The two very different worlds of Toto and Snarky Puppy collided in Finland over the weekend when the Snarky horn section joined the 80s hitmakers for a performance of “Rosanna” during their set at Pori Jazz Festival on Saturday.
Both bands performed at the event’s main stage on Saturday, as Snarky Puppy played at 8 p.m. ahead of Toto’s scheduled 10:30 p.m. set time. About halfway through Toto’s 16-song headlining set, they welcomed Snarky Puppy’s Justin Stanton, Mike “Maz” Maher, and Chris Bullock to the stage to help perform the Grammy-winning 1982 hit song.
The extra oomph of the Snarky Puppy horns was not the only Snarky-adjacent aspect of the performance. Xavier Taplin, touring Toto member and keyboardist in Ghost-Note, the funk fusion outfit led by veteran Snarky percussionists Nate Werth and Robert Sput Searight, also added some swing to the song with a piano solo (at the 4:40 mark in the video below).
Watch Toto perform “Rosanna” with the Snarky Puppy horns below:
Toto – “Rosanna” (feat. Snarky Puppy) – 7/20/2019
Both Snarky Puppy and Toto are currently touring Europe throughout the summer months. Snarky Puppy continues to tour well throughout the remainder of 2019 in promotion of their recent studio album, 2019’s Immigrance.
For a full list of Toto’s upcoming tour dates, head here.
For a full list of Snarky Puppy’s upcoming tour dates, head here.