Many people look up to BTS‘s V, but he recently got the chance to talk to one of his own role models!
While V has been impressing fans with his vocals for years, he’s also interested in other types of musical performance. He especially loves playing the trumpet, and he gave fans a glimpse into his trumpet practice on BTS In the SOOP 2.
V is also quite fond of jazz music, and he often recommends jazz songs to ARMY on Twitter and Weverse.
제 인생 영상입니다. 공유해드려요🕴
— 방탄소년단 (@BTS_twt) November 6, 2021
Recently, V caught the eye of musician Jon Batiste.
Jon Batiste is an incredibly versatile musician, and he’s worked with artists in many genres, including Stevie Wonder, Prince, Willie Nelson, Lenny Kravitz, and Ed Sheeran. He co-composed the score for Pixar‘s Soul, and he won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Film Award for his work on Soul. Jon Batiste is also the music director of The Atlantic and the Creative Director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem.
Jon Batiste, the artist with the most nominations at the 2022 GRAMMYs, previously stated that he would love to meet V at the GRAMMYs after a fan said they wanted to see V and Jon Batiste interacting.
Love him 🤍
I’m in! Are you Kim Taehyung? pic.twitter.com/nms6TBIzbt
— jon batiste (@JonBatiste) February 24, 2022
On March 16, Jon Batiste revealed that he has actually been talking to V! During a #GRAMMYsAsk interview on Twitter, Jon Batiste said he has “a lot of love” for BTS and that he can’t wait for their GRAMMYs performance. He said, “I’ve been talking with V from BTS. He’s an incredible musician and has a lot of cool stuff that they’ve been working on, and it’s cool to have that kind of cultural exchange happen.”
Sounds like Jon Batiste has a lot of respect for V and the other members of BTS. Of course, ARMYs want V to get the chance to work with Jon Batiste, especially considering he has so much respect for V as a fellow musician.
— ً (@OurPrideV) March 16, 2022
[INFO] Grammy Nominated Jazz Musician shared Jon Batiste who won an oscar for his co-composition of Pixar film “Soul” score shared in his interview with Grammys that he has been recently talking to BTS V
He had recently expressed enthusiasm over a collab between Taehyung & him pic.twitter.com/DDjqa01FkI
— TTP *KTH1 IS COMING* (@thetaeprint) March 16, 2022
So KTH1 IS COMING then according to @JonBatiste he and Taehyung are talking lately…therefore mixtape + collab. I've connected the dots thank you for coming to my TED talk.
— The Taehyung Brand (@BTSV_Brand) March 16, 2022