Blue Note Jazz Festival
July 30 - July 31
Comedian Dave Chappelle is slated to host part of the premiere Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley this summer to mark the first U.S. event of its kind presented as an outdoor, multiday and multistage event.
The two-day concert, to take place at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena on July 30-31, is slated to feature Grammy-winning pianist and festival artist in residence Robert Glasper, who will headline and perform with special guests including Erykah Badu, Ledisi, D Smoke, Terrace Martin and BJ the Chicago Kid. Chappelle will host the performance.
Also on the bill for what is being described as a “smaller-scale, intimate” festival is a Black Star reunion, featuring Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) and Talib Kweli, as well as sets by Maxwell, Thundercat, Corinne Bailey Rae, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown featuring Anderson .Paak, and the Soul Rebels featuring GZA and Kweli.
Badu and DJ Jazzy Jeff are expected to DJ the festival after-party.