First Listen: Jon Batiste & Stay Human Featured on NPR Weekend Edition
In December, Jon Batiste and Stay Human were featured on NPR's Weekend Edition LISTEN HERE.The band performed their songs, "St. James Infirmary," Express Yourself (Say Yes)," and "It's Alright (Why You Gotta)from their recently released debut album Social Music (Razor & Tie).
Social Music was released this October to rave reviews and accolades. The band has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Esquire, Interview Magazine, GQ, Blackbook to name a few.
Considered by many to be the most innovative and uplifting band on the scene today, Jon and his band are revered for their unique approach blending many genres to create a musical mashup that they call "social music," having one of the most musical and entertaining live shows today.
With his soulful voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste has ignited the music scene. Although he comes from a renowned lineage of New Orleans musicians in his family, over the last decade he has forged his own artistic path by indelibly fusing himself within the fabric of New York City culture. At 26, Jon is the Artistic Director At Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and has also received a Masters Degree from the Juilliard School for piano. Batiste brings to mind a young Ray Charles on Social Music as he reinterprets America's richest musical traditions through a contemporary lens.
Batiste and Stay Human recently wrapped a Fall tour and will hit the road again in 2014 for a headlining tou, see the full dates below and here: http://jonbatiste.com/tour-dates/
Watch the new video for "Express Yourself": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W92ge4N7QIQ