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Born: November 11, 1986 (age 35 years), Metairie, Louisiana, United States
Spouse: Suleika Jaouad (m. 2022)
Parents: Michael Batiste
Instruments: Vocals, piano, keyboards, melodica
Batiste is married to journalist and author Suleika Jaouad. On April 3, 2022, the couple revealed in an interview on CBS News Sunday Morning that they had been secretly married in February 2022.
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Jon Batiste is a prominent American recording artist, television personality and founder of R&B band ‘Stay Human’.
This prolific singer and bandleader have notably collaborated and performed with multi award-winning and globally reputed artists such as Ed Sheeran, Stevie Wonder, and Mavis Staples.
Along with his band ‘Stay Human’ Batiste has recorded multiple studio albums including ‘Social Music’ which peaked at No. 1 in U.S Jazz chart and ‘The Late Show EP’ which reached at No. 3 making one the band’s successful music venture ever.
Since the release of his first album ‘Times in New Orleans’ at the age of 17, Jon has so far released 10 other studio albums.
As an initiator of music band ‘Stay Human, Batiste has performed in numerous countries and television shows including late-night talk show ‘The Colbert Report’.
Following his exceptional hit singles, the musician has been a recipient of several prestigious awards that include American Jazz Musician Lifetime Achievement Award and the Movado Future Legend Award.
The multifaceted musician and recording artist Jon stands at a soaring stature of 5 feet 10 inches and possesses a super athletic physique. He is one dashing singer with killer looks, charismatic appearance, and a breathtaking smile.
From ‘Times in New Orleans’ to ‘Social Music’, and ‘Hollywood Africans’, Batiste has had recorded plenty of unforgettable songs over the years but eventually, it’s the musician’s good looks and impressive personality that has been making women gush and drool over him.
Sheathing his inevitable talent, Jon’s physical feature with sharp cheekbone, expressive brown eyes, trademark Negro hair, and goatee styled beard has made him look smoking hot and unavoidable.
Batiste was born into a family active in the struggle against racial segregation in the United States; his grandfather David Gauthier was president of the Louisiana Postal Workers Union, involved in the 1968 labor strike sponsored by the Memphis, Tennessee, Department of Public Works for higher wages and safer working conditions.
The protest led to the presence of Martin Luther King Jr., where he delivered his “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop” speech, the day before his assassination.
The singer is a supporter of civil rights, the fight against racism, participating publicly in numerous demonstrations, including the marches promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Following the death of George Floyd in June 2020, Batiste organizes peaceful protests in New York City against police brutality in the United States.
Through the single We Are he supports the Equal Justice Initiative of attorney and activist Bryan Stevenson. Batiste is also among the sponsors of several initiatives, including Innocence Project, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and The Legacy Museum.