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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— New Orleans native Jon Batiste has spent the past few weeks celebrating his 5 Grammy wins.

Batisite also made history becoming the first New Orleans artist to win the coveted Album of the Year award for the ground-breaking We Are album.

In doing so, he also listed a number of local artists in the nomination for contributing to the project and they, too, are Grammy winners.

Batiste took a break from his duties as director of “The Late Show” band to speak with WGNO’s LBJ on a wide range of topics including the win and his appreciation of his hometown.

On the horizon for Batiste is a Carnegie Hall residency that begins April 24th.