I am happy to announce I will be bringing back an old tradition started back in 2006 with my band The O>matics, my annual birthday "Brouhaha" show which over the years has featured The O>matics playing with dozens of great bands all over New Jersey at venues now mostly defunct (RIP The Clash Bar, Court Tavern, OG Asbury Lanes). This will be the first O>matics show since 2019 and I will be performing Jumpin' Jamie songs with an amazing lineup of musicians consisting of Mikey Erg, Matt Dallow, Jim Graz, and some more guests! Best of all the show will be headlined with the magnificent mentalism of The Amazing Kreskin! I first saw Kreskin on Nickelodeon's What Would You Do? When I was a kid and have since enjoyed many of his late night talk show appearances on TV and have had the chance to see him perform once. He was nice enough to sing on my song "I Wanna Be Healthy" along with the late Peter Tork among many other guests and now you have the opportunity to catch him live! The show will take place on January 21, 2023 at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ. Doors are at 1PM and it's all ages. Children 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission! Purchase tickets online here:
My new album "Mosaic" is out now on Spotify, SoundCloud, and more!
JUMPIN’ JAMIE EMBRACES OUR DIFFERENCES ON MOSAIC
THEIR THIRD ALBUM OF THOUGHTFUL POWER POP FOR ALL AGES
A HIGH ENERGY CELEBRATION OF NON-MAINSTREAM LIFESTYLES
& THE DISABLED COMMUNITY
Jumpin' Jamie's 3rd all ages album Mosaic is an enthusiastic and rockin’ musical
melding of genres, subjects, and people with overlying themes of inclusion and mental
health. The high energy collection is meant to give people who have a disability, a non-
mainstream lifestyle, or are different in anyway, representation.
On Mosaic, Jumpin’ Jamie continues to use their positive and dynamic songwriting as
an opportunity to share their beliefs about what can make a better world and
empowering others to help. With their latest work, they focus on being comfortable with
who you are as well as empathy and awareness. They shine a spotlight on what makes
us unique individuals but also on what unites us. Stylistically the album is an exciting
and rowdy blend of Jamie’s punk and pop favorite bands like Weezer, Violent Femmes,
They Might Be Giants, The B-52's, and Ramones whose influence can be heard
throughout the exuberant 10 song collection.
Mosaic is produced by John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance) and Bob Runkel (The DJ
Bob Show). Runkel, who lives with cerebral palsy, co-wrote some songs featuring the
theme of disability inclusion with the goal to provide quality content to a community that
is severely lacking representation in media. Songs like "Limited Edition", "They", and
"Mosaic" feature guest vocalists from the disability and LGBTQ+ communities as well as
a diverse group of singers and musicians from different countries and ethnic
Setting the spirited tone for the album is “Limited Edition”, a collaboration with Runkel
who had the idea for writing a song about living with a disability. Fascinatingly, in the
process of writing this song Jamie learned that as a young child, they were diagnosed
as developmentally disabled. They went to a preschool for kids with disabilities and
were then integrated in elementary school. Bob’s experience was different where after
going to a school specializing in disabilities, he went to a public school where he was
segregated for classes. The first verse is written from Jamie’s perspective and the
second verse is written from Bob’s. After working on this song, they decided to have
Bob produce the entire album. Their goal is for Mosaic to be for everyone, so while this
song is written from the perspective of someone with a disability, being “limited edition”
can be just about anything that makes you unique.
“Don’t Patronize Me” was inspired by Bob’s experience of living with a disability and
having people treat him like a child and the rollicking “Let It Out“ was written with mental
health in mind and features Dima Faustov and Lev Borovskiy of Ukraine on horns. “Eye
of the Beholder” references Jamie’s color blindness but is about more than just optical
illusions, it is also how we all experience and interpret things in different ways because
understanding that is a great path to understanding each other. The bass driven “I Am
Not An It” address how some people devalue animals and even children by referring to
them with a pronoun not designated for sentient beings.
“Island” is a reggae jam about feeling isolated and different and being overwhelmed with
things happening in the world, Dayal Cadian and Zay from Jamaica are on guest vocals.
“Empathy” was influenced by Weezer’s Pinkerton, Jamie’s favorite album of all time. It
features back up vocals by Jose Galvez from Ozma who toured extensively with
Weezer and is about the most important trait a person can have- empathy. The
Ramones are for sure behind “They” which covers non-binary pronouns, trans people,
and families of all orientations and features guest vocals by Julie Be from Ants On A
Log. “Truth Bomb” is the uninhibited culmination of Jamie “letting it out” where they vent
about the wrongs that are being committed affecting children and future
generations. Closing out the album is the calming “Mosaic” which amazingly features
people from every inhabited continent singing together. It presents the many different
ways in which we are unique, yet biologically these differences are superficial.
Guests on the song Mosaic include Joylin (Romania), Pez Al Reves (Argentina/Spain),
Flor Bromley (Peru/US), Claudia Robin Gunn (New Zealand), Jose Galvez (Singapore/
US), Kiirstin Marilyn, Lina Sharaf (Palestine), Azim Murtuza Shurzo (Bangladesh), Fatty
(Morocco), Ray Chiu (Australia), Christina Sarni, Miriam Spumpkin, John Naclerio Jr.,
and members of their family- Kimba Joy Theurich, Colby Ann Theurich, Birdie Bee
Theurich, and Madison Renda. Other featured guests on the album are Mark Hamilton
(Ash) on all songs, Donny Saraceno (The Moms) on all songs , Amanda Aulicino on
"Don't Patronize Me", "Let It Out", "Eye of the Beholder", "Island", and "Truth Bomb",
Dima Faustov and Lev Borovskiy (Ukraine) on “Let It All Out” and “Island”. Danny Darko
and Mike Smiley (The Microphone Doctors), Mikey Erg (The Ergs), Matt Dallow (World/
Inferno Friendship Society), and Jim Graz (Honah Lee) on "Limited Edition" and "They".
Kery Shaw on "They". Annie Corbin on "Truth Bomb”. The album artwork is a photo
mosaic of everyone on the album forming planet Earth. The single art for "Let It Out" is
a mosaic portrait by Ukrainian artist Nensyworking.
My new single "Let It Out" from my forthcoming album "Mosaic" is out now! Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, and anywhere else music is streamed!
I'm happy to announce that I'm now a member of the Recording Academy! Thank you to Danny Weinkauf and Stephanie Mayers for their support in my career!
I'm happy to announce that I will be performing two sets at Northern Soul in Hoboken, NJ on December 31st! from 2:30-5:30PM there will be music and puppets, balloon drop with sparkling apple juice, face painting, and balloon animals. Tickets are available here.
Here is our latest "Music and Puppets" video for the Bernards Township Library! We had a great time doing a parody of Macy's Thanksgiving parade.
Check out our latest "Music and Puppets with Jumpin' Jamie" video through the Bernards Township Library! Click here!
I will be performing four shows daily at Von Thun Farms in South Brunswick NJ at 12pm, 1PM, 2PM, and 3PM on October 9th, 10th, and 16th! More details at Fall Festival Weekends SB VonThun Farms
Announcing a new YouTube channel that I will be co-hosting with Olive the Opossum: Pop Culture Opossum. We will be debuting on Star Wars Day (May the 4th!) with our YouTube special at 6:30PM EST followed by an hour long radio show on Jump 105.3 Pittsburgh! at 7PM EST
I'm happy to announce two Spring time "Jump Into Dinosaurs" shows at Via Port Rotterdam in Schenectady, NY on Match 20th and April 10th at 1PM.
Keeping up with the kindie rock!