Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Born into the South’s largest musical family, Jon Batiste grew up in New Orleans as Jazz Royalty. After studying piano at Julliard, Jon became the youngest Associate Artistic Director at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
He has performed vocals, piano and harmonaboard (mouth piano) in over 40 countries and in venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall to Kennedy Center and collaborated with such artists as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., Roy Hargrove, and Cassandra Wilson. Jon is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient, and a “Steinway Performing Artist.” He has been a featured cast member on the HBO Television Show, Treme, and a lead in Spike Lee’s latest film, Red Hook Summer.
“…a highly disciplined, decidedly anarchic brew, that mixes all and sundry into a wide-appeal repertoire…”
– Financial Times, London