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S2 E2 | FULL EPISODE

Jazz at Pride

Witness world-class musicians coming together in an extraordinary one-night only event. Join jazz prodigy Bryan Carter and his 24-piece band, The Young Swangers Orchestra, for a night of incredible music. Featuring Santino Fontana, Michael Mwenso and J. Hoard, this concert is all about bringing people from different backgrounds together to celebrate the LGBTQIA community.

AIRED: May 31, 2020 | 2:02:11
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TRANSCRIPT

♪♪

[ Musicians warming up ]

Hello, my name is Bryan Carter, and welcome to "Jazz at Pride,"

a collection of some of the finest artists in New York City

coming together to celebrate the LGBTQIA community.

We're celebrating who we are,

where we come from, and what we aim to be.

The musicians accompanying these amazing artists

are part of The Young Swangers Orchestra.

It's a 24-piece conglomerate of people coming together

from all different backgrounds who love jazz music.

But you're not just going to hear jazz.

You're going to hear a lot of different types of music

because this whole program is about bringing

people from different backgrounds together.

This is "Jazz at Pride." Please enjoy.

Man: Please welcome to the stage Bryan Carter

and "Jazz at Pride."

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Musicians warming up ]

One, two.

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"Jazz at Pride," how we feelin' out there?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Ladies and gentlemen,

please welcome to the stage Mr. Michael Mwenso!

[ Cheers and applause ]

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How you doing?

Make some noise, make some noise.

Come on closer. Come on closer. Come on closer.

Come on closer.

Come on closer.

One, two, three, four.

[ Playing "Know the God in You" ]

[ Man whooping ]

Man: Go!

Woman: One, two.

♪ Know

♪ Know

♪ The God in you

Ha.

♪ Trust

♪ The God in you

♪ You got to love, you got to love, you got to love ♪

♪ Love, ha ha

♪ The God in you

Believe.

♪ Believe, uh-huh-huh

♪ The God in you, uh-huh

[ Tap dancing ]

♪♪

Whoo!

Go ahead, yo. Go a little more, little more, a little more.

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All the way from Greenwich Village,

put your hands together,

Miss Michela Marino Lerman, ladies and gentlemen.

Put your hands together. Look at how they walk.

♪ Look at how they walk

♪ Look at how they talk ♪

♪ People walking round and round in circles, they don't stop ♪

♪ People dancing round, they don't bother me ♪

When. When.

Man: Come on! When.

Man #2: Come on, Mike! When.

Let's go! ♪ When

♪ When

♪ When

♪ When

♪ When

♪ When

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When you see people looking at you...

call them in the face! Ha!

Don't let 'em see you

when they're doing what they're doing.

You better look them right in the eye and say...

♪ Look at me

♪ Ahh

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Look at them watching, look at them talk.

Look at them watching.

♪ Look at them watching, look at them talk ♪

♪ Look at them watching, look at them talk ♪

♪ Look at them watching, look at them talk ♪

Last time.

♪ Look at them watching, look at them talk ♪

Oh.

Thank you so much. Michela Lerman.

Antoinette Henry.

Thank you for coming to "Jazz at Pride."

We appreciate it.

Put your hands together for Mr. Bryan Carter

and the Young Swangers Orchestra.

Put your hands together.

[ Cheers and applause ]

"Jazz at Pride," how we feeling out there tonight?

I said, "Jazz at Pride," how are we feeling out there tonight?

[ Cheers and applause ]

If you are in this room, then, damn it, you are making history.

This is the first jazz Pride event of all time,

and we are... [Chuckles]

We are about to have a party. Is that okay with y'all?

I said, is that okay with y'all?

This is real easy.

I need you to put your hands together just like this.

[ Rhythmic clapping ]

Hey, baby, here we go.

[ Playing "Let the Good Times Roll" ]

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♪ Hey, everybody

♪ Let's have some fun

♪ You only live but once

♪ And when you're dead, you're done ♪

♪ So let the good times roll

♪ Jazz at Pride, let the good times roll ♪

♪ I don't care if you're young or old ♪

♪ Let's get together and let the good times roll ♪

♪ Walked in one morning talkin' trash ♪

♪ If you want to have a ball

♪ You better go out and spend that cash ♪

♪ Everybody, let the good times roll ♪

♪ Everybody, let the good times roll ♪

♪ I don't care if you're young or old ♪

♪ Let's get together and let the good times roll ♪

Come on, baby.

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-Whoo! -Whoo!

Man: Whoo!

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Man: Come on, baby! Come on!

Come on, baby!

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Hey, y'all, tell everybody Bryan Carter's in town

♪ Got a dollar and a quarter, I'm just ready to clown ♪

♪ But don't let these playboys play me cheap ♪

♪ I got 50 cent more than I'm going to keep ♪

♪ Everybody, let the good times roll ♪

♪ New York City, let the good times roll ♪

♪ I don't care if you're young or old ♪

♪ Let's get together and let the good times roll ♪

Hey, break it down, y'all.

♪ See, it don't matter

♪ Rain or stormy weather

♪ Two perched together, we better stick together ♪

♪ So get yourself under control ♪

♪ Hey, let the good times roll

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Hey!

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

All right, ladies and gentlemen, I want you to put

your hands together for a man who really needs

no introduction.

I'm talking about

the Stonewall Ambassador for popular music.

Woman: Whoo!

He's a voice of a generation, y'all.

This is Mr. Michael Blume.

[ Cheers and applause ]

How's everybody feeling?

[ Cheers ]

[ Playing "The Same" ]

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♪ Hmm

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♪ Ever trip on a pavement

♪ And wonder how you fell

♪ How you got distracted

♪ What went wrong, how did that happen? ♪

♪ And you're fine but you're shaking ♪

♪ And everybody stares

♪ But nobody comes to help you 'cause nobody cares ♪

♪ We all live such lonely lives ♪

♪ Material plastic ties

♪ Commercially satisfied

♪ From birth till the that day we die ♪

♪ And I forget to pay attention ♪

♪ You would think I learned my lesson ♪

♪ But the years go by and I don't change ♪

♪ I just complain and stay the same ♪

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♪ Do not ask me how my love life is ♪

♪ My love life is my life

♪ And I'm not concerned with definitions otherwise ♪

♪ I'm scared that I love me

♪ Too much, too much, too much, too much ♪

Can you love yourself too much?

♪ We all live such lonely lives ♪

♪ Though husbands and wives deny ♪

♪ Material plastic ties

♪ From birth till the day we die ♪

♪ And I forget to pay attention ♪

♪ You would think I learned my lesson ♪

♪ But the years go by and I don't change ♪

♪ I just complain and stay the same ♪

♪ I wonder what it would be like if I was different ♪

♪ Wonder what it would be like if I couldn't sing ♪

♪ What if I was born somewhere not American ♪

♪ Where there wasn't cell phones and high-end medicine ♪

♪ What do I do with all this greed? ♪

♪ How much I want to see myself succeed? ♪

♪ How much I want you to see me on TV? ♪

♪ How much I love publicity?

