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“Jon Batiste: Reservoir of Positivity”

Jon Batiste DB Cover

Jon Batiste has become one of the most visible – and beloved – jazz musicians in America. If you’ve ever listened to him play, it should be no surprise that there’s a serious, well-schooled pianist lurking beneath the showman persona. Here’s my cover story on him from the April DownBeat.

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Bringing jazz back to late night: working on a profile of JonBatiste, coming in DownBeat

I interviewed the uber-talented Jon Batiste on Dec. 13 for a future profile in DownBeat. Here he is with Stay Human and guests singer Judith Hill and violinist Lee England, Jr. performing a Christmas medley on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. (Be sure to hang on for his funky take on “God Rest Ye…” at 2:25.)

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