Ghost Note is co-led by Snarky Puppy rhythm section mates Robert Searight (drum kit) and Nate Werth (percussion). Originating as a percussion duo, they've built a band with a "rotating cast of serious cats" including former Prince bass player MonoNeon on their new album Swagism. Funky grooves with more than a touch of psychedelic improvisation is their trademark, with rhythm in the spotlight.
Watch Ghost-Note perform 'Ja-Make-Ya Dance' at the main stage in Victoria, B.C. for the Victoria Jazz Society's 2018 International JazzFest. The festival celebrated its 35th year and as the longest-running music festival on Vancouver Island. The performance took place on June 24, 2018.
Robert “Sput” Searight drums, Nate Werth percussion, Sylvester Uzoma Onyejiaka II sax & flute, Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas Jr. bass and Xavier Taplin keys.
The TD Victoria International JazzFest is a ten-day music festival featuring the jazz, blues and world music of local, Canadian, and internationally acclaimed musicians. The longest running multi-day professional music festival serving audiences on Vancouver Island, TD JazzFest offers its devoted audience a wide scope of programming comparable to much larger festivals in significantly larger urban areas. Since its inception, the festival has been presented and produced by the Victoria Jazz Society.
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