Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys
Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys swing into Spring Break!
Saturday Apr. 14, 10:30AM
Tickets: General Admission
$8/Kids and Seniors
Jump, clap, sing, tickle and dance your way into Spring vacation week with Vanessa Trien and her lively, roots-based band, the Jumping Monkeys at Arlington’s Regent Theater! They will be playing fan favorites as well as some new songs off of their upcoming new CD. As Boston Children’s Music puts it, ‘Vanessa’s shows are perfect. It’s hard to explain and I can’t quite put my finger on what it is they do differently, but whatever it is, it really gets the kids (and parents) excited!...She has some sort of magical energy that makes all of her shows super fun…’ Come see and hear what all the buzz is about!
Growing up in New York City, Vanessa Trien cut her musical teeth on family folk sing-alongs, but she blossomed while living in Costa Rica, singing, recording, and performing with an Afro-Caribbean band and later writing and performing her own material. A subsequent move to Boston introduced Trien into the heart of New England’s thriving folk music scene.
“Like many of the moms here in Brookline, I have a minor obsession with Vanessa Trien. It’s not just because she’s an incredible musician who has followed her dreams and released two outstanding albums for children. It’s not just because she has a beautiful smile and a wonderful way with kids. It’s not just because she’s a warm, kind and generous person. It’s not just because her voice is like warm honey. It’s not just because my son and my nephew are both mini-groupies. It’s the sum of all these things that make her such a special part of our community…”
– Sheri Gurock, Magic Beans’ “Spilling the Beans” Blog
2009 Boston Children’s Favorite Live Performance
Carnival Day Parents’ Choice Award
Carnival Day iParenting Media Award
Hot Air Balloon Parents’ Choice Silver Award
Hot Air Balloon iParenting Media Award
Hot Air Balloon NAPPA Honors Award