We have made a few changes to our July schedule because our lovely guitarist James isn't well and needs to take a few days off to rest following an unexpected injury.
So we have cancelled classes on Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Monday 10 July. We are really sorry for the short notice and any inconvenience caused.
The good news is we are going to extend our term by another week so it now runs until Friday 28 July, just to make sure none of you lose out! Here is our updated timetable - any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07903 006 016.
Check out our April - May timetable!
We have new earlier start time for our Friday class of 10.30am at The Angel Inn and a new Monday class at The Starting Gate 11.45-12.30.
Class are £8/child cash on the day OR £42 for 6 classes with our Pic'n'Mix class pass to be used at any weekly class Mon-Fri up until 16 June.
Please note we will not be running classes on Bank Holiday (Monday 1 May ) nor Half Term (26 April - 4 May).
BabyJazz Monday's just got a little busier with the start of our second Parent & Baby drop-in class in Muswell Hill/Alexandra Park area.
Join us on Monday 24 April at The Starting Gate for a one-free BabyJazz class to celebrate the launch of our new weekly class. Regulars and newbies welcome. All we ask is you sign up to our mailing list on the day, if you haven't already.
We still have The John Baird on Monday mornings for the early risers 10-10.45am.
Any questions or thoughts - please get in touch with us at email@example.com xR
This week we are once again excited to be running BabyJazz Specials at The National Gallery in celebration of Spring.
We are taking Jan Van Huysum's sumptuous 'Flowers in A Terracotta Vase' as our inspiration. The perfect 'Mothers Day' bouquet it is filled with every type of flower imaginable, fruits, butterflies and chaffinch eggs!
If you have booked your place here's a reminder of times and where to go. If you find you can't make it do please drop the Education team an email firstname.lastname@example.org as there is a long waiting list and we may be able to offer your place to someone else.
10.30-11.10 16 months - 4 years - FULLY BOOKED
11.45-12.25 3-15 months - FULLY BOOKED
1.30-2.10 3-15 months - FULLY BOOKED
Where: The BabyJazz sessions will take place in Gallery A. Please use The Pigott Education Centre entrance when you get to the Gallery. It is located to the rear of the National Gallery on Orange Street. The Centre has baby change facilities, accessible toilets, lifts and a cloakroom.
Check out photos from our previous sessions. Photography credited to The National Gallery (NG), not to be used without prior permission from NG.
With Many Thanks, BabyJazzx
Hey BabyJazzer's its been such a busy Spring we almost forgot to tell you we will be taking a break this Easter for a holiday from Monday 3rd - Mon 17 April 2017!
Don't panic you have a week of classes till then. Join us at our drop-ins;
Monday 27th at The John Baird, Muswell Hill
Tuesday 28th at The Woodman, Highgate
Thursday 30th at Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End
Friday 31st April at The Angel Inn, Highgate Village
Our Spring Special is at The National Gallery on Wednesday 29 April is sold-out! Hope you have your ticket
Weekly classes start back again on Tuesday 18th April at The Woodman, Highgate.
If you can't live without us - keep the music playing with BabyJazz's 'Time to Play' Album and Singles available iTunes & CD Baby.
If you have any questions drop us an email email@example.com or sign up to our mailing list
Happy Easter xRuby & BabyJazz Family Band
FREE Sunday BabyJazz Sessions on Sunday 14 May
Book your place now with 020 7284 7384 / firstname.lastname@example.org
In partnership with The Jewish Museum, BabyJazz is running two FREE classes on 14 May. Drawing inspiration from this very personal exhibition about the life and art of the wonderful Amy Winehouse; A Family Portrait. (Please note this exhibition is charged at £8.50/adult admission fee)
When; Sunday 14 May 2017
10.15-11am (babies and pre-walkers) FREE with advance booking
11.30am-12.15pm (16 months to 5 years) FREE with advance booking
Book Now: 020 7284 7384 / email@example.com
Jewish Museum, 129-131 Albert Street, Camden NW1 7NB
"We are so excited to have been invited by the Jewish Museum to run these Special BabyJazz sessions to compliment their acclaimed exhibition Amy Winehouse: Family Portrait. Music and Family were clearly central to Amy's world and at BabyJazz we strongly believe that too. Amy's music will remain inspirational for generations to come and we hope our Special sessions will offer Babies and Families a chance to celebrate Amy's life and music through singing, fun and musical play - which is what great music is really all about."
What Parents say;
"Real toe tapping jazz for parents and babies who are stuck at home all day, great for the soul"
"Absolutely love the jazz take on nursery rhymes. Very entertaining for both parents and bubs. Stunning voice Ruby."
If you have never been to a BabyJazz session expect great live music, fun and lots of laughs. Led by Singer and Early Years specialist Ruby Barker and accompanied by guitarist Kim Murray the classes cleverly blend jazz standards, original tunes and nursery rhymes with colourful props and puppets to the delight of babies, pre-Schoolers, parents and grandparents!
The Family Programme at Jewish Museum is made possible thanks to the generous support of Lord and Lady Levene.
Wishing all our Mums and Dads a very Happy Valentines!
Half term doesn't stop BabyJazz and we are running classes as normal Monday to Friday. Our theme this week is 'love' and we are showing our appreciation for Mums especially this week in our classes with a healthy dose of cuddles and soothing tunes. So come and join us at one of our lovely weekday venues. Yes, we love all our venues too!
As of next week you will be able to go to a BabyJazz class every day of the week!
Next week sees the launch of two new venues for our weekly BabyJazz Parent and Baby music classes. And to celebrate we are offering a FREE class on each launch day next week. No need to book just come along and sign up to our mailing list at the class.
