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05 April 2023

De La Soul, Nas & More To Play California’s Blue Note Jazz Festival

De La Soul Blue Note Jazz Festival
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De La Soul, Nas and Mary J. Blige are just a few of the big names set to perform at California’s Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa, California.

Featuring Robert Glasper as the festival’s artist-in-residence, the three-day spectacle will be hosted by Dave Chapelle and include additional performances from Chance The Rapper, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge), Ari Lennox,Cordae, Rapsody, Talib Kweli and Madlib, Digable Planets and others.

The festival will go down July 28 to 30 at Napa’s Silverado Resort, and tickets can be purchased at Blue Note’s official website starting Friday (April 7) at 9 a.m. PT.

The California lineup comes after Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge previously announced their plan to reunite as NxWorries at the New York City edition of the 2023 Blue Note Jazz Festival, marking their first show together in five years.

The New York leg of the annual jazz fest will kick off on May 31 across several venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Sony Hall, Town Hall, SummerStage in Central Park, and more. Additional performers include Grace Jones, BJ The Chicago Kid, Talib Kweli, Lalah Hathway and Bilal, among others.

“Celebrate a music filled summer with Blue Note Jazz Festival in New York City!” the festival wrote on Instagram last month. “Iconic headlining performances from Grace Jones, NxWorries, Robert Glasper, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Damn Right Farewell, Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers, Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera reunion, and many more!⁠”

The upcoming festival slots come after NxWorries’ announced their return to music last October by dropping off their latest single “Where I Go” featuring H.E.R.

Anderson .Paak has kept himself incredibly busy since NxWorries went on hiatus in 2018, releasing numerous solo albums and forming the Grammy-winning duo Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars. The pair dropped their debut, An Evening with Silk Sonic, back in 2021 and won four Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

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