Jon Batiste - FREEDOM

Listen to “FREEDOM” and order my album ‘WE ARE’: jon-batiste.lnk.to/WeAre

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Official Website: www.jonbatiste.com



VIDEO CREDITS:

Director
Alan Ferguson
Production Company:
Wandering Cameras
www.WanderingCameras.com

Producer:
Alex P. Willson - @WanderingCameras

Cinematographer:
Bron Moyi - @BronMoyi

Choreographer
Jemel McWilliams - @jemelmcwilliams

Production Designer
Reid Morris

Set Dresser
Jethro Frank

Editor:
Russell Santos
www.russellsantos.com/

Color Correction
David Torcivia - @davidtorcivia

Production Manager
Ruby Green - @RubyisGreen

Associate Producer:
Brian Rubin - @creole_ambassador

1st AD
Marcus Brown - @shivemarcus

2nd AD:
Zoe Palmer - @zoearipalmer

2nd 2nd AD:
Taylor ‘Biscuit’ Reynolds - @biscuit_taylor

Steadicam
Chad Chamberlain - @chad_chamberlain

1st AC:
Penelope Helmer - @penesha

2nd AC:
Jack Khorram
jack.khorram

Camera Utility
Reyna Hope - @reyna.hope

Casting:
On the Hunt Casting - @onthehuntcasting

Hunter McHugh - @huntarz

Chris Goodson - @chris_j_goodson

Location Manager
Vinay Chand - @rightchandman

Asst Location Manager
Jonathan ‘Javis’ Davis - @chussburger

Head Make Up Artist
Sabrina Blunt - @sbluntliving

Head Hair Artist
Shantia Johnson

Make-Up Assistant
Devin Jackson

Gaffer
Jimi Covert - @jimicovert

Key Grip
Mason McGuire - @rewiremcguire

Lighting Technician
Danika Andrade

VFX Supervisor
Max Colt - @maxcoltt
VFX- FRENDER - @the_frender

Wardrobe
Ali McNally - @itsalimcnally

Wardrobe Assistant
Sage Edgerson

Wardrobe Assistant
Chris Scheurich - @cjs1022

Seamstress
Laura Michele Shrewsbury

Medic
Kris Butler - @medicmurdermix

Production Coordinators:
Christian McLain - @christianmclain

Cassandra Rumping - @sweetpotato_hash

Production Assistants:
Conrad Carriere Jr. - @ccarriere
Chante Ward
Zoe Barthelemy
Peter Roome III - @proome3

BTS Video / Stills:
Bao Ngo - @qbaongo

Picture Car:
Richard Brown

Cameras Provided by:
Panavision New Orleans - @panavisionofficial

Jon's Dancer Krewe:
Jazz Johnson - @chocolatedropmakeitpop
Iman Marshall - @imankeilah
Courtney Paige - @_courtneypaige__
Faithe Williams - @yourfaithefulrealtor

Painted Men:
SHELBY "Skip" SKIPPER - @skipper.shelby
MARIO TYLER - @mariotyler
Darius Vessel
Stephen 'Pham' Duypham

Stilt Walkers:
Lauren "Bacon" Cabrera - @amazingbaconperformance
Michael Palendrano

Mardi Gras Indians:
Queen Tahj - @thequeentahj
Marvin “Caine Corleone” Belisle Jr. - @the_wild_magnolias_band_
Alphonse Feliciana IV
Duane “Doogie” Cruse - @not_guilty_06

Key Talent:
Trina Lafargue - @trinalafargue
Darold Alexander - @gods_dontdie
Erika Coleman - @erika_m_coleman85
Adrianne "Ajax" Jackson - @magnoliayogastudio
Natahsa Gallop - @natashamgallop
MADYSON BARBAIN
La Quasha Cheneau
MacArthur Hewitt

Special Thanks:

St. Augustine Marching Band & Ray Johnson
staugnola

Joyful Choir and The Spirit of New Orleans
www.joyfulandthespiritofneworleans.com
www.thejamalaragency.com

Kermit Ruffins - @ruffinsbbq

Kermit's Treme Mother In Law Lounge - @kermitsmotherinlawlounge

J.C. Anderson's Artwork - @datbigeasyartist

Glen Pitre & Michelle Benoit
www.coteblanche.com/about

Steve Krul - @skrulphoto

Carl Mack Presents - @carlmackpresents

Music video by Jon Batiste performing FREEDOM. A Verve Records release; © 2021 Naht Jona, LLC, under exclusive license to Verve Label Group, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Comments

  • Sounds like something you would hear in an Apple ad.

  • Wonderful!!! Can't stop moving and smiling!!! Great dancers!!!! So much fun!! Thank you for this good vibrations in this bad times!!! ❇️✳️❇️

  • god bless you brother

  • Matt 24:14,42,44 Invitation to view the 2021 regional convention Powerful By Faith July-Aug Friday-Sunday morning and afternoon sessions parts 1 and 2 on the official website of Jehovah's Witnesses

  • This song has a spirit all its own.

  • I Want to feel this kind of freedom ❤️💃🏻

  • I'm lost for words, that´s sooooooo hot.

