that is perhaps only overshadowed by his ability to captivate audiences with the soulful intimacy of his voice.
Toronto-based songwriter Michelle Willis fuses the nuance of early 70s soul, singer-songwriter, and modern folk / jazz. Her lyrics are set to almost hymnal harmony, warm, rich and lush tones, and a sea of background vocals.
She spent the last five years touring and recording with artists such as Zac Brown Band, Iggy & The Stooges, Laura Mvula, Three Metre Day and Nikki Yanofsky to name a few.
After touring with Snarky Puppy across Europe, Michelle's debut solo record "See Us Through" comes out May 13 on Snarky Puppy's GroundUP label, distributed by Universal.