Just in time for everyone in the family to bounce away those holiday calories, Charity and the JAMband releases Party Like a Twinkle Star.
It's already generating buzz. Time Out New York Kids magazine and Familymanonline both made it their CD pick for January. The Washington Post says this release shows that "girls can rock, too." An early review on iVillage.com calls it "astonishing" and "an impressive undertaking." We just call it FUN!
Available as a colorful 2-CD set or as a download from www.jamjamjam.com, Party Like a Twinkle Star features ten booty-shaking songs on one disc, “PARTY” (songs for rocking out), and ten more soothing, soulful songs on the second disc, “TWINKLE” (songs for tucking in).
These new and original songs have been recorded over the past three years and originally were conceived as two separate albums. Earlier this year, JAMband leader Charity Kahn decided to put them together as one set, divided by mood. One CD features the “celebratory, rockin’, funkin’, JAMband sound” and the second CD features “the more magical, mystical and inspirational JAMband love-a-bye songs,” according to Kahn.
Charity and the JAMband create original music and dance for families to enjoy together. Led by Charity Kahn, a Stanford trained mathematician, musician and educator (and mother of two boys ages 10 and 7), the JAMband’s music has been compared to “Phish for Kids” (Sirius-XM’s Kids Place Live) and the bluesy style of Chaka Kahn and Stevie Nicks. Kahn’s all-original, life-affirming music and lyrics resonate with 21st century families and critics alike. Her previous family music releases met with wide national acclaim. Publishers Weekly noted Kahn’s unique voice, with a “sassy confidence all its own” and Disney’s FamilyFun magazine proclaimed that Charity and the JAMband “harness enough energy to light up the national power grid.”
Charity and the JAMband’s previous CDs, Rock Your Socks Off (2006) and JAMband: Peanut Butter and JAM (2004), won Parents’ Choice awards and critical acclaim in national magazines as well as the CBS Early Show. In addition to hosting frequent concerts at Bay Area libraries, parks, festivals and theaters, Charity Kahn leads Jamboodas music and dance classes and camps at her new studio in San Francisco. Charity and the JAMband plan two Bay Area CD release concerts, January 23rd at Recess Urban Recreation in San Francisco, and February 7th at Ashkenaz in Berkeley.
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