Meet Oscar-winning jazz artist Jon Batiste [poster]

Poster celebrating jazz, with illustration of Jon Batiste leaning back, smiling, with eyes closed, playing a melodica (State Dept./D. Thompson)
(State Dept./D. Thompson)

 

Jon Batiste is a genre-bending jazz musician, singer and composer. Born into a family of professional musicians in Louisiana, Batiste plays the melodica (shown in the image) and several other instruments, including the piano, organ and upright bass. He has recorded and performed with many well-known artists, including Stevie Wonder and Willie Nelson. In 2022, Batiste, 35, won five Grammy Awards, one for best album for his release titled We Are.

Earlier, Batiste and two others won an Academy Award for the score of the animated movie Soul, popular with audiences of all ages. And Batiste regularly appears on Sesame Street, where he brings jazz to the next generation of music lovers.

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