Following a high-energy main stage set — filled with turbocharged versions of standards, rags and his own party anthems — the young pianist and singer Jon Batiste brought his band out into the audience.
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SO psyched for these talented musicians !!
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"What’s your favorite thing about your mother?"
"She loves life more than anyone I’ve ever known. I hope she doesn’t mind me telling you this, but recently she’s had some health problems. And her health got so bad at one point, she called me and said: ‘I was starting to wonder if there was any reason to go on. But then I had the most delicious pear!’"
"Learning how to die is therefore learning how to live"
- Philip Seymour Hoffman
"Was I happy? Or was I just not aware?"