Kenner-born musician Jon Batiste to play for French President Macron in White House

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When French President Emmanuel Macron visits the U.S. later this week, Kenner-born musician Jon Batiste will perform at the Wh...

November 28, 2022
4:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - When French President Emmanuel Macron visits the U.S. later this week, Kenner-born musician Jon Batiste will perform at the White House during a state dinner where the foreign dignitary will be there as a guest of honor. The St. Augustine High alumnus and Grammy winner was invited by President Joe Biden and the First Lady to perform. Batiste will be the first New Orleans-area musician to perform for an official White House State Dinner since George W. Bush hosted the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in 2005 while hosting the Prime Minister of India.

Jesse Brooks