Jon Batiste and Stay Human

Presented in Collaboration with Jazz at Lincoln Center

Fri, July 24, 2015, 8:00pm

Overview

Widely considered one of the most exciting and progressive new crossover talents on the scene today, Jon Batiste infuses his own brand of contemporary jazz with soul, blues, hip-hop, and a touch of New Orleans-style groove. With a voice and piano chops as soulful as they are virtuosic – and a dapper sense of style to boot – this young phenom is reinventing what artistry means through “Social Music”, his uniquely new approach to performance and the title of his latest full-length album.

A descendent of New Orleans’ music royalty whose deep musical heritage helped to inspire HBO’s hit series, Treme, Batiste is both a fearless artist and a committed scholar. Before moving to New York to pursue a Masters in Music from Juilliard, this young star attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. He is a Movado Future Legend award winner and recipient of Best New Artist at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, and has collaborated extensively with the likes of Caramoor Jazz Festival’s Wynton Marsalis, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Spike Lee, Jimmy Buffet, Lenny Kravitz, and others.

Join this breakout talent and Stay Human as they light up Caramoor’s Spanish Courtyard with a fresh approach to “the people’s music.”

“Jazz is like the universe: it’s been expanding since its creation and it’s connected to everything.” – Jon Batiste

[video_embed url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gwg8jwST1go” caption=”Jon Batiste backstage at Newport Jazz Festival”]