Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain
-The Daily Beast (full story)
With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jon Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene. Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Bastiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a “Movado Future Legend” award recipient, and, at 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and the Concertgebouw collaborating with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Mark O’Connnor and Asher Roth.