President Biden‘s recruiting the perfect for an enormous honor — Jon Batiste will carry out on the administration’s very first White Home state Dinner.
The black-tie affair will go down Thursday … and the night time is all about placing a highlight on the US’ tight relationship with France, in addition to honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.
Positive, Batiste’s title will make Macron really feel at dwelling … however he is additionally the present holder of the Grammy Award for Album of the Yr, so much more becoming he is being tapped for this gig.
After all, performing on the WH isn’t any small deed … and Jon Batiste will likely be becoming a member of a particular checklist of entertainers to take action.
Some previous celebs to carry out for the Prez embody Whitney Houston, Elton John and Mary J. Blige … simply to call just a few.
As for Jon, a spokesperson for the First Girl, whose workplace is overseeing the occasion, sang his praises, saying … “An artist who transcends generations, Jon Batiste’s music evokes and brings folks collectively.”
JB may not be an enormous Billboard hitmaker, however he is a embellished Jack of many trades — recording artist, bandleader, movie composer, museum artistic director and scion of New Orleans musical royalty.
Oh yeah, and he took dwelling 5 Grammys earlier this yr alone, together with that large one for his “We Are” album.
You are welcome, Macron! Bear in mind, we coulda given you Tekashi 6ix9ine.