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Jonathan Batiste — Piano

Jonathan Batiste

Batiste is part of a culturally rich and significant lineage of New Orleans musicians and musical families known worldwide. He is the most recent arrival from the Batiste family of New Orleans. At the age of 8, he was already featured singing with his family in Japan. He later performed with them on percussion, and by 12 had found his destiny: the piano. His family is respected as one of the top families in the creation of the cities musical landscape for generations. These were the roots of his musical beginnings. Since then he has performed, recorded and toured over 30 countries with artist such as Harry Connick Jr., Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, The Batiste Brothers, Alvin Batiste, and currently with Cassandra Wilson & Roy Hargrove. He has three CD releases under his own name, the first released when he was 17 and still studying at the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) High School in New Orleans. He is also a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City.


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