Jon Batiste, jazzman and conductor, Grammy Award winner
Eva Deschamps / April 4, 2022
He was one of the favorites at the 2022 Grammy Awards: jazzman Jon Batiste, heir to a musical dynasty, won five awards, enough to raise this young star for whom music is a spiritual practice.
Virtuoso pianist, multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, civil rights activist, Oscar-winning composer, this musical genius dominated the 64th Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, winning the most prestigious award for album of the year for We Are.
Jon Batiste, descended from a family of New Orleans musicians, is only 35 years old but has already recorded with some of the biggest stars in American music, from Stevie Wonder to Prince to country legend Willie Nelson.
To many Americans, he is perhaps best known as the conductor and music director of the popular television show The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
He is also the creative director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and last year received an Oscar, Golden Globe and Bafta for the soundtrack to the Pixar animated film Soul, co-written with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.
Jon Batiste left Las Vegas with five Grammy Awards: in addition to the best album, he won in the American roots category (blues, folk, etc.) and in the best video clip category.