JON BATISTE Scores First GRAMMY Nomination [Music News]

By Jack Barnes

Pianist, bandleader, vocalist and musical genius Jon Batiste has been nominated for Best American Roots Performance for “Saint James Infirmary Blues” at next year’s GRAMMY’s.  His debut solo album Hollywood Africans was released earlier this year via Verve Label Group. 

ABOUT JON BATISTE

Jon Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer. As an educator and television personality, he spreads his unbridled optimism coupled with a profound understanding of the arts. Born into a long lineage of New Orleans musicians, Batiste is a graduate of The Juilliard School with a master’s degree. After graduating, he toured globally with his band Stay Human and currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Jon is a Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Musical Director for The Atlantic and Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. Jon is also a coveted brand ambassador–featured in campaigns for Chase, Apple, Lincoln Motor Company, and numerous fashion brands including Bonobos, Ralph Lauren, Barney’s and Nordstrom. He has worked with famed photographer Annie Leibowitz, among many others, and his personal style has been profiled in various fashion publications including GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue. Jon’s mission is to share his faith, hope and love with the world around him.

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