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Win a Child-Sized Ukulele at Spring Family Fun Day This Sunday!

This Sunday for our Family Fun Day event, please remember to bring a nonperishable food item (please check the expiration date) or cash donation for Mary’s Pantry. We will thank you with a chance to win a First Act Discovery “Cars-Lightning McQueen” ukulele, appropriate for ages 3 and up!

See me playing this cute instrument below…

Family Fun Day takes place this Sunday March 30 at 2:30 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair, NJ. My band will play spirited rock-n-roll for kids and their grown-ups. There will be a magician, face painter, and a costumed character the kids all know and love will make a special appearance! Refreshments will be available.

Save on admission by buying tickets right here!

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Win a Child-Sized Ukulele by Donating at Family Fun Day 3/30 Immaculate Conception Church Montclair, NJ

This Sunday – Family Fun Day at Immaculate Conception Montclair

Immaculate Conception Spring Flyer 4x3I’m excited to offer your family a fun and festive experience to welcome the spring after a long, cold winter. The full band will get the kids up and dancing (and I suspect you’ll be tapping your toes too…) to lively songs that celebrate kindness and big imagination. Of course, we aim to offer you a festival of diverse experiences, so we’re bringing a face painter, a magician and Elmo!


We also believe in making it fun to give back to the community so we invite you to bring a nonperishable food item for Mary’s Pantry. With your food or cash donation, you’ll get a chance to win a child-sized ukulele and other fun prizes.


You’ll save on admission when you buy your tickets in advance. You’ll save even more by signing up for eGoodie Bag, where you get the best discounts anywhere on our tickets and merchandise and you get exclusive  sounds and videos delivered right to your inbox! Your e-mail messages from the eGoodie Bag club include a special code that gives you that great discount.


Then head on over to our ticket page and save on admission for your family!

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The band and I are looking forward to celebrating spring with you!
Musically yours,

“Everyone’s Invited!” Album Reviews by Moms Highlight Kids’ Reactions

Jason Didner from the Jungle Gym Jam holding his CD Everyone's Invited!Our new album “Everyone’s Invited!” appears to have made a splash in the heart of its intended audience – kids! The reviews so far have put the spotlight on how kids are reacting and on the value of an album like this for kids and their grown-ups.

Teddy, the Multitask Momma, a parenting blogger in Ontario, Canada writes this:

“I think ‘Everyone’s Invited!’ by Jason Didner and the Jungle Gym Jam is an amazing CD that I know everyone’s child(ren) would enjoy,” said Teddy. “Not only because it is great music and has great stories to it but because it is so catchy and what kid doesn’t like to dance around to music about trains and animals.”

Read her whole review here.

C. Lee Reed at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad in Florida had this to say about the new collection of songs:

“Counting, sharing, anti-bullying and exercise are all messages that your children will hear as they repeat the songs over and over. And trust me, they’ll want to listen to this CD over and over; it’s catchy.”

Check out C. Lee’s entire review here.

Nikki, a mom with Her 3 Little Thinkers blog, writes about the CD from the point of view that she looks for tools to help her toddler, who has siblings at least a decade older, learn to play with other kids. This is what she observed when she  played the album for him:

“When I put this in the CD player, my son was so excited. He absolutely loves music already so it was fun to him dancing around. He was trying to sing along even though it was the first time he’d ever heard it. 🙂

I have put the CD in my car to listen to on our ventures out and about.”

– See more at: http://her3littlethinkers.com/?p=1131

My favorite thing about a review of anyone’s creative work, especially my own, is the thoughtful consideration of the intended audience and how they might relate to it. This matters more to me than whether the review is positive. That both reviewers saw and heard value in what I created with Amy and with the band after having really paid attention to it feels super rewarding.

Here are some ways you can get a hold of this album for your family:

Download on iTunes amazonmp3 Get it on Google Play

A Wonderful Family Outing at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair today!

Jason Didner from the Jungle Gym Jam at Watchung Booksellers 2/22/14What an amazing time I had with Amy and Holly and all the new families we met today at my in-store performance at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair! The parents and bigger kids were singing along, the little kids were picking up new dance moves, especially during the “Freeze Dance” we did for the Pick Song.

I loved autographing CD’s for the families who picked up a copy of our current album “Everyone’s Invited!” We also raffled off a logo tie-dye T-shirt for a lucky winner who signed up for our e-mail newsletter and online goodie bag!

Many thanks to Carolyn & Nicole for really rolling out the red carpet and giving us everything we needed in order to put on the best show for a happy audience! Thanks also to Jeanette Lauture with Bitty Box Marketing for arranging with Watchung Booksellers to carry our album. Her professionalism and commitment to delighting kids shows in everything she does.

Were you there? Are you in this picture?

audience watchung

If so, head over to our Facebook page and tag yourself!

I’ll see you tomorrow (Sun 2/23) at Church of the Immaculate Conception in Montclair for Family Fun Day!