Performing: 1/23 2:00pm
At 26, Jon Batiste is considered to be one of the most exciting new crossover talents. A proud Steinway artist, Batiste is attracting critical acclaim, as well as audiences across all demographics, with his prodigious talent on piano. Together with his band, Stay Human, he is creating a unique grassroots movement that encourages accessibility and appreciation in the art of the live performance. Batiste is a noted advocate for music education (he serves as Associate Artistic Director of the National Jazz Museum) and a regular figure in entertainment (HBO's Treme, Spike Lee's Red Hook Summer).
“Every now and then, a musician moves beyond extraordinary and leaves a writer speechless. Pianist Jonathan Batiste is one such musician... turning us upside down and shaking us free of our preconceptions about how this music should be played, what the music should sound like, what it should be called, whether it’s alive or dead, and how we should listen to it. By the time he turned us all loose, we only wanted to hear more.” - Examiner.com
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