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Jon Batiste

1986-11-11 Kenner, Louisiana, USA

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Jonathan Michael Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, composer, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists including Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Roy Hargrove, Juvenile, and Mavis Staples. Batiste, with his band Stay Human, appeared nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert from 2015 to 2022. Batiste also serves as the music director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. In 2020, he co-composed the score for the Pixar animated film Soul, for which he received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Film Award (all shared with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). Batiste has garnered 5 Grammy Awards from 14 nominations, including an Album of the Year win for his album We Are (2021). In 2023, Batiste featured in the documentary film American Symphony which records the process of Batiste composing his first symphony.


The Color Purple Grady 2023-12-25
American Symphony Self 2023-11-24
Soul of a Nation Presents: Sound of Freedom – A Juneteenth Celebration Self 2022-06-17
Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes Self 2022-10-21
Ukraine: Answering the Call Self 2022-07-03
Soul, Improvised 2021-03-23
Elton John: I'm Still Standing - A Grammy Salute Self 2018-04-10
American Tap Self 2018-07-24
America's Musical Journey Self 2018-05-17
Stephen Colbert's Live Election Night Democracy's Series Finale Self - Band Leader 2016-11-08
Red Hook Summer Da Organist Tk Hazelton 2012-08-10
SNL 1975 Billy Preston