As featured on NPR, All Things Considered, 3x EMMY Nominees and WINNERS and 2 X LATIN GRAMMY nominees and WINNERS! Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first Americans to ever win a Latin GRAMMY in the children’salbum category!
Lucky Diaz and Alisha Gaddis, a married couple, have been named ‘THE face of kindie music’ by the Washington Post, ‘SUPERSTARS’ by Red Tricycle, ‘The Rolling Stones of Kids Music’ by the Style Network, and PEOPLE Magazine called their album the #1 in COOLEST kids music! They create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations.
The songs on their five acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person’s life. After they teamed up with artist Micah Player, their 2011 video “Blue Bear” became a hit sensation. The song appeared on their very first EP, Luckiest Adventure, and enjoyed #1 position on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for many weeks in 2010. By 2011, USA Today was calling them the best new band for kids. In 2012, the band released A Potluck, which People magazine reviewed as the #1 new children’s album of the year. The new songs enjoyed heavy radio rotation nationwide. A Potluck earned a Parents’ Choice Gold Award, a NAPPA Award, and many other kudos by year’s end.
Next, Latin GRAMMY Award winning, ¡Fantastico! Translating their hit “Blue Bear” into “Oso Azul” and re-introducing songs like “Say What?” as “¿Que Dices?”(Also a #1 hit on SiriusXM), Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band’s Spanish language release found a new audience of families yearning to immerse their youngest listeners in dual language right from the start. SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas said that it set the standard for Spanish-language music for kids, and ¡Fantastico! went onto be the first album ever to win a Latin GRAMMY by an American group in its category.
In 2013, after a year of intense development with a team of creative partners, the band released Lishy Lou and Lucky Too.This album contains the Song of the Year by several parenting publications, the smash hit- “Thingamajig.” Like NPR exclaimed, “This music is rocking!”
2013 was a smashing success for the group in the commercial market as well. Iconic brand Coca-Cola chose Lucky’s song “Falling” as their national summer campaign anthem playing on television and movie theatres everywhere. The duo showcased at Kindiefest, the family music conference at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); spent the summer touring with venues including sold-out shows at the Smithsonian, Los Angeles Book Festival Target Stage, Skirball Cultural Center, NYC Symphony Space, and Madison Square Park- with more than 50 dates in three months’ time; and appeared on CNN, Univision, PBS and Sprout TV’s “Sunny Side Up Show.” Later, they were crowned the TV show’s #1 best guests of the year.
2015 has proven to be another wonderful year of the band! Collecting 3 EMMY Nominations and a win for Alisha Gaddis for their PBS TV show Lishy Lou and Lucky Too! Also, most recently collecting a Latin GRAMMY Nomination for their latest album Adelante!
Look for their latest release POCHO! out in 2018!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have also been brand partners with TARGET, GAP, Whole Foods, LEGO, USO, and many more. They have been featured in Apartment Therapy, Los Angeles Living Magazine, Daily News, E! TV, Washington Post, New York Times, Style Network and more.
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band also includes an evolving guest rotation of the most talented musicians around including their base band: Musical Director Wes Switzer on bass, Multi-Michael Klooster (Smashmouth superstar), Deacon Marrquin, and guests instrumentalist Michael Farkas (of WIYOS fame), Kurtis Keber (*bonus bass) Gee Rabe on accordion, and many more!
Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band is on the pulse of all things kids music and brings smart, crafty lyrics with irresistibly fresh pop beats. Like Zooglobble states, “It'll take you all of about 15 minutes to become a fan of Lucky Diaz.”