  • He was cleaner than the Board ok????

  • I love the pink suit on him, beyond all else in the video I should say😍

  • I love his music. But this would be extra spicy if he get 3000 on a verse to this

  • OH SNAP‼️

  • Up for the Grammys

  • What fun! Love it! Especially that fez.

  • Love this

  • gee why i found this so late👍👍👍

  • From Vietnam and I love your music Jon ♥

  • There is no freedom. This ship is sinking the last book of the Bible KJV Revelation is happening good news The Gospel 1 CORINTHIANS 15 1-4 KJV please see Brother Robert Breaker HOW TO GET SAVED. A 14 MINUTE video. Grace is a free gift from God. Please take it.

  • J'aime tellement la chanson que je l'écoute en boucle.

  • jon is s good vibe

  • j.b. or the isley bros.,two great summer songs!!!

  • This reminds of Pharrell Williams - happy😊 I love this so much it's funny and has a little of that classic jam to it.💖

  • GLORIOUS! (Now lemme hear you say it!)

  • I love me some Jon Batiste!!!

  • I'm in love with this.

  • 🕊🕊🕊🕊💜💜💜💜

  • I love this guy!

  • А я смотрю, зря неграм свободу дали...

  • This reminds me of Pharrell Williams music 🎶💕

  • Wow!!! Cant sit here at work through this song...Have to get up and shake!!! Let the chips fall where they may!!! Thank God for this man's FREEDOM!!!

  • I just clicked on this. And you guys have no idea the JOY that Made me feel.

  • are these slaves?

  • 🤙🏾🤙🏾🤙🏾👏👏👏

  • Where have I been?!! 👍😎🇨🇦💜👌

  • Is this a joke?

  • Ta bueno esto

  • I LOVE this!!! Thank you!

  • Tons o’ fun!

  • Great song ... video like a Mardi Gras parade ... laissez le bon temps rouler mon frere ! (would have been released 2 months earlier but for the costume changes ! HA)

  • Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa perfect!

  • Awesome video. Makes me smile

  • OMG I love him. This 60 yr old just boogies every time it comes on.. Thank you Jon!

  • Batiste has, officially, made America great again. Everything America does is going to be funky, from now on.

  • The absolute celebration of the black diaspora makes me seriously grin from ear to ear. LOVE this.

  • thank you for this freshhhh new sound :)

  • "Girl you look good when you back that thing up".. 😏

  • EREEEEN YEEEEEGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  • Ok! This is fresh.

  • thanks to watermelon man ;)

  • Damn this makes me want to get right back to NOLA! One of the most fun vibrant places I’ve ever been.

  • nothing but *vibes*

  • when I move my body just like 'this' I don't know why but I feel like...

  • Father God, I pray for every person reading this That you would visit them with your endless love in a tangible way, That fear would be driven out by the overwhelming love of Jesus Christ, And that we would all surrender to your ultimate purpose and calling on our lives to become a living sacrifice consumed by the fire of the Holy Spirit, And the all consuming fire of The immeasurable love of God that was revealed in Jesus Christ. For the precious ones reading this, He is jealous over you, He isn’t mad at you, He is just ready to finish what He started, And have a fully matured love relationship with you that bears more fruit that you ever could have imagined He would produce through your life. Receive the mercy and love of God and become His chosen vessel in the name of The Highest King, Jesus Christ 🔥👑❤️🙏🏻

  • @2:25 gave me chills. Much respect for bringing the neighbourhood out to create joy, and also a big shout to those who went before.

  • Jon brings the Sunshine again!

  • Nice attire....never have I seen oppresed people dressed so sharply!

  • What a vibrant, talented, alive man and musician!!!

  • How many likes can I drop here? Can I please drop one for everytime I hear this song. Thank you for the happy vibes ♥️

  • Jon is such an underrated singer,songwriter,and musician. He’s one of the best! Give this man his props!

    • Not that underrated. His band does play for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

    • AMEN

  • I am smiling so much right. So god damn proud of this man.

  • Love it! Needed this song in my life :) Thank you! Keep on creating! This will be my new first thing in the morning song!

  • I just adore Jon Batiste. Seriously, the highlight of almost any late weeknight is seeing him on Colbert. He’s such a delight.

  • Oh this is AMAZING!!!!!💞💞💞💞

  • him dancing with women makes my heart warm. also the colors!!

  • Love love love! When we dance we're all free!!!!

  • Pure Joy.

  • You are so good at what you do. This is your time. Enjoy life and don't forget to breathe

  • He's right !!

  • This is A JOYFUL NOISE. And joyful movement, too!

  • Love this guy's swag

  • "I Feel like Freedom" soooo gooooodd to be black!!!

