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Jon Batiste

 
Bio:
Batiste is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Batiste is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. ... (read complete bio)

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Jon Batiste Biography

Batiste is an American musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. Batiste regularly tours with his band Stay Human, and appears with them nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Batiste also serves as the Music Director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. In 2020, he acted as co-composer on the Pixar animated film Soul, for which he received a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and an Academy Award for Best Original Score with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (of which the three had won for the former)




Jon Batiste News

Complexions Contemporary Dance Opens 28th Season at the Joyce Theater Photo Complexions Contemporary Dance Opens 28th Season at the Joyce Theater
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2022

Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) returns to The Joyce Theater from November 22‚ÄďDecember 4, 2022. Now in its 28th season, the company takes the stage with two no-holds-barred programs danced by a treasure trove roster of performers.

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Endea Owens As Its 2023 MAC Music Innovator Photo Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Announces Endea Owens As Its 2023 MAC Music Innovator
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 10, 2022

The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) announced Endea Owens as its 2023 MAC Music Innovator. Owens is an award-winning bassist known for her vibrancy and  international array of musical projects and collaborations.

Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC Kick-Starts With Jazzmeia Horn, Fantasia, Savion Glover, Photo Moody Jazz Festival At NJPAC Kick-Starts With Jazzmeia Horn, Fantasia, Savion Glover, and More!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) has announced the exciting line-up of the highly anticipated TD James Moody Jazz Festival. This year's program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more. 

Interview: World Choreography Awards Producer Allen Walls at Avalon Hollywood Photo Interview: World Choreography Awards Producer Allen Walls at Avalon Hollywood
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 6, 2022

The World Choreography Awards will be held on November 15, 2022 at the Avalon Hollywood. Being its twelfth year in existence, I spoke with Allen Walls, Creator and Producer of the World Choreography Awards to catch up with this now seasoned Presentation and how it has been evolving through the years. I have reviewed the event in the past and it is a unique evening whose purpose is to present, celebrate and honor the best Choreographed Dance pieces or segments for the year in a now myriad of categories. It has also built upon it's live presentation and quality of live performances, special guests and hosting of the highest caliber.

Trouble No More Performs Allman Brothers Album, ‚ÄúEat A Peach‚ÄĚ At NJPAC, November  Photo Trouble No More Performs Allman Brothers Album, ‚ÄúEat A Peach‚ÄĚ At NJPAC, November 13
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2022

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Allman Brothers Band's iconic Eat a Peach double album, the highly praised tribute band, Trouble No More will perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, November 13, at 7PM.

Annual NEA Jazz Masters Concert Returns To Flushing Town Hall With THE BLUES FEELING  Photo Annual NEA Jazz Masters Concert Returns To Flushing Town Hall With THE BLUES FEELING Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 20, 2022

On Saturday, November 12th, Flushing Town Hall will host the 16th annual NEA Jazz Masters concert ‚ÄúThe Blues Feeling,‚ÄĚ led by the acclaimed American jazz virtuoso Jimmy Owens.

Roots N Blues Festival Celebrates Historic Attendance in 2022 & Announces Dates for 2 Photo Roots N Blues Festival Celebrates Historic Attendance in 2022 & Announces Dates for 2023
by Michael Major - Oct 17, 2022

Ahistoric number of music fans turned out for the 15th annual festival at Stephens Lake Park in Columbia, Missouri with headline sets from Wilco, Jon Batiste, Bleachers, Chaka Khan, Tanya, Tucker, and Old Crow Medicine Show. The three-day festival, which took place on two stages presented by Veterans United Home Loans.

ELLIS, Based on the Life of Ellis Marsalis Jr., to Have World Premiere at DOC NYC Photo ELLIS, Based on the Life of Ellis Marsalis Jr., to Have World Premiere at DOC NYC
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2022

Directed by Sascha Just, Ellis will have its World Premiere at DOC NYC on November 10, 2022. Ellis is based on the life and times of pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr.

FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed  Photo FAT HAM Reading Featuring Original Cast Members to be Presented by Arts in the Armed Forces for Veterans Day
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

In honor of Veterans Day, Arts in the Armed Forces will present a reading of the 2022 Pulitzer Prize-winning play FAT HAM by James Ijames, directed by Sideeq Heard, featuring original cast members from the successful off-Broadway co-production between The Public Theater and National Black Theatre ‚Äč‚Äčdirected by Saheem Ali.

