Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 3:02 PM EDT
Sing and Sign at The Lambertville Public Library
For the past three weeks, we had a blast presenting our Sing and Sign program at The Lambertville Free Public Library in Lambertville, NJ. We covered the alphabet, colors, shapes and animals using some familiar songs and a few Junior Jam songs. A fun time was had by all. We hope to return sometime in the fall or winter.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 8:48 AM EDT
Sing and Sign and Concert at the FTPL
For four consecutive Saturdays in June we presented our popular Sing and Sign program at The Franklin Township Public Library in Somerset, NJ. The group of 1-4 year olds was awesome. We averaged around 12-15 kids per session. We'd like to thank all of the parents and children's librarian, Anne Lemay, for all of their help. The program culminated in a Junior Jam concert on Sunday, June 23rd. Adrienne and I had a blast. We look forward to return to the FTPL soon.
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 3:05 PM EDT
Sing and Sign at The River Vale Public Library
We were thrilled to present our Sing and Sign program for the last four weeks at The River Vale Public Library in NJ. We had a wonderful group of toddlers/preschoolers and their parents/caretakers. We taught basic sign language, including the alphabet, colors, animals, shapes and other basic vocabulary through music and songs. It was a fun filled four weeks. We look forward to come back to the River Vale PL.
Friday, January 18th, 2013 4:37 PM EST
Junior Jam at The Kearny Public Library
Adrienne and I were thrilled to perform yesterday at The Kearny Public Library in Kearny, NJ. Here is what Joanne Friedman, the Children's Librarian, said about our show......."Thank you very much for the wonderful entertainment on Wednesday. Your charming original songs resonated perfectly with our young families. Jeff, you and Adrienne know exactly how to connect with young minds: the introductions and instructions are crystal clear, and the activity songs are so much fun. Please come back soon to the Kearny Public Library."
Saturday, September 1st, 2012 4:43 PM EDT
My Perfect Pet - New York Musical Theatre Festival
We were thrilled to present a staged reading of our musical for young audiences, MY PERFECT PET at this years New York Musical Theatre Festival.
Performances were at The 45th Street Theatre, one block from Broadway and the heart of the theater district in NYC. Our 3 shows went smashingly well, with near sellouts for 2 of the three performances.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 1:41 PM EDT
Watch our new "Happy Pants" music video!!
"Happy Pants" is a 2011 Kids Music Award winner for Best Song and an International Songwriting Competition finalist for Best Children's Song.
We had so much fun shooting this video. We were literally wearing our happy pants throughout the shoot. Hope you enjoy watching the video which is also on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/jeffeisenbergjrjam
Let us know what you think!
Thursday, January 14th, 2010 12:14 PM EST
New Junior Jam Release!! "Wake Up"
The LATEST release from Award Winning Songwriter Jeff Eisenberg. Junior Jam’s latest album “Wake Up” was released in January 2010. This page gives you a sneak peek at what to expect and more importantly what you will hear! Producers and Performers on this album include: The Junior Jam performers -- Jeff Eisenberg, Elayne Kessler and Adrienne Asterita. In addition, listeners will enjoy hearing: 11 year old Roni Caggiano singing lead on Going To The Beach and Sound Like An Animal, 9 year old Sarah Safer singing lead with Roni on Sound Like An Animal, and Mary Fox of the famous girl group, The Shangri-Las, singing the lead on Pickle Palace and Lullaby. Michael Roberts - Producer/Arranger his fourth album with Junior Jam Chip Fabrizi of PPI Recording - Head Engineer, his third album with Junior Jam Lisa Whittick --Album Artwork Scott Johnson - Graphics
After a five-year respite, Junior Jam creator Jeff Eisenberg has an inspiring new album that will most certainly have children tapping their toes and dancing to the beat. Plus the album is infused with a show tune enthusiasm that makes the sing-along quality absolutely contagious! Once again Eisenberg worked directly with producer/arranger, Michael Roberts to present an album that captures the imagination of children. In Wake Up the use of live horns including sax, trombone and even the fugal horn create very different sounds for each song. As Eisenberg points out, “Music is a natural driving force in childrens' growth and development. Several of my songs have been inspired by my work in the speech and language therapy setting. To expand on this we have incorporated sign language into our live performances because Junior Jam performer, Elayne Kessler and myself are fluent in sign language and the children love it.”
Some of the featured songs on Wake Up include:
Happy Pants which has the message that we all have the ability to make ourselves feel better with a more positive attitude and outlook. Not just kids, but, all of us. Pickle Palace has a special place in Eisenberg’s heart because it was an original picture story written by a friend, Jim Raines. As Eisenberg points out, “When first hearing the story that Raines wrote for his granddaughters I was moved and inspired to write the song and it just rolled out naturally.” Going To The Beach truly captures the anticipation of going to the beach and how the day will be --- the production on this song is captivating as you hear the unbelievable vocals by 11-year-old Roni Caggiano.
JUNIOR JAM Background:
For 12 years, Jeff Eisenberg’s Junior Jam band has entertained young children, ages 2 to 7, with their lively blend of catchy songs, creative props and engaging personalities. The Junior Jam team includes Jeff, Adrienne Asterita and Elayne Kessler. Together they utilize their background in speech therapy, sign language, theatre and music to create well-rounded children’s music that brings fun and education to kids across the country. Their live performances have brought them to preschools, museums, theaters, parks, beaches and every conceivable venue under the sun. Additionally, the Junior Jam team has created Sing and Sign, a fun, interactive and educational program to teach basic sign language through music and song. Jeff and Elayne are fluent in sign language and are certified Kindersign instructors.