Submitted by ub on Mon, 04/04/2022 - 11:23

Louisiana-born pianist and singer popular for his eclectic crossover music that juxtaposes jazz, soul, pop, gospel, and R&B now on top.

A Grammy Award GRAMMY was originally called Gramophone Award is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievements in the music industry. The annual presentation ceremony features performances by prominent artists and the presentation of those awards that have a more popular interest.

Jon Batiste, The Most Nominated Musician of the 2022 Grammy Awards  “There is no best musician, best artist, best dancer, best actor… The creative arts are subjective & they reach people at a point in their lives when they need it most… like a radar to find a person when they need it the most.”  – Jon Baptiste #GRAMMYs

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert's musical director offered a thrilling and colorful rendition of “FREEDOM” from his 2021 studio set We Are, beginning the number seated at the piano cloaked in a dramatic black cape. As the song gained momentum, he disrobed to reveal a sparkling turquoise suit, joyfully singing, “When I move my body just like this/ I don’t know why/ But I feel like freedom/ I hear a song that takes me back/ And I let go with so much freedom/ Free to live how I wanna live/ I’m gon’ get what I’m gonna get ‘Cause it’s my freedom” as he danced around the stage. Here's the best version of a previously recorded rendition

Eventually, his impromptu dance party spilled out into the audience with Batiste jumping onto Billie Eilish’s table and punctuating the final notes of the song by dropping the microphone much to the pop sensation’s delight.

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Multi-genre artist Jon Batiste won album of the year and R&B duo Silk Sonic took two of the top honors on Sunday at a Grammy awards ceremony that featured a surprise appeal for support from wartime President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine.