PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– You likely know him as the high-energy band leader on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
On Monday, Jon Batiste received a special award from city officials in Philadelphia.READ MORE: Man Killed In Road Rage Shooting In Springfield Identified, Authorities Say
Batiste was honored for his music and outreach work he has done throughout the city, with the first ever Benny Golson Award — it’s named after the iconic jazz musician from Philly.READ MORE: Here's How To Help Your Pet Stay Calm, Safe During Fourth Of July Fireworks
Monday also marked an early start to National Jazz Appreciation month which officially starts in April.
You can catch “John Batiste and Stay Human” every weeknight on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35 p.m. right after Eyewitness News.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Boys Choir Heads To Puerto Rico For First Trip Since Pandemic: 'It's Really Exciting'