Jennifer RialtoJuno-nominated recording artist and popular performer Jennifer Gasoi
CD launch for Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well an outstanding success
Montreal, November 2012 –Jennifer Gasoi’s CD launch concert last month at the Rialto Theatre for her highly-anticipated second children and family music CD, Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well, was an outstanding success. Joining Jennifer were gifted musicians Andy Dacoulis (guitar), Richard Irwin (drums), John Sadowy (piano), Gilbert Joanis (bass), Jonathan Moorman (fiddle), Pat Vetter (saxophone), Ron DiLauro (trumpet) and Pierre Messier (accordion). This dynamic, celebratory concert was a family-outing highlight enjoyed by over 300 smiling, singing and dancing children, parents, friends and grandparents.
Gasoi couldn’t be happier with the launch, “There was an extraordinary energy in the Rialto that Sunday morning. It goes to show that a strong vision, perseverance, dedication, hard-work and a touch of magic goes a long way in realizing a dream.” Jennifer has been receiving amazing feedback from everyone who was at the show, both kids and adults, and is thrilled that her music touches so many people, “I’ve even received emails from parents who said they wished their own parents had been there. It truly is inter-generational music.”
Jennifer is part of the new, vibrant kindie music scene- independent musicians making great music for kids and families.The new CD, which has been on sale only since Oct. 2, has been selling like hotcakes at music stores across Canada as well as online. Through Jennifer’s buoyant music on Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well, families enjoy the world of jazz, 50’s style doo-wop, klezmer, swing, gospel, folk, Cajun and calypso. Her great sound gets everybody singing and swinging and the reviews are also singing Gasoi’s praises. Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well is brimming with Jennifer’s unique gift for writing and performing upbeat, intelligent children’s songs that adults love too, with clever lyrics, catchy melodies and undeniably danceable rhythms. For Jennifer, it is very important to produce high quality music for families that is made with love and great attention to detail. This is not your typical kids’ album. The musicians are of the highest calibre, the songs are accessible and relevant, and the musical genres are eclectic. The music brings people of every generation together- from babies to grand-parents.
Gasoi worked for two years on this project overseeing every aspect of the album. She wrote, arranged and produced all songs, put the band together (18 musicians play/sing on the CD) and directed the cover art. Through her music, Jennifer hopes to inspire children (and adults) to live from the heart, stay true to themselves and follow their dreams. Song themes include being grateful for each moment, joy, mindfulness, celebration, trust and love; powerful, important themes, wrapped in fun, cheerful music.
“Hearing the same Dora, Elmo and Yo Gabba Gabba songs over and over and over can get a bit wearisome as a parent.
Thanks for making fresh music - with such heart - for kids to add to their repertoires!”-Ezra Soiferman, documentary filmmaker, Montreal
“Mom, my whole body loves this music!” - Nicholas, age 5 at the CD launch concert
Jennifer Gasoi’s Family Holiday Show with her band
Sunday, December 2, at 11 a.m.
Jewish Public Library, 5151 Cote St. Catherine Road
To buy tickets call: (514) 345-2627 #3012, 3016 or 3398
Throw a Penny in the Wishing Well will be on sale- Jennifer will gladly be available to sign CDs after the concert.
To listen to Jennifer’s new songs: www.jennifergasoi.com/music
“Things you’ll notice and appreciate straightaway listening to Jennifer Gasoi’s new album Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well: production that’s crisper than a fresh picked apple, musicianship tighter than your faded high-school jeans, and the soda-fountain voice of Gasoi, one that occasionally, and seamlessly, slips into a very romantic français.”
- Jeff Bogle, from Out with the Kids Blog, Brooklyn, NY
“Jennifer Gasoi’s 18 original songs sound like instant classics and wear like a favorite sweater and sound…well, go to terrific and hang a left and you will bump right into whatever is better than terrific – a myriad of musical styles weave and swirl effortlessly about her warm and uplifting voice. When life gives you lemons put on this album and make pink lemonade!”- John Wood, Kidzmusic.com