Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedian Dave Chappelle surprised Thursday night’s Blue Note New York audience to introduce Hip Hop legend Talib Kweli and his band The Whiskey Boys – Chris Rob, Matt Loescher, Brady Watt, and Camau. 

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Special guest Niko has also performed two songs with Talib, including their new collaboration “Live From The Blue Note,” which was recorded at the club a few weeks ago. Other notable moments in the set included Talib’s classic “Get By” performance and a cover of Paul McCartney’s “Eleanor Rigby.”

Talib Kweli with Live Band is headlining Blue Note from now through Sunday, March 6. 


Upcoming shows at Blue Note include Braxton Cook (3/7), Keyon Harrold (3/8-3/13), Rex Orange County (3/12), Quincy Jones Presents: Sheléa (3/14), Robert Glasper (3/15-3/20), Ron Carter (3/22-3/27), and An Intimate Evening with GZA and His Live Band (3/29-3/30).