Friday, March 21, 2008

Out With Kids Tournament

Jeff Bogle is hosting a kids’ music “tournament” on his site, and Dixieland Jazz for Children is included in the “Singin’ in the Rain Region.” Go to the site and vote for my CD, but hurry because the deadline is tonight!

In this tournament, Jeff will review each album and feature a song from each artist. Here is the Dixieland Jazz for Children review:

"Johnette Downing's music, while new to me, is certainly not new to the global kid's music industry. Rarely do you see someone bring to the table more awards, reviews and accolades than Ms. Downing does. Her new release sees her teaming up with Jimmy LaRocca's Original Dixieland Jazz Band (established 1916!) to produce an ode to Dixieland Jazz featuring original tunes and lyrics written especially for children. The disc is meant to serve as a child's introduction to the musical traditions and dances, like the Charleston, of jazz - Dixieland style. With a song about the Charleston, it is fitting that this disc would be in the Singin' in the Rain region. The Bear loves this track (link to listen below) and dancing the Charleston around the house. While this record is tailored for kids, "Dixieland Jazz for Children" is truly an authentic jazz record with an upbeat, happy spirit that will surely have any toddler or older child strutting around the house. A really fun collection of tunes!”

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