feature: stephen colbert introduces jazz prodigy jon batiste as his late show bandleader

June 8, 2015

Stephen Colbert has introduced New Orleans jazz prodigy Jon Batiste as the new Late Show bandleader. Batiste, known for his “social music” and “impromptu ‘love riot’ street parades”, will join Colbert in September when the comedian takes over ‘The Late Show’ reigns from David Letterman. As you can see in the announcement video below, multi-instrumentalist Jon Batiste is the perfect person for the job.

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor