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Dancin’ with “Kids Love Dave Jay!”

Wanna Dance…??

“Kids Love Dave Jay!” & Puppet: “Birdy”

 

 

 

All of A Sudden (It’s Too Late)

A cover song I learned by one of my favorite bands, XTC…enjoy!

Music That Heals Race Highlights 2017

Music That Heals is celebrating its 20th year of bringing music to seriously ill children and adults.  This past Sunday, as has become the tradition over the past many years, I took part in the annual 5K and Peewee Race proceedings in Prospect Park, Brooklyn as an emcee and barker-of-sorts.  It was an awesome day, as evidenced by the highlights reel above…enjoy!

Maimonides Performances/Race Reminder!

Here are some great photos from my Music That Heals performance this past Friday at the Children’s Hospital at Maimonides, as well at the Pediatric Patients at Maimonides Cancer Center . We thank the Francesco Loccisano Foundation for their collaboration with Music That Heals to bring weekly performances to both of these units for a period of six months.

Photo Credit: Kathy Lord

And, remember to sign up/participate in Music That Heals‘s annual 5K Race,

(and this year, also a half marathon), celebrating its 20th Anniversary, THIS SUNDAY: 

musicthatheals.org 

Music That Heals brings professional musicians in to perform live for seriously ill children and adults in various healthcare facilities.  This annual race helps raise funds and awareness for this fantastic cause.  Please donate and/or participate!  Thanks! 

Noodlin’ On My New Art & Lutherie Guitar

Photo Credit: Tad Emptage/Cirque-Tacular Entertainment

Final performance with my ol’ beloved knockabout 2009 Art & Lutherie

My blazin’ new 2017 Art & Lutherie Concert Legacy…I am lovin’ this guitar!

Dave Jay at The NYC Fair

The NYC Fair took place over Labor Day Weekend in Elmont, NY, and I was invited to perform my act for kids in the “Kid Zone” for two days; the second day was sunny, (as per the pics. below), and the first day was rainy, (as per the video below)…they’ve all ready requested that I join them for three or four days next year…scroll down for a glimpse into the merriment…enjoy!

Photo Credit: Lauren Zimmerman Coleman/Townsquare Media Group

Come make your dreams come true at The NYC fair today! The sun is coming out and performer Dave Jay is here to entertain the kiddos!

Posted by The NYC Fair on Sunday, September 3, 2017

 

World of Wonders, August 2017

I did my musical comedy act for kids at a recent performance for the wonderful children and staff at World of Wonders Early Learning Center in Brooklyn, and was presented with a handful of artwork depicting said performance–truly an honor. 

Dave Jay at Maimonides Hospital

I perform regularly for children in hospitals in the New York City area, at such places as St. Mary’s, Montefiore, Brooklyn Hospital, and SUNY Downstate. Last week, I also began visiting the kids at Maimonides in Brooklyn, at the children’s hospital, ICU, and at their Cancer Center. 

There was a little girl in the Cancer Center wearing an elaborately-styled pretty pink dress, so I slid down to my knees and treated her like the princess I imagined her to be: “What song shall I play for ye, my Liege?”, I inquired in my silliest manner.  I take great pride in the connections I am able to make with these kids, their parents, and the staff.

These performances are all made possible through the amazing work of Music That Heals, which brings professional musicians together with facilities for seriously ill children and adults.  For more info. about this fantastic organization, please visit:  musicthatheals.org

Photo Credit: Kathy Lord

Abby Happy Birthday

 I offer “Custom Songs By Dave Jay” packages, whereupon I am provided with personal information about the subject matter–in this case a very young Birthday girl named “Abby”, and I compose and produce an original track.  “Abby Happy Birthday” was created circa 2007…enjoy!