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Jump and Jam with Dana!

This Friday, April 14th, you and your little ones can jump and jam with Dana! Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes will be available from Music Playground, as well as a series of music videos and a concert in Bellingham, WA. This collection is perfect for the family living room dance parties, pre-school circle time, and just jammin’ in the car on summer vacation. Thank you to Sugar Mountain PR for our complimentary copy in exchange for this review.

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More from Sugar Mountain PR:

“Blaine, WA,  March 15, 2017 – Dana, a singer, songwriter and educator whose music has earned 17 national awards and acclaim from critics and families alike, leaps back into the scene with a brand-new collection of action songs for kids:Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes. The album will be available from Music Playground, Amazon  and iTunes on April 15. Dana will celebrate the release with a series of music videos and a “Movin’ Musical Party” at the historic Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA, also on Saturday, April 15.

 

Through her five critically lauded albums and national tours, Dana has built a reputation for inviting youngsters to get off their screens and up dancing, jumping, playing and singing. Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes is her sixth highly interactive album release featuring 12 songs designed to get kids ages 1 to 7 up and moving, grooving and laughing. Wordplay, catchy melodies, and top-notch musicianship make this an engaging album for the whole family to enjoy together.

 

Produced at Beaird Music Group Studios in Nashville with top session players,Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes offers a “musical party” of sound, featuring various genres, from rock to bluegrass, jazz, country and pop. Inspired by her 20-plus years of working with children and her own experiences as a mom, Dana Cohenour wrote these songs with preschoolers in mind while respecting adult ears in production and musical styles.

 

The album includes counting songs ( “Legs” and a bluegrass spin of “Five Green and Speckled Frogs”), a Latin music inspired freeze dance (“Jumping Beans”), a rock & roll “Wiggle Workout,” an egg shake (“Shakin’ Things Up”), and a jazzy jumping jive dance (“Jump & Jive”). Humor is the hallmark of Dana’s story songs (“Barnyard Hoedown” and “Fish Tale”), and she asks listeners to help make the planet smile with her inspirational “Do My Part.” Listeners are invited to clang on pots and pans with “Grandma’s Kitchen Band,” and to move like the animals in “Follow the Leader.” The album wind downs with the gentle musical hug that is “I Love Mommy.” 

 

After taking a break from recording to raise her son, Jack, Dana is pleased to be creating music for children once again. Dana tested these songs at her Music Playground classes at the Opus Performing Arts School in Bellingham, WA. From square-dancing barnyard animals to Mexican jumping beans, Dana’s tunes instantly activate her young students toward movement and imaginative play.”

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Would you rather take pictures or be in pictures?

Take pictures, for sure. It used to be the other way around, but now I feel like I’m either too fat or too old in almost every picture of me!!

Where do you like to vacation?

Our family farm in Illinois. It’s so peaceful, easy, quiet.

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?share your world

 

List at least five favorite first names.

  1. Emma

  2. Daniel

  3. James

  4. Olivia

  5. Savannah

I almost can’t believe it!

imageI actually get to go on a mini vacation with my friend this weekend. No husband. No child. I have only done that one other time since I had my child 2.5 years ago. I am so excited. I’m beside myself! 

I consider a trip to the grocery store by myself a vacation. This is a whole weekend in Charleston, SC with my best friend in a free hotel room! Are you kidding me? 

I also get a road trip, by myself! Normally, I wouldn’t love that, but just like grocery shopping, it’s a dream come true!

Ahhh…the little things. 

Zzzzzz…..

imageI’m being reminded of the early days of motherhood. The zombie life. She hasn’t napped for three days. Fell asleep at 5:30pm. Awake at 10:30pm. Not back to sleep until 1:30am. Up again at 6:30am. Ugh. I just don’t know how I functioned for all those months without sleep. It’s amazing how quickly we forget.

I guess vacation’s over.

Damn.