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Princess to host jazz band Feb. 22

Published 11:36am Friday, February 14, 2014

The Princess Theatre for the Performing Arts will present Jon Batiste & Stay Human on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. as part of its 2014 professional series.

The band is on its first national tour, which includes a stop at Carnegie Hall and three venues in Alabama.

Deeply rooted in the musical traditions of his native New Orleans, where he grew up playing with his family’s well-known band, Batiste developed a uniquely current, uplifting and playful brand of jazz that integrates his classical Juilliard training with contemporary mainstream sounds. He met the rest of Stay Human at Julliard: Joe Saylor on drums, Ibanda Ruhumbika on tuba and Eddie Barbash on alto sax.

Reserve tickets are $25 and $33 and are available at the Princess box office. Student and teacher tickets are $25. For more information, call 256-340-1788.


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