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Jon Batiste: The spirit of Christmas, ‘love riots’ and 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

Jon Batiste: The spirit of Christmas, ‘love riots’ and 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert'

When jazz musician Jon Batiste brings his foot-stomping, nine-piece band, Stay Human, to Miami’s Adrienne Arsht Center on Friday, Dec. 15, chances are that concertgoers will be steered into a “love riot.”

“Love riots” are Batiste’s phrase for the funky, impromptu street parades he orchestrates with Stay Human just about everywhere in the country: on tour stops, in New Orleans, outside Carnegie Hall, and in the street outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Batiste performs weeknights as bandleader for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.”

What this means, no surprise, is that the Juilliard School of Music-trained multi-instrumentalist is constantly busy. At 31, Batiste’s...

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