Posted by alanbryson
On this episode I speak with Jon Batiste, a graduate of the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts with a masters degree from Julliard in jazz and classical piano. But don’t let the elite degrees mislead you, as a native of New Orleans, Jon Batiste is equally at home making music in the streets or on the concert stage.
He and his band, named “Stay Human,” do just that, and they just released an album entitled “Social Music.” When you watch video clips of him on the streets, or listen to his album, it’s music without borders or labels, but with integrity.
I caught up with Jon San Francisco in the middle of a very hectic tour, we only had 15 minutes, but I think you’ll agree, it was short and sweet. At the end of the interview I’ve included a sampling from his latest album.