As professional classical musicians, my husband and I have been having so much fun introducing our young children to the world of music! Our three-year old son loves dance parties, and here’s what we’ve been playing on repeat —
“Sing Sing Sing” by Benny Goodman
“Take 5” by Dave Brubeck
“Blue Rondo à la Turk” By Dave Brubeck
And, because we are classical musicians, we can’t resist sneaking in some pieces that sound like jazz but were actually written for classical musicians to perform in the concert hall —
“Curly Maple Rag” by Brian Dykstra
“Lancashire Rag” by Brian Dykstra
Bolling Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio
“Cafe Music” by Paul Schoenfield
Which piece is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below! As a professional bassoonist, I’m biased and love the Curly Maple Rag, but I’ve also always loved the Bolling Suite.
Thanks so much for reading, and have fun at your next toddler dance party!