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KC Jazz Club: Jonathan Batiste Quintet

KC Jazz Club: Jonathan Batiste Quintet

Friday, February 26, 2010

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With his unique voice on piano and dapper sense of style, Jonathan Batiste "has already been turning heads as an up-and-coming pianist with an ebullient style" (The New York Times).

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Jonathan Batiste Quintet
A member of a long lineage of musicians from the Batiste family of Louisiana, pianist Jonathan Batiste graduated from Juilliard in 2008. The New York Times praised him as "stunning," noting that he "favors streamlined, attention-to-detail rhythm, deep but often played with light accents." Reflecting his New Orleans ties, Batiste has recorded with Harry Connick Jr. and has performed with some of the Big Easy's most outstanding and respected musicians, including the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Irvin Mayfield, Nicholas Payton, Alvin Batiste, Cyril Neville, Donald Harrison, George Porter Jr., Russell Batiste, and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews. He was awarded the "Movado Future Legend" award in jazz in 2006, was named a "Steinway Performing Artist" in 2008, and has been playing around the world.