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Jazz for Kids

We all have a Walt Disney cartoon tune or melody in mind, reminding us of magic afternoons spent with our parents when we were kids or with our own children now that we are grown-ups.It is a bit of this special feeling and pleasure that artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and other leading music stars share with us on the new project produced by Jay Newland and arranged and directed by Rob Mounsey, as they perform big band jazz covers of songs that are part of every kids heritage.

The Aristocats is a timeless treasure and the last animated feature to get the nod from Walt Disney himself.

Rita Moreno sings "Fever" on episode 105 of The Muppet Show, backed by Floyd on bass and Animal on drums.

The Muppet Show Dizzy Gillespie Swing Low Sweet Cadillac

A great Columbia cartoon! Hot jazz with a galloping "St Louis Blues" vocal at the end.

cartoon section from the movie "king of jazz" (1930). This cartoon sequence was produced by Walter Lantz and Bill Nolan. Music includes Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang, Bing Crosby and the Rhythm Boys.


Cat trying to jam jazz while the mice are performing classical.

Cab Calloway's jazz hit "Minnie the Moocher" was used as the soundtrack for an extremely surreal Betty Boop cartoon in 1932.

"The Pink Panther Theme" is an instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film.