Stephen Colbert Appoints Veteran Jazz Musician Jon Batiste as His “Official Musical Friend”

Based off what we’ve read, it looks like Stephen Colbert is going to make jazz as popular as it has ever been since Whiplash.

Piece by piece, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is coming together as Colbert has announced veteran jazz virtuoso Jon Batiste as his bandleader or rather, his “official musical friend”.

So, rather than going the route of having the likes of Fred Armisen or Reggie Watts as a bandleader with comedy and music being both their fortes, Colbert is going for a dyed in the wool musician/straight man to play off of. 

It’s just another yet thing that makes September seem further and further away.