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Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Unveils Superstar Lineup with Mary J. Blige, Nas, Chance the Rapper, and Artist in Residence Robert Glasper

NAPA VALLEY, Calif.April 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Note Entertainment Group announces the lineup for the second Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa, curated by five-time Grammy Award winner Robert Glasper and hosted by internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle. The small town festival, held at Silverado Resort, Napa, CA, boasts an impressive line-up of cultural icons to celebrate jazz’s influence during the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Artists inspired by the integrity and spirit of jazz, include headliners Mary J. BligeNas, and Chance the Rapper.

The festival is July 28–30, 2023. Pre-sale tickets are available on April 5 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12 noon ET for Blue Note subscribers. Three-day general admission and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12 noon ET. For more information, visit

“Like a blue note in music– which has a slightly different pitch– our festival has a unique tone by presenting big-name artists in small, intimate spaces,” said Steven Bensusan, president of Blue Note Entertainment Group. “You won’t find any other festival like this,” he added.

The festival returns to Napa with three stages featuring established, eclectic, and cutting-edge artists who reflect a deep appreciation for jazz. The lineup appeals to a cross-generational audience and includes Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, Digable PlanetsAri LennoxBig Freedia, and Cordae.

“With Robert Glasper at the helm, the festival represents an expansion of the experiential arm of the Blue Note Jazz Club, supporting artistic creativity and musical freedom,” said Alex Kurland, Director of Programming of Blue Note. “Jazz’s boundless influence, spontaneity and artistic flexibility serves as inspiration for the diverse range of musicians on the festival line-up,” Kurland added.

Additional talent in the line-up includes: NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Gary Clark Jr.Talib Kweli & MadlibPJ MortonSminoRakim & DJ Jazzy Jeff, DOMi & JD BeckBJ The Chicago Kid, Cory Henry, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Soul Rebels featuring Keyon HarroldTerrace MartinBig Freedia, Adam Blackstone, Madlib (DJ Set), Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore with Bobby McFerrinSoulive, Rapsody, J.Period, Nicholas Payton, Derrick HodgeYussef Dayes, MonoNeon, Ghost-Note, Kenneth WhalumWeedie Braimah & The Hands of Time and Frédéric Yonnet.

“I want to make sure the guests and the performers have unique experiences,” said Robert Glasper. “The festival, like my Blue Note residency, is full of unexpected jams and surprises during one huge musical family reunion with artists and an audience that share a love of the arts,” he concluded.

The festival after parties are sure to be hot tickets with an incredible lineup of DJs, including: 9th Wonder, DJ Trauma, DJ Jazzy JeffJ.Period, and DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak) rounds it out with an all-vinyl set.

With three stages strategically placed between the Silverado Resort’s golf course and 1,200 rolling acres of oak groves and vineyards, the festival’s setting makes the ideal backdrop for an amazing weekend of great music, food, wine, and fellowship.

SOURCE Blue Note Entertainment Group

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