Ghost-Note w/ Electric Kif, & Lesiure Chief
Feb 13, 2019 - 7:00 PM
Tickets $12 in advance/$15 at the door; to purchase click here.
Headed by Snarky Puppy’s multi Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert Sput Searight and Nate Werth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound. With an expansive roster of next-level musicians—representing members of Prince, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar, Marcus Miller, Toto, Justin Timberlake, and more—the band is pushing funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore, and more.
After forming in 2015, Ghost-Note has already begun to take the world by storm. The group’s two studio albums—2018’s Swagism and 2015’s Fortified—have earned critical acclaim and popular success around the globe, with both albums hitting the #1 spot on the iTunes Jazz Charts. Furthermore, the ever-growing family of musicians has mounted successful headlining tours in the United States, Canada, and Japan and performed at high-profile international music festivals and events.
Robert Sput Searight (Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Kendrick Lamar) – drums
Nate Werth (Snarky Puppy) – percussion
Dwayne “MonoNeon” Thomas (Prince) – bass, guitar
A.J. Brown (Snoop Dogg, Fred Hammond) – bass
Sylvester Onyejiaka (Prince, Quantic) – baritone sax, tenor sax, flute
Dominique Xavier Taplin (Prince, Toto) – keyboards
Jonathan Mones (Funky Knuckles, RC & The Gritz) – alto sax, flute
Mike Jelani Brooks (Kirk Franklin, RC & The Gritz) – tenor saxophone, flute
“Hailing from Miami, Electric Kif and their undeniable spunk has caught the attention of music lovers through their execution of cosmic funk, rock, soul, and jazz. Their taste and talent bring an unparalleled energy and sound to the stage that inevitably creates a uniquely raw experience through every performance.” – Live for Live Music
Leisure Chief is a new-wave, musical powerhouse drawing influence from Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Hip Hop, and Soul, yet going beyond the confines of any one genre. Inventive compositions paired with the spirit of improvisation, jazz harmony, and hard grooves distinguishes them as a noteworthy group of musicians bringing forth a refreshing sense of originality. Though the band is heavily instrumental-oriented, they also feature vibrant vocals, extending their expression to the reach of all types of music lovers.
Based in central Florida, the band has quickly taken hold of the Orlando scene, released an EP entitled “Buster Keaton” in August 2013, and has since established a loyal fan base in and around the greater central Florida region.