|ABOUT JON BATISTE Jon Batiste is an internationally acclaimed musician, bandleader and composer. 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. He balances a demanding performance schedule with speaking engagements, curating events, occasional acting and producing opportunities, all while relentlessly composing new music. His latest album Social Music, spent over a month atop the Billboard and iTunes jazz charts as the No. 1 jazz album in the world. Jon’s mission is to share his faith, hope and love with the world around him.
ABOUT THE DAP-KINGS GRAMMY-nominated group, The Dap-Kings, are the powerhouse band behind the soul legend Sharon Jones and the band on Amy Winehouse’s GRAMMY-winning, multiplatinum album Back to Black. They have also been the house band for many TV shows, radio shows and live special events – including events from ESPN, the NFL, NPR and NBC – and have played with the National Symphony Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic for events at the Kennedy Center and the Hollywood Bowl. Members of the band have collaborated with and recorded on albums by iconic artists across various genres including Al Green, David Byrne, Sturgill Simpson, Kesha, Sam Smith, Quincy Jones, Ghostface Killah, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, John Legend and Michael Buble.