Sunday, January 19, 2014

Jonathan Batiste & Stay Human to Perform in Gainesville, Florida - Thursday, February 20, 2014

Stay Human

“…a movement … that seriously connects
with a next generation audience while still
maintaining the timeless artistic objectives
present throughout the history of the
American music tradition.” J.B.

Thursday, February 20, 2013 ~ 7:30pm

Jon Batiste’s current, uplifting and playful brand of jazz integrates his classical Juilliard training with contemporary mainstream sounds. Touring with his band Stay Human, Batiste provides vocals and plays piano and melodica, striving to bring the joy of jazz to the masses. This Steinway Artist has performed in more than 40 countries and venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Batiste has been featured on the HBO series Treme and Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer, and has collaborated with musicians including Prince, Wynton Marsalis, Jimmy Buffett and Harry Connick, Jr..

-  Jon Batiste: vocals & keys
-  Eddie Barbash: alto sax
-  Ibanda Ruhumbika: tuba
-  Joe Saylor: percussion

Phillips Center - University of Florida
3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611  (800)905-2787

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