Jon Batiste stated he was “so disappointed” as he cancelled a number of upcoming exhibits after testing optimistic for Covid-19.
The Grammy-winning artist stated he could be absent from The Late Present with Stephen Colbert and must postpone the premiere of his American Symphony at Carnegie Corridor in New York – a present he had been engaged on for years.
Batiste stated the choice to cancel was to “keep my family, my friends and our loyal fans safe” and reassured them that he could be returning to the stage quickly.
“Hey family, I woke up yesterday and tested positive for COVID-19,” he wrote on Instagram, sharing a clip of himself enjoying a sombre piano piece to an empty theatre.
“To maintain my household, my buddies and our loyal followers protected, I shall be absent from @colbertlateshow and also will sadly must postpone the premiere of AMERICAN SYMPHONY at Carnegie Corridor which – as a lot of you already know – I’ve been engaged on for years.
“I’ve poured my coronary heart and soul into this work and I’m so disillusioned that I can’t see it by means of in the meanwhile, nevertheless it WILL occur in the future.
“Thanks to my unbelievable workforce and all of the musicians who’ve been on this journey with me.
“I look forward to the day I can share the stage with you all again and share this work with the world. Stay safe out there.”
The 35-year-old musician picked up 5 Grammy Awards from 11 nominations final month on the sixty fourth annual ceremony, together with the coveted gong for album of the yr for his 2021 report We Are.
His success at one of many greatest nights in music has helped propel his work – which spans a number of genres together with R&B, jazz, American roots music and classical – into the limelight.
He is because of make his performing debut in an upcoming remake of The Colour Purple, enjoying Grady within the new Warner Bros adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the identical identify by Alice Walker.