Children's Music Series

We are excited to announce our 2019 Children's Music Series, sponsored by the Friends of the Jones Libraries.

This free music program has hosted musical artists representing traditions from around the world over the past 40 years. Events are Saturdays at 10:30 AM in our Woodbury Room. Select a show below for more information.

Children's Music Series - The Nields
Local favorites The Nields carry on the folk tradition of Pete Seeger with community-minded original songs and traditional tunes for the whole family. This talented duo is known for their soaring harmonies and engaging performances.  |  Listen

Children's Music Series - The Zumbyes
The Zumbyes are Amherst College's oldest acapella group. Founded in 1950, the group arranges songs with energy, complexity, and significant jazz influence. A Zumbyes concert is more aptly called a show, with performances constructed equally around musical fare and irreverent humor, with appeal for an audience of all ages.

This performance is co-sponsored by Amherst LSSE. Come hear the Zumbyes from 10:30 to 11:30 and then stick around to learn about exciting summer programs at the LSSE Camp Fair.  |  Listen

Children's Music Series - Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine
Lynn Simonds has been performing original music for 20 years. Playing a combination of sing-along style covers, family friendly favorites, creative originals and on-the-spot improvisational songs, Miss Lynn's Rainbow Machine entertains and enchants audiences of all ages.

Children's Music Series - Motoko & Eshu Bumpus
Motoko has enchanted audiences of every age since 1993 and was recently the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s 2017 Circle of Excellence Award. Motoko’s repertoire includes Asian folktales, Rakugo and Zen tales, ghost stories, mime vignettes, as well as oral memoirs from her childhood in Osaka and her life as an immigrant in the U.S.  |  Listen

Eshu Bumpus is a renowned storyteller, an accomplished jazz vocalist and a master at physical characterization. He captivates his audience by telling a variety of African, African-American and World folktales leavened with music, humor and mystery.