Jon Batiste Selected as Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' Bandleader

Photo of Jon Batiste by Betsy Newman

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert has picked its bandleader: New Orleans musician Jon Batiste.

CBS revealed Thursday in a press release that the young entertainer, who has previously collaborated with the likes of Prince and Lenny Kravitz, will be at the helm of the show's music when Colbert's version of Late Show premieres on Sept. 8.