Jon Batiste Exits ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ as Bandleader – Billboard

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Jon Batiste, the a couple of Grammy Award-winning artist, performed his ultimate word on The Overdue Display With Stephen Colbert after seven seasons.

“Jon has made up our minds to depart the display,” host Colbert mentioned Thursday evening (Aug. 11), “nevertheless it’s for the entire easiest causes, together with to proceed sharing his artwork with the arena.”

He endured, “we have now been so fortunate to have a entrance row seat to Jon’s fantastic skill for the previous seven years. And can we leave out him right here? ‘Yeaaa!’ However we’re glad for you, Jon, and I will’t wait to have you ever again on as visitor along with your subsequent hit file. I like you.”

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His successor on CBS’s overdue evening display is Louis Cato, who has served as intervening time bandleader all through Batiste’s absence this summer season. “He's a musical genius,” Colbert enthuses. “He can principally play each and every tool on that level. Give him a day, he’ll discover ways to play Mozart on a shoehorn.”

Batiste used to be nominated for 11 awards on the 2022 Grammy Awards, greater than every other artist. He carried out on the rite and crammed his boots with 5 trophies, together with a wonder win for album of the yr with We Are, beating a shortlist which incorporated Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X.