A 20-something singing pianist of the New Orleans virtuoso tradition, Jonathan Batiste has a natural entertainer's charisma and chops to match. He now lives in New York — he met his band in school at Juilliard — and can do "modern jazz" with a metropolitan attitude. But Stay Human is named for its dedication to live music magic, which results in second-line-style parades in the subways and through the Lower East Side. It's perfect for Newport's festive setting — and yes, there's a tuba.
- Jonathan Batiste, piano/melodica/voice
- Eddie Barbash, alto sax
- Ibanda Ruhumbika, tuba
- Philip Kuehn, bass
- Joe Saylor, drums
- "Star-Spangled Banner"
- "Red Beans" (Batiste)
- "Killing Me Softly with His Song" (Fox, Gimbel)
- "On the Sunny Side of the Street" (McHugh, Fields)
- "St. James Infirmary Blues" (Trad.)
- "The Entertainer" (Joplin)
- "Floor Tom"
- "Why You Gotta"
- "Amazing Grace" (Trad.)