About the Bands

Saturday, June 23, 2012: Karen K and the Jitterbugs
Listen to a clip of Pancakes for Dinner!

Karen K and the Jitterbugs

Sing, wiggle, shake and giggle with Karen K & the Jitterbugs!  Karen K has quickly become one of Brooklyn’s most popular children’s musicians.  As creator of Jitterbugs NYC, a retro-style music program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers, Karen sings and wiggles with over 200 families weekly in classrooms and at parties, events and concerts across New York City.  Karen’s debut album, Pancakes for Dinner, featuring her band, The Jitterbugs, has been met with praise from fans young and old, who find themselves tapping their toes and humming along to her original, engaging, witty, poignant, and ultimately, delicious songs.  (Pancakes for Dinner is available on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon.)  The Jitterbugs are: Karen Kalafatas, Bill McGarvey, Mike Tischy, Stephen Hund, Aaron Jones, Ari Huff & a few (young & very talented and brave) friends.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012: ASTROGRASS
Listen to a clip of  There Their They’re!


Astrograss has been performing for children of all ages since 2005 and since then has recorded with legendary kids music artist Dan Zanes, performed sold out family shows at prestigious venues such as Symphony Space, Brooklyn Academy of Music and for the past 4 years has performed on the family stage at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival. Over the past 6 years, the band has maintained a busy schedule of performing at school assemblies throughout the Tri-State area, and in public appearances at parks and town events all over the Northeast. They are currently working on their second full length album of music for kids which they plan to release in early Fall 2012. Their highly interactive shows are a hit for students of all ages.




Saturday, August 25, 2012: KEY WILDE AND MR.CLARKE
Listen to a clip of My Favorite Names!

With original, interactive songs ranging in style from bluegrass to 80’s punk rock, Key Wilde and Mr Clarke create a zany musical world where pigs grow as big as tractor trailers, little dogs think they are bullfrogs and people can go to the moon in a red balloon. During the past two years, Key Wilde & Mr Clarke have wowed parents and critics, enjoyed heavy rotation on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Kids Place Live show and garnered a Parents’ Choice Gold Award for their debut book and CD set, Rise and Shine.

Saturday, September 29, 2012: 

The Deedle Deedle Dees are a Brooklyn based educational rock band which Paste magazine hailed as one of the top “Music Picks for Families” in 2011. The Deedle Deedle Dees’ latest release, Strange Dees, Indeed, was recently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and is in heavy rotation on Sirius XM Kids Place Live and many other family radio shows across the country including Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child (Northampton, MA) and Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl (Knoxville, TN). Founded by Brooklyn-based teaching artist / songwriter Lloyd Miller in 2003, the Deedle Deedle Dees have brought their highly interactive performances to venues across the country including Symphony Space (NYC), the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art (Amherst, MA), the William J. Clinton Presidential Library (Little Rock, AR), and the World Cafe Live (Philadelphia, PA).