Josh & the Jamtones Band Coming to Boca for Families – Thanks to PJ Library in South Palm Beach County!

Boston-based band Josh & the Jamtones will headline this year’s PJ Library® Kick-off family concert in Boca Raton on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 4 p.m.

The concert will take place in Countess De Hoernle Theater at Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, promising singing, dancing, clapping and fun for kids of all ages. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children; children younger than one are admitted free of charge but must be registered with an adult. To purchase tickets, please visit jewishboca.org/pjconcert.

At the forefront of the “Kindie” music scene, this energetic, engaging group of accomplished Berklee College of Music alums delights children, parents and grandparents - and gets them moving with their interactive family-friendly roots/reggae/pop sing-a-longs, onstage banter and vaudevillian flair. Josh and the Jamtones have played more than 200 shows in just the last three years, and were the #1 most-played artist on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live “13under13” countdown for 13 weeks straight.

One of the band’s most-popular recordings is “Jammin' with Jew!” an all-original Jewish record for the whole family. Packed with authentic (and often hilarious) original roots, reggae, pop and rock songs, this CD is a great way to introduce basic Hebrew and Jewish holidays to little ones.

“We are thrilled to bring the music of Josh and the Jamtones to hundreds of families in South Palm Beach County,” said Ilene Wohlgemuth, local PJ Library chair. “This concert will gather the community in a kid-friendly and inviting environment where everyone can sing and dance together. Last year’s kick-off concert brought out over 500 children of all ages, parents and grandparents for a great time.”

“Of course, if they haven’t yet registered, local families with Jewish children ages 6 months to 8 years old will also be able to sign up to receive free Jewish books and music every month through PJ Library,” added Elana Ostroff, PJ Library in South Palm Beach County Director. “More than 1,300 families in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach already enjoy receiving these monthly gifts at home.”

This concert is presented to the community by PJ Library - South Palm Beach County, a partnership made possible by generous support from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Jewish Women’s Foundation of South Palm Beach County and local donors.

As Josh Shriber of the Jamtones put it, “Our goal is to create a totally unique first-music experience that parents can enjoy & share together with their kids. Being a PJ Library performer has been such an amazing opportunity for me and our band! We love injecting fun and humor into our songs to make learning about Judaism special and awesome!"

Event Details: Sunday September 14, 2014 at 4 p.m. (Doors will open at 3:30 p.m.) Spanish River High School, Countess De Hoernle Theater, 5100 Jog Road, Boca Raton. For more information, please call Elana Ostroff, PJ Library Director at 561.852.6080 or email pjlibrary@bocafed.org.

Josh and the Jamtones is a fresh new interactive dance party band guaranteed to get mom, dad, big brother, baby sister, Auntie Ethel and Fido the dog all signing, shaking and belly laughing together! Fronted by singer/songwriter Josh Shriber and drummer/producer Patrick Hanlin, the Jamtones have been taking the Kindie music scene by storm with their rock and roll dance parties, hilarious on-stage banter, vaudevillian flair and authentic roots/reggae/pop sing-a-longs played by some of Boston’s very best studio and live musicians!

The band is one of the busiest in Boston and consists exclusively of Berklee College of Music alumni. “Our goal with the Jamtones is to create a totally unique live music experience that parents can enjoy together with their kids,” says Shriber. “The shows are all interactive: there’s always lots of singing, dancing, clapping, stomping, shaking, spinning and jumping going on!”
--Joshandthejamtones.com

Click here to enjoy a video of their song, “Jump Up”