Tickets: (480) 644.6500
M-F: 10a - 7p
Sat: 10a - 5p
Sun: 12p - 4p
One East Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201
Jon Batiste & Stay Human Band
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
- Performing Live Series
- Piper Repertory Theater
- Start time:
- On Sale to the Public:
With his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste transcends music genres and has ignited the NYC music scene.
Raised among the sounds and rhythms of New Orleans, Bastiste comes from a renowned lineage of performers. He studied jazz and classical piano at The Juilliard School, is a "Movado Future Legend" award recipient, and a "Steinway Performing Artist."
At 25, he has performed in over 40 countries, playing everywhere from Carnegie Hall and
Lincoln Center to the Kennedy Center and Concertgebouw. With his modern take on American music, and clever use of the harmonaboard, Batiste has collaborated with musicians from across the spectrum – Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Connick Jr., Roy Hargrove, Cassandra Wilson, Mark O’Connor and Asher Roth among them.
His own records include "Times In New Orleans", "Live In New York: At The Rubin Museum Of Art", and "MY N.Y.", as well as EP's "The Amazing Jon Batiste EP" and "In The Night EP."
A television and film regular, Jonathan has been featured on the HBO series "Treme,” BET and soon in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer.”
Jonathan Batiste is the founder and leader of The Stay Human Band, a modern jazz ensemble noted for their world-class music, high energy and uplifting spirit – which they take to concert halls as well as subways. Dedicated to igniting the next generation of musicians, in his position as co-director and music curator at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, Batiste has programmed year-long educational workshops for hundreds of students.
As a traveling ambassador for "Music Unites," the NY based non-profit organization founded by Michelle Edgar, he works to bring music education to kids with an ear and passion for music, but not necessarily the resources. As an international educator and humanitarian, Batiste has conducted clinics and master classes worldwide – teaching kids from Holland to Harlem how to use music to make the world a better place.