NEW YORK, NY —Internationally acclaimed musician, Jon Batiste, took home an award for Best Original Score – Motion Picture – Soul at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which aired Sunday, February 28th on NBC.

Jon accepted the award along with his fellow winners, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, for his contribution in helping to compose and arrange the music that serves as the focal point and backdrop of the outstanding film. SOUL also took home a Golden Globe award for Best Animated Feature.

“Wow! Such an honor to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press as part of this innovative and transcendent body of work. Collaborating with Pixar, Trent and Atticus has been a highlight of my creative life thus far”, says Batiste. This marks Jon’s first time as a Golden Globe nominee, and now winner as he prepares to release his new album WE ARE (Verve Records) on March 19th.

“Thank you to God for giving me the vision for the music. Thank you to all the supporters of the film around the world—we feel your love. Thank you to my family and close friends for your unconditional support during the 2-year creative process. Lastly, thank you to the innovators of black music for giving the world the sacred lineage of jazz”, states Batiste of his win. THE LATE SHOW bandleader has seen an outpouring of love and support racking up nominations this year that include:

  • 2021 Grammy Nominee – New Age Album (Meditations)
  • 2021 Grammy Nominee – Contemporary Instrumental Album (Chronology of a Dream: Live At The Village Vanguard)
  • 2021 Critics Choice Award Nominee – Best Score “Soul” (Pixar)
  • 2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee – Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album – “Soul
  • 2021 NAACP Image Award Nominee – Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental – “Soul

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 Masters degree. After graduating, he toured globally with his band Stay Human and currently appears nightly on national television as the bandleader and musical director on 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 #1 jazz album in the world. Jon is also a coveted brand ambassador – featured in campaigns for Chase, Apple, Lincoln and numerous fashion brands including Ralph Lauren, Barney’s, Nordstrom and H&M. He has worked with Bruce Weber and Annie Leibowitz and his personal style has been profiled in numerous fashion publications including GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue and was a recent CFDA Ambassador for this year’s New York Men’s Fashion Week. Jon’s mission is to share his faith, hope and love with the world around him.

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