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Songs For You

by Jennifer Gasoi

An award winning collection of 16 upbeat original songs for all ages. From Dixieland and boogie-woogie, to folk and calypso, these songs are guaranteed to make you feel like singin' and swingin'. A 2005 Juno Nominee for Children's Album of the Year.
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1. Hurry Up Sleepyhead
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2. L-l-lemons
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3. Monsieur Glouton
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4. Jumping All Day Long
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5. The Pizza Man
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6. Colour the Blues Away
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7. Butterfly
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8. Pop!
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9. Didgeridoodle
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10. The Animal Party
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11. Goin' On a Trip
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12. Bright Side of Life
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13. Moon Pie
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14. Teddy on the Airplane
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15. The Summertime
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16. Song For You
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Nominated for a Juno (Canadian equivalent to a Grammy) and winning a coveted Gold Parent Choice Award, this album is proving to be a classic for children and parents alike!

"This album proves that utterly simple can be utterly charming. Singer song-writer Jennifer Gasoi has a lovely supple voice, as unaffected as her lyrics and just as engaging. One song invites children to "Pop!" like a piece of popcorn; another offers to share a dreamy piece of "Moon Pie." Instrumentation is simple, acoustic, and totally appropriate. This whole production is a small gem whose seemingly simple perfection belies the hard work required to reach that level of effortless sophistication."
-Kristi Jemtegaard ©2004 Parents' Choice

Award-winning singer/songwriter Jennifer Gasoi is quickly making a name for herself in the world of children's music. Jennifer has a unique gift for writing and performing upbeat, intelligent, jazz-based children's songs that adults love too. The lyrics are clever, the melodies catchy, and the rhythms undeniably danceable.

Since releasing "Songs for You", the response to Jennifer's music has been extraordinary from kids and adults alike. Jennifer's debut CD was recently awarded a coveted 2004 Gold Parent's Choice Award. On July 3, 2004 CBC's Definitely Not the Opera featured a countdown of the fan's top music choices, and Jennifer's song "Butterfly" took the #1 spot. (CBC is Canada's national public radio station)

"...seems there's a huge appetite out there for intelligent creative music aimed at kids."
-Sook Yin Lee, CBC Radio

Jennifer's musical talent became apparent at the age of 4. She was shopping in a local toy store with her mom when she spotted a toy piano. Although it was the first time she had ever touched a piano she was able to play her favourite songs by ear. Her natural affinity for music led her to study classical piano for 12 years and later study jazz voice, piano and composition. Jennifer launched her professional music career singing jazz alongside piano legend Linton Garner, and went on to perform at the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Vancouver Jazz Festivals.

In 2002 Jennifer had the sudden urge to move from Vancouver to Montreal, Canada. Montreal seemed like the perfect place to perform, write, and connect with a rich and diverse group of musicians and artists. Her instincts served her well. Within days of her arrival, she was struck with the inspiration to write children's music. The process was effortless; the songs were writing themselves! Jennifer's experience as a jazz musician, coupled with 15 years experience working with children (as a piano teacher, day camp leader, and music specialist in daycares) was finally coming together. Music and lyrics flowed from her pen and a dream was born. The dream: to produce high quality, intelligent, uplifting jazz based music and live shows for all ages. And to do it all independently under her own company - "Sparkling Productions."

So, with the help of investors and significant awards (the Canada Council for the Arts and The Mayor's Foundation of Montreal), Jennifer set out to record and self-produce a full-length album. At Piccolo Studio, one of Canada's finest recording facilities, Jennifer assembled 12 of Montreal's best musicians to come up with a true gem.

Jennifer is passionate about living life to the fullest. Through her music, she hopes to inspire kids (and their parents!) to live from the heart, and follow their dreams.


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Jim Miller


I purchased your cd songs for you as a gift for my 2 grand daughters ages 4 and 2, all of the music is absolutely wonderful i know they will love listening to it just as i have.

Nancy Forrest


We live in France and received the CD within just a few days of ordering!! My daughters, ages 2 and 7, both love this CD! It's fun to play the first track (Wake up Sleepyhead) for my 7 year old as she's waking up on a school day, or even on a day off. The music is fun, dance-inspiring and new. Thanks!

Ezra Soiferman

For The Kid In Us All
Sometimes we hear something that shakes us up, wakes us up and takes us up. This CD is one of those somethings. Well on its way to becoming a true kids classic with awards, grants and plenty of glowing reviews, SONGS FOR YOU is a well-conceived and beautifully executed song-cycle of life for children of all ages. I picked this up on faith after meeting Jennifer in person at a local event. The CD did not disappoint. In fact, it amazed me. Up there with Woody Guthrie's children's songs and other kids albums I remember fondly from my youth. It'll be hard for any listener to sit still listening to this. A true foot tapper, hand snapper and audience clapper. I have a hunch, my fellow CD Baby browser, that these really are SONGS FOR YOU. Enjoy...

Nike

Love it.
Heard butterfly on CBC radio and couldn't stop crying anytime I thought about the song. No song has moved me to tears that many times. Bought the cd and my children aged 10 and 5 love it too.

Neil

Brilliant, for children and parents
We discovered this album during an extended stay in Canada --- it is a beautiful, upbeat album, she has a wonderful voice, the songs are singable, the tunes are hummable... our favourite tracks include "The Pizza Man" and "Colour My Blues Away". Now if I could just figure out all the lyrics to the Pizza Man!
I hear pleasant rumours that Ms Gasoi is working towards a new album --- we just can't wait!

Shannon Myers

Fabulous! My son loves every song!
This cd is wonderful! I play it almost everyday during that weird fussy time around 5:00. We dance and sing--it's great. Totally changes the mood of things and makes for a great evening!

Hillary

wonderfully catchy
This CD is fabulous: the songs are inspired, musically sophisticated, and yet delightful for both children and adults. My two nephews love the songs Animal Party and L-l-lemons. Also, shipment was amazingly quick. I'm very happy with the CD and CD Baby.

Melissa

the best childrens songs
We love this cd, it was sent to us as a baby shower gift. Never having heard of it before we popped it on and now we are addicted. My 8 month old and I dance and wiggle to all the songs and I know them all off by heart. You can tell my baby does too cause he giggles when he recognizes parts of the songs..."chugalugachugaluga choo choo"!

Liz McGuire


I bought the C.D. because of the song Butterfly which I heard on CBC. I still adore that song, but I have also found a treasure trove of other kids' songs that are upbeat, peppy, and quite singable. Thanks Jennifer.

Jennifer

Best Children's CD
My daughter and I love Jennifer Gasoi's Songs for You. We came across it at our local library and fell in love in it. Jennifer has a beautiful voice and the songs are so fun to listen and dance to. We bought one for us and one for a friend. So glad we found this CD! CD Baby was the best price we could find and they sent the CDs so professionally and quickly. Thanks!
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