Jon Batiste "FREEDOM"

Published on Jun 15, 2021
The Late Show's fearless music director, aka Oscar-winner Jon Batiste, lights up the stage with a rousing performance of "FREEDOM" from his latest album 'WE ARE." Join us in the celebration as Jon delivers the first musical performance at the Ed Sullivan Theater in over 460 days.

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  • I LOVE This Song

  • I can watch this on a loop

  • Greatest modern jazz and musician EVER. Too bad he's stuck on colberts show ha ha

  • I watch this when I am discouraged and it makes me hope for a different day tomorrow. Thank you, Mr. Batiste ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Flawless

  • Wow, Colbert can dance!

  • Awesomeness

  • Wooooo! โ˜ฎ๏ธ ๐Ÿ’œ

  • I tune into the show to hear John's music and see his outfits, which I love! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Great singing and dancing but WTF is wrong with his pants?

  • This performance gives me all the feels.

  • Just more proof how Colbert is bought like "the must trusted man in the news,... Walter Cronkite". The man FOIA proved was working for the CIA under "Operation Mockingbird". It's unfortunate Jon Baptiste can't fly under the CIA and Mr. Colbert. He deserves to FLY FOR US ALL!!!! Because of Capitalism, Mr. Baptiste can only fly under jurisdiction.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‘๐Ÿ˜’

  • Ima keep putting this on FB first thing. I luh this isht...๐Ÿ˜

  • How lucky are we to have this talented man gracing us with his gift......๐Ÿ˜Š

  • New favourite song - love the music video too

  • If I ever need to Smile, I am clicking here for some Batiste magic ๐Ÿช„ ๐ŸŽถ

  • I cannot look at this man without a smile on my face and feel full of joy, happiness and spirit!

  • I LOVE HIS ENERGY!!!

  • Perfect, "FREEDOM". Everyone deserves it in life!!! You are the best Jon Batiste.๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐Ÿ’œ

  • Terry Gross did an amazing interview with him on Fresh Air. Check it out-I think itโ€™s one of the best sheโ€™s ever done!

  • I am glad to see I was not the ONLY one moved to tears with this song!!! Jon Baptiste is one of the finest, charismatic, energetic swinging, SOULful musicians of our time. When he is on the show he knows his role and it is help make the SHOW and Stephen shine. This performance was HIS time to shine and boy did he! That was one of, if not, the best performance I have witnessed on that stage. Everyone involved was enjoying themselves, they knew something special was happening and they gave their A Game. Amazing !

  • Ameiiiiiiii ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Love love love love love this!

  • Jon Batiste, โ€œFreedomโ€ is my daily mantra first thing every day! Thatโ€™s how I start. You are โ€œThe Freedom Conductor!โ€ Thank you for your gift of Music & revival! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

  • Got right up and danced with Jon. How could you not?

  • You GO, BRO ๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ!! Just beautiful!

  • You GO, BRI ๐Ÿ˜โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ! Just beautiful!

  • Amazing talent

  • Heavenly Performance! Get up & dance ! Everybody what a talent

  • Thank you, beloved delightful Stephen Colbert for bringing me John Batiste these many years! He is SO SO SO FINE and FABULOUS! I am Dancing all over the house! FREEEEDOM!

  • Today I felt depressed...so I played this song & now I'm waddling in the living room:):):) What a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. AMERICA IS BACK! I have never seen Jon Batiste sing/dance like this. Keep it up. America needs Freedom...especially after the lat 4 years.

  • He stayed behind the scenes for too long but he is right on time!

  • Ditto baby

  • Phenomenal. LOVE IT.

  • Love it

  • I'm stuck to the dance floor, W THE WHOLE TAPE!!!๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’–

  • Jon is AMAZINGI

  • ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿ˜a breathtaking moment

  • This is my new go to happy place

  • Let me see you waddle?

  • I wish it was longer! LOVE IT!!! KEEP SHINING BABY!

  • I absolutely love the joy expressed in this song. OUTSTANDING!!

  • Jon batpiss Canโ€™t even speak plain English he makes me sick

  • Wasn't expecting this to be this good.

  • Iโ€™m smiling โ€ฆ you got me Jon!! ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  • Great

  • Sheer JOY! You are makin' me love you Jon Baptiste!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • After seeing this, I could totally hear him in my head singing โ€œHeaven on Their Minds.โ€ Much love from the Philippines, Jon!!!

  • I am totally in agreement with you. Thank god Almighty for giving us Jon Baptists genius. May you have a blessed day

  • Testify

  • This was one heck of a performance I'll never forget or Can't get out of my head I love John's singing voice and ๐Ÿ˜‚ Stephen coming in dancing

  • That is exactly what we needed after this past year!