♪ I'm scared that I love me

♪ Too much, too much, too m-- ♪

♪ LPR, can you love yourself too much? ♪

♪ We all live such lonely lives ♪

♪ Material plastic ties

♪ Commercially satisfied

♪ From birth till the day we die ♪

♪ And I forget to pay attention ♪

♪ You would think I learned my lesson ♪

♪ But the years go by and I don't change ♪

♪ I just complain and stay

♪ I forget to pay attention

♪ You would think I learned my lesson ♪

♪ But the years go by

♪ I don't change

♪ I just complain and stay

♪ The same

♪ The same

♪ I stay

♪ Said I stay the same

♪ Don't you know, I stay

♪ I stay

♪ The same

♪ Oh

♪ I stay the same

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

Thank you guys so much.

Give it up right now for Bryan Carter and his orchestra.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

We're gonna do another song of mine

that Bryan has beautifully arranged.

This is a song off my first EP, "When I Get It Right."

This song is called "How High."

And you know, I feel like, as queer people,

we're often not given the same opportunities and access

to traditional romantic love.

I feel like there's a lot of catch up.

And I remember being in middle school,

and it was like everyone had a girlfriend or a boyfriend,

and I just was kind of --

I didn't even know that they were playing on this playground.

I was just doing my homework.

And I feel like, even today,

as a professional recording artist,

I'm still trying to understand what it means to be loved

and allow myself to love other people

in that traditional romantic way.

And I just -- I think to myself, "Damn.

How behind am I on that self-love and what it means

to understand myself as eligible of that kind of love?"

And I want to make some noise from Bryan one more time

and for LPR for creating a space for queer folks

to share the diversity of their experiences around these topics.

And with that, this is "How High."

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♪ You got a head start

♪ More head and more heart

♪ More doors that turn forward

♪ That urge growing to drop lower ♪

♪ Remember candy stores

♪ Girlfriend's hands that were on yours ♪

♪ Man, countless romances

♪ And middle school dances

♪ A crazy advantage to advance the chances of love ♪

♪ I'm still in the back row

♪ It's more wack, I'm doing more blow ♪

♪ And it's a dark path, I do a lot for show, man ♪

♪ I don't know man, I don't know ♪

♪ When I get it right, I question everything in sight ♪

♪ When I get it right

♪ I doubt myself, this can't be right ♪

♪ But...

♪ I question what it feels too tight ♪

♪ Well, at least the sun ain't gonna lie to me, baby ♪

♪ She don't care

♪ How far can you see?

♪ And will you wait for me?

♪ What does is taste like?

♪ And how does it feel?

♪ What is it made of?

♪ Do you think it's real?

♪ Well, at least the sun ain't gonna lie to me, baby ♪

♪ She don't care

♪ She got no distractions

♪ She always takes action

♪ She's always right there

♪ Seems like the ones, the ones I let into me, baby ♪

♪ They don't care

♪ They got a million distractions ♪

♪ They leave me with a fraction of my heart ♪

♪ See, I've been wondering for many years ♪

♪ And after many tears and many beers ♪

♪ I got confirmation, these are real fears ♪

♪ I'm like an astronaut but I got no gear ♪

♪ Now, you can ask me not to act whiny and -- ♪

♪ Put it behind me and -- suck a -- and split ♪

♪ But I'm unprepared, underserved ♪

♪ And it's my duty to recruit the youth with these words ♪

♪ She got swollen glands, wedding plans ♪

♪ He's the man, I'll never be the man, man ♪

♪ So, yeah, I'm actually kind of -- pissed ♪

♪ You can put it on my list, a Christmas wish ♪

♪ Is there affirmative action for love ♪

♪ Chance of a fraction of love

♪ A plan of action for these ones, these sums ♪

♪ The phone don't make the drop ♪

♪ Knock, knock, who's there? Your favorite -- ♪

♪ But

♪ I question everything in sight ♪

♪ When I get it right

♪ I doubt myself, this can't be right ♪

♪ I question what it feels too tight ♪

Whoo!

♪ Yeah, oh

♪ Oh

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♪ What does is taste like?

♪ And how does it feel?

♪ What is it made of?

♪ Do you think it's real?

♪ Well, at least the sun ain't gonna lie to me, baby ♪

♪ She don't care

♪ She got no distractions

♪ She always takes action

♪ She's always right there

♪ Seems like the ones I let into me, baby ♪

♪ They don't care

♪ They got a million distractions ♪

♪ Leaves me with a fraction of my heart ♪

♪ Said, at least the sun

♪ No, no, no, no

♪ My sun, she don't care

♪ No, no, no, no, no, no, no

Whoo!

♪ Oh, yeah, oh, yeah

♪ Oh, oh

♪ Oh, whoa, yeah

♪ All the ones I let into me, baby ♪

♪ They don't care

♪ No, no, no, they got a million distractions ♪

♪ Leave me with a fraction of my heart ♪

♪ How high can you count?

♪ Do you think it's real?

♪ Will you wait for me?

♪ Do you know the feel?

How high, how high, can you, can you count?

Do you, do you?

Will you wait, wait, wait?

Will you wait for me?

♪ Will you wait, wait, will you wait fo-ho-ha-ho-ha-ho-har me? ♪

♪ Do you think it's real? Do you? ♪

♪ And will you wait for me?

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you so much.

Mr. Michael Blume!

The Bryan Carter Orchestra.

Deep. [ Chuckles ]

And now we'd like to welcome to the stage...

You know, he's too famous now.

I have to, like, read about him in "People" magazine and stuff.

I can't just, like, text him anymore.

But he agreed to play on this show.

And I don't know if you know this guy.

He was in, like, this tiny little indie film

that was going around the small film circuit called "Frozen,"

produced by this tiny company called Disney.

Played the prince, and you may have seen him on Broadway

or you may have seen him in drag on every cab in New York City.

He won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And, of course...

Actually, you know what, this is Hollywood.

You're Hollywood now. You need walk-on music.

One, two, three, four.

There we go.

Please welcome to the stage Mr. Santino Fontana.

♪♪

One, two, one, two.

[ Playing "Toot, Toot, Tootsie" ]

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♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, well, well ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, you're swell ♪

♪ That choo-choo train is gonna take me ♪

♪ Right next to you, no words could say how glad it makes me ♪

♪ Kiss me, Tootsie, and then

♪ Do it over again

♪ Watch for the mail

♪ Hey, I'll never fail

♪ If you don't get a letter, then you know I'm in jail ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, well, well ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, you're swell ♪

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[ Cheers ]

He's very good.

