Get ready to sing, clap, dance, and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician & author Jim Gill! Gill’s distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents, and grandparents to sing and play together! Jim Gill offers more than a show to watch. Each concert is an opportunity for family play! In concert, Jim strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, sings, dances and even sneezes along to the silly and inspiring musical games that he creates. The concert will feature songs from his newest CD release, Vote For Jim Gill! Jim will also lead families in active favorites such as “Spin Again” and his “Silly Dance Contest!” Jim Gill’s distinctive music play creates a family room experience wherever the concert is held. Come and join in the fun!
Jim Gill is a musician and author with unique credentials among children’s artists. Jim is a child development specialist, completing his graduate studies in child development at the Erikson Institute of Chicago with a special emphasis on the study of play. For this reason, each of Jim’s recordings and books is created as an opportunity for playful interactions between a child and a caring adult. Anyone who has experienced one of Jim’s family concerts knows that rather than performing for the children and parents, Jim leads them to sing and play together.
Jim has released seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children that are favorites in family rooms, classrooms and playrooms. Jim is also the author of two children’s books. His latest, A Soup Opera, is a sing-along opera inspired by concerts that Jim performs with symphony orchestras. The book received an American Library Association award in 2010.
Free tickets will be available June 1 in the Children’s Department at the Dover Public Library. First come, first serve. Call 330-343-6123 for more info… Sponsored by the Dover Exchange Club and Dover First UMC
About Jim Gill: http://www.jimgill.com/index.html