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Jon Batiste talks social music and election night

Jun 25, 2017

Jazz musician Jon Batiste plays the harmonaboard (melodica) among the audience in the Benedict Music Tent. Fun fact: his favorite instrument is the piano.
Credit Claire Woodcock/Aspen Public Radio News

Jon Batiste is a renowned jazz musician and has been the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert since 2015. He was in Aspen over the weekend for multiple performances and interviews. Arts and culture reporter Claire Woodcock caught up with him backstage after his Friday night show with his band Stay Human under the Benedict Music Tent.