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, my, my ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, don't cry ♪

♪ That big old train is gonna take me ♪

♪ Right next to you, no words could say how glad it makes me ♪

♪ Kiss me, Tootsie, and then

♪ Come on, do it over again

♪ Just watch for the mail

♪ Hey, I'll never fail

♪ If you don't get a letter, then you know I'm in jail ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, well, well ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, you're swell ♪

♪ Oh

♪ I'll never fail, just watch for the mail ♪

♪ If you don't get a letter, then you know I'm in jail ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, well, well ♪

♪ Toot, toot, Tootsie, you're swell ♪

Bryan Carter and The Young Swangers Orchestra,

ladies and gentlemen.

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

That was also arranged and orchestrated by Bryan Carter.

Yeah, how about a hand for that

'cause that's not often you find drummers

who can do that and dress that well.

I'm not going to say anything, but I'm gonna screw up

these lyrics if I don't look at my phone, so I apologize.

But it's about the music, and that's why I'm here.

Let's do it. Let's just do it.

Bryan arranged and orchestrated this next number, as well.

I did it three years ago at The Appel Room.

Haven't done it since 'cause I haven't been with an orchestra

this big and willing.

So please enjoy. Joni Mitchell classic.

[ Cheers ]

[ Playing "Both Sides Now" ]

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♪ Rows and flows of angel hair

♪ And ice cream castles in the air ♪

♪ And feathered canyons everywhere ♪

♪ I've looked at clouds that way ♪

♪ But now they only block the sun ♪

♪ They rain and snow on everyone ♪

♪ So many things I would have done ♪

♪ But clouds got in my way

♪ I've looked at clouds from both sides now ♪

♪ From up and down

♪ And still somehow

♪ It's cloud's illusions I recall ♪

♪ I really don't know clouds

♪ At all

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♪ Moons and Junes and Ferris wheels ♪

♪ The dizzy dancing way that you feel ♪

♪ As every fairy tale comes real ♪

♪ I've looked at love that way

♪ But now it's just another show ♪

♪ You leave 'em laughing when you go ♪

♪ And if you care, don't let them know ♪

♪ Don't give yourself away

♪ I've looked at love from both sides now ♪

♪ From give and take

♪ And still somehow

♪ It's love's illusions I recall ♪

♪ I really don't know love

♪ At all

♪ Oh, yeah

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[ Cheers ]

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♪ Tears and fears and feeling proud ♪

♪ To say, "I love you," right out loud ♪

♪ Dreams and schemes and circus crowds ♪

♪ I've looked at life that way

♪ But now old friends

♪ They're acting strange

♪ And they shake their heads, they say I've changed ♪

♪ Well something's lost

♪ But something's gained

♪ In living every day

♪ I've looked at life from both sides now ♪

♪ From win and lose and still somehow ♪

♪ It's life's illusions I recall ♪

♪ Yeah, I really don't know life ♪

♪ At all

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Bryan Carter, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you very much.

We'd like to welcome back to the stage

this next gentleman who you've already met earlier tonight.

But he has played such a massive impact on so many people

in this room in terms of their musical development

and their development as people,

and I'm so happy to call him brother.

Welcome back to the stage Mr. Michael Mwenso!

[ Cheers ]

Two, three, one, two, three.

♪♪

This one is a message song.

Break it down.

We call this one "Resolute."

About you being a child of light.

To protect your heart.

[ Laughs ] Here we go, here we go. Ha.

♪ We are the children of light

♪ And we bestow gifts

♪ The gifts we bring are protected ♪

♪ And best, I know

♪ We see that people are worried and feel all alone ♪

♪ And don't know which way to turn ♪

♪ And which way to go

♪ Go, go

♪ Protect

♪ Your heart

[ Cheers ]

Miss Antoinette Henry.

Put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen. Hmm?

[ Applause ]

♪ The signs will always reveal ♪

♪ The truth will never lie ♪

♪ Protect your heart

♪ The signs will always reveal ♪

♪ The truth will never lie ♪

One more.

♪ Protect your heart

♪ The signs will always reveal ♪

♪ The truth will never lie ♪

Cowbell.

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♪ We must love each one another ♪

♪ And love one and all

Ah?

♪ The facts have been tried and tested ♪

♪ And proven all wrong

Have hope, don't fear. Have faith, be strong.

♪ Have hope, don't fear, have faith, be strong ♪

♪ Hold onto you

♪ Resolute

♪ Resolute

♪ Resolute

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♪ We are the children of light

♪ And we bestow gifts

♪ The gifts we bring are protected ♪

♪ And best, I know

♪ We see that people are worried and feel all alone ♪

♪ Don't know which way to turn, don't know which way to go ♪

♪ Don't know which way to turn ♪

♪ And don't know which way to turn ♪

♪ And which way to go

♪ Go, go

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[ Shouts indistinctly ]

♪♪

Give a round to Bryan Carter and The Young Swangers,

ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Huh? We have to take some time to acknowledge this man.

He didn't have to do this, write 30 arrangements,

stay up a whole week, produce a script,

put it together, get all the musicians together, right,

string arrangements, et cetera, et cetera.

Writing arrangements for everybody's tunes and music.

Bryan Carter, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!

Woman: Yeah!

So, he says about his journey, his journey,

as you be more of who you want to be, and you come out,

you can come out spiritual,

you can come out all kinds of different feelings.

And the next one we're going to do

is one of our own called "No Regrets."

It means you should celebrate

that everything is meant to happen.

The ancestors have your back.

The gods are on your side.

We sing "No Regrets," uh, uh, uh, uh.

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♪ So you win, win, win, win, win ♪

And you lose, lose.

♪ And you lose, lose, lose, lose, lose ♪

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So you win.

♪ So you win, win, win, win, win ♪

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♪ And you lose, lose, lose, lose, lose ♪

Here we go now. Ha-ha.

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♪ No

♪ No regrets

♪ No, no

♪ Regrets

♪ You better stand up tall ♪

♪ You better stand up tall

♪ You better stand up tall ♪

♪ And you will

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ So you win

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♪ And you lose, lose, lose, lose, lose ♪

Huh!

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♪ Time

♪ Time will tell

♪ When all those things must come to pass ♪

♪ You better stand up tall ♪

♪ You better stand up tall

♪ You better stand up tall ♪

♪ And you will

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall, my friends ♪

♪ Stand tall

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ Sometimes we fight and argue ♪

♪ So you win

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Lose, lose!

♪ And you lose, lose, lose, lose, lose ♪

♪♪

So...

when you're in trouble in your life,

you're dealing with depression, insecurities,

jealousies that come into our life through social media,

you must remember that you must work on strength.

Strength is the thing to work on if you want to stay in the game.

So we say pray on strength, meditate on strength.

Any time you wake up in the morning,

meditate and pray on strength.

So we say it's the only thing,

the only thing that can keep you here.

Would you sing? Would you sing?

