“One of the most innovative composers of his generation, Batiste is redefining musical expression in the 21st century.”
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Five-time GRAMMY and Academy Award-winning artist, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, educator, and creator Jon Batiste joins ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for an unparalleled two-day collaboration at the intimate Southern Theatre. Over two distinct nights, experience Batiste’s multi-dimensional artistry alongside our musicians and Music Director David Danzmayr — from jamming with his jazz trio to the world premiere of his new genre-bending original orchestral work.

The Jon Batiste Trio & ProMusica
Thursday, May 2, 2024  |  8:00 PM

The incomparable five-time GRAMMY Award-winning sensation Jon Batiste graces the stage alongside his electrifying jazz trio and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. Get ready for an unforgettable night filled with soul-stirring rhythms and magnetic energy – each note infused with his signature style. MORE DETAILS

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An American Original: Jon Batiste & ProMusica
Friday, May 3, 2024  |  8:00 PM

Jon Batiste and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra join forces showcasing his versatility and limitless imagination as a composer, creator, soloist, visionary, and cultural ambassador. With the debut of his new original work – the night will feature his range of classical influences, innovative improvisations, and insight into his creative and artistic process. MORE DETAILS

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Tickets:

  • Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, March 27 at 11:00 AM ET. ProMusica subscriber presale lasts March 25 – 27. 
  • Tickets range from $58 to $298.
  • There is a strict 4 ticket limit per show. Additional orders exceeding the ticket limit may be canceled without notice.
  • We anticipate high demand for these two events, and appreciate your patience.
  • Tickets are available as mobile delivery, mailed physical tickets, or box office will call pickup. Physical tickets will be mailed 10 days prior to the concert, mobile tickets will appear 10 days prior to the concert, and will call tickets my be picked up at the Southern Theatre starting one hour prior to the concert.
  • Contact ProMusica’s Box Office by phone at 614.464.0066 ext. 101 with ADA inquires. Please note that the Southern Theatre does not have any elevator to the upper levels.
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Jon Batiste is one of history’s most brilliant, prolific, and accomplished musicians.

Batiste studied and received both a B.A. and M.F.A. at the world-renowned Juilliard School in New York City. From 2015 until 2022, Batiste served as the bandleader and musical director of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS. Most recently, Jon was awarded a Sports Emmy in the category of “Outstanding Open/Tease” for his 2022 NCAA March Madness piece. In 2018, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best American Roots, and in 2020, he received two GRAMMY nods for the albums: CHRONOLOGY OF A DREAM: LIVE AT THE VILLAGE VANGUARD and MEDITATIONS (with Cory Wong).

In 2020, he won an Academy Award for Best Original Score for the Disney/Pixar film SOUL, an honor he shared with fellow composers Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Jon’s work on SOUL also earned him a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a NAACP Image Award and a Critic’s Choice Award. He is the second black composer in history, after legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock, to win an Academy Award for composition.

Batiste’s album, WE ARE, was released in March 2021 to overwhelming critical acclaim. Subsequently, he was nominated for eleven GRAMMYs across seven different categories, a first in GRAMMY history. He went on to win five of those GRAMMYs, including Album of the Year. The Matthew Heineman-directed Netflix documentary “American Symphony” – released in partnership with Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground production company – chronicles this meteoric rise in Batiste’s career, all while composing a symphony for Carnegie Hall as his wife, bestselling writer Suleika Jaouad, undergoes cancer treatment. Batiste also performs the powerful song from the film, “It Never Went Away,” which he co-wrote with GRAMMY winner Dan Wilson.

Batiste’s latest studio album, World Music Radio, draws inspiration from his mission to create community and expand culture with the power of music. His most ambitious work yet, World Music Radio sees Batiste break down the musical barriers of “genre” and collaborate with global superstars Lana Del Rey, Lil Wayne, NewJeans and more. Following its release, Batiste was nominated for another six GRAMMYs, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year (“Worship”), and Song of the Year (“Butterfly”). He is currently on his first-ever tour of North America.

 

Jon Batiste x ProMusica – where virtuosity meets spontaneity, versatility inspires musical storytelling, and passion ignites purpose.