Ghost-Note

Multi-Grammy Award winning artists Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth take percussion out of the shadows and into the spotlight with their new project, Ghost-Note. World renown for their ongoing catalog with international sensation Snarky Puppy, this dynamic duo expands their rhythmical voice into a celebration of music in all its forms. This is music that takes listeners on a mind-blowing journey, inspired by the influences of James Brown, Prince, and J Dilla to name a few.

Since forming, Ghost-Note’s sound has evolved to a state that can best be described as ‘conscious funk’ – an elaborate and sonically powerful surge of the tremendous talents that each of the players provides, with the bandleaders leaning back and letting the band go. The core lineup is a rotating cast of heavy hitters - all stretching to meet the expanding nature of the band. The explosive rhythm fueled band, deeply rooted in neck breaking funk, is comprised of the industry’s best and quickly becoming one of the most anticipated live shows of today.

Band members include A.J. Brown (Fred Hammond) on bass, internet star Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas (Prince) on bass & guitar, Sylvester Onyejiaka (Prince, Quantic) baritone sax, tenor sax, & flute, Xavier Taplin (Prince) on keyboards, Jonathan Mones (Funky Knuckles, RC and the Gritz) on alto sax & flute, Mike Jelani Brooks (Kirk Franklin, RC & the Gritz) on tenor saxophone & flute, Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) on keyboards, Vaughn “V-keys” Henry on keyboards, Daniel Jones (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on keyboards, Nick Werth (Galaxe, Yak Attack) on xylosynth, and Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk) on drums.

Backbeat Underground

Fort Knox Recordings artist Backbeat Underground hit 2018 with the label premiere of “She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do)” featuring Aaron “Ab” Abernathy - an allegory of strife and social unrest in modern America, told through the lens of a love gone bad. The track feature a five-piece horn section with some Washington’s most in-demand jazz musicians, and an arrangement inspired by classic Stax/Volt releases, all recorded live to tape as a single unit.


Backbeat Underground builds on Washington’s timeless soul traditions by introducing neo-soul-jazz elements to their songwriting, with booty-shaking live performances and genre-defying collaborations. They can be heard regularly on NPR's flagship affiliate WAMU 88.5.

Advance $12/ Day of Show $14 + Fees

Tickets

Ghost-Note: Jazz, Hip-Hop, Funk, World

Backbeat Underground: Funk, Soul, Jazz

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