The acclaimed indie kids' singer Justin Roberts will perform at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, October 14 at 2:00 pm. Kids will dance to Roberts' upbeat acoustic-pop and soulful sounds, and hear whimsical songs from his Grammy-nominated album, Jungle Gym, such as "We Go Duck" and "New Haircut," along with hip tunes with a biblical twist from Why Not Sea Monsters: Songs from the Hebrew Scriptures. Justin will be joined by the Not Ready for Naptime Players, featuring Liam Davis (electric guitar/keyboards/vocals) and Gerald Dowd (drums).
Tickets are $20 per adult; $15 per child; $17 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $13 child Jewish Museum family level member. This concert is for children ages 2 to 7. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information or to purchase tickets, the public may call 212.423.3337 or visit TheJewishMuseum.org/familyconcerts.
Called "the Paul McCartney of kids' music" by USA Today, Justin Roberts logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children's show business. With numerous national awards and recognition and a devoted fan base, Justin dishes out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents. Jungle Gym, his seventh CD, visits the collective memories of childhood - the joys of trick or treating, gym class parachutes and sleepovers, and the magic stillness of snow days. He has played at such renowned venues and festivals as Symphony Space, National Geographic Live, the Getty Museum and Lollapalooza, and has appeared on The Today Show and Nick Jr. TV. Justin has received five Parents' Choice Gold Awards and five National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Awards, and been included among Amazon.com's "Top 10 Children's CDs of the Year" three times.
The Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Education's school and family programs are supported by endowed funds established by the Bronfman Family, the Muriel and William Rand Fund, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, Rosalie Klein Adolf, the Kekst Family, and Mrs. Ida C. Schwartz in memory of Mr. Bernard S. Schwartz. We thank the following for their generosity: the Kekst Family, Capital One, MetLife Foundation, J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, JPMorgan Chase, May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., Alpern Family Foundation, The Pumpkin Foundation at the request of Joseph H. and Carol F. Reich, Newman's Own Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, The Jewish Museum Volunteer Organization, and other donors. We gratefully acknowledge public support from: New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York City Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick, Council Member Brad Lander, Council Member Mark Weprin, and other City Council Members.