Family Concerts

Jim Gill has a unique approach to his concerts for young children and families. This is because his graduate studies in child development have convinced him that family play is more important to young children than music alone… whether the music is classical, folk or rock and roll.

Each of Jim’s concerts is an active sing-along and clap-along. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along. The concert is filled, of course, with songs and stories from Jim’s award-winning recordings and books for young children

Jim’s artistry, however, is beyond the music. Jim’s true art is to create a joyful musical experience for children and adults –parents, grandparents and caregivers- together.

Every concert becomes part of Jim’s ongoing Family Room Tour… where Jim’s music play creates a family room in each concert hall, library or school auditorium he visits.

If you are interested in inviting Jim to your community for a family concert, you can email him at