[JEREMIAH ABIAH] Every day we wake up and we don't even think about
It's the same thing with jazz. It is the freest way to express life.
[Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador] You are able to
transcend the mind
and let the heart pour through.
[JORDAN MCLEAN] Jazz is really a lifestyle.
[Dee Dee Bridgewater, Singer] It's improvisation.
[ANAT COHEN] Jazz is alive.
[Anat Cohen, Clarinet Player] I think the world needs jazz
now more than ever.
[GERALD CLAYTON] It's really just a code for improvised or
[JEFF BHASKER] Because you're improvising, jazz allows you to
better than words.
[CLAYTON] Get rid of the notion that jazz is
that only existed in the past.
[MCLEAN] I always tell people to appreciate jazz
because it just makes you cooler.
[BRIDGEWATER] You are going to feel so good
that you can go out and there are no problems
that are too difficult for you to solve.
[HANCOCK] Celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30th.
[International Jazz Day. April 30.
Produced by the U.S. Department of State]
[Special thanks to: Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill
Ambassador; Dee Dee Bridgewater, Singer]
[Anat Cohen, Clarinet Player; Gerald Clayton, Composer/Piano
Player; Jeff Bhasker, Producer/Piano Player]
[Jordan McLean, Trumpet Player for Antibalas; ABIAH, singer;
Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz]