Jon Batiste is Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Bandleader, has NYC residency in June, playing MoMA nights in July
With Letterman having retired a couple weeks back, Stephen Colbert is now in full preparedness mode to take over The Late Show on CBS starting September 8. His musical accompaniment will come courtesy New Orleans musician Jon Batiste. This won’t be Batiste’s first experience with television — he had a recurring role on HBO’s Treme. Said Colbert (while stuffing himself with beignets) in a video introducing Batiste, “I like this guy.” You can watch that, and a couple other Colbert videos promoting his new gig, below.
Batiste, meanwhile, will be in NYC later this month with his band Stay Human for a week-long residency at The NoMad Hotel (June 23-29). Each day will offer a different “experience” in one of the hotel’s many spaces. Tickets are on sale and details about the different shows are below.
Batiste & Stay Human will be back in NYC in July for MoMA Nights. All upcoming dates are listed below.
Social Music at the NoMad – Jon Batiste Residency
Wednesday, June 24th: NoMad Bar
Social Music Experience
Description: Take a break from the club and come party with us in a unique alternative space with the most jaw dropping live music you’ve heard in ages. The night includes cocktails, bar bites from Chef Daniel Humm & Chef James Kent and then a roaring party with Jon Batiste & Stay Human to dance the night away. Each night will be a different experience, so why not come twice?
Thursday, June 25th: Johnston Room
Social Storytelling (For kids and teens)
Description: Bring the kids! Edutainment tailored to the next generation, featuring storytelling and interactive performances by Jon Batiste & Stay Human. Feel free to come as you are; No need to dress up! Specifically crafted to feel like a celebratory musical gathering for the youth–a fun learning experience (with snacks!) that will leave you feeling amazing no matter what age you are. Study after study shows that learning music is proven to increase children’s intelligence, so if you want smart kids, this is the event for you.
Friday, June 26th: Johnston Room
Art, Thought, And Social Music
Description: A night of the best, most exciting music that you will ever hear in the world–up close and personal. Legendary musicians and phenomenally talented professional performers will pop up unannounced to join Jon Batiste & Stay Human on the bandstand. Imagine a night of dancers swingin’ thru the place, while guests can enjoy some black truffle popcorn and craft cocktails. Ultimate swank that ends with everybody on the dance floor; come ready to listen and dress to impress.
Saturday, June 27th: Rooftop
Ultimate Social Music Dance Party on the Roof
Description: If the beat of New Orleans, Africa, India, Brazil and Cuba came together, what kind of groove would they create? Come find out at this otherworldly celebration on the roof of the beautiful NoMad Hotel. With the skyline of Manhattan as the backdrop, expect a full-fledged Social Music celebration, a collaboration with professional dancers, and a groove that goes on until the wee hours of the night. Entrance will be denied to those unwilling to get down.
Sunday, June 28th: Rooftop
Sunday Brunch with Jon Batiste
Description: The perfect combination of Bloody Mary’s, dancing, and socializing! An indoor/outdoor Sunday brunch with new friends, great food and the one and only Jon Batiste. He & Stay Human will be joined by a vocal quartet and bluegrass string section to give you that warm and fuzzy feeling a down home Sunday brunch oughta provide. If you like music, this event is for you. If you like people, this event is for you.
Monday, June 29th: Eleven Madison Park
A night beyond explanation that you’ll be sure to remember forever. Hosted by the highly coveted three-star Michelin restaurant, Eleven Madison Park–you’ll find celebrity guest artists and lots of other surprises in store for the final event of the Social Music Residency. Exquisite cocktails, the best music in New York City and the who’s who in attendance will make this the place to be. We can’t tell you too much, or else it wouldn’t be a surprise, would it? Just trust us, you won’t be disappointed!
Jon Batiste – 2015 Tour Dates
JUN 23 – New York City, NY Social Music Residency
JUN 24 – New York City, NY Social Music Residency
JUN 25 – New York City, NY Social Storytelling (For kids and teens)
JUN 26 – New York City, NY Art, Thought, And Social Music
JUN 27 – New York City, NY Ultimate Social Music Dance Party on the Roof
JUN 28 – New York City, NY Sunday Brunch with Jon Batiste
JUN 29 – New York City, NY Love Riot!
JUL 23 – New York City, NY MoMA Nights
JUL 24 – Katonah, NY Caramoor Festival
JUL 26 – Newport, RI Newport Folk Festival
JUL 31 – Newport, RI Newport Jazz Festival