The Future of American Music: A Conversation with Jon Batiste

At 27, musician Jon Batiste is considered by many to be one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents on the scene today. His modern take on the American songbook — equally influenced by his passion for jazz and classical styles, which he calls "Social Music"  — attracts critical acclaim as well as audiences across all demographics. These two New Orleans natives will discuss Batiste's music, their hometown, the importance of music education, and the state and future of American musical traditions more broadly.

Festival: 2014

Watch and Listen: Music

Whether it is #BlackLivesMatter and #OscarsSoWhite today, or whether it was All in the Family and Ms. Magazine in the... See more
How does the woman at the helm of the largest symphonic organization in the United States view the role of orchestras... See more
Cocktails, conversation, and great tunes with one of American music’s brightest rising stars — and the new bandleader... See more
The groundbreaking virtuoso organist and 2015 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence will speak with entertainment-industry... See more
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, bandleader, educator and a leading advocate of... See more
Millions know their voices, but no one knows their names. In his compelling documentary, award-winning director Morgan... See more

Pages