♪ Strength will keep you here ♪

♪ Strength

♪ Will keep you here

What you say, Antoinette? What you say?

♪ Strength

♪ Strength

♪ Strength

♪ Strength

♪ Strength will keep you here

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♪ Strength

♪ Strength will keep you here

In your body, in your mind. Only strength.

♪ Strength

Last time.

♪ Strength will keep you here

All right.

Antoinette Henry. Put your hands together.

Michela Lerman. Put your hands together.

Whoo!

Give a round of applause to the orchestra.

Put your hands together.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Bryan Carter. Put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

Carter: Thank you so much!

That's Mr. Michael Mwenso, everybody!

And now... [ Chuckles ]

He's running a little bit late because he was doing

what he does best, and that's entertain people.

He's just getting in from performing on

"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

over at CBS Studios.

And how did you do that?

Wait, wait, why you got to call me out?

Why you got to call me out? Oh, I'm gonna be late?

Because I didn't know you were gonna come out

looking like "The Mask," that's why.

I'm here. I'm on time. I'm on time.

I didn't know black Jim Carrey was in this mother.

What you say?

I love your blazer, bro. This is really nice.

Thank you. We're wearing very --

We got this in "Chinta."

We got it in "Chinta," in Shanghai.

We're Shanghai sisters.

What'd you say?

I said, "We're Shanghai sisters," that's what it is.

Yeah, sister.

I don't know why they gave us both a mic at the same time.

That is a bad idea. That is dangerous.

It's very dangerous. It is a dangerous idea.

Hey, I want to say something nice about you,

but you ruined my flow.

Excuse me, baby. I'm sorry.

These pants are tight.

I got to be careful how I'm walking.

Or don't be. Whatever.

I put on the tight ones.

[ Laughs ]

Just joking.

You're very shy. It's like, "What?"

Yeah. Like, embrace that. Yes.

What? Embrace it.

It's braced, trust me.

I'm just joking. Anyway...

This guy right here, he's like my older brother.

He's my big brother. Aw.

We went to school together,

and being out with him is amazing

because he's someone that I look up to

and is a phenomenal musician who's performed

all over the world with all types of incredible artists.

And he is always himself. This is --

When you meet Alphonso, this is who he is through and through.

[ Cheers ]

Ratchet. Yeah, anyway...

[ Laughing ]

Ratchet.

In 2011,

I lost my older brother, Jeremy,

and he was a member of the LGBTQ community.

And I miss him every day.

And I wrote this song for him, and I thought

there's no one more fitting to play it here tonight

than my -- my other brother --

Oh, don't cry.

Dude, you --

Than my older brother, Alphonso Horne.

So this is "Jeremy's Lullaby"

played by the one and only Mr. Alphonso Horne.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We'll do it together.

No pressure. There's a high energy now.

We're gonna come down, yes.

Well, if it's okay, like, if we just honor,

like, the people that aren't with us today.

That aren't with us that made the sacrifices

for us to be here together in this room.

Like, this wasn't possible,

and we're here together because of their sacrifices.

So can we take a moment to honor them?

And let's just take a breath of reflection

on the count of three.

If we take an inhale

and honor them

and offer gratitude,

and then, on the exhale,

I want you to place an intention on how you're gonna share

that love and gratitude with others.

Okay? You ready?

I said, are you ready, LPR?

[ Cheers ]

On the count of three. One, two, three.

Inhale. [ Inhales deeply ]

All the love, all the gratitude.

And now exhale. [ Exhales deeply ]

Whoo! That felt great. Oh, my God.

[ Laughs ] That was healing. That was healing for me.

I don't know about y'all, but that was healing for me.

Anyway, so we're gonna play this beautiful, beautiful,

beautiful lullaby you wrote for your brother.

Give it up for Bryan Carter, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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Inhale. [ Chuckles ]

Exhale.

Thank you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

I love Bryan. Don't you love Bryan?

I said, I love Bryan. Don't you love Bryan?

[ Cheers ]

Okay, so we just --

I know, that was just like turn up,

turn down, now we're back up.

So...

So, we did this beautiful video at Colin --

Colin, are you here?

Colin's home is amazing in the village.

Just, like, so amazing.

But we were there, and it was early in the morning.

It was like 10:00, 11:00 in the morning.

That's early for us jazz musicians.

[ Chuckles ]

And Colin was like, "Do you want a drink?

You want coffee, water, booze?"

And Bryan was like, "It's too early to have booze."

And our friend that's coming up, Dida, was like,

"Every time is a good time to have booze."

So she was like, "Can I please have tequila?"

So, my Tequila Sunrise friend, give it up for Dida!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Hello.

[ Plays chord ]

The guitar's sounding good?

Woman: Yes.

Okay, so I wanted to tell you about this song.

I want to thank Bryan for having me.

Yeah, Bryan is so amazing.

Man: Whoo!

Yes. Okay. Good volume?

Okay, so, yeah. I...

The song I'm going to play is about a girl

I met once at (Le) Poisson Rouge, actually.

Yeah.

And I was playing here with another band,

and she was really nice and cool.

And she turned out to be much more than that.

Woman: Whoo!

Until she broke my heart for a minute.

[ Crowd "Awws" ]

Yeah, but she was a perfect combination

of sometimes being very charming and nice

and sometimes just the exact opposite.

So, at least I got a song out of it.

And -- Oy, sorry.

I was too excited.

Anyway, the song is about this thing when you --

you're not sure what the person wants from you.

You know, sometimes they're super nice.

Sometimes they're like, what the --?

[ Laughter ]

Yes, okay.

No, it's very addicting. You know this feeling?

-Yes! -Whoo!

Yeah, okay.

It's good to try to get out of that loop though.

It's not so healthy.

All right.

Here's the song.

It's called "I Thought That You Were Kidding."

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♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

♪ When you looked in my eyes and you said ♪

♪ That I looked just like a kid in that dress ♪

♪ Did you really mean it?

♪ I saw where you were leading

♪ And you laughed as I blushed

♪ As I said that I thought that you were kidding ♪

♪ Did you really mean it?

♪ Slowly

♪ Feel as though my knees are being turned to steel ♪

♪ I want to know if you just shoot to kill ♪

♪ Or hungry

♪ Hold me

♪ I want know if what you say is real ♪

♪ Or are you kidding?

You know, girl, when I saw you there just outside the venue,

it got me so excited I couldn't look at the menu.

All my friends were like, "Dida, what's the matter with you?"

As they ordered wine and cheeses,

I continued to stare, you know.

I'm not the kind of girl to lose my control.

Don't like to stay out late at parties.

I want to know where my heart is.

Turn around, there you were, talking loud by the stairs.

I could have died there and then when you wiggled your hair.

It wasn't fair, the way you kept on acting so cool.

You took me to your workshop, you showed my your tools.

What a fool I was to think it's something that counts.

