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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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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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.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus also attended the dinner with her stepson, actor Charlie Hall.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/jon-batiste-performs-at-us-president-joe-bidens-first-state-dinner-42190215.html Jon Batiste performed at US President Joe Biden’s first state dinner