  • this man is single-handedly carrying jazz on his back.

  • LOVE LIFE LOVE MUSIC LOVE FREEDOM LOVE ALL COLORS SKIN JOIN DANCE LOVE LIFE JON BAPTISTE, COLBERT, JOHN STEWART/ LOVE TO THE WORLD ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™

  • human ray of sunshine.

  • This song is about how we transition from slavery to now...from the music to dancing

  • How UNbelievably wonderful was this?! love Jon Batiste! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’ž I keep coming back to watch this. I love that Stephen joined him dancing! I canโ€™t recall seeing people experiencing such true joy!

    • Ummm you do realize that they get paid really REALLY well to experience that "true joy"?! ๐Ÿคฃ

  • Stephen Colbert is invited to the cookoutโ€ฆโ€ฆJon is a fabulous talent

  • The pride made me so emotional! Obviously, this room was bursting with joy. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

  • LOVE the falsetto!

  • This performance was pure joy. โค๏ธ

  • Colbert hugged John like a proud father ๐Ÿ˜

  • Joyous and Amazing! Welcome back!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฟ Now: Let Jon perform EVERY WEEK if not more. We never saw enough of his incredible talent in the Before Times. Now we have another chance!

  • He is a gift and I love him.

  • Thank you Mr Batiste for sending so much JOY and FREEDOM into the world! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ You are so appreciated ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’ซ. Keep on shining!

  • BRILLIANT

  • I didn't know squidward could sing. I expected a clarinet. haha no hate hes amazing

  • Possibly one of the best performances I've seen. The man is total walkin' talkin' singin' playin' talent. What a gift!!

  • Found this song on fb loved how he recorded the whole music video in my hometown New Orleans because people needs to know that we got freedom out here too but i came here for his live performance because i knew it would have even more depth to it and way more freedom fr fr

  • Johns Light just shines shines shines, he is a Healer who happens to be a Muscian , Blessings xoxo Loved you guys hugging at the end.

  • Brilliant, I love you! miss NOLA. born and raised.

  • Damn I went to like it and I already did of course. โค๏ธ

  • Incredible!

  • Man is a musical genius, and a National Treasure. He for sure needs to be protected at all costs ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธ

  • I love this! It gave me happy feet and a happy heart.๐Ÿ˜

  • Go, Jon Batiste!

  • Hate the pants, Love the song!!!

    • I know right, WTF is up with his pants? ๐Ÿคฃ

  • ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’™โœจ๐Ÿ’™

  • We Love You JON!!!!

  • Sweet...

  • I don't have the words to express what this song and what this performance means to me. It unlocks something within in me that I cannot define. Perfection made manifest.

  • Can I just say how wonderful it is to see Jon and Stephen back in the Ed Sullivan Theater again livin it up! Also that this 70s soul back in action!

  • Stephen made his comeback a bloody festival and I love it!!! ๐Ÿ˜

  • YES!! โคโค๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†โœŒ -- I enjoyed the ambience of the small stage-- but WOW just WOW ! Welcome Back, Stephen & Jon -- this was awesome !! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Jon Baptiste is fuckin incredible

  • Holy SHIT Jon is great. I thought he was "just" a great pianist and a great sidekick to the show. Damn. Much like Max Weinberg at Conan Stephen's got a gem in here. Now let me enjoy the rest of this.....

  • Absolutely incredible. โค๏ธ

  • Mr Colbert I see you got the moves man ok I see you!!!

  • Loved the entire show!!! Really, I laughed love John Stewart, Freedom has become my favorite video!! That's a big deal with me. Great show glad to see you back.

  • Jon gets into another world!!

  • William Wallace is loving this

  • WHY DOESN"T THIS HAVE MORE VIEWS???

  • This is nuts. The energy in this performance is just way off the charts.

  • Stephen: dances moderately for 4 minutes and can barely speak after. Jon: dances wildly for 4 minutes while singing. One of these guys stayed in shape during the shutdown.

  • Holy crispy cats, this is such an incredible performance. Also I love when Stephen comes in and starts spinning around ahaha that was epic

  • He just makes any day better.

  • Too bad a illegitimate son introduced him. Otherwise a great performance.

  • Jon knows what it is! Angels playing red hot trumpets! Cool, even Stephen gets down to that. Karl

  • High vibes to everyone everywhere FREEDOM SHINING

  • So much talent all up in that stage; such a great ensemble! And those moves Mr. Batiste has - theyโ€™re on fire!๐Ÿ”ฅ