Monthly Archives: April 2016

This Saturday-Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre!

Jungle Gym Jam to perform Hadrosaurus Rocks show!

2015-12-31 17.32.56Morris Museum celebrates Dino Day on Saturday 4/30 with two concerts by the Jungle Gym Jam! An 11:00 show and a 1:30 show in the museum’s Bickford Theatre.

We’ll sing energetic rock tunes about a trip to check out the dinosaurs in our home state, featuring a well known Laurie Berkner dinosaur tune plus this rocker about the “Jersey Dinosaurs” known as Hadrosaurus Foulkii:

Then we’ll sing about animals we can see in our surroundings today and make the connection to learning about dinosaurs.

This show is a homecoming for “Rockin’ Ross” and me — we both grew up in Morristown and went to Morristown High School!

Many ways to get your tickets to this fun event:

SINGLE-EVENT TICKETS  $10 Members / $12 General Public

SUBSCRIPTIONS  $24 (Your choice of any three children’s performances.)

COMBO TICKET  $15 (Includes one Children’s Theatre performance ticket, PLUS admission to the Museum.)

Order your tickets to Morris Museum’s Dino Day here.

Pre-order new album “Lollipop Motel” Today!

Get our “Day at the Beach” track right away!

Our beachy new album Lollipop Motel is now up for pre-order!

Pre-order at Bandcamp now and get the song “Day at the Beach” right away! The remaining tracks will follow on the album’s official release date, May 13.

Or pre-order on iTunes and get “Day at the Beach” immediately!

Pre-ordering helps in several ways: pre-ordering of the physical CD helps ensure we get the right quantity of discs printed for release day. It also helps us with official chart position so more people will become aware of our album. So, if you and your family love the music of the Jungle Gym Jam, you can help take this shared experience to the next level with your pre-order. We’re not waiting for Sony Records to discover us – we’re more impressed with the power of YOU having discovered us!

Lollipop Motel album cover - Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam

Jungle Gym Jam Beach Tour 2016

Visiting New York & Jersey Shore Beaches to Share the Lollipop Motel Album

jason-amy-holly-ft-lauderdaleWhen Amy and I committed to writing and creating an album of beach music, I got excited about a way I could help tell the album’s story as we release it to the world. I imagined giving live performances at the very beach locations that inspired us to create it. All those moments that came from our vacation time turned out to be wonderful inspiration to write beach song, and now we’ll share that inspiration live in front of your family in places like Coney Island, Asbury Park and Jones Beach this spring and summer!

We will also bring the beach to our North Jersey hometown of Montclair, encouraging families to lay down their beach blankets on the floor of the Old Mogul Theatre for our CD Release Party event.

We’ll perform in public places like the legendary Stone Pony, as well as several beach communities’ library branches and in pre-schools along the coastline. Here’s the schedule for our 2016 Beach Tour (as of today!)

Date Location Time Tickets
 Sun 4/17 The Stone Pony
Asbury Park
w/Little Rockers
2:00 PM
 Sat 5/14  Old Mogul Theatre
Montclair, NJ
Family Beach Party Celebrating
Album Release: Lollipop Motel
Special Guest: Little Rockers
11:00 AM
 Thu 5/26 Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island, NY
Acoustic Duo participating in Summer Opening Ceremony
1:00 PM N/A
 Sat 5/28 Deno’s Wonder Wheel Park, Coney Island, NY
Full band
1:00 PM N/A
Sat 6/4 Java Haus
Acoustic Duo
3:30 PM Get tickets
 Fri 7/1 Goddard School Old Bridge
Matawan, NJ
10:00 AM  N/A
 Tue 7/12  Jones Beach Boardwalk Bandshell
Field 4
Wantagh, NY
7:30 PM N/A
 Mon 7/25  Stafford Branch Library
Ocean County Library System
Manahawkin, NJ
Summer Reading Program
 7:00 PM  N/A
 Tue 7/26  Upper Shores Branch Library
Ocean County Library System
Lavalette, NJ
Summer Reading Program
3:00 PM  N/A
 Tue 7/26 Ocean County Main Library
Toms River, NJ
Summer Reading Program
7:00 PM N/A
 Wed 7/27  Holmdel Preschool 10:00 AM N/A
Mon 8/8 Goddard School Old Bridge
Matawan, NJ
10:00 AM N/A
 Wed 8/24  Shore Academy Preschool
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
10:00 AM N/A
 Wed 8/31  Dearborn Market
Holmdel, NJ
6:00 PM N/A

These are just the beach dates! Lots more dates in northern NJ, southwest NJ, Rockland County NY, Lehigh Valley, PA and more on our Tour page!