Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Blue and Red Make Purple - a music wrap



Just giving you a flavour of her awesome music!





Unwrapping...










"BLUE AND RED MAKE PURPLE"

A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH JENNIFER GASOI
ILLUSTRATED BY STEVE ADAMS

Available on October 1, 2016 from the Secret Mountain


This new book with CD insert introduces young listeners a musical journey through the different colors of Jennifer Gasoi's multi-layered and playful music.  Steve Adams enhances the journey with his original illustrations which shine a light on the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with listening suggestions accompanying each song.  Along the way Gasoi offers readers a chance to create their own sounds, and discover more about the songwriting process itself.  Full lyrics are also included in the delightful music-forward title. 


The CD features 12 original songs that meld many styles including Dixieland Swing, Bluegrass, Cajun, Calypso, and Klezmer.  Blue and Red Make Purple is engaging, playful, and utterly endearing!  Included are notes highlighting the history, instruments and unique characteristics of each musical genre along with activities and listening suggestions.  Suggested age: 5-8.  For more information contact:  www.thesecretmountain.com



Unwrapping the Track List...

12 Tracks
Running Time: 34 minutes

1
Jennifer Gasoi


2
Jennifer Gasoi
3
Jennifer Gasoi, Alan Pratar, Jewelle Mackenzie

4
Jennifer Gasoi

5
Jennifer Gasoi

6
Jennifer Gasoi

7
Jennifer Gasoi

8
Jennifer Gasoi

9
Jennifer Gasoi, Eric Bibb

10
Jennifer Gasoi, Alan Prater, Jewelle Mackenzie

11
Jennifer Gasoi

12

Jennifer Gasoi, Patrick Vetter




Press Review...


"A solid balance of entertainment and education, with a neat beat." —Kirkus Reviews




About Jennnifer Gasoi...











Jennifer Gasoi is a GRAMMY and Parents' Choice Award winner.  She is one of Canada's most acclaimed children's performer and recording artist, offering upbeat, intelligent jazz and world beat influenced original music with all-ages appeal.  In additional to her frequent sold-out performances throughout Canada, the Vancouver-born singer-songwriter has garnered fans in the U.S., Brazil, Israel, Singapore, India, the U.K., and Japan.



About the illustrator...





Steve Adams has collaborated with many publications over the years, such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review and The Globe and Mail. He has also illustrated several books for children, including the award-winning picture book The Boy Who Grew Flowers (Barefoot Books). Both live in Montreal.








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