Our new Monday class is in the heart of Muswell Hill at The John Baird. Weekly classes run from 10-10.45. Join our free launch on Monday 30 January.
BabyJazz Friday's are a new feature for 2017 and will take place in the beautifully sophisticatedAngel Inn from 11-11.45. Join our free launch for The Angel Inn is Friday 3 February.
Any questions drop us a line - you can sign up to our mailing list too!
Our BabyJazz Winter Special at The National Gallery on 14 December was a real blast!
Taking the Dutch Artist, Aert Van Der Neers, 'Frozen River Painting' as our inspiration the sessions explored the winter weather and were joined by three special guests, Rudolph, Santa and Frosty the Snowman!
We opened with the classic standard, 'I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm" and closed with a rousing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas'.
The response from Babies, Toddlers and Parents was great. Sophie Draper of The National Gallery said;
"The feedback I’ve had from parents is that they really loved the sessions and they’re looking forward to the next ones"
Our Spring Special on Wednesday 29 March is now booking - all tickets £5/child - we hope you can join us!!!
Photos copyright The National Gallery 2016
We all know BabyJazz is all about live music classes but did you also know that we have released an Album of original tunes called 'Time to Play'? Its one of our the best kept secrets. Written and performed by Ruby Barker accompanied by the BabyJazz Family Band, which includes talented regulars Beatboxer, DavidX and Guitarist, Kim Murray 'Time to Play' takes the music from our live classes to a new level. Designed to raise the spirits and make you all feel like singing and dancing.
..”This is a far better album than any of the other usual baby singing non-sense, nothing mind numbing for parents here! “
"My daughter (2.5 y.o) immediately said ‘What is it? I like it”. Perfect for morning dance, the most beautiful baby music I’ve heard so far. Definitely recommend it!"
Shop 'Time to Play'
Available for download on iTunes and CD Baby for a snatch at £7.99 it is packed with original tunes and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your little ones face and friends and family alike. We also have three singles for 0.79p each including the ever popular 'Train Is a Coming' available on iTunes.
There is no escaping it - Christmas will soon be upon us
To celebrate BabyJazz is running special Xmas themed sessions at all our drop-in classes the last week before Christmas 19th, 20, 21, 22 December. Come and join us and get in the Festival spirit and stay for some lunch and a cheeky drink :-)
No need to book just come early. Drop-in price £8/child & 1 adult or £10/child & 2 adults.
This is in addition to our National Gallery event on 14 December, which is sold-old!
Monday 19th December, 11-11.45 @The Old White Lion
Tuesday 20th December, 11-11.45 @The Woodman
Wednesday 21st December 11-11.45 @The Ranelagh
Thursday 22nd December 10.30-11.15 @Earl Haig Hall
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a txt or bell on 07903 006 016.
With Festival Good Cheer, x Ruby & BabyJazz crew
Art waits for no-one especially us creative Mums!
BabyJazz founder, Ruby Barker is super excited to be involved in this exciting dance peice 'In Celebration of...' created by Beatrice B. Schulze, Choreographer, Dancer and BabyJazz Mum regular.
Premiered this Saturday 9th October at Jacksons Lane with a free performance and dance & wellness/relaxation workshop for Parents and Babies!
No need to book and its FREE! Just turn up at Jacksons Lane, Studio 1, on Sunday 12pm. Performance at 12.30 and workshop thereafter until 2pm.
The dance piece 'A Celebration of...' created by Beatrice B. Schulze is inspired by Motherhood and uses four tunes from from BabyJazz's Debut Album 'Time to Play'
"As a mother myself and a Singer/Composer I am really honored that Beatrice has created a dance piece to BabyJazz 'Time to Play' Album. I am really excited to join Parents at the Premier on Sunday 9th October.
Its a wonderful development from our first meeting at one of weekly BabyJazz classes in the Summer! I hope that 'A Celebration of...' is the start of a collaboration with Beatrice that see us fusing dance, live musical performance and theatre to engage and inspire Parents and Babies, locally, Nationally and Globally. Watch this space!"
The subsequent film of the performance is to be submitted to Digital Institute for Early Parenthood (DIEP) for consideration in the first International Screen based Performance Festival 'Performing Parenthood.'
For more information please contact us on email@example.com - visit www.babyjazz.co.uk
BabyJazz weekly classes are back
As of tomorrow, Monday 26 September our weekly classes are back in business.
Join Ruby and her wonderful guitarists, Kim Murray and James Hayto for great music, fun and laughter for your Baby and you!
Classes are £8/child (incl 1 adult) for drop-in or £42 for 6 classes pic'n'mix pass, usable at any of our weekly classes.
Check out our Autumn & Winter timetable insert. Full details on our calender. Any questions please contact us.
BabyJazz rocks the house!
What a lovely treat to have so many new Babies and Mums and a few treasured regulars at our class today to celebrate the launch of our NEW Tuesday class at The Woodman.
Such a wonderful venue, lovely staff. Great to see so many of you staying for coffee and lunch. See you next week!
Our regular class starts next week on Tuesday 27th September. It runs from 11-11.45 - £8/child drop-in or £42 for 6 classes pick'n'mix pass. Please arrive promptly as places are limited. Got a question please contact us
October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
November 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
December 6th, 13th (break until New Year!)
We are very excited to be invited to be guest blog for Olly Olly's September issue.
Read all about the inspiration for BabyJazz, how and why Ruby got started and running a start up business as a single parent.
Also check out DIY video of BabyJazz in action at The National Gallery and get tips about making music with your child.
Plus the latest news!