Jon Batiste Light Shines Brightest

Musician and bandleader for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Jon Batiste performs his song “Light Shines Brightest” with the National Symphony Orchestra, as arranged by Sam Hyken.

Ben Folds curates and hosts DECLASSIFIED, a unique “part concert, part party” event that defies the traditional classical music presentation by shining a spotlight on great live music performed by the NSO and special guests in a laid-back and relaxed setting.

Conducted by Jacomo Bairos, the evening featured musician and bandleader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Jon Batiste, plus multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter Kishi Bashi (of Montreal, Jupiter One) and composer Joachim Horsley, who has recently arranged music for Michael Bublé, John Legend, and Ben Folds.


Vocals and piano by Jon Batiste

Mixed by Mat Leffler-Schulman

Conducted by Jacomo Bairos

Arranged by Sam Hyken