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Jon Batiste unveiled his first symphonic composition, American Symphony, at New York's Carnegie Hall on September 22, 2022. An eponymous documentary by Matthew Heineman follows his life with his wife. Netflix hide caption

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Jon Batiste and Suleika Jaouad share journey of 'two extremes' in American Symphony

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Jon Batiste performs at the Newport Folk Festival on Aug. 5. Batiste, a riveting live performer who has led the band at The Late Show and won an album of the year Grammy, just released a studio album, World Music Radio, that feels like an attempt to consolidate his billowing talent into a stable unit, like squeezing a genie back into the bottle. Vincent Alban/The Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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Jon Batiste's World Music Radio tops our shortlist for the best new albums out on Aug. 18. Emman Montalvan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The best releases out on Aug. 18

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Jon Batiste (center) performs at the 64th annual Grammy Awards on April 3, 2022. Batiste was nominated in 11 categories and took home five prizes, including album of the year. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images hide caption

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Jon Batiste accepts the Grammy for album of the year at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, presented Sunday, April 3 in Las Vegas. Batiste was the night's biggest winner by the numbers, with five awards including the night's final honor. Rich Fury/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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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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Jon Batiste performs live for WXPN. WXPN hide caption

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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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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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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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