Jamal Batiste

COUNTRY United States      
GROUP Jamal Batiste Band, Bill Summers, Irvin Mayfield, Leo Nocentelli, Dee-1, and Batiste Father & Sons of the New Millennium      

Biography

BORN IN: New Orleans, LA

LIVES IN: New Orleans, LA

DRUMMING SINCE: 1985

BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): Russell Batiste, Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Terence Higgins, Chris Dave, Dave Weckl, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, and Tony Williams

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: T.U.D. Just Jamal (Jamal Batiste)

FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: Gravity (Lecrae)

CAREER HIGHLIGHT:

• Movie debut Get On Up (James Brown movie) played as John “Jabo” Starks

• Received a Bachelor Degree in Jazz Studies from University of New Orleans

• Received a Proclamation from the City of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

• Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from former president Barack Obama

• Toured Europe with Jon Cleary & AMG opening up for Bonnie Raitt

• Jamal Batiste Band performed at NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA

• Music video “Love Me or Love Me Not” by Soulja Slim (eOne Music)

• Music video “Never Knew I Need” by Ne-Yo (Disney movie Princess & The Frog)

• Music video “No Car Note” by Dee-1 (RCA)

FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 17” HHX Evolution Effeks Crash

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