With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Batiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He received a Masters Degree studying jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School. At 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, playing everywhere from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and Concertgebouw.
With his modern take on American music, and clever use of the harmonaboard, Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., Aloe Blacc, Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Mark O’Connor and Asher Roth among them.
Batiste is the founder and leader of Stay Human, a band noted for their world-class music, high energy and uplifting spirit – which they take to concert halls as well as subways. Jon’s following is creating huge grassroots buzz amongst influential tastemakers and fellow artists alike.