Karen K and the Jitterbugs
Karen K & the Jitterbugs (featuring Karen “K” Kalafatas) have been delighting families up and down the east coast since the release of their debut album, Pancakes for Dinner, in 2011. They released their second album, Big Ol’ Truck in March 2013. Based out of Karen K’s new home in Boston and Brooklyn, where the band got started, Karen K & her Jitterbugs are rising stars in the “kindie” music scene – a term coined for the blend of kids music and indie rock – thanks to the band’s eclectic sound and Karen K’s quirky, well-crafted and totally catchy tunes.
Called “The Kiddie Queen” by the Brooklyn Paper, Karen K’s powerhouse vocals (she is a musical theater veteran), infectious energy and ability to connect with audience members young and old make the band fast favorites among tots, parents and even grandparents. Mommy Poppins Boston has said, “You’ll find yourself dancing and clapping along without even trying!” And according to many parents, they listen to Karen K even when the kids aren’t around. jitterbugsnyc.com
Tickets: $10, members $8