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Jon Batiste

Musician; Bandleader and Musical Director, "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Jon Batiste is a musician, educator, and bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” performing with his band Stay Human. Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, the pianist, harmonaboard player, and curator of social music experiences is also artistic director at large of the National Jazz Museum and musical director for The Atlantic. Batiste’s first solo album, Hollywood Africans, earned him his first Grammy nomination in the Best American Roots Performance category for “Saint James Infirmary Blues.” He’s been honored with the American Jazz Museum Lifetime Achievement Award, the Harry Chapin ASCAP Humanitarian Award, and made Forbes’s 30 under 30 list.

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