Col­bert names mu­sic direc­tor

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Nar­dine Saad

“The Late Show With Stephen Col­bert” is tak­ing shape, as CBS an­nounced Thurs­day that New Or­leans­based mu­si­cian Jon Batiste will lead Col­bert’s house band.

The new late-night host made his way to the Big Easy to in­tro­duce Batiste’s sound to fans be­fore the show’s Sept. 8 pre­miere.

Batiste, who has a mas­ter’s de­gree from Juil­liard, comes from a long line of Louisiana mu­si­cians.

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