  • ..I DO really kinda hate this song when it is presented in our FM STEREO..a lot of fun and choreographed great! but no time for the captivity in a dream. 3:22..the Greats pre the 1810-12 Worldwide Cataclysmic Mudflood (the 2 and 1/2 foot tallers) Ruled, Enslaved, Partook with Everyone the Norm in Size. Check out the Ground Floor Entranceways In ANY City (Including WASHINGTON, D.C.>"The Founding Fathers") The Kingdom of I Am Music.. The First Royal Family of Man..Fox! Rock's Czar! I dunno. The Most Beautiful Woman it's Cutest Lady Queen "twerking" Up On The LORD? He may WANT a WOMAN..hmmm 'Complaints.

  • Jon Batiste, you freak me out... You are AMAZING!

  • James Brown vibes with modern twist and elements! Love it! and greetings from Finland :)

  • Yeeees ❤️🎶 music to my ears

  • This is not tight. Mr brown does it and doose it. Actually imma Edit. This is wonderful let's not take from the slick feet Mr wonderful. Also ray Charles Isn't Jamie fox and Kaye isn't God

  • Funky Parade, we like this one!

  • dayuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeedom

  • The new old school

    • Some Brit snob fashion connoisseur tried to embarrass Jon for wearing a hat. That is a traditional New Orleans accoutrement. Jon said nothing back to that snob. I was so turned off by that moment that I have never forgotten it and to this day think back on it whenever I see Late Show episodes, which is very rarely. Colbert could have cut that snob down but he did nothing about it at all. He just changed the subject. In New Orleans the Cat in the Hat is 'all that' to this very day.

  • Thank You! Thank You! thank YOU!

  • When I move my body just like this I don't know why But I feel like freedom (Freedom) I hear a song that takes me back And I let go with so much freedom (Freedom) Free to live (How I wanna live) I'm gon' get (What I'm gonna get) 'Cause it's my freedom (Freedom) I love how you talk You speaking my language The way that you walk You can't contain it Is it the shoes Jumped up, kangaroo We're overdue for a little more prancing Now it's your time (It's your right) You can shine (It's alright) If you do I'ma do too When I move my body just like this I don't know why But I feel like freedom (Freedom) I hear a song that takes me back And I let go With so much freedom (Freedom) Free to live (How I wanna live) I'm gon' get (What I'm gonna get) 'Cause it's my freedom (Freedom) The reason we get down, is to get back up If someone's around, go on let them look You can't stand still This ain't no drill More than cheap thrills (Feels like money, money, money) Now it's your time (It's your right) You can shine (It's alright) If you do I'ma do too 'Cause when I look up to the stars (Stars) I know exactly who we are (Ooh) 'Cause then I see you shine You shinin' You shinin' oh! Free to be! (Everybody come on) (Freedom!) (Everybody come ‘round) (Everybody come on) Come on now (Everybody) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Let me see you wobble) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Let me see you shake) Give you just what you ask for Givin' you the whole shake I'ma give you the whole shake (Let me see you wobble) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Can you make it break?) I say yeah (Yeah) Oh yeah (Oh yeah) (Let me see you wobble) 'Cause, you do I'ma do too Come on now (Everybody) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Let me see you wobble) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Let me see you shake) Give you just what you ask for Givin' you the whole shake I'ma give you the whole shake (Let me see you wobble) I'm stuck to the dance floor With the, with the whole tape With the, with the, with the whole tape (Can you make it break?) I say yeah (Yeah) Oh yeah (Oh yeah) (Let me see you wobble) 'Cause, you do I'ma do too When I move my body just like this I don't know why But I feel like freedom (Freedom) I hear a song that takes me back And I let go With so much freedom (Freedom) Free to live (How I wanna live) I'm gon' get (What I'm gonna get) 'Cause it's my freedom (Freedom) facebook.com/lvngubrthlss

  • I LOOVVVE this!!!

  • Tyler Childers White House road

  • Hmmm… new favorite artist? Dang, I love this!!!

  • "Let me see ya wobble". Darn, I thought I had all the curtains closed.

  • HE has the same swing of Janelle.

  • Such talent!!!!!

  • i love all of this! the music, the OUTFITS, the dancing and the representation of the black American culture! But what I love the most is that it promotes a positive message not like most pop songs that degenerate women (democrats and hollywood have no issue with this) and doesn't promote killing police - another democrat/left philosophy.

  • THAT SUIT GAME THOUGH!!!💥

  • He has the moves. He just makes you feel alive and happy. You can forget about all the bad things for awhile.

  • Loving EVERYTHING about this!🥰

  • Great great great we feel good and young too

  • My mom is buried in New Orleans and I was missing her A LOT today. You Tube recommended this video to me. I think this is my mom's way of telling me she is good. Love you mommy!💓

  • Kill me now

  • Long live NOLA!

  • Wow... this was so awesome.. It made me dance, thank you!

  • Dagnabbit YT is an AI mess. Here we have this fantastic representation of the sights and sounds of New Orleans that put the point on the exclamation mark of Colbert's formal introduction to Jon to be his band leader but YT's AI keeps burying these posts as neither Top Comment nor most recent. What does YT's AI have against HI? usdos.info/border/video/zK18iHeuqqprp5s

  • Bringing life, love, and joy back to the culture. Merci beaucoup!

  • Freedom ft. Bruno Mars Wish it was. 😥

  • İşte buna bayıldım 🥰