Berklee BeanTown Jazz FestivalJon Batiste Band
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Jonathan Batiste is part of a culturally significant lineage of New Orleans musical families known worldwide. 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. Since then he has performed, recorded, and toured over 30 countries with artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Abbey Lincoln, Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz, Ellis Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, and currently with Cassandra Wilson and Roy Hargrove. He debuted at Carnegie Hall when he was 18 years old and has performed at major music festivals worldwide. He has three CD releases under his own name, the first 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 Juillard School in New York.