Pepper Lewis Releases New Single 'FABIO' Photo Pepper Lewis Releases New Single 'FABIO'
by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2022

The Gen-Z pop anthem was produced by acclaimed producer/songwriter Teddy Geiger (Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan). FABIO confronts shallow, empty men who manipulate women into sleeping with them by being nice to them. The track is the first in an exciting collection of new songs that Pepper and Teddy are collaborating on together.

Jon Batiste Videos

VIDEO: Watch Jon Batiste Perform 'Freedom' on the GRAMMYs Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jon Batiste Perform 'Freedom' on the GRAMMYs

by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2022

Jon Batiste took to the stage at the GRAMMYs to perform his hit single, 'Freedom.' This year, Batiste is nominated for 11 GRAMMY Awards, notably winning the trophy for Album of the Year. Batiste has been developing a Broadway musical about the life of famed painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Watch the performance now!

VIDEO: Amber Iman Performs at the Broadway Theatre For NY PopsUp Videoplay
VIDEO: Amber Iman Performs at the Broadway Theatre For NY PopsUp

by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2021

This weekend, NY PopsUp returned to Broadway with another performance, this time from Amber Iman.

VIDEO: Celeste Performs 'Hear My Voice' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT Videoplay
VIDEO: Celeste Performs 'Hear My Voice' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021

We‚Äôre thrilled to welcome Celeste, with an incredible band and orchestra, for this performance of the song that earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song from the film ‚ÄúThe Trial of the Chicago 7.‚ÄĚ The deluxe edition of Celeste‚Äôs debut album ‚ÄúNot Your Muse,‚ÄĚ which features her collaboration with Jon Batiste, ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs Alright,‚ÄĚ is available now.

VIDEO: Jon Batiste Performs 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Jon Batiste Performs 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2020

He's the heart and soul of The Late Show and tonight he treats us to a holiday classic performed in his unique style. Jon Batiste is bringing holiday cheer to everyone on Christmas Day when the film 'Soul' is released on Disney+. Jon is behind the original jazz compositions in the film from Disney and Pixar, check out the soundtrack when it drops on Friday, December 18th.

VIDEO: Watch a New Featurette About the Music of SOUL Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a New Featurette About the Music of SOUL

by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2020

Walt Disney Records is set to release Disney and Pixar’s Soul Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Soul Original Score vinyl album and Music From and Inspired by Soul vinyl album.

VIDEO: Elvis Costello Performs 'Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me' on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Elvis Costello Performs 'Hey Clockface / How Can You Face Me' on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2020

After a riveting conversation about Elvis's experiences in quarantine and his thoughts on America's political situation, Stephen Colbert delights in introducing this performance featuring a collaboration between Elvis Costello and Jon Batiste on a song from the new album 'Hey Clockface.'

VIDEO: Jon Batiste Performs 'Kamala' on THE LATE SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Jon Batiste Performs 'Kamala' on THE LATE SHOW

by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2020

Late Show musical director Jon Batiste was moved to write a theme song for the person he thinks is 'The MVP (Most Vice Presidential),' Senator Kamala Harris.

VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Talks Trump and More By the Fire While THE LATE SHOW is Off th Videoplay
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert Talks Trump and More By the Fire While THE LATE SHOW is Off the Air

by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2020

While The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is off the air due to the health crisis, Colbert took to YouTube to chat while by the fire.

VIDEO:  Disney and Pixar Share New Trailer for SOUL Videoplay
VIDEO: Disney and Pixar Share New Trailer for SOUL

by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2020

Disney and Pixar have shared a new trailer for the all-new original feature film ‚ÄúSoul,‚ÄĚ which opens in U.S. theaters on June 19, 2020.

VIDEO: Rachael & Vilray Perform 'Do Friends Fall in Love' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPH Videoplay
VIDEO: Rachael & Vilray Perform 'Do Friends Fall in Love' on THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT

by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2020

Rachael Price, lead singer of Lake Street Dive, joins forces with composer and guitarist Vilray for this web-exclusive performance of a track off their self-titled album, 'Rachael & Vilray,' backed up by our very own Jon Batiste!