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Yasiin Bey, Black Thought and ?uestlove Added to Lineup Of 2012 NYC Blue Note Jazz Festival

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(AllHipHop News) In it’s second year, the Blue Note Jazz Festival has lined up such talent as Black Thought and ?uestlove of the legendary Roots crew, as well as Yasiin Bey and a plethora of others to perform at the June 10 event that will be held throughout the city of New York.

“After an extraordinarily successful first year, the Blue Note Jazz Festival will return from June 10-30, 2012 with over fifty shows throughout New York City,” according to the festival’s website. “The 2012 Festival will feature numerous high-profile international and local acts such as McCoy Tyner, Bela Fleck, Soulive, Buika, Kathleen Battle, Groove Theory, Stanley Clarke & George Duke, ?uestlove, Jack DeJohnette, Roy Haynes, Jimmy Scott, Black Thought & Rahzel with Strings and many more.”

Fans can catch Yasiin Bey (formerly Mos Def), will be performing at The Apollo Theater at 9:00 p.m. on June 29.

One week earlier, Black Thought will be performing with Rahzel under the name Riq and Rah With Strings for free at the Central Park Summerstage on June 17 at 6:00 p.m. Other performers that night include Groove Theory, Soulive and DJ ?uestlove.

Media sponsors for the 2012 Blue Note Jazz Festival include NBC New York and The Village Voice while the festival’s partners include Jill Newman Productions, JazzReach and Massimo Gallotta Productions.

For tickets and more information, visit BlueNoteJazzFestival.com.

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