Jon Batiste On Sharing Joy In A Painful Year: "I Want To Reaffirm People's Humanity" - The Colorado Sound

Jon Batiste On Sharing Joy In A Painful Year: “I Want To Reaffirm People’s Humanity”

Content courtesy of Fresh Air and NPR

During the pandemic, Jon Batiste took his music to the streets. This summer, the music director and bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert performed at marches protesting the killing of George Floyd. Recently he did a pop-up performance at a mass vaccination site in New York.

“I wanted to articulate through the music and through my presence there that we’re all in this together,” Batiste says. “Ultimately, this is our time. This is our world. We have to come together and understand that or else everything is going to completely disintegrate.”