Jack’s Big Music Show
According to the show introduction, Jack’s Big Music Show helps kids learn, understand and appreciate music diversity. Funny enough, it actually helps the parents learn more about music diversity, as well. What can I say? I really enjoy the show and cannot get the theme song out of my head.
Moving forward, Jack’s Big Music Show features three main puppet characters:
- Jack – Star of the show.
- Mary – Jack’s best friend.
- Mel – Jack’s dog.
Each episode of season 1 features Jack, Mary and Mel engaged in some concerted extravaganza; playing a variety of different instruments and a variety of music types. The song-playing is built around a central theme that generally leads to a moral or lesson learned, which is a good thing these days.
Each episode also includes a few friendly interruptions by visitors like the Schwartzman Quartet (a puppet barber shop quartet), who is always popping in for a little acapella interlude. The show also nicely ties in some similarly themed music videos with fun songs your kids will love to sing and dance. Funny enough, I catch my wife dancing and singing, too. (:
Here’s an example. A turtle walks in and asks to bust an old school rap, so Jack, Mary and Mel let him. A definite classic.
Please, click directly on the Play button [>] to play the clip. Enjoy!
Overall, Jack’s Big Music Show is a TV program I really enjoy letting my son view. Again, he gets totally into it–clapping, stomping his feet, dancing, etc. This program gets my thumb up because it is truly a good show for boys and girls of all ages (IMHO).
> Here’s a link to Jack’s Big Music Show DVDs and other merchandise at Amazon.com.