Jon Batiste - Sondz

Overview

Jonathan Michael Batiste (born November 11, 1986) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, bandleader, and television personality. He has recorded and performed with artists in various genres of music (Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, Ed Sheeran, Roy Hargrove, and Mavis Staples), released his own recordings, and performed in more than 40 countries. Batiste regularly tours with his band Stay Human, and appears with them nightly as bandleader and musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015.

Batiste also serves as the music director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem. In 2020, he co-composed the score for the Pixar animated film Soul, for which he received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Grammy Award and a BAFTA Film Award (all shared with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross). As of 2022, Batiste has garnered five Grammy Awards...

Facts

Born11 Nov. 1986 (Age: 35), in Kenner
AreaUnited States
Years active9
StatusActive
GenderMale
Label(s)VerveWalt Disney RecordsUMG Recordings, Inc.Razor & TieM.O.D. TechnologiesNaht Jona, LLC[no label]Blue Engine Records

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Discography

YearTitle
WE ARE2021WE ARE
Meditations2020Meditations
Hollywood Africans2018Hollywood Africans
Christmas With Jon Batiste2016Christmas With Jon Batiste
The Process2014The Process
Social Music2013Social Music
Jazz Is Now2013Jazz Is Now

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Atticus Ross
Atticus RossArrangerPerformerMixProducerCredit
Trent Reznor
Trent ReznorArrangerPerformerProducerCredit
Kizzo
KizzoArrangerRhodes pianoElectric bass guitarElectric pianoProducerProgramming (drum machine)RecordingKeyboard bassSynthesizerBass synthesizer
Bill Laswell
Bill LaswellCreditArrangerProducer
Chad Smith
Chad SmithCreditArrangerProducer
Jay Bulger
Jay BulgerArrangerProducer
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Jazz at Lincoln Center OrchestraPerforming orchestraCredit
Stay Human
Stay HumanCredit
Cory Wong
Cory WongGuitarCreditElectric guitar
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton MarsalisSoloCredit