Jazz musician Jon Batiste has had a whirlwind past year. Known primarily as the musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he’s pursued a variety of projects recently. Back in June, Batiste performed at the Brooklyn, NY Juneteenth celebration. Lastly, and perhaps most notably, he collaborated with dream-team Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross on the score for Pixar’s Soul.
Our very own Rev. Keith got the opportunity to chat with Batiste. The two kindred spirits went in-depth about topics ranging from racial justice to 2020 burnout. And don’t worry about it all being serious—they make sure to talk some about sneakers before the end. Check out Keith’s interview with Jon Batiste below!