Express Yourself – Jon Batiste & Stay Human

Four years ago, we gathered a group of young artists to record a music video of the song “Express Yourself (Say Yes)” written by famous artist, and friend to From the Top, Jon Batiste.

In the end, their creation is a message of self-expression and unity that we think is relevant today.

Created in partnership with Boston’s Artists for Humanity in 2016, “Express Yourself” brings together 27 young artists from across Boston in an explosion of color, music, and fun.

Music Credits: Express Yourself (Say Yes) by Jon Batiste & Stay Human
Arranged by Evan Chapman

Violin: Talia Kee
Violin: Hannah Ryu
Cello: Michael Arumainayagam
Trumpet: Ned Searls
Saxophone: Chris Morse
Double Bass: Kebra-Seyoun Charles
Piano: Evren Ozel
Percussion: Avery Logan
Rapper: Lotus Taylor of The Hip Hop Transformation (
Vocalists: Jackie Smook, Thalia Cook-Hansen, Teresa Flaherty, Nicole Levenson, Jeremy Powers, Beckett Azevedo, Skylar Aldrich, and Wilson Hsu. Artists: Vianna Mach, Sumeya Ali, Steven Kauvaka, Meleeza Pires, Jacob Gaveia-Parejo, Nikol Vladiuska, Patrick Ly, Armani Thomas, Milü Abel, and Alun Yuen

Filmed on location at the Artists for Humanity EpiCenter in Boston, Massachusetts.
Recorded and mixed at The Record Company, Boston.
Piano provided by James Nicoloro of East Cambridge Piano.