Dirty Sock Funtime Band Performs Family Concert at The Jewish Museum, 2/24
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by BWW News Desk
The Dirty Sock Funtime Band performs a concert for families at The Jewish Museum on Sunday, February 24 at 2:00 pm. Nominated Best Kid's Band by Time Out New York Kids, this high energy group brings a carnival atmosphere to its performance, filled with call backs, sing-alongs, dance-alongs and jam-alongs. To celebrate the holiday of Purim, kids are invited to come in costume and dance to such klezmer rock songs as ClownaHagila. Members of the band include lead singer Michael Messer, Adam Jacobs aka Mr. Clown; guitarists Stephen Jacobs and Bill "Billy Z." Phillips; bass guitarist Jasper Leak; drummer Sean Dixon; clarinetist/saxophonist Ken Thomson; and dancer Annie Elmer. This concert is for children age 3 and up.
Tickets are $18 per adult; $13 per child; $15 adult Jewish Museum family level member; and $11 child Jewish Museum family level member. Adults are asked to accompany their children. For further information, the public may call212.423.3337. Program tickets can be purchased online at TheJewishMuseum.org.
Featured on Noggin's Jack's Big Music Show, the Dirty Sock Funtime Band fuses rock with funk, ska, R & B, hip hop, country, and klezmer in a combination that's earned them praise as "the most innovative and exciting children's music ever!" (MTV). The Dirty Sock Funtime Band was created when a group of talented teachers, actors and musicians came together to write songs for Kids Creative, an award-winning nonprofit organization. The music was loved so much by both kids and adults that they formed a band to keep the music coming. Within two months of the band's first public performance, they had appeared on FOX, NBC, CBS and UPN, and they were nominated "Best New Band" by the Children's Music Web Awards (the only music awards that are chosen by kids in over 500 classrooms around the world). Albums include Sock-A-Delic,Mr. Clown and the Day the Sun Got Wet, The Search and Rescue of Genius Backpack, and Dirty Sock Funtime Band.
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.