KidsRock: Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards
Sunday, June 11 @ 7pm Rackham Stage
On Sundays KidsRock! Our family-friendly concert series opens with national performing artists Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards bringing listeners along a Crescent City riverboat cruise. Inspired by her New Orleans and Trinidadian heritage, Jazzy Ash and her New Orleans jazz band explore gypsy jazz, zydeco, swing, blues, and Dixieland to encourage kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the folk music of New Orleans. Their album Bon Voyage, which had a No. 1 song on SiriusXM’s satellite radio show “Kids Place Live” and has been featured on NPR, World Café, and in the LA Times, entertains audiences with songs “about all the things that move around—bikes, trains, boats, fireflies—and all the ways we move our bodies, too.” All the members are music educators who enjoy weaving history and music lessons into a lively set with plenty of dancing that the whole family will love.