Ed Sheeran joined forces with Dave Chappelle for a raucous jam session in Washington D.C. last week.
After playing a show at the Capital One Arena, Sheeran stopped by a celebratory “Pop-Up Jam Session” at the 18th Street Lounge honoring hometown hero Chappelle for his 30th year in comedy and his first Emmy Award.
The pair covered “Creep” by Radiohead, “Aint No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, and “Superstition” by Stevie Wonder. Ed and Dave were accompanied by legendary harmonica player Frédéric Yonnet, who has performed with Prince, Erykah Badu, and even Stevie Wonder himself. Watch the fan shot footage below.
Though the pairing of the 26-year-old “Shape of You” crooner and the 44-year-old stand up legend might seem odd, the two actually have a standing jam session, according to Sheeran. In an interview with Bethesda, Maryland’s 94.7 FM, Sheeran said he and Chappelle first jammed together two years ago.
The singer-songwriter had just finished a show at Wembley Stadium in London and happened upon a warehouse party where Chappelle was performing on stage with a band. The harmonica player recognized Sheeran and pulled him on stage to play. “Ever since then, when he has jams and he’s in town, I go and jam,” Sheeran said.