Jon Batiste http://wwno.org en 30 Americans Opens At CAC; John Clemmer Exhibits New Works; Jon Batiste And Stay Human Band http://wwno.org/post/30-americans-opens-cac-john-clemmer-exhibits-new-works-jon-batiste-and-stay-human-band <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Inside the Arts</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the nationally acclaimed touring exhibit <em>30 Americans</em> — a retrospective of contemporary African American art from the past three decades — opens at the <a href="http://cacno.org/" target="_blank">Contemporary Arts Center</a>.</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:30:00 +0000 Diane Mack 53452 at http://wwno.org Bringing Jazz On Walkabout: Jon Batiste And Stay Human http://wwno.org/post/bringing-jazz-walkabout-jon-batiste-and-stay-human Pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91420634/jonathan-batiste" target="_blank">Jonathan Batiste</a> was born and raised in New Orleans as part of the Batiste jazz family dynasty there. He was playing with the family band by age 8. Eventually he took his talents to Julliard, and that's where he met the rest of Stay Human: Joe Saylor on the drums, Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba and Eddie Barbash on alto sax.<p>The band is all about avoiding formality — so with them, Batiste goes by Jon — and making jazz as accessible as possible. If that means fusing it with funk or rock or pop, no problem. Mon, 02 Dec 2013 00:07:40 +0000 NPR Staffrache 49225 at http://wwno.org