Jumpin' Jamie plays "kindie rock" for all ages! From 2013-2018, Jumpin’ Jamie was best known as the Dinosaur Troubadour at Field Station: Dinosaurs (Leonia, NJ), But with the release of his debut album, “Kookie,” in 2018 the pop rocker dove head first into the kindie scene with a bold, confident, and undeniably fun collection. In 2020, the follow up album "Never Mind The Blocks, Here's Jumpin' Jamie" was released with both albums amassing over a quarter of a million streams on Spotify. Jamie has played hundreds of shows at everything from birthday parties for a crowd of 12, to a stadium for crowds of 12,000 (Citi Field, NYC) and everything in between including Wizard World Comic Con (Chicago and Philadelphia), Baltimore Comic-Con (Baltimore, MD), and Kids Read Comics Convention (Ann Arbor, MI). Jumpin' Jamie has performed for celebrities and their families including Idina Menzel, Alicia Keys, and Jason Biggs as well as corporate clients including Twitter and Seventh Generation. In the summer of 2021, Jamie will be seen on Season 51 of Sesame Street on HBO followed by PBS.
"Kookie": Jumpin' Jamie's debut album"Kookie" features 12 songs produced by 5 different producers including Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf from Grammy Award winning band They Might Be Giants and over 40 special guests including Peter Tork from The Monkees.
Kookie Album Reviews:
"Joyful and upbeat, Kookie inspires young listeners to take good care of themselves and wholeheartedly pursue their dreams. Highly recommended!" -Midwest Book Review
"Jamie approaches his subjects with a childlike inquisitive mind and takes them to an energy level that the kids will respond to." -Broadway World
"Jumpin' Jamie has managed to traverse the difficult pathway between simple and difficult. His debut CD, Kookie, delivers power-pop, parody, and positivity in equal measure." -GeekDad
"An album made with love for the peewee punks! This high energy album covers a range of relatable childhood themes as well as some nods to seminal kid moments for those who grew up in the 80s." -Eat The Marshmallow
"The best kindie musicians strike a tone that can be endearing, enthusiastic or challenging, but never patronizing. Listening to “Kookie,” you can tell Jamie loves this style of rock, and knows his audience." - (cool) progeny
"This high energy album will have listeners rocking and rolling all over the house.” -Bookworm Bev
"The song is awesome. Seriously. Good luck getting it out of your la-la-la-head." -Tenor Dad (on "Astronauts Love")
"It's got an angular pop melody reminiscent of early Elvis Costello, with a la-la-la chorus -- it's a charming slice of kindie pop-rock." -Zooglobble (on "Astronauts Love)
Never Mind The Blocks, Here's Jumpin' Jamie Reviews:
"The catchy tunes and foot-stomping rhythms will appeal to adults as much as to young listeners." -Bookworm Bev
"An album that rocks and is dedicated to social justice, collective morals, emotions, varying perspectives, community and inclusivity." - Eat The Marshmallow
"A big booster of free thinking and social justice, Jamie channels the rage of his punk and hard rock role models into messages of affirmation and personal growth. Kids will like Jumpin’ Jamie because the music fun and loud and they can sing the hooks. There’s an underlying dynamism that propels “Never Mind the Blocks” to unanticipated, spirited heights. You’re gonna rock out with your juice box out." -GeekDad
"All twelve songs on Never Mind The Blocks seek to inspire kids to be themselves, whether through being kind and gentle or bold and outspoken." -Hip NJ
"I love the different styles of music on this album and in styles of music (REM, Green Day, etc) that we also play on Rock the Cradle Radio and The Current. This album fits in really well." -Program Director of Minnesota Public Radio
Jumpin' Jamie has been featured on the following radio stations and podcasts:
CKUW (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
Jump 105.3 (Pittsburgh, PA)
Kinderling Kids Radio (Australia)
KCMJ (Colorado Springs, CO)
KFOK (Georgetown, CA)
KIYU (Western Koyukon Region, AK)
KMRE (Bellingham, WA)
KUTX (Austin, TX)
KVRZ (Libby, MT)
Minneosta Public Radio
Radio Kuken (Germany)
WAWL (Chatanooga, TN)
WCNR The Corner (Charlottesville, VA)
WEQX (Manchester, VT/NY Capital Region)
WFDU (Teaneck, NJ)
WFMU (Jersey City, NJ/NY)
WJFF (Jeffersonville, NY)
WMCN (St. Paul, MN)
WPKN (Bridgeport, CT)
WPVH The Core (New Brunswick, NJ)
WRSI The River (Northampton, MA/ Brattleboro, VT)
WSFM Asheville FM (Asheville, NC)
WTMD (Baltimore, MD/Washington DC)
WTUL (New Orleans, LA)
WXOJ VFR (Northhampton, MA)
WXPN (Philadelphia, PA)
920AM The Voice (Princeton, NJ)
Good Stuff Kids Podcast
The Senor Fancypants Show
The DJ Bob Show
BSing with Sean K
Big Jeff Radio
-In October 2020, Jumpin' Jamie's song "Ghost In My House" was named a top Halloween song by several outlets including Time Out NY, Good House Keeping, and Toronto4Kids.
-Between May and September 2020, Jumpin' Jamie produced "Kindie Covers" online music festivals featuring guests including Lisa Loeb, Mike Park, Danny Weinkauf, and more.
-In April 2020 Jumpin' Jamie's second album "Never Mind The Blocks, Here's Jumpin' Jamie" was released with a music video premiering on The Toy Insider.
-Between March and July 2020 Jumpin' Jamie's Playroom premiered on Youtube
-In June 2018 JJ's debut album "Kookie" was released worldwide, with 12 songs produced by 5 different producers and featuring over 40 special guests.
-in June 2018 Hip New Jersey featured Jumpin' Jamie as a "Rising Star".
-In May 2018 The Rock Father Magazine premiered the music video for "Back To The Future".
-In December 2017 he released the music video for "Second Place" produced by and featuring Marty Beller which has gotten over 50,000 views on YouTube.
-In Summer of 2017 he performed at Wizard World Comic Cons in Philadelphia and Chicago (and was joined on stage by actor Michael Rooker).
-Between 2012 and 2017 JJ performed annually for "Dinosaur Day" at Citi Field in Queens, NY.
-In November of 2016 JJ was featured on the benefit compilation "Sing Through The Storm".
-In September of 2016 JJ launched "Herbivore Radio", a podcast featuring kindie rock that ran for 6 episodes.
-In August of 2016 JJ released a single featuring Peter Tork from the Monkees, Alex Ebert from Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros, Matthew Caws from Nada Surf, and over 30 other special guests.
-In April of 2016 he released a single produced by and featuring Grammy award winning producer and musician Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants.
-In March of 2015 Jumpin' Jamie was named one of NJ's Top Kids Rock Acts by Mommy Poppins.
-In 2014, Jumpin' Jamie was seen on Season 3 of Celebrity Wife Swap performing for football player Plaxico Burress and his children.
-In 2014, Jumpin' Jamie was seen on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS, where Dave talks about the Field Station Dinosaurs song "The Mighty T-Rex"
-In December of 2013, Tails And Beets, a book featuring stories, recipes, and art was released with Colby Ann Krolak who co-wrote the songs about the characters in the book.