Colbert Taps Jon Batiste For Late Night Bandleader

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Incoming "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert has named New Orleans musician Jon Batiste as the newest bandleader for the show.

Batiste, who comes from a long line of well-regarded New Orleans musicians attended Juilliard and recently appeared as himself in HBO's hit show "Treme."

"His music makes the audience feel so good, we may have to install a 'Do Not Make Love' sign," Colbert said in a statement announcing the news.

Batiste added, "I'm thrilled! This is a match made in heaven. Get ready for a love riot in late night."

Batiste succeeds Paul Shaffer, who served as bandleader for David Letterman's long tenure at the helm of the show.

Colbert is set to debut on the "Late Show" on Sept. 8th. – Staff Writers

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