Jon Batiste Plays at The Howard

March 28, 2014

New Orleans pianist Jon Batiste makes music that’s both steeped in jazz tradition and accessible to anyone. For those who feel that jazz in the 21st century has lost the populist or folk-music aspects that were so crucial to its beginnings, Batiste provides the antidote. It’s surely no coincidence that he’s playing Washington Performing Arts Society’s first presentation at the Howard on Saturday. Jon Batiste and Stay Human perform at 8 p.m. at Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $30. (WCP)

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