Snarky Puppy feat. Jayna Brown – I’ll Do Me (Family Dinner – Volume One)

‘I’ll Do Me’
from Snarky Puppy’s live DVD/CD – “Family Dinner – Volume One”

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written by Jayna Brown & Michael League
arranged by Robert “Sput” Searight, Bill Laurance, Mark Lettieri, & Michael League
produced by Michael League
co-produced by Snarky Puppy
recorded and filmed at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, VA, on March 8, 2013.

Music Lab at Jefferson Center Students:
Jayna Brown (Age 12 ) – guest vocalist
Gabriel Morales (Age 15) – Guitar

Robert “Sput” Searight – drums
Nate Werth – percussion
Michael League – bass
Bob Lanzetti – electric guitar
Mark Lettieri – electric guitar
Cory Henry – organ
Bill Laurance – Fender Rhodes
Jay Jennings – trumpet (solo)
Mike “Maz” Maher – trumpet
Chris Bullock – tenor sax & bass clarinet
Chelsea “Peaches” West – backing vocals
Katya Diaz – backing vocals
Rachella Searight – backing vocals

engineered by Eric Hartman
assisted by Avi Gunther & Jake Dempsey
mixed by Eric Hartman
mastered by Scott Hull
film directed by Andy LaViolette
filmed by Andy LaViolette, Brad Holt, Simon C.F. Yu, and Nikki Birch

On March 8th, 2013, Snarky Puppy and a host of special guests convened at the Jefferson Center in Roanoke VA. The project was to record a series of live performances in audio and video that would bring attention and benefit to the ongoing work of the center. The Jefferson Center is a non-profit arts organization that is revitalizing a key neighborhood in Roanoke with the restoration of Jefferson High School and the renovation of the Shaftman Performance Hall. The hall brings world class music to the local community through the Music Lab, providing education and recording space for local children.

The Music Lab at Jefferson Center is working daily to pull from every social and economic class of the Roanoke community and create the next wave of real, human musicians. They host low cost or free after-school programs for any interested young people filled with visits by guest artists, private instrumental instruction, and recording training. Wafting out of the little studios and rehearsal rooms on the third floor of Jefferson Center, you can hear Afro-beat in Swahili, hip-hop in Liberian Kreyol, the blues coming from the guitar of a 13 year-old prodigy, and the undeniable sound of young musicians growing. It’s a thing that needs to be supported at all costs across this country, and by purchasing this record, you’ve done it.

A portion of every sale will go to the Music Lab at Jefferson Center. For more info visit
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19 thoughts on “Snarky Puppy feat. Jayna Brown – I’ll Do Me (Family Dinner – Volume One)

  • September 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    ayyy i have the same guitar strap (the fiyaa)

  • September 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    This performance, especially the climax part from 3:40 on, literally brings me to tears EVERY single time. It must be the marvolous mix between beautiful harmony and the pure happiness delivered by the young, awfully talented singer, aswell as pretty much everyone else from the band, who are clearly all loving, what they're doing! Music is so beautiful!

  • September 23, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Originality I digg it

  • September 23, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    That guitar solo though. I mean, the whole performance….but damn.

  • September 23, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    muy buena canción …. felicidades a todos!!! es algo agradable a los oídos!!!!

  • September 23, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    These young one's!  Talent!

  • September 24, 2015 at 12:13 am

    What Michael (bass) says in the final of the video.?
    I'm from Brasil, and I can't understand clearly.
    Someone type to me, please?

  • September 24, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Pure soul. I am a grown man crying in my office like an idiot. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you Jayna. Thank you Gabriel.Thank you pups.

  • September 24, 2015 at 1:21 am

    B.B. King style soloing. Sounds great!

  • September 24, 2015 at 2:14 am

    Gabriel Morales plays the perfect guitar solo

  • September 24, 2015 at 2:52 am

    this is soooooo SOULFUL!!! love love love

  • September 24, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Wow, we reached 1 million! Thanks, everybody!!

  • September 24, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I want to be her brother. What a talent!!!!

  • September 24, 2015 at 3:39 am

    wooowwwwwww !!!!

  • September 24, 2015 at 4:02 am

    To have Snarky Puppy back her up….unreal. such a genuine voice! Robert "Sput" Searight is blown away. Lol I know what he is thinking on them drums lol. 'Aint no way that girl sangin' like that'. She baaaaaad. SONG is FIYA!!!!

  • September 24, 2015 at 4:27 am

    4:08 , too much power, she almost killed me !

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  • September 24, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Anyone who happens to know what SG modal the guitarist is playing? :)

  • September 24, 2015 at 6:22 am

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