Monday, April 7, 2014

2 MCJ shows this week, both at piers!

The first, Thursday, April 10th at 10:30 AM, Mista Cookie Jar with his stars & moon steel guitar and Bubbletron bubble machine will be performing an acoustic show at The Cow's End Cafe right near the Venice Pier. The second, Saturday, April 12 at 10 AM, as part of WAKE UP WITH THE WAVES - A Children's Concert Series , Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips will be rocking out on the Santa Monica Pier

All hyperlinks above are for Facebook.

Click HERE for Cow's End website.
Click HERE for Wake Up With The Waves website.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

"Call Me Mista Cookie Jar" - The Official Music Video

To each and every Chocolate Chip. To magic and music makers the world around. To all loving parents, especially our own. And to my Mama, happy birthday! My family and I present to you, Call Me Mista Cookie Jar. 

Follow the M.I.S.T.A. (Mystic Innocent Strolling Through Awesomeness) and his Chocolate Chip kids, Ava Flava and Lucas!, on a silent film/stop-motion adventure inspired by a time when photography and moving pictures were young and magic was brought to life by the world's innocence. Animated and conceived from scratch by Missis & Mista Cookie Jar, "Call Me Mista Cookie Jar" brings the viewer on a magical ride frame by frame inside a mysterious old-fashioned mutoscope. "Call Me Mista Cookie Jar" is the 10th official music video by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips and the 5th video release from their album, "Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Shows!

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I will be performing 3 shows this week. Click the hyperlinks for details.

Thursday, February 20/ 10:30 to 11am: Cow's End Kids Sing Along [Free!]
Saturday, February 22 / 3:15 to 5 pm: Music In the Garden Concert Series with Sandra Sandia [$5]
Sunday, February 23 / 2pm to 5pm: Zimmerpalooza! [General Admission $25kids/ $50 adults]

Jazzy Ash CD Debut

Just had a wonderful time celebrating Jazzy Ash's CD release party! Ashli and the Leaping Lizards put on a fantastic show with hornists, dancers, a fiddler, an accordian, a standup bassplayer and even an accordian/drummer! And I have to say, I had one of the best times on stage as "the Mista" in the Mardi Gras Themed song, "Throw Me Something Mista"!


Above are all the performers of the evening. Lincoln, Jazzy's son on the left, sang the blues and stole the show!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Calling all Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips fans...! We will be releasing our 10th official music video on March 12, 2014 for the Mista Cookie Jar theme song, "Call Me Mista Cookie Jar." The fam & I have been animating this stop motion video frame by frame for nearly a year now and its almost ready to be unveiled. 100% D.I.Y. from the ground up. We made paper from scratch, illustrated our own characters, cut out every piece of cardboard and photograph -- I even made my own Buster Keaton hat. I know its still a ways away, but stay tuned...we're hopeful you'll find it worth the wait!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Throw Me Something Mista!

It's Mardi Gras season...laissez les bons temps rouler! Here's the brand spanking new Jazzy Ash video, Throw Me Something Mista, featuring myself as the Mista. It was a BLAST working on this video/track over the past few months and excited to share it with you all. Mardi Gras was a big part of my childhood growing up in Mobile, AL--the first city in the US to annually celebrate Mardi Gras believe it or not. So as you can imagine, I'm thrilled to be part of this record! (Shout out to my Mobile peeps on FB!) 

Ash's new New Orleans themed album, Home, just drops today too. It's awesome and lush with musical styles. She's got SO much to offer the family music scene. Check it yall and enjoy 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

They're young, they're Canadian, and they're √úBERtalented. No, they're not Justin Bieber circa 2007...they're The Zing Zangs!! Seriously, the hardest working 13 year olds in the game. They've just released an album called, Blast Off!, featuring Todd McHattonSecret Agent 23 SkidooGroovy DavidSugar Free Allstars and a handful of other Kindie superstars. Here's their debut music video, Super Speed. This week, it premiered on TV'sCool Rockin' Daddy Video Show and, wouldn't ya know, it features some kooky Pilipino-American hippie hipster named,Mista Cookie Jar. Share with your youngins and enjoy 

Update: I interview here with the Zing Zangs on Kids Can Groove!

"My first spot as a guest blogger on Kids Can Groove and who better to interview than the 13-year old kindie entrepreneur, GooberKids Trevor of the Zing Zangs!" 

-MCJ on Facebook