“The jaw-dropping musicianship … creates a musical experience that has yet to be matched by another group this year.” – LiveForLiveMusic
Although best known as members of multiple Grammy-winning jazz-funk collective Snarky Puppy, percussionist Nate Werth and drummer Robert “Sput” Searight felt compelled to create their own percussion-centric jazz ensemble. Joined by the virtuosic talents of MonoNeon, the result is Ghost-Note, a musical game-changer that seamlessly blends live and electronic elements into a sonic laboratory that swirls together synthesizers, drum pads, bass, guitars, horns, melodica and vocals into a groundbreaking aural extravaganza that can’t be pigeonholed. Their debut CD, Fortified, jumped to the top of the iTunes jazz chart, and their latest album, Swagism, will be released in April 2018. Their mesmerizing live shows – a trippy mix of the influences of James Brown and the Beastie Boys with the groove-based musical traditions of West Africa, Brazil and Cuba – get people raving. The band also features Xavier Taplin keyboards, Sylvester Onyejiaka saxophone and Michael Jelani Brooks saxophone.
Show Sponsored by Rockland Scientific
Opening act will be: Electric Sex Panther