You know, I've been with some girls, they mostly were --

It's doesn't matter, you know.

It's just the way the cookie crumbles.

When somebody's drowning, all you see is the bubbles.

Life is short, all we got is some spare nights together.

Now I only want to know, 'cause I thought...

♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

♪ Telling me you could see all those things in my eyes ♪

♪ So did you mean it?

♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

♪ You said we'd have a kitten

♪ Just a couple of years with my eyes in your hand ♪

♪ It got you somewhere

♪ Did you really mean it?

♪ Slowly

♪ Feel as though my knees are being turned to steel ♪

♪ I want to know if you just shoot to kill ♪

♪ Or hungry

♪ Hold me

♪ I want know if what you say is real ♪

♪ Or are you kidding?

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♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

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♪ I thought that you were kidding ♪

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Dida Pelled, everybody.

She's like one of the most funny individuals I've ever met.

I think I'm your new best friend, and I love you.

I love you, baby. Thank you.

We want to welcome to the stage a young man --

[ Loud cheering ] I literally --

Oh, my God!

Yeah!

Man, I'm about Generation Z. You guys are lit.

I like y'all.

Do you kids still say "lit"?

I'm old. I don't know.

My back hurts. I ain't got no meat in my knees.

I had to cut the hole out of my pants 'cause my knees hurt.

I don't know. I tried to run the other day, and like --

I don't know. Everything's bad.

Everything hurts.

We want to welcome to the stage a young man who,

I was literally -- I was sitting with my friend,

and we were going through Instagram videos,

and I heard this kid sing, and I was like, "Who is that?

Why don't I know him?"

And I knew that he had to be a part of this show.

You're gonna be blown away by him.

Please welcome to the stage Mr. Nathan Farrell!

[ Cheers and applause ]

I'm just really happy to be here.

I don't know about y'all, but Happy Pride.

[ Cheers ]

Hope you enjoy.

One, two, oh, hey, three!

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♪ I was walking along, minding my business ♪

♪ When out of an orange-colored sky ♪

♪ Crash, bam, alakazam

♪ Wonderful you came by

♪ I was humming a tune, drinking in sunshine ♪

♪ When out of that orange-colored view ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam

♪ I got a look at you

♪ One look and I yelled, "Timber" ♪

♪ Watch out for flying glass

♪ 'Cause the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out ♪

♪ I fell into a spin and I started to shout ♪

♪ This is it, I've been hit, this is it ♪

♪ I was walking around minding my business ♪

♪ When love came and hit me in the eye ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam

♪ Out of an orange-colored sky

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♪ One look and I yelled, "Timber" ♪

♪ Watch out for flying glass

♪ 'Cause the ceiling fell in and the bottom fell out ♪

♪ I fell into a spin and I started to shout ♪

♪ This is it, this is it, this is it ♪

♪ I've been hit

♪ I was walking along minding my business ♪

♪ When love came and hit me in the eye ♪

♪ Crash, bam, alakazam

♪ Out of an orange-colored

♪ Purple-striped fruity green polka dot sky ♪

♪ Flash, bam, alakazam

♪ And good-bye

Damn, Bryan!

I thought love was supposed to softer than that.

You thought that was loud? Check this out!

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[ Music softens ]

[ Music loudens ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Nathan Farrell, everybody!

Thank you very much.

Nathan Farrell.

Whoo.

What did I tell you?

We'd now like to welcome to the stage a real trailblazer.

I don't want to get this wrong, but I believe that

she is the first woman to win a Latin Grammy

for producer?

Yes?

That is incredible! You are making history.

Please welcome to the stage Ella Bric!

[ Cheers and applause ]

How you guys doing?

[ Cheers ]

How you guys doing?

[ Louder cheers ]

Yeah, this happens when you're trying to be cool, but...

I just want to thank everybody here.

It has been an amazing journey.

I come from Venezuela.

I'm a Latina in the house.

[ Cheering ]

And the jazz community

has always been so warming with immigrants.

And I'm so happy that Bryan considered me

for this amazing show.

He's doing an amazing job. And thank you.

I -- Thank you for making me a part, really.

[ Giggles ]

This next tune is "Waters of March,"

and I hope you like it.

Carter: Two, a-one, two, three.

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[ Cheering ]

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[ Singing in Portuguese ]

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you so much!

Man: Yeah!

That's Ella Bric, everybody!

Isn't she talented?

My God.

Hello.

You have a hat on now.

I like it. I like the hat.

I d-- Well, hello.

I like this one, too. This is very...

Give a round of applause for this jacket

Bryan Carter's wearing. It's very nice.

[ Chuckles ] Uh-oh.

We want to...

You're in for a treat.

This is one of the great voices of our time.

He not only is that, but also, he is a spirit of truth.

He is always himself.

He is very strong.

Has so much strength, has so much identity.

Any time you hear him sing and perform,

his artistry is always of the realist truth.

And his name is J. Hoard.

Put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Playing "One Night" ]

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[ Cheers ]

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♪ Hoo hoo

♪ Hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo

♪ Hoo hoo

♪ Hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo

♪ Hoo hoo

♪ Hoo, hoo-hoo, hoo

♪ Hoo hoo

♪ Hoo, hoo-hoo

♪ Drink, drink, drink rocking in my hand ♪

♪ Tongue all out, grinding on this man ♪

♪ Puff, puff, pass as he grabs my waist ♪

♪ Lips are pressed against his neck ♪

♪ Potions of love deep in my heart ♪

♪ Hooked on his touch right from the start ♪

♪ Zoom, zoom, zoom, zoom into his place ♪

♪ Hope this night doesn't fly away ♪

♪ Can I have more than one night with ya, baby? ♪

♪ Can we extend this magical sexcapade? ♪

♪ I'll use each night to find what makes you happy ♪

♪ Just grant me more than one night with ya, baby ♪

♪ Sip, sip, sip from my sea of dreams ♪

♪ Tongue all out from his neck to feet ♪

♪ Puff, puff, pass as he spreads my gates ♪

♪ Inserts his key, leads me to a place ♪

♪ Under his spell and he under mine ♪

♪ Deep like a well until I cry

♪ Ooh, oh, oh, please take all of me ♪

♪ Work that man right down to his knees ♪

♪ Can I have more than one night with ya, baby? ♪

♪ Can we extend this magical sexcapade? ♪

♪ I'll use each night to find what makes you happy ♪

♪ Just grant me more than one night with ya ♪

♪ You ain't got to marry me yet, but once we have this good sex ♪

♪ You'll wanna, yep, yep, you'll wanna ♪

♪ You ain't got to marry me now, but once I put it down ♪

♪ You'll wanna, yep, yep, you'll wanna ♪

♪ You ain't got to marry me yet, but once we have this good sex ♪

♪ You'll wanna, yep, yep, you'll wanna ♪

♪ You ain't got to marry me now, but once I put it down ♪

♪ You'll wanna, yep, yep, you'll wanna ♪

♪ Can I have more than one night with ya, baby? ♪

♪ Can we extend this magical sexcapade? ♪

♪ I'll use each night to find what makes you happy ♪

♪ Just grant me more than one night with ya, baby ♪

♪ Can I have more than one night with ya, baby? ♪

♪ Can we extend this magical sexcapade? ♪

♪ I'll use each night to find what makes you happy ♪

♪ Just grant me more than one

More than one night with ya, baby.

