Anderson .Paak and Talib Kweli are no strangers to the iconic Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC -- both have been there as a guest with Robert Glasper multiple times -- and they'll return to that venue in January as guests with trumpeter Maurice "Mobetta" Brown for his Birthday Vibes Session. Talib and Maurice previously released the collaborative single "Stand Up," and Maurice played trumpet in Paak's band on their 2019 tour.
Brown and his band -- which is rounded out by guitarist Isaiah Sharkey, bassist Ben Williams, and keyboardist James Francies -- are playing 8 PM and 10:30 PM shows on January 6, 7, and 8, with Paak contributing drums and vocals on night one and Talib contributing vocals on night two. Tickets for all six shows are on sale now.
Paak's only upcoming show of his own at the moment is the new 4xFAR festival in Coachella Valley on January 18 & 19. That fest also includes a set from Mark Ronson & Q-Tip, and Anderson .Paak and Mark Ronson recently teamed up for "Then There Were Two" from Ronson's Spies In Disguise soundtrack. Paak is also on the just-released debut album by his backing band The Free Nationals.
Talib Kweli is DJing Brooklyn Bowl on January 16 (tickets). He's also opening his Black Star partner Mos Def's Black On Both Sides 20th anniversary show in Philly on 12/27 (tickets); and playing the Hip-Hop Kickback Concert in Chicago on 2/13 with Rakim, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Slick Rick, and Big Daddy Kane (tickets).
Watch Maurice Brown take a trumpet solo with Anderson .Paak at MSG earlier this year, and listen to Maurice and Talib's "Stand Up," below...