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Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band
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Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band
With numerous national awards for excellence in children's entertainment, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band engage audiences of all ages with their lively, interactive, and world-music infused performances.
With numerous national awards for excellence in children's entertainment, Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band engage audiences of all ages with their lively, interactive, and world-music infused performances. Songs about relationships, emotions, the natural world and just plain fun music making are included with every concert. The band includes guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and two female jazz vocalists who also play trombone.

Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band has performed extensively in theaters, festivals, libraries and schools throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Chicago and California. The group has appeared on New York's CW11 Morning News and has been a featured performer at the Brooklyn Children's Museum, the World Bank in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia's World Cafe Live, Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo, and The Philadelphia Museum Of Art.

Awards include a Parents' Choice Foundation Recommendation, Independent Music Awards BEST SONG for Children, multiple Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Awards, Best New Artist and Best Album for Pre-Schoolers from the Children's Music Web, Best Album For Older Children (Ages 8-12) from the Children's Music Web, Coalition For Quality Children's Media KIDS FIRST Award, iParenting Media HOT PRODUCTS award and an entry of the week recognition from the NAPPA foundation.

Currently Alex directs the music program, for eighteen months to eighth grade, at the Princeton Montessori School in Princeton, N.J. where, since 2000, he has inspired kids of all ages through music and musical theater productions. He is also a faculty member of the Princeton Center For Teacher Education where he directs workshops for non-"musicians" who wish to incorporate music into their classrooms.
"A myriad of multicultural rhythms and instruments highlight a peaceful safari to the animal kingdom that educates and informs in an engaging way."
John Wood, Kidzmusic.com

"Very enjoyable. Upbeat, catchy tunes, excellent lyrics with great messages. Each tune offers something different in terms of rhythm and pace - all very appealing to a youth audience as well as to adults. It doesn't dumb down to the audience. The lyrics alone are lovely poetry."
Coalition For Quality Children's Media

"Kaleidoscope Songs is beautiful music blended with meaningful lyrics... Parents and kids alike found the music to be enchanting, and very well produced. Guitars, percussion, French horns, trumpets, drums, pianos, violins and lots of children's voices make Kaleidoscope Songs musically rich and engaging for both children and adults. A must have for all households and each classroom."
Jodie Lynn, CEO/Founder, Adding Wisdom Award

"This commendation implies our approval and, even beyond that, our thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent."
Parents' Choice Foundation

"One of the coolest, funkiest bands ever!"
R. Smith, Out of School Time Programs

"The beautiful arrangements and lyrics ignite compassion, promote awareness, and open our thoughts that we are all as one in this vast world."
The Film Advisory Board

"Votes are in and your work/inspiration is amazing."
Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award

"They're so fantastic! I've seen and heard a lot of musical acts as a children's programmer and tested the music of potential bookings out on our young kids. Alex and the Band have been by far the most fun on stage."
Ryan West Frable
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, NY

"I have had the good fortune to be involved with many talented artists and musicians who have performed in our 10,000 square foot facility. When Alex & the Kaleidoscope Band came to Bubbles Academy, they had every single adult and child at the concert on their feet dancing to their electrifying performance. Alex is a charismatic and exceptional performer who really knows how to work an audience."
Gregoire Johnson, Owner/Co-Founder
Bubbles Academy, Chicago