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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  1. This is not just music, it is way beyond! It is beyond hand-crafted well singing and playing. I understand why it is called Soul, now. It's like the essence itself transformed into frequences and waves, surounding us with feelings, touching us. It is – I don't know, I have to watch again to to assure myself that it happend. Thank you for making this!

  2. So good to hear a singer actually singing and musicians actually playing musical instruments!!! Tired of that artificially generated noise of today's music.

  3. I feel like running away
    cause the things you say are driving me crazy
    I feel like an atomic bomb blowing up in my face
    so here we are such a disgrace
    but i am my own person
    here you are down to me
    i am going to stand my ground
    no matter how much you will try to to peg it down
    I wont let go of the goodness in me
    remember that sometimes looks can deceive
    cause I'm my own person
    you down to me
    how do I describe what I believe
    I know it is hard sometimes
    but i have to speak my mind
    what i say is the truth

    cause i'm my own person
    hearing you down to me?
    i'm my own person
    i'll do it in spite of what i believe?

    i'll do me


  4. You can't learn this it is truly a gift. She will only get better as she matures into her craft, same for the young man on the guitar.

  5. La señorita Cantante. He encontrado un tesoro. No tiene precio. Tiene VALOR. Muchas gracias por la entrega de todos ustedes. 2021. Buenos aires. República Argentina

  6. Yes…. The music is 'amazing' but what I love most about Snarky Puppy is the whole Barnes and Noble couch and sitting places for people to enjoy the show. Set's the whole atmosphere ….

  7. i browse the the cyberspace daily on the search of that very special moment we all die for – since i found this one i stopped doing so.

  8. Fabulous!!! An old soul. Your na-na-nas give me goosebumps every time!!! Mad skills! Try not to sell out to a mainstream label – stay tight with Jacob and Michael they're leading the pack in your lane. XXOO – Laura

  9. I watch this at least once a year and have been for like 7 years….I am absolutely moved to tears, every. single. time…thank you for your soulful sound and energy.

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