A GRAMMY Nominee for Best Children’s Album for
2012 and a Parents’ Choice Gold Award winner,
JumpinJazz Kids — A Swinging Jungle Tale is
an imagination celebration that combines
classic storytelling with fun, pop–
influenced jazz songs performed
by world–renowned jazz artists
Al Jarreau, Dee Dee Bridgewater,
Hubert Laws and more.
Backed by a jazz quartet and a full symphony orchestra, A
Swinging Jungle Tale follows the magical adventures of a
seven year–old girl named Claire and her stuffed animal friends
as they go searching for her Grandpa’s “lost story” and find the
secret to creativity that lies within us all — our imagination!
Available on CD and a special edition read–a–long CD/Mini–
book, A Swinging Jungle Tale is also a critically–acclaimed,
interactive family concert in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf
and the Sorcerers’ Apprentice where audience participation
is strongly encouraged, as each song has a special “animal
dance” that the whole family — young and old — can imitate to
become part of the show.
The music and story for A Swinging Jungle Tale was created by
5–time Heartland Emmy Award–winning composer/producer
Mark Oblinger, symphonic arranger/composer and veteran jazz
pianist Steve Barta and author/educator Linda Lawson.