Jon Batiste, winner of the prestigious Rising Star Award at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, delighted the crowd with his performance at New York’s McKittrick Hotel. Along with his irrepressible musical collective, Stay Human, he performed songs from his new album Social Music, released October 2013. Batiste, a bandleader, pianist, singer-songwriter, composer and descendant of New Orleans musical “royalty,” transcends any genre with his modern take on American Music. As well as selections from their latest release Jon, and Stay Human, performed “Star Spangled Banner” and “Express Yourself.”
“The sizzling intimacy of this small venue performance was captured superbly by Front and Center. To transfer this experience into the lives of many others through the television is a thrilling endeavor that we could not refuse”- Jon Batiste
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