The world’s only big band/jazz ensemble for kids, Kinderjazz has released their seventh album, Teddy Bear’s Picnic. The family-friendly album is available through the group’s website at http://www.kinderjazz.com, as well as CD Baby, itunes, amazon and all major online music retailers. The Australian-based ensemble, led by Dr. Christobel Llewellyn and her husband, composer/lyricist David Llewellyn, features top musicians from the region, who are selected for both their musicianship and their ability to relate to children.
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“We are passionately committed to bringing the magical world of music and its instruments to children of all ages,” said the Llewellyns.
Whether you’re looking for ways to stimulate a developing young mind, you’d like to introduce children to the pleasures of music, or you just want your kids to have fun, you’ll find Kinderjazz’s collection of blues, latin, ragtime, jazz, and swing music is perfect for girls and boys under the age of 12.
The one-of-a-kind swing band for children has performed in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, and their recorded music is specifically written to engage young children, while simultaneously appealing to adults of all ages. Parents love it because it is jazz and its educational in a fun way, grandparents love it because it takes them back. Children love the rhythms and enjoy the instruments.
Kinderjazz has received praise from both educators and critics, including a previous recommendation from Sesame Street.
“Australia’s Kinderjazz swings from Latin to blues to funk with childlike glee” –Vivian Fields – Midnight Jazz
“Kinderjazz push boundaries of genre with ‘unbreakable joy’. The Australia-based Kinderjazz symbolize the past and future of the genre, respectful of their swing ancestry but unafraid to play in the sandbox. Before you reject Jazz Kings for praising “children’s music,” take note that Kinderjazz are not delivering you canned music or
covers; these are new songs with the flavors of old, performed with unbreakable joy and impressive technical skill. There should be a sticker on the CD which flatly states, “Contains no cheese.”–Al Coleman Jr. – Jazz Kings
Kinderjazz is a 12 piece fully acoustic swing orchestra, who opened Manly Jazz Festival in 1998, and since then, have performed at the Sydney Opera House, Daring Harbour, the Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Parramatta Stadium, to more than 10,000 families, Carols in the Domain 2000 on Channel 7, Stadium Australia and many major venues around Australia. www.kinderjazz.com