|Birth name||Jonathan Michael Batiste|
|Born||November 11, 1986|
Metairie, Louisiana, U.S.
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, multi-instrumentalist, educator, comedian|
|Instruments||Vocals, piano, keyboards, melodica|
Suleika Jaouad (m. 2022)
Jonathan Michael Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American singer, musician, educator, and bandleader. Batiste is known for being the music director and bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. He has won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Grammy Award for co-composing the score of Disney Pixar Soul (2020). In 2022, he won five Grammy Awards for his album We Are.
References[change | change source]
- "And Stephen Colbert's new 'Late Show' bandleader is…". TODAY.com.
- Burlingame, Jon (April 26, 2021). "'Soul' Wins Best Score Oscar, Making Jon Batiste the Second Black Composer to Receive Award".
- Sisario, Ben (2021-11-23). "Jon Batiste and Young Chart-Toppers Lead 2022 Grammy Nominations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-11-23.
- Morgan, David (April 3, 2022). "Jon Batiste, Suleika Jaouad announce they were secretly married". CBS News. Retrieved April 3, 2022.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- "Jon Batiste: Staying Human", interview by Bob Kenselaar, All About Jazz, January 2013, re-published June 7, 2015