Celebrity Guests Pop Up Each Week In TGIF Free Summer Concert Series July 3 To August 7 With An Added Fundraiser For Life Is Good Playmakers
Wellesley, MA (July 2, 2020) – Do you recall the hit song, Put A Little Love in Your Heart? Music maestros at Jammin With You are following the song’s lyrics, “and the world will be a better place for you and me, just wait and see…” with a free summer concert series. Everyone in the house will be off the couch and on their feet dancin’, hummin’ and jammin’ with artists Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Mister G and Josh & the Jamtones to namedrop a few headliners. Parents will recognize Tim Kubart on the Friday, August 7 roster as a Grammy Award winner for Best Children’s Album.
Kids will start shouting the expression TGIF starting July 3 as six consecutive summer Fridays will bring an interactive concert through August 7. Register at https://www.jamminwithyou.com/turn-up-the-love-summer-concert-series.
Summer is an ideal time to introduce little ones to the magic and soothing powers of music. With longer days and less restrictive schedules, preschoolers to high schoolers can pick up piano, guitar or singing lessons in short spurts online with Jammin With You’s encouraging staff. The Boston-based company reports music lesson enrollment for Summer 2020 has doubled with over a thousand lessons booked for the month of July! This summer’s Turn Up The Love Concert Series anticipates even more families enjoying the uplifting, toe-tapping music while staying safe at home.
“I hope families everywhere will join us each Friday as we do our part to promote peace, love and community,” stated “Jammander in Chief” Josh Shriber, “While we are providing these concerts for free, we encourage youngsters with their parents to make a donation to Life Is Good Playmakers to help keep our community strong and vigorous through these challenging times.”
The 2020 Turn Up The Love Concert Series lineup is impressive with several Grammy Award winners and nominees coming to a living room near you!
Friday, July 3 • Turn Up The Love with Mister G
Mister G (Ben Gundersheimer) is a Latin Grammy Award-winning artist, author, activist and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he was originally dubbed Mister G by his young students while pursuing a Master of Education degree. His dynamic, interactive bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross-cultural connections.
Friday, July 10 • Turn Up The Love with Joanie Leeds
NYC based singer-songwriter Joanie Leeds has won 1st place in the USA Songwriting Competition, an Independent Music Award, a Gold Parents’ Choice Award, NAPPA Gold Award, Family Choice Award and is a John Lennon Songwriting Award Finalist and an International Songwriting Competition Finalist. Joanie has played at Lollapalooza, Clearwater Festival, The Kennedy Center & Lincoln Center, Wolftrap and Levitt Pavilion. Her music has been featured in The New York Times People Magazine, Parents magazine, Billboard and The Washington Post.
Friday, July 17 • Turn Up The Love with Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Brady Rymer is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and one of the top talents in the independent family music scene today. Originally with RCA Records 90’s era jam-band From Good Homes, Rymer began making rootsy, feel-good family music in 2000 with the birth of his son, Gus. Together with his longtime bandmates in the Little Band That Could – who have worked alongside Springsteen, Odetta and Ronnie Spector, they have toured nationally for more than a decade performing at the Getty Museum, Lincoln Center, The White House and his neighbor’s house. NPR’s All Things Considered noted that the Little Band That Could “might just be the best sounding band in family music.”
Friday, July 24 • Turn Up The Love with Josh & the Jamtones
Josh and his intrepid band, the Jamtones have played hundreds of shows across the U.S., and shared the stage with Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Wiggles, Fresh Beat Band and the Roots! The band has recorded a dozen records and been on countless tours, bringing quirky, musical bravado into the lives and homes of thousands of children and their families. The Jamtones keep the airwaves bumpin’ too, earning eight #1 hits on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live since 2013. Josh (and the Jamtones) have won a bunch of impressive music awards and recognitions, including top prizes in the American Songwriting Awards and The John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
Friday, July 31 • Turn Up The Love with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a Grammy winning, internationally touring, purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenomenon. Combining the positive, primal power of hip hop with the surreal storytelling of science fiction, 23 Skidoo has concocted a potent potion that wows family crowds across the planet.
Friday, August 7 • Turn Up The Love with Tim Kubart
Tim first found his love of making music for children and families while volunteering at a women and children’s shelter on the Upper West Side of Manhattan during college. Since then, over the course of a +15 year career, Tim has become a familiar face and voice to children and families as a singer-songwriter, winning the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album for his independently released and fifth album for families, HOME.
VIRTUAL JAMMIN COAST TO COAST
Jammin With You is a kid’s music institution in New York City and Boston, where instructors usually teach 600 in-person lessons a week. With the stay at home orders that came with COVID-19, Jammin With You converted all of its lessons to virtual. And the kids are thriving. At $41 for a half-hour lesson, kids anywhere across the country can take music lessons with Jammin With You. To get started, register at https://www.jamminwithyou.com/private-music-lessons.
Music Class Pass • $29-month subscription • Ages 1-7
Get unlimited access to Jammin With You’s full library of online classes, virtual performances and even beginner music lessons. The all-access Music Class Pass gives kids the key to unlock any of the virtual programming – from JamBABY to Kid Karaoke singalongs to introductory music lessons.
ABOUT JAMMIN WITH YOU
Jammin With You was founded in 2008 by master song-chef and professional goofball, “Jammander in Chief” Josh Shriber, as a way to share his love of music and contagious sense of humor with his family, friends, and community in the Greater Boston and New York areas. Thousands of students and hundreds of classes later, Jammin With You is an ever-growing family of musicians and teachers set on sharing the gift of music, performance, and creativity — all fueled by the music and inspiration of Josh & the Jamtones kindie rock band. Discover the band at http://www.joshandthejamtones.com/, which has had eight #1 singles on the Sirius XM 13 under 13 chart over the past 5 years!
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