CD Review: “Bon Voyage”

Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for my complimentary copy of “Bon Voyage” in exchange for this review.

When you listen to this music and peruse the CD jacket at the same time, you can easily envision Jazzy Ash singing these songs with such delight. The smile you see on her face riding in that convertible comes across in her voice, lyrics, and New Orleans sound. She is obviously having a great time and wants her listeners to do the same.

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My daughter could hardly contain her excitement when I told her there was a Beignet recipe included with our CD. Of course, she knows what those are from the movie “Princess and the Frog”. She wanted to make them immediately! What she still doesn’t get is that Mommy is NOT the baker in the house. That would be Daddy or Grammy. Somebody will make those Beignets with her, while this music bounces off the kitchen walls!

Below right is a thank you note from my daughter (3.5 years old) for the recipe. I think I see a party going on there too! Thank you Jazzy Ash!

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Hit the road with Jazzy Ash’s Collection of NOLA Sounds:
Bon Voyage
“Heebie Jeebies” is #1 radio hit, and Jazzy Ash plans concerts at the Getty, Bowers Museum and NYC venues to celebrate the album, due July 28th
Jazzy Ash's Bon Voyage
“Our favorite musical discovery has got to  be Jazzy Ash.” ~ SiriusXM Kids Place Live
“You might think you’ve wandered into a kids-only jazzy club in a hidden New Orleans side street.” ~ KindieMusicDC
“A kid-friendly album to put on repeat this summer.” ~ Red Tricycle 
Click on the image above to learn more, and listen HERE
Jazzy Ash invites the whole family to come along on a Crescent City inspired, jazzy music adventure this summer with her new album Bon Voyage. The album will be available from various retailers and on July 28th ($12.97 CD, $9.99 digital – Leaping Lizards Music). Already, Jazzy Ash’s cover of the Louis Armstrong classic “Heebie Jeebies” is in #1 rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live radio, and Red Tricycle calls it one of the “best kid-rock albums to put on repeat” this summer. Following two nationally acclaimed album releases, and a successful PledgeMusic campaign, this new album digs even deeper into Jazzy Ash’s New Orleans roots.This interactive musical album follows kids through their day. Jazzy Ash’s songs celebrate the magic of movement, with a lot of sugar and sass thrown in, New Orleans –style. Bon Voyage features gypsy jazz, zydeco, swing, blues, and Dixieland to encourage kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage. The album is the next best thing to being at a Jazzy Ash concert, kicking off with the rousing “Jazzy Ash Theme Song,” and ending with “Goodbye to the Bayou.” Original songs include “Firefly,” Tight Rope Walker,” “Tandem Bike” (featuring “Boom” from Sugar Free Allstars), and “Ice Skates” (featuring Grammy-award winner Jennifer Gasoi). The Jazzy Ash band of teaching musicians adds various horns, banjo, accordion, guitar and drums to the jaunty sounds of each song.Jazzy Ash and her band plan several shows around Southern California this summer, including The Getty Garden Concerts in Los Angeles and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana in August. An east coast tour, including fall dates at NYC’s Symphony Space and Lincoln Center, will follow.
Jazzy Ash

More about Jazzy Ash

Jazzy Ash is also known as Ashli Christoval, who grew up with a mom from New Orleans and a dad from Trinidad. Music infused her home life every day, from jazz to Caribbean rhythms to the lively children’s music which was playing all the time for the kids in her mother’s home day care. She often spent summers in  New Orleans with her aunts and grandparents, enjoying the culture and music that permeated their West Bank neighborhood. With a background in musical theater and early childhood education, she created a Leaping Lizards music education program. This mom to two young sons lives in Orange County, California.


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