Blue Note Jazz Festival expands to Napa Valley and shares lineup of artists

Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley has shared its lineup of artists 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 30-31, and will feature an exceptional line-up of talent, beginning with artist and festival resident Robert Glasper.

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

The two-day festival will also feature performances by Maxwell, yasiin bey and Talib Kweli reunited as Black Star, Thundercat, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown with Anderson.Paak, Flying Lotus, The Soul Rebels with GZA and 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 collaborative nature of the festival, artists were encouraged to sit on top of each other.

“The idea for the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley was born out of Robert Glasper’s month-long residency at Blue Note New York, held each October and nicknamed Robtober,” said Blue Note Entertainment Group President. , Steven Bensusan. “Glasper is hosting a month of shows and collaborations spanning the genres of Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, Soul and Comedy, resulting in impromptu performances from celebrities and unannounced special guests. Our plan is to create an outdoor festival-style version of Robtober in the spirit of a traditional jazz festival with spontaneous collaborations and unique improvised performances.

There will also be a funk after-party for those attending the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley on Saturday, July 30. plus additional surprise guests.

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See the full list of artists below.

Willie J. Johnson