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Saxophonist Camille Thurman and bassist Endea Owens play at a Community Cookout in Jamaica, Queens on Sunday May 9, 2021 Anthony Artis /Artist hide caption

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Bassist Endea Owens Cooks Up Jazz For The Community

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Jon Batiste on World Cafe

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Jon Batiste. His monumental new album, We Are, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 19. Louis Browne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 19

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Jon Batiste performs at a voter registration event in Brooklyn, N.Y., in June 2020. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images hide caption

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Jon Batiste On Sharing Joy In A Painful Year: 'I Want To Reaffirm People's Humanity'

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Jon Batiste performs an intimate set in New York City. Becky Harlan/WBGO hide caption

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The Evolution Of Jon Batiste, Music Consultant Of Pixar's 'Soul'

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In Soul, a middle-school band teacher makes one small misstep and ends up in The Great Before, a fantastical place where new souls get their personalities, quirks and interests before they go to Earth. Pixar hide caption

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In 'Soul,' Jon Batiste's Music Helps Bring Pixar's First Black Lead To Life

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The Evolution Of Jon Batiste

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Dr. John performs onstage during Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival on Sept. 26, 2015 in Franklin, Tenn. Jason Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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'Jazz Night In America' Remembers Artists We Lost In 2019

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Jon Batiste performs with The Dap-Kings at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, Calif. on Sept. 22, 2018. Eva Hambach/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'In The Moment, You Just Fly': Jon Batiste Lets Loose At The Piano

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Tinsel Tales 4: NPR Christmas Stories Told Through Song

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Jon Batiste carries his melodica with him pretty much all the time. "I always have it," he says. "It's kind of like my murse — a man purse." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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A Very Jon Batiste Christmas

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Jon Batiste In The Studio

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