Jon Batiste and Stay Human Perform Tonight at the Kimmel Center; Kick Off Year-Long Residency
After a successful Sittin' In Jam session Fall launch on September 11, 2013, New York Jazz Leader Jon Batiste and his Stay Human band return to Philadelphia, continuing their year-long residency of jazz grassroots programming at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Tonight Jon Batiste and Stay Human lead grassroots movement, Jazz is: Now! - a FREE interactive educational presentation with singing, dancing, and performing at Kimmel Center's SEI Innovation Studio on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Jon Batiste has been breathing new life into jazz, reinterpreting the American songbook with pop, funk and rock influences, engaging youth and jazz audiences new explorations of jazz.
It all takes place at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, SEI Innovation Studio, Broad and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, Pa.
· As the founder and leader of Stay Human, Batiste has traveled with this ensemble to over 40 countries and at the age of 26 is leading a grassroots movement for the next generation of jazz.
· With his unique voice and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste has ignited the NYC music scene as a singer, songwriter, pianist and "harmonaboard" playing with his band Stay Human's recent full length album release, Social Music - follow up to the 2011 release, My N.Y., Jonathan Batiste and the Stay Human Band EP (2011), which was recorded live in the subway system of Manhattan.
· Jon Batiste and Stay Human band's year-long residency at the Kimmel Center continues on Friday, April 25, 2014, when they return to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater for debut ticketed performance including work from Social Music, their debut album release (Oct. 15, 2013, Razor & Tie). ( $25 to $30). Tickets are available and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at kimmelcenter.org, at the Kimmel Center box office, Broad & Spruce Streets. (open daily 10 am to 6 pm).