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Jon Batiste        

Musician; Bandleader & Musical Director of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Jon Batiste is a musician, educator, and bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” performing with his band Stay Human. Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, the pianist, harmonaboard player, and curator of social music experiences is also artistic director at large of the National Jazz Museum and musical director for The Atlantic.

Batiste’s first solo album, Hollywood Africans, earned him his first Grammy nomination in the Best American Roots Performance category for “Saint James Infirmary Blues.” He’s been honored with the American Jazz Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, the Harry Chapin ASCAP Humanitarian Award, and made Forbes’s 30 under 30 list.

In 2020 Batiste, along with Nine Inch Nails band members Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, composed the score for the Disney and Pixar animated film Soul. In February 2021 the three won the award for Best Original Score at the 78th Golden Globe Awards.


Bringing Jazz On Walkabout: Jon Batiste And Stay Human : NPR

Host Rachel Martin is joined by pianist Batiste and his band, who hope to make jazz transcend genres and generations, as they play live at NPR's headquarters.

A "Love Riot" With Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band ...

On a recent Tuesday night, Jonathan Batiste and The Stay Human Band wrapped up a gig at Rockwood Music Hall and proceeded to perform their foot ...

Pianist Jon Batiste makes music for all generations -

You may not be familiar with Jon Batiste, the 27-year-old pianist, singer, composer and self-described maker of “social music.” But Batiste, who brings his Stay ...

Meet Jon Batiste, Bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

On Thursday, CBS announced that Jon Batiste will join Stephen Colbert as bandleader for the revamped "Late Show"

Next Gen Fall TV: 10 Stars Poised for Breakouts - Hollywood Reporter

Next Gen Fall TV: 10 Stars Poised for Breakouts. Priyanka Chopra ... I was in India when I got the news, and it was early in the morning. I had just finished an ...

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