will lead The Late Show
band this fall when host Stephen Colbert will succeed David Letterman, who retired from the the late-night throne this spring along with his longtime music partner Paul Shaffer. The 28-year-old jazz musician from Kenner is a graduate of the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and the Julliard School. His outfit Stay Human released the acclaimed album Social Music
Colbert made his announcement this afternoon in a video segment filmed at Blue Nile
Batiste appeared on Colbert's Comedy Central show The Colbert Report
last year and established a goofy rapport — watch below. The duo will make their CBS debut Sept. 8.