May 19, 2022

Charlie Doodle

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Blue Note Jazz Festival Expands to Napa Valley, Shares Artist Lineup

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Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley has shared its artist lineup for the first-ever multi-day outdoor music festival in the heart of wine country. The event will take place at Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, Calif. on July 30 and 31, and feature an exceptional lineup of talent, beginning with the festival’s artist and resident, Robert Glasper. 

Glasper’s set will be hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle and will also include performances by special guests Erykah Badu, Ledisi, D Smoke, Terrance Martin and BJ the Chicago Kid. “I can’t wait to hold a festival with some of my favorite artists along with my boy Dave Chappelle in Napa,” said Glasper. “On a vineyard with music and wine?! It’s going down! Come drink some wine with us!

The two-day festival will also boast performances by Maxwell, yasiin bey & Talib Kweli reuniting as Black Star, Thundercat, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown featuring Anderson.Paak, Flying Lotus, The Soul Rebels featuring GZA & Talib Kweli, Corinne Bailey Rae, Emily King, Keyon Harrold, Domi & JD Beck, Phony PPL, Chief Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott), Derrick Hodge, Th1rt3en (Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones & Marcus Machado), Butcher Brown, Isaiah Sharkey and Frédéric Yonnet. In the spirit of the festival’s collaborative nature, artists have been encouraged to sit in on each other’s sets.

“The idea for the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley came out of Robert Glasper’s month long residency at the Blue Note New York, held each October and dubbed Robtober,” shared Blue Note Entertainment Group President Steven Bensusan. “Glasper curates a month of shows and collaborations spanning across the genres of jazz, R&B, hip hop, soul and comedy resulting in impromptu performances by celebrities and unannounced special guests. It is our plan to create an outdoor festival style version of Robtober in the spirit of a traditional jazz festival featuring spontaneous collaborations and once in a lifetime improvised performances.”

There will also be a funk-fill after-party for those attending Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley on Saturday, July 30. The latter will feature DJ sets performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff and DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, otherwise known as Erykah Badu, plus additional surprise guests. 

At this time, all ticket options are sold out.

See the complete artist lineup below.

Blue Note Jazz Festival Expands to Napa Valley, Shares Artist Lineup

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