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Jazz is HIP

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This video was produced by the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs in April 2013. The speakers are Antibalas trumpet player Jordan McLean, singer Dee Dee Bridgewater and music producer Jeff Bhasker. 00:00:01.000,00:00:04.625 [Jordan McLean, Trumpet Player, Antibalas] No musical form that we know of today 00:00:04.625,00:00:07.292 is capable of ignoring jazz's influence. 00:00:07.292,00:00:10.333 [Dee Dee Bridgewater, Singer] So you know, freestyling, that's jazz. 00:00:10.333,00:00:15.500 Rapping, to me, that's jazz. Beatboxing, that's jazz. 00:00:15.500,00:00:19.250 It's like the improvisation that we do, but just putting words to it. 00:00:19.250,00:00:22.792 [Jeff Bhasker, Producer/Songwriter] Having swagger, having style to the way you do something 00:00:22.792,00:00:23.792 is important. 00:00:23.792,00:00:26.583 [Jordan McLean, Trumpet Player, Antibalas] I always tell people to appreciate jazz because it just makes you cooler. 00:00:26.583,00:00:27.958 [International Jazz Day, April 30] 00:00:27.958,00:00:00.000 [www.jazzday.com Produced by the U.S. Department of State]