Ghost-Note has announced a special late-night show during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival that will see the funk-fusion group recreate their critically-acclaimed 2018 album, Swagism.
Swagism features a massive list of guests from across the funk, jazz, and r&b spectrums, and the exciting young band is bringing these guests back together for a one-time-only performance of the album at One Eyed Jacks on Saturday, May 4th. The show will be recorded and filmed for future release.
Nigel Hall (Lettuce)
Bobby Sparks II – Grammy Award Winning Musician and Producer
Alvin Ford Jr. (Pretty Lights, Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty)
Brandon “Taz” Niederauer
So So Topic
Elise Testone (American Idol)
Eric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce)
Robert Sput Searight – Drums (Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar)
Nate Werth – Percussion (Snarky Puppy)
MonoNeon – Bass (Prince)
Dominique Xavier Taplin – Keys (Prince, Toto)
Vaughn “V.Keys” Henry – Keyboards
Peter Knudsen – Guitar
Sylvester Onyejiaka – Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute (Prince, Quantic)
Jonathan Mones – Alto Sax, Flute (Funky Knuckles, RC & The Gritz)
Mike Jelani Brooks – Tenor Sax, Flute (Kirk Franklin, RC & The Gritz)
Ghost-Note is the explosive brainchild of Snarky Puppy alumni, drummer Robert Sput Searight and percussionist Nate Werth. The band is made up of a supremely talented group of musicians, featuring enigmatic bass master MonoNeon, former Prince saxophonists Sylvester Onyejiaka and Dominique Xavier Taplin, RC & The Gritz members Jonathan Mones and Mike Jelani Brooks, as well as Vaughn “V. Keys” Henry and Peter Knudsen on keys and guitar.
The extensive list of special guests scheduled to take the stage for Swagism (Live) is impressive. Nigel Hall and Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce will both join Ghost-Note, as will guitar prodigy and Swagism standout, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer”. GRAMMY award-winning musician and producer Bobby Sparks II will make an appearance. Pretty Lights and Dumpstaphunk drummer Alvin Ford Jr. will also be on hand, as well as the wildly talented percussionist Weddie Braimah. American Idol runner-up Elise Testone, the MC So So Topic and the poet Prudence TheAuset round out the list of guests on the lineup.
A few more surprise special guests from the album (blurred out from the event poster) will also be on hand to cap off the special night.
The band will record the show to commemorate this unique gathering of musicians. Sput told L4LM: “We’re looking forward to revisiting Swagism in its entirety with all the band members but even more excited about recording it live with most of our friends and family featured on the record.”
Tickets for Ghost-Note Plays Swagism (Live) are on sale NOW at this link. For full event information, see below.
Date: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Show: Live For Live Music Presents: Ghost-Note Plays Swagism (Live) Featuring Special Guests From The Album
Artists: Ghost-Note w/ Nigel Hall, Bobby Sparks, Weedie Braimah, Alvin Ford Jr, Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, So So Topic, Prudence Theauset Sneed, Elise Testone, Eric “Benny” Bloom & More Surprise Guests From The Album
Venue: One Eyed Jacks – 615 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Tickets: $30 Early-Bird (Limited Allotment) / $35 Advance / $40 Day Of Show
Time: Doors – 8:00 PM / Show – 9:00 PM