Stephen Colbert’s New Bandleader Could Change Late Night TV

Originally published with New York Observer on July 24, 2015.

If anyone can match Stephen Colbert’s big personality when he debuts The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 8, it’s his new bandleader Jon Batiste.

If anyone can match Stephen Colbert’s big personality, it’s his new band leader, Jon Batiste. When the New Orleans musician first appeared on The Colbert Report in 2014, the studio couldn’t contain his band’s infectious performance: Batiste and his group Stay Human began their playing in the studio, but soon spilled out the studio’s doors, marching outside to perform for a gathered crowd. [Full article available at New York Observer]

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