NEW YORK — Man Made Music (www.manmademusic.com) kicked off its 2014 Primetime Salon series at Manhattan’s Neuehouse with a performance by Jon Batiste and Stay Human. The music house curates the series each year, providing an environment for executives in the brand, music, television, entertainment and advertising industries to meet fresh, young talent they might not otherwise come across.
Batiste and Stay Human are known for their dynamic on stage audience engagement and musical prowess. The musicians create a distinctive sound, blending jazz, funk, rock, and pop that’s embraced by listeners as “social music.” By encouraging participation, Batiste raises the level of human interaction at his shows.
“John and Stay Human blew the roof off the place,” notes Man Made Music’s founder and lead composer, Joel Beckerman. “They treat music as life, and life as music, and it’s completely infectious. All the cool people already know them and 2014 is the year that everyone will get to know them.”
Batiste and Stay Human’s debut full length album “Social Music” is out now. They are currently on tour, and will be playing festivals this summer.
Man Made Music has hosted Primetime Salons at SXSW in Austin, Texas; Soho House New York and West Hollywood, and at the Man Made Music Studio in New York City.