Ghost-Note

Instruments: Drums and Percussion

Genre: Groove

Origin: united states

Territories: europe

Availability: may 2020

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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, J Dilla, and the Beastie Boys, all the way to folkloric West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian samba grooves.

Ghost-Note’s impressive rotating roster of heavy hitters combine their decades of experience to create a night of unforgettable musical madness. Band members include Sylvester Onyejiaka (Prince, Quantic) on flute, tenor, and baritone sax, Jonathan Mones (Funky Knuckles, RC and the Gritz) on flute, alto, and tenor saxophone, A.J. Brown (Fred Hammond) on bass, internet star Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas (Prince) on bass and guitar, Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) on keyboards, Daniel Jones (Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake) on keyboards, Nick Werth (Galaxe, Yak Attack) on xylosynth, Mike Jelani Brooks (Kirk Franklin, RC & the Gritz) on tenor saxophone, and Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk) on drums.

Ghost-Note’s first record, Fortified, which debuted at #1 on the ITunes Jazz charts in 2015, not only showcases Searight and Werth’s unique duo approach to rhythm, but it also highlights a phenomenal community of Dallas musicians. Fortified includes features by Shaun Martin, N'Dambi, Mark Lettieri, Caleb McCampbell, Jason “JT” Thomas, RSVP, and Nick Werth, and guest appearances by Cleon Edwards, Taron Lockett, Marcelo Woloski, Wes Stephenson, Bob Lanzetti, A.J. Brown, and Sylvester Onyejiaka. The second album called "swagism" got released in 2018

Ghost-Note is an instrumental explosion like you’ve never heard before — prepare yourselves for a neck breaking and booty shaking night that will keep you on your feet all night long.


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    • 2017 Grammy win  for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album Culcha Vulcha,  as members of  Snarky Puppy

    • 2016 Grammy win for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album  Sylva,  as members of  Snarky Puppy

    • 2014 Grammy Award Winners for Best R&B Performance (Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway)




• 2017 Grammy win  for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album Culcha Vulcha,  as members of  Snarky Puppy

• 2016 Grammy win for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for the album  Sylva,  as members of  Snarky Puppy

• 2014 Grammy Award Winners for Best R&B Performance (Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway)




“On their new album Swagism, the founders of Ghost-Note Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth stretch their ensemble into all possible contortions, from CTI’s disco to D’Angelo’s funk. It’s the omnivorous diet of J Dilla come to life in big-band form.” 
- New York Magazine 


“Swagism has not left my rotation since the project dropped on April 20 of this year. It’s a sprawling, adventurous, two-sided effort that shows just how funky the rest of the world is not.”
- Okayplayer

Band Lineup:
Robert Sput Searight - Drums
Nate Werth - Percussion
Sylvester Onyejiaka and Jonathan Mones - Sax
Xavier Taplin - Keys
AJ Brown and Mono Neon - Guitar and Bass


Date Artist Venue City Country
31 Aug 2019 Ghost-Note Grande Halle de la Villette Paris France
16 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Stockholm Jazzfestival Stockholm Sweden
23 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Metro Music Bar/Festival Brno Czech Republic
25 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Bratislava Jazz Days Bratislava Slovakia
26 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Jazz day Žilina Žilina Slovakia
27 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Zaharada Banska Bystrica Slovakia
28 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note Jazzdock Prag Czech Republic
29 Oct 2019 Ghost-Note New Morning Paris France
02 Nov 2019 Ghost-Note Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Netherlands
03 Nov 2019 Ghost-Note De Boerderij Zoetermeer Netherlands
04 Nov 2019 Ghost-Note Patronaat Haarlem Netherlands

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