[ Cheers and applause ]

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Oh.

Well, I'll say this.

If I'm not mistaken, this song is super appropriate for this.

Happy Juneteenth.

[ Cheers and applause ]

This song, if I'm not mistaken --

Yes, if you know the musical "Carousel,"

I think this is extremely appropriate.

"You'll Never Walk Alone."

Never.

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♪ When you walk

♪ Through the storm

♪ Hold your head up high

♪ And don't be afraid

♪ Of the dark

-Whoo! -Yeah!

♪ At the end of the storm

♪ Is a golden sky

♪ And the sweet silver song

♪ Of a lark

♪ Walk on through the wind

♪ Walk on through the rain

♪ Though your dreams be tossed ♪

♪ And blown

♪ Walk on, walk on

♪ With hope in your heart

♪ And you'll never walk

♪ Alone

♪ No, you'll never walk

♪ Alone

♪ Alone

♪ You'll never walk alone, no

[ Cheering ]

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♪ Walk on through the wind

♪ Walk on through the rain

♪ Though the dreams be tossed ♪

♪ And blown

♪ Walk on, walk on

♪ With your hope in your heart

♪ And you'll never ever walk

♪ Alone

♪ Whoa oh oh oh

♪ You'll never walk

♪ Alone

♪ Walk alone

♪ Walk alone

♪ You will, you will

♪ Walk alone, never, no

♪ You'll never walk

♪ Alone

♪ Whoa

♪ Alone

♪ Alone

[ Cheers and applause ]

J. Hoard!

[ Light cheers ]

Unh-unh.

J. Hoard!

[ Louder cheers and applause ]

We almost had church in here. That was...

Okay, we did have church in here.

That was a different kind of church.

Oh, my God.

You know, it's impossible to put on a show about jazz at Pride

without talking about the one and only Mr. Billy Strayhorn.

[ Cheers ]

If you don't know who Billy Strayhorn was,

he was a gay black man

who wrote music during the Harlem Renaissance.

It was not a good time to be a gay black man.

I'll put it at that.

But he wrote some of the most incredible standards,

including, I think, one of the most popular standards

in jazz music, "Take the 'A' Train."

And he was Duke Ellington's right-hand man.

And he was truly a genius.

And now, to pay tribute to Mr. Strayhorn,

a mentor, a friend, he used to be my college band director.

The first time I tried to arrange music --

I brought in a big band arrangement my freshman year --

and they got finished playing it, and it was a train wreck.

And, like, I just looked at this guy,

and he was looking at me, and he was like,

"Man, you can't just copy and paste. That was awful."

And I was like, "Fair enough."

And then, he sat down and he taught me some tricks

and showed me how to make the arrangement better,

and that's really where I fell in love with

writing music and orchestrating.

So please welcome to the stage

the one and only Mr. Brandon Lee.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Awesome. Yeah.

Wow.

The -- is going on tonight?

This is so great.

Please give it up for Bryan Carter.

This is so great.

This definitely does not happen when Billy Strayhorn was alive.

He did not experience this type of thing, you know what I mean?

He was under the great Duke Ellington.

He was not in the closet so much, but he was,

but he was a really outspoken for gay rights,

and he spent his whole life trying to fight for many things

that happened within the gay community.

And he died, you know, really tragically at an early age,

but he produced so much great music.

And we're gonna play one of his pieces that he wrote,

actually, while he was in the hospital.

And he called this "U.M.M.G." --

"Upper Manhattan Medical Group" or something like that.

Am I getting that right?

Yeah, something like that.

Yes.

Billy Strayhorn, incredible figure.

If you do not know about him, please look him up.

He's an incredible figure.

Here we go.

[ Applause ]

[ Snapping fingers ]

One, two, a-one, two, three.

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Brandon Lee, everybody!

Brandon Lee!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Brandon Lee, put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We have now a voice.

Very strong spirit.

I've been blessed in my life to know and work with her.

She's courageous.

She's one of the few true jazz singers

that deals with the spirit of the music

and what it actually represents as a woman.

She's from Brooklyn.

Make some noise for Brooklyn.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And we many names for her, but the name we have for her

is "The Empress", Miss Charenee Wade.

Put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

Miss Charenee Wade.

[ Speaks indistinctly ]

Man: Empress!

Hello, everybody.

We're gonna this song for you.

It's one of my favorite compositions.

One of them by the great composer.

He wrote this when he was but 17 years old.

And he was Duke Ellington's right hand man.

He name is Billy Strayhorn.

[ Cheering ]

Yes, that's the response I want about Billy Strayhorn.

So here is "Lush Life."

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♪ I used to visit all the very gay places ♪

♪ Those come what may places

♪ Where one relaxes on the axis of the wheel of life ♪

♪ To get the feel of life

♪ From jazz and cocktails

♪ The girls I knew had sad and sullen gray faces ♪

♪ With distant gay traces

♪ That used to be there

♪ You could see where they'd been washed away ♪

♪ By too many through the day

♪ Twelve o'clock tales

♪ Then you came along with your siren song ♪

♪ To tempt me to madness

♪ I thought for a while that your poignant smile ♪

♪ Was tinged with the sadness

♪ Of a great love for me

♪ Well, I guess I was wrong

♪ Again, I was wrong

♪ Life

♪ Is lonely again

♪ And only last year

♪ Everything seemed so sure

♪ Now life is awful again

♪ A trough full of hearts

♪ Could only be a bore

♪ A week in Paris

♪ Would ease the bite of it

♪ But all I care

♪ Is to smile in spite of it

♪ Yeah

♪ I'll forget you

♪ I will

♪ While yet you are still burning inside my brain ♪

♪ Romance is mush

♪ Stifling those who strive

♪ I'll live a lush life

♪ In some small dive

♪ And there I'll be

♪ While I rot

♪ With the rest

♪ Of those

♪ Whose lives

♪ Are lonely

♪ So lonely, too

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[ Vocalizing ]

♪ So lonely

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[ Cheers and applause ]

I love you right back. Thank you.

Charenee Wade, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We'd now...

[ Chuckles ]

We'd now like to bring up

one of the great icons of this music,

and she is someone who deserves so much respect,

not only for what she's done for the LGBTQ community,

but also what she's done for women in jazz,

leading an all-female jazz band called DIVA

for the last -- I don't want to say how many years,

but for a long time. The first time I saw her

was in middle school at a jazz festival,

and it was so inspiring, and it made me want to practice.

