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Jon Batiste departing from Late Present to give attention to hovering profession

Jon Batiste departing from Late Present to give attention to hovering profession

NEW ORLEANS — Multi Grammy Award profitable artist Jon Batiste is leaving as bandleader on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The announcement was made by the host of the CBS late evening present Thursday evening.

Batiste, who gained 5 Grammy Awards at this yr’s ceremony, has served because the band’s director for seven years. He can be changed by Louis Cato, who has stuffed in just lately.

“We’ve been so fortunate to have a entrance row seat to Jon’s unimaginable expertise for the previous seven years,” mentioned Colbert to his viewers.

Batiste is coming off of a banner yr throughout which he not solely gained the Grammy Awards, but in addition offered the music for Pixar’s hit film “Soul.” He was additionally featured on a Louisiana-themed float within the Macy’s parade in New York.

Colbert mentioned he seemed ahead to having Batiste on the present as a visitor highlighting what is certain to be continued success.

Although it wasn’t explicitly said, Batiste is in excessive demand in the meanwhile and it’s unlikely that he may have devoted sufficient time to the present, which did assist give him the springboard to his success.

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