“JUMPINJAZZ KIDS – A SWINGING JUNGLE TALE” RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST CHILDREN’S ALBUM IN THE 55TH ANNUAL AWARDS;

SPECIAL CONCERT TO BE HELD AT THE GRAMMY MUSEUM IN LOS ANGELES FEBRUARY 8TH IN CONJUNCTION WITH GRAMMY WEEK

“A stand-out mix of storytelling and songs . . . an imagination-stirring musical adventure!” – Parents’ Choice Foundation
 
“The music stands on its own superbly . . . Isn’t this how YOU want young people to get hooked on swing?” – Jazz Weekly

“An adventure that will definitely get your imagination going!” - National Parenting Publication Awards
 
“A unique blend of catchy songs for kids . . . where your imagination can literally run wild.” – L.A. Parent  

Los Angeles, CA. “JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale,” the new CD celebrating the rich history of Jazz and Popular music by paying tribute to its legendary pioneers through story, song and a variety of musical styles, is the proud recipient of a Grammy Award Nomination for Best Children’s Album in the 55th Annual Awards to take place in Los Angeles February 10th, 2013. In celebration of the CD release as well as the Nomination, a special performance will take place at The GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on February 8th at 11am as part of Grammy Week and the Museum’s Educational Outreach Series. The nomination follows “JumpinJazz Kids” recent win of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the highly coveted award for children’s entertainment that is the nation’s oldest non-profit guide to quality children’s media and toys.

“JumpinJazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale” is a unique blend of classic storytelling and fun, original jazz/pop songs performed by world-renowned jazz artists Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau and Hubert Laws and backed by an energetic jazz quartet, symphony orchestra and narration and voice characterizations by James Murray. “A Swinging Jungle Tale” follows the imaginative adventure of a seven year-old girl named Claire and her stuffed animal friends who journey into her Grandpa’s backyard jungle, looking for the pages from his “lost story.” Powered by her imagination alone, Claire’s stuffed animal friends begin to magically come to life and she learns all about their world … and a little bit about herself along the way.

All three guest artists – Bridgewater, Jarreau and Laws – were equally enthralled with the project and offered their support immediately when approached to participate and their performances from the downbeat let you know that this is no ordinary children’s CD. Bridgewater’s unparalleled chops are featured on “ This Elephant’s Gerald,” while Jarreau’s playful vocals highlight “Do The Monkey Swing” and “Hubert Hummingbird.” Laws adds flute to both a song named in his honor, “Hubert Hummingbird” and “Her Name Is Little Growl.”
JumpinJazz Kids - "A Swinging Jungle Tale" - a celebration of story, song and swing . . . where Imagination Is King!

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