Jon Batiste Tapped As The New Band Leader For “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert”


(AllHipHop News) Now that David Letterman has stepped down as the host of The Late Show, former Comedy Central standout Stephen Colbert is set to take over the desk at the CBS late night program. Colbert will be joined by Stay Human frontman Jon Batiste. The Juilliard School trained musician will serve as The Late Show’s new bandleader.

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“I’m thrilled! This is a match made in heaven. Get ready for a love riot in late night,” states Batiste.

Colbert adds, “His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a ‘Do Not Make Love’ sign.”

Batiste is originally from New Orleans. During his career, he has released several albums including the #1 Jazz LP Social Music.

Elements of Hip Hop, R&B, Blues, and Folk have been included in Batiste’s live performances. The multi-instrumentalist also appeared in the HBO drama Treme and Spike Lee’s Red Hook Summer.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premieres Tuesday, September 8 at 11:35 PM, ET/PT on CBS.

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Watch Jon Batiste and Stay Human’s video for “Let God Lead” below.