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:

Watch the new video for "Express Yourself":

Social Music is available on iTunes here:

Jon Batiste 2014 Tour Dates:

January 9 - Port Washington, NY - Jeanne Rimsky Theater

January 13 - Chicago, IL - City Winery

January 15 - Carmel, IN - The Center for the Performing Arts

January 16 - Iowa City, IA - Englert Theater

January 17 - Kansas City, MO - Folly Theater

January 18 - St. Louis, MO - Sheldon Concert Hall

January 19 - Des Moines, IA - Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

January 21 - Detroit, MI - Jazz Café at Music Hall

January 23 - Akron, OH - University of Akron, Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall

January 25 - Germantown, TN - Germantown Performing Arts Center

January 26 - Nashville, TN - Vanderbilt University, Ingram Hall

February 8 - Park City, UT - George S. And Dolores Dore Eccles Center for the Performing Arts

February 13 - Charlotte, NC - Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, McGlohon Theater

February 14 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre of Durham

February 15 - High Point, NC - High Point Theater and Exhibition Center

February 16 - Minneapolis, MN - Minnesota Orchestra, Orchestra Hall

February 18 - Tampa, FL - Ferguson Hall

February 20 - Gainesville, FL - University of Florida Center for the Performing Arts

February 22 - Decatur, AL - Princess Theater

February 23 - Birmingham, AL - Samford University - Brock Hall

February 25 - Opelika, AL - Polika Center for Performing Arts

February 28 - Baton Rouge, LA - Manship Theatre

March 2 - Austin, TX - Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts

March 4 - Fort Worth, TX - Nancy Lee & Perry R. Bass Performance Hall

March 8 - Cutler Bay, FL - South Miami Dade Cultural Center - Main Stage

March 14 - Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center - Cabaret Theater

March 15 - Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center - Cabaret Theater

March 19-21 - Davis, CA - UC Davis, Center for the Arts Studio Theater

March 29 - Washington, DC - Sixth & Historic Synagogue- Sanctuary

April 3 - Markham, Canada - Markham Theater for the Performing Arts

April 4 - Oakville, Canada - Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts

April 5 - Kingston, Canada - Grand Theater, Regina Rosen Auditorium

April 8 - Cambridge, MA - The Sinclair

April 10 - Hampton, VA - American Theatre

April 12 - Stony Brook, NY - SUNY Stony Brook, Staller Center for the Arts

April 13 - Bergan Performing Arts Center

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