Jon Batiste performed at US President Joe Biden’s first state dinner

Grammy Award-winning musician Jon Batiste gave a vibrant performance at US President Joe Biden’s first state dinner.

The event, which includes appearances by other famous faces including Ariana DeBose, Jennifer Garner and Anna Wintour, takes place on Thursday.

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Batiste attended the event with his wife Suleika Jaouad, as well as members of his family (Susan Walsh/AP)

French President Emmanuel Macron was honored at the event, which also aims to highlight the longstanding relationship between the United States and France.

Batiste, 36, attended the event with his wife, Suleika Jaouad, as well as members of his family.

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Oscar-winning actress Ariana DeBose (Susan Walsh/AP)

Earlier this year, he won five Grammy Awards at the 64th Annual Awards, including Best Album for We Are.

Vanessa Valdivia, a spokeswoman for First Lady Jill Biden, whose office oversees dinner preparations, previously said the White House was “delighted” that Batiste performed.

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Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert and wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert (Susan Walsh/AP)

“An artist who crosses generations, Jon Batiste’s music inspires and brings people together,” she said.

“We’re thrilled to have him perform at the White House at the Biden-Harris administration’s first state dinner.”

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Vogue Wintour editor-in-chief accompanied by director Elvis Baz Luhrmann (Susan Walsh/AP)

Batiste was most recently the bandleader and musical director of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, leaving the broadcast after seven years.

Colbert also attended the dinner with his wife Evelyn McGee-Colbert, Chrissy Teigen and her husband John Legend too.

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Chrissy Teigen, left, and John Legend arrive for the State Dinner (Susan Walsh/AP)

The editor-in-chief of Vogue Wintour was accompanied by director Elvis Baz Luhrmann, while other famous faces included Oscar-winning actress Ariana DeBose.

American actress Jennifer Garner attended the event with her daughter Violet Affleck, whom she shares with Ben Affleck.

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Actress Jennifer Garner arrives at the White House with her daughter Violet Affleck (Susan Walsh/AP)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus also attended the dinner with her stepson, actor Charlie Hall.

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