So please welcome one of the baddest drummers on the kit --

Miss Sherrie Maricle!

[ Cheers and applause ]

One, two!

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Sherrie Maricle, everybody!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Hey, y'all.

Make some noise, one last time...

[ Crowd cheering ]

...for Mr. Michael Blume!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Yeah, yeah!

LPR, come on, clap your hands like this.

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This song is about being free.

It's about realizing that you have no mother...rules.

So, before we get into it, I wonder if y'all can

help me out with the chorus. It goes like this.

Sing this with me.

Ah, ah! Keep doing that, y'all.

Everybody say --

♪ I got no rules, bitch

♪ I got no rules

Unh! Y'all ready? Your turn.

A-one, two, three, go!

Audience: ♪ I got no rules, bitch

♪ I got no rules

Alright, keep that in mind. Here we go to the verse.

[ Scatting ]

♪ I make real... and they don't wanna listen ♪

♪ They want a number one single that glistens ♪

♪ Money and love and bitches

♪ But don't you for a second get it twisted ♪

♪ I'm gonna keep on doing my art... ♪

♪ Keep on doing my heartfelt... ♪

♪ Didn't go through all my hardships ♪

♪ To be bombarded

♪ By a bunch of entrepreneurs and young professionals ♪

♪ Getting dressed up in the vestibule ♪

♪ Crying all about their fading youth ♪

♪ It's okay, it's Unh!

♪ Crying all about their fading youth ♪

♪ Don't ya know that they be tellin' the truth ♪

♪ Baby, I look into my truth

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♪ I am not a trend, this is not a false alarm ♪

♪ I've been talking to God, this is a call to arms ♪

♪ I'm a new man, it's a brand-new song ♪

♪ Let me wake you up, you wanna come along ♪

♪ I am not a trend, this is not a false alarm ♪

♪ I've been talking to God, this is a call to arms ♪

♪ I'm a new man, it's a brand-new song ♪

Everybody sing! Go!

♪ I got no rules, bitch

♪ I got no rules

♪ If you got no rules

[ Scatting ]

♪ I talked to the prophet and she told me a lot of things ♪

♪ Be aware of those seeking profit when you sing ♪

♪ Your gift is real, and you can take away the sting ♪

♪ Tell 'em anything, huh

♪ And then I realized I got no rules ♪

♪ I got no rules

♪ Yeah, I went to school and I learned 'em real cool ♪

♪ I've been taking notes and I've been keeping count ♪

♪ I do what I do, so get in or get out ♪

♪ Keep on doing my art...

♪ Keep on doing my heartfelt... ♪

♪ Go through all my hardships

♪ To be bombarded

♪ By a bunch of people who ain't really what they say they are ♪

♪ Tell you that they're near, but they're really far ♪

♪ Look at me like I'm from the planet Mars ♪

♪ But it's okay, I'm in the stars ♪

♪ This is not a false alarm

♪ I've been talking to God, this is a call to arms ♪

♪ I'm a new man, it's a brand-new song ♪

♪ Yeahhhh, come along

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Hey!

Y'all ready?

Let me hear you sing, oh!

♪ I got no rules, bitch

♪ I got no rules

[ Scatting ]

♪ A-one more time!

♪ I got no rules, bih

♪ I got no rules

♪ Yeahhh

Let me break it down.

♪ Dance how I dance, pray how I pray ♪

♪ Sing what I sing, say what I say ♪

♪ I'm not visiting, 'cause I'm here to stay ♪

♪ I touch how I touch, I lay who I lay ♪

♪ Dance how I dance, pray how I pray ♪

♪ Sing what I sing, say what I say ♪

♪ I'm not visiting, 'cause I'm here to stay ♪

♪ I touch how I touch, I lay who I lay ♪

♪ I am not a trend, this is not a false alarm ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh-ah

♪ It's a brand-new song

♪ Let me wake up

♪ Ya gotta, gotta, gotta come along ♪

♪ This is not a false alarm

♪ Talking to God, it's a call to arms ♪

♪ New man, ooh, ooh, ooh

Where you at?

♪ I got no rules, bih

♪ I got no rules

♪ And if ya got no rules

♪ Let me hear you sing it a-one more time, all ♪

♪ I got no rules, bitch

♪ I got no rules

♪ Hey, hey, hey, hey, ah

Whoa!

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Don't it feel good, y'all, just to dance?

Hey!

And you can dance and be exactly who you want to be.

♪ If that's what you want to do ♪

♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh, ah

Give it up for Bryan Carter and his orchestra, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

My name is Michael Blume. Have a wonderful night.

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[ Cheers and applause ]

Guys, that's Michael Blume.

[ Cheers and applause continue ]

You have made this night so special for me.

Before we go home, I have to introduce this incredible band.

Two, three, four.

I want to take a moment and just introduce everyone by section.

And I need a list 'cause there's a lot of people on this stage.

[ Laughter ]

We're gonna start with our string section.

On violin, we have Audrey Hayes.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We have Kevin Kuh. [ Cheers and applause ]

Ellie Goodman. [ Cheers and applause ]

Tomo Akaboshi. [ Cheers and applause ]

Lavinia Pavlish. [ Cheers and applause ]

And Rebecca Lee. [ Cheers and applause ]

On viola, we have Jeremy Kienbaum.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And Yumi Oshima. [ Cheers and applause ]

On cello, we have Ken Kubota. [ Cheers and applause ]

And we have Luke Krafka.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Joining us on the saxophone, on baritone sax and bass clarinet,

we have Joshua Plotner. [ Cheers and applause ]

Illinois in the house.

On the tenor saxophone and flute,

we have Mr. Lucas Roberto Pino.

[ Cheers and applause ]

On the saxophone, playing lead saxophone,

and on the flute...

You might see some family onstage,

because Rebecca is his mother.

This is Julian Lee!

[ Cheers and applause ]

On the trombone, we like to say --

Let me hear you say, "All day!" [ Audience shouts "All day!" ]

Let me hear you say, "All day!" [ Audience shouts "All day!" ]

The big dog comin'.

This is Corey Wallace on the trombone, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

This guy, I've known since... the seventh grade?

I don't know, man. It's a long time. It's a long time.

I think I've known him since the seventh grade.

We call him Tall Sam.

This is Sam Crittenden on the trombone.

[ Cheers and applause ]

On second trumpet --

He's a young man. He's killing it.

He's about to graduate from Juilliard this coming year.

This is Mr. Anthony Hervey.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We cannot do it without our lead trumpet.

This is Mr. Tatum Greenblatt.

[ Cheers and applause ]

This guy drove all the way from Baltimore, and his car died twice, and he still made it to the gig and to rehearsal.

This is Mr. Chris Karabeles on percussion.

