You Hear That? Late Night Bandleaders Bring New Sound
Bandleaders like Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and Reggie Watts are changing the sound of late night, and Jon Batiste will soon join them.By Christian Bryant | June 16, 2015
Critics of late night talk shows believe there's a diversity problem. A Mount Everest of thinkpieces was written on that topic after the announcements of new hosts James Corden and Stephen Colbert back in 2014.
This fall, the group of late night talk show hosts might look the same, but at least now, we’ll be listening to something a bit different.
“Hi, I’m Jon Batiste.” While promoting the upcoming "Late Show," Colbert announced Louisiana musician Jon Batiste will be his bandleader.