Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast. www.karenkjitterbugs.com
National recognition includes Parents Choice Awards; Best Kids Video of 2014 for their You Tube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on PBS-WGBH and CBS-New York; and radio play on stations across the country. Jitterbugs Music Classes for kids 5 and under, created by Karen K, were recently named the Best Music Class in Greater-Boston by Boston Parents Paper.
A believer in the power of music to affect social change, Karen K is the founder and producer of Kids Really Rock, a Boston-based all-day music and art festival for families that attracts over 4,000 people annually.
"Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family.” –The Boston Globe
“What Taylor Swift would sound like is she had a second grader who wanted to break free from school to hang with Mom…” –Jeff Bogle, Red Tricycle
"We've worked with a lot of performers of this age group, and Karen K & the Jitterbugs are the best. Simply fabulous." -Jewish Community Centers of Greater-Boston
“Pure pop confection.” – Stefan Sheperd, Zooglobble
“Karen’s ability to connect with kids is the best I’ve ever seen. There is nothing not to love about her and her Bugs.” –Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce, Arlington, MA
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