Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Latin GRAMMY Award Winning and 3 Time EMMY nominated and EMMY Winning pop music for children of all ages! As seen on CNN, Sprout and in People Magazine

LATIN GRAMMY WINNERS! EMMY AWARD NOMINEES and WINNER Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have been crowned the very first Americans to ever win a Latin GRAMMY in the children’s  album category! As Featured on NPR, All Things Considered and in Coca-Cola's national commercial- Here's to Falling

 

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.  

 

Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band have also been brand partners with GAP, Whole Foods, LEGO, USO, and Discmakers.  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: Musical Director Wes Switzer on bass, Multi-instrumentalist Michael Farkas (of WIYOS fame),  Michael Klooster (Smashmouth superstar), Kurtis Keber (*bonus bass), Deacon Marrquin 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.” 

 

JUNE

June 24th Muncie Children's Museum 11am (Rain or Shine!)
June 25th Ann Arbor Summer Festival: Top of the Park 7pm

June 30th The Land of Nod RSVP! Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band @ Land of Nod in Oak Brook, IL 10am

JULY

July 1st Festival Arlington Heights, IL 6:30-7:30
July 10- Monroe County Public Library Bloomington, IN 6:30pm

July 15th- Festival of Awesome Evansville, IN
JULY 21- MADE IN LA our new album is out!!!!!! PRE ORDER!!
July 25th - Long Island Children's Museum 11:30am
July 27th - Madison Square Park 10:30am

AUGUST

Aug 2nd