Jon Batiste, singer, composer, dancer, musician, and humanitarian extraordinaire recently received 11 Grammy nominations and 5 Grammy awards at the 2022 Grammy Awards Ceremony. His positive outlook on life and his music lifts us up as in the song “Freedom.” “It’s All Right” soothes the soul. “Cry” provides an honest commentary on life’s struggles.
In his acceptance speech for the album of the year, We Are, he spoke of the healing quality of music and how the perfect song has a way of finding us – like radar- just when we need it most. Do you have a song that found you just when you needed it most? I know I have- many times over!
Listen to Jon Batiste’s acceptance speech for album of the year here:
Watch the video of “Freedom” here:
Watch his touching and surprising interview on CBS Sunday Morning here:
Listen to his insightful interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, complete with musical explanations of his astounding piano arrangements.