Blue Note Jazz Festival Returning to NYC with Grace Jones, NxWorries, and More

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Grace Jones, who will be performing at the 2023 Blue Note Jazz Festival in NYC.
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The 12th annual Blue Note Jazz Festival will run from May 31st through July 2nd at a number of venues scattered across New York City.

The Blue Note Jazz Festival will be returning to NYC this summer for a full month of programming across the city.

Announced Tuesday morning in a press release, the line-up and duration of this year’s festival is as ambitious as ever. Launching on May 31st with a performance from the iconic Grace Jones at Hammerstein Ballroom produced by Jill Newman Productions, the slate of shows runs through the entire month of June and into the first week of July. Other headliners include Ron Carter, Cortex, Meshell, Ndegeocello, Manhattan Transfer, Sergio Mendes, Pat Metheny, Ghost Note, and Talib Kweli. There will also be a live set from Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge, who haven’t performed in the states as NxWorries in nearly five years. The duo is top-billing a June 24th show at Celebrate Brooklyn in Prospect Park with Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Bilal, and BJ The Chicago Kid.

Tickets for (most) shows go on sale this week via Blue Note. See the full line-up and schedule for the 12th annual Blue Note Jazz Festival below.

Full Lineup and Schedule:

May 31—Grace Jones @ Hammerstein Ballroom
June 1—Ghost-Note @ Blue Note
June 1—Mashina @ Beacon Theatre
June 2—Ghost-Note @ Blue Note
June 2—Ms. Lisa Fischer @ Sony Hall
June 3—Ghost-Note @ Blue Note
June 3—Avery Sunshine @ Sony Hall
June 3—Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers + John Scofield, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride @ Town Hall
June 4—Ghost-Note @ Blue Note
June 4—Harlem Blues Project @ Blue Note Brunch
June 5—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 6—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 7—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 8—Lettuce & Friends @ Blue Note
June 9—Lettuce & Friends @ Blue Note
June 9—Manhattan Transfer @ Sony Hall
June 10—Lettuce & Friends @ Blue Note
June 10—Cortex @ Sony Hall
June 10—Chucho Valdés & Paquito D’Rivera @ Town Hall
June 11—Lettuce & Friends @ Blue Note
June 11—Harlem Gospel Choir @ Blue Note Brunch
June 12—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 13—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 14—Talib Kweli and The Whiskey Boys @ Blue Note
June 15— Soulive @ Blue Note
June 16— Soulive @ Blue Note
June 17— Soulive @ Blue Note
June 18— Soulive @ Blue Note
June 18—Buddy Guy @ SummerStage
June 18—Harlem Gospel Choir @ Blue Note Brunch
June 19—TAUK @ Blue Note
June 20—The Motet @ Blue Note
June 21—The Motet @ Blue Note
June 21—Meshell Ndegeocello @ Sony Hall
June 22—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 22—Omara Portuondo @ Sony Hall
June 23—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 23—Sergio Mendes @ Sony Hall
June 24—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 24—Pat Metheny Side-Eye @ Beacon Theatre
June 24—NxWorries, Robert Glasper with Lalah Hathaway & Bilal, BJ The Chicago Kid @ Celebrate Brooklyn
June 25—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 25—Harlem Gospel Choir @ Blue Note Brunch
June 26—Julius Rodriquez @ Blue Note
June 27—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 28—Ron Carter @ Blue Note
June 28—Harlem Gospel Choir Sings Nina Simone @ Sony Hall
June 29—Soulive @ Blue Note
June 30—Soulive @ Blue Note
July 1—Soulive @ Blue Note
July 2—Soulive @ Blue Note

Blue Notes Jazz Festival

Source: Blue Note Jazz Festival

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