Stand up, Chris! [ Cheers and applause ]

We got two bassists tonight.

These are my partners in crime, my partners in time.

On the bass, this is Mr. Russell Alexander Hall.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And Daniel "Chimy" Thomas Chmielinski,

on the bass and synth. [ Cheers and applause ]

This is Gabe Schnider on guitars.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And a true Southern gentleman,

Mr. Christopher Gordon Pattishall

on piano and synthesizer.

[ Cheers and applause ]

We'd now like to take a moment,

and we want to thank a few people.

I could not do this show

without, one, my assistant for the past week.

He's been keeping me sane, y'all.

My roommate's over here -- he'll tell you.

Like, he wakes up at like 4:00 a.m.,

and we're up writing charts.

This is Mr. Robert Lotreck.

[ Cheers and applause ]

And our producer for this evening --

He put all of this together, y'all.

He's an incredible producer.

This is Mr. Evan Pulliam. Give it up for Evan!

[ Cheers and applause ]

Give it up for everyone doing sound, serving drinks,

booking shows, doing calendars here at LPR.

This is an amazing venue. Please come back and support.

Last but not least, we want to thank

the generosity of some people who help us put this together,

people like Mr. Adam Rose and people like Mr. Peter McQuillan,

people who were able to donate funds to help us --

help us put this on. So we are...

We are so grateful.

If you feel like you got something out of the music

and you want to give back tonight,

please, we have a not-for-profit.

It's called Jazz at Pride.

You can take credit cards, drop some change in the bucket.

You know, we would greatly appreciate it.

So now, to close out the show,

I welcome back to the stage my big brother --

this is Michael Mwenso and the Shakes, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Oh, you can -- -Boom!

Ohh, my God.

Man: Put your hands together. We want to give some love

to Bryan Carter, ladies and gentlemen.

Put your hands together.

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

We want to bring it down.

We want to thank you, Bryan, for your love...

...your courage...

[ Audience members shouting ]

...your strength...

[ Cheers and applause ]

...and your trust...

...and your faith,

and your belief

that you could have the ability to put this together.

With your own mind and with your own spirit,

you took it upon yourself

to bring all of us together tonight --

black, white, blue, or green, straight, bi, fluid.

You did this to celebrate all of us.

We say, from the bottom of our hearts,

we love you, Bryan Carter. God bless you.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

So, we're gonna end with one of ours.

We call it "The Letter."

It's a love song and a love letter of some sort.

If you have something you want to say to somebody,

we say, say it from the heart and from your spirit

and from your truth.

And we gonna let Bryan Carter tell you about it.

♪♪

♪ Dear loved ones

♪ These are words to you

♪ And my longing for you

♪ As I hope and I pray

♪ Each day

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Dear loved one

♪ These are my words to you ♪

♪ And I'm longing for you

♪ And I hope and I pray each day ♪

♪♪

♪ Mmmmm, mmmmmmm

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ And I'll be dreaming of you ♪

♪ When I sleep tonight

♪ Those kisses we shared

♪ As the moonlight bristled in

♪ Our hands were tightly held together ♪

♪ By our wings

♪ My wish would be to love you

♪ And only be with you, my darling ♪

♪ Another time may come where we will meet again ♪

♪ But my dreams'll have to do until then ♪

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh Julian Lee! Put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

♪ Ooh, ooh

♪♪

[ Music stops ]

[ Scattered shouts, laughter ]

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Come on! -Whoo! Whoo!

[ Shouts ]

♪♪

♪ Dear loved one

♪ These are my words to you ♪

♪ And I'm longing for you

♪ And I hope and I pray each day ♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪ Dear loved one

♪ These are my words to you

♪ And I'm longing for you

♪ And I hope and I pray each day ♪

♪♪

♪ And I'll be dreaming of you

♪ When I sleep tonight

♪ Those kisses we shared

♪ As the moonlight bristled in

♪ Our hands were tightly held together ♪

♪ By our wings

♪ My wish would be to love you

♪ And only be with you

♪ Another time may come where we will meet again ♪

♪♪

♪♪

[ Guitar solo ]

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

♪♪

Mwenso: Put your hands together --

on the guitar, Gabe Schnider, ladies and gentlemen.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

[ Scattered shouts, cheers ]

♪♪

Hunh!

Come on! Come on!

Unh! Come on!

Come on!

Unh! Come on!

Come on!

[ People shouting ]

♪♪

Put your hands together -- on the double bass --

Dan Chmielinski, Russell Hall. Give it to 'em!

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪♪

We want to talk to you,

make you remember what this is about.

Talk about putting love in your heart.

Putting joy in your heart.

Putting peace in your heart.

Putting love in your heart.

Putting joy in your heart.

♪ Joy

♪ Put in love, oh!

♪ Love

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

♪♪

♪ Joy

♪ Joy

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

♪♪

♪ What about love? What about love? ♪

Whoo!

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

Thank you so much! God bless you!

Good night!

♪♪

Michela Lerman, ladies and gentlemen.

♪♪

Antoinette -- put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen.

♪♪

Stand up!

♪♪

♪ Love

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

♪♪

♪ Love

Bryan Carter -- put your hands together, ladies and gentlemen!

Russell Hall! Dan Chmielinski!

Gabe Schnider! Chris Pattishall!

Bye, everybody! God bless you!

God bless you! -Michael Mwenso, everybody!

♪♪

♪ Love

♪ Love

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

♪♪

Good night!

♪♪

♪♪

What we doing right now? Put your hands together,

ladies and gentlemen, for everybody onstage.

Give it to 'em.

[ Cheers and applause ]

♪ What about love? What about love? ♪

♪ What about love?

♪ Put it in your heart

♪ Let it out

Whoo!

♪♪

♪ Joy

[Indistinct]

♪♪

God bless each and every one of you.

Say yeah, Jazz at Pride. God bless you. Yeah!

Whoo!

Bryan Carter!

Bryan Carter!

Bryan Carter!

Whoo!

♪♪

♪♪

[ Cheers and applause ]

Thank you so much! Good night, everybody!

We love you so much. Everybody get home safe.

Don't forget to spread joy, love, peace, happiness

everywhere you go. We love you.

Thank you.

♪ Got a dollar and a quarter, I'm just ready to clown ♪

♪ But don't let these playboys play me cheap ♪

♪ I got 50 cent more than I'm going to keep ♪

♪ Everybody, let the good times roll ♪

♪ New York City, let the good times roll ♪

♪ I don't care if you're young or old ♪

♪ Let's get together and let the good times roll ♪

Hey, break it down, y'all.

♪ See, it don't matter

♪ Rain or stormy weather

♪ Two perched together, we better stick together ♪

♪ So get yourself under control ♪

♪ Hey, let the good times roll

♪♪

♪♪

Hey, hey!

[ Cheers and applause ]

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