World-renowned funk-fusion outfit Ghost-Note landed at New York’s iconic Blue Note Jazz Club on Tuesday night for the first two shows of a two-night, four-set run as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.

With Robert “Sput” Searight leading the way on drums and Alvin Ford Jr. (Dumpstaphunk, Pretty Lights Live) filling in for percussionist Nate Werth on a second drum kit, the band—featuring bassist MonoNeon, guitarist Peter Knudsen, saxophonists Jonathan MonesMike Jelani Brooks, and Sylvester Onyejiaka, and keyboardist Dominique “Xavier” Taplin—blazed through its air-tight funk grooves and party-starting musical fireworks with help from a slew of special guests.

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Collaborators featured during the performance included saxophonist Casey Benjamin (Robert Glasper), singer/multi-instrumentalist Louis Cato, and trumpeter Maurice “Mobetta” Brown.

Scroll down to check out a gallery of photos from night one of the Ghost-Note festivities at the Blue Note courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.

Ghost-Note returns to the famed New York club tonight, Wednesday, June 23rd, for two more shows (early show at 8:00 p.m., late show at 10:30 p.m.). Limited tickets remain here.

For a full list of upcoming Ghost-Note tour dates, head here.