Multiple award-winning songwriter and teaching artist Dana returns to the national scene with a new label Music Playground and album on April 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. 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.
Check it out! Here is the new video with the opening song from Dana’s Best Jump & Jam Tunes, “Jump and Jive” HERE.
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. Each track has a corresponding dance description to get your kids up and moving!
- Jump and Jive
- Wiggle Workout
- Barnyard Hoedown
- Do My Part
- Jumping Beans
- Five Green and Speckled Frogs
- Grandma’s Kitchen
- Follow the Leader
- Fish Tale
- Shakin’ Things Up
- I Love Mommy
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.”
About Dana: 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.