Jeff Warren's kids/family album "Synonym Toast" (released in February 2011) has quickly received national accolades - a Parents' Choice Award (April 2011), a Kids Music Award Best Album (May 2011), and Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice Award (June 2011). Although this is Warren’s first album, these honors place him among several nationally recognized kids’ recording artists including Frances England, Elizabeth Mitchell, and Brady Rymer. The Parents’ Choice Foundation is the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys. The Kids Music Award mission is to find, review, and promote great kids music. Creative Child Magazine's Awards Program is unique in that all products submitted are reviewed by parents, educators, and professionals alike.
Currently based in Raleigh, North Carolina, Warren began his music career by knocking out familiar nursery songs on his parents’ old chord organ when has was just five. As an undergraduate at the University of Arizona, he went on to played alongside Linda Ronstadt’s brother Michael and renowned country music star Suzy Boggus. However, he put his musical aspirations on hold to pursue a MSc and PhD in marine geology at Auburn University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, respectively. He’s happy that he recently revisited his musical roots thanks to his wife and kids. Nasvhille-based kids’ recording artist Roger Day, who is a familiar voice in North Carolina schools and a recipient of two Parents’ Choice Awards, said, “Jeffrey Warren’s new Synonym Toast CD hits the sweet spot of family music. Kids will love the witty wordplay; parents will love the musical sophistication. Jeffrey plays to both groups well and pulls off the neat trick that he doesn’t dumb it down for either one. Think Randy Newman meets Ben Folds with a little bit of Lyle Lovett thrown in for good measure. That’s a tough thing to do!”