Jon Batiste is a globally celebrated musician, educator, bandleader and television personality whose musical skill, artistic vision and exuberant charisma make him a triple threat with unlimited potential.
Recognized for his originality, jaw-dropping talent and dapper sense of style, Jon transitions from commanding the piano with virtuosic skill to soulfully crooning to wailing on the “harmonaboard” (a kind of harmonica and keyboard) to curating unique “social music” experiences all over the world.
Mama didn’t play that…at all.” In the same article, which announced Ellis Marsalis as the recipient of an Off Beat Lifetime Achievement Award, several of her sons gave their mother credit for their creative spirit.
“Everything she did would be original,” Wynton Marsalis said.
Dolores Marsalis, the wife of noted New Orleans jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis Jr. said his wife had been suffering with dementia for some time and was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
and matriarch of the family that includes four internationally-known musicians, died Tuesday. The couple’s six sons include four award-winning musicians: Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason.
Although the foundation of jazz is deeply rooted within the black experience of the United States, different cultures have contributed their own experience and styles to the art form as well.
He has since held various positions at knkx/ Jazz24, including New Media Director and Marketing Director.Born into a long lineage of Louisiana musicians, Batiste eventually went on to receive both his undergraduate and masters degrees in piano from the Juilliard School and formed his band, Stay Human.The Forbes 30 under 30 honoree balances a demanding performance schedule—which often includes his signature, impromptu ‘love riot’ street parades—with his role as bandleader with the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Artistic Director At Large of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, public speaking engagements, master classes and occasional acting gigs. The New York City-based musician has released several self produced independent albums, including “MY N.Jon is also a coveted artist brand ambassador– currently featured in ad campaigns for Chase Bank, the Apple Watch, Lincoln Continental and numerous fashion brands including Polo Ralph Lauren Black Label, Frye, Kate Spade, Jack Spade Barneys, Nordstrom and H&M.He has worked with, among others, Bruce Weber and Annie Leibowitz and his personal style has been profiled in numerous fashion publications including GQ, Vanity Fair, CR Fashion Book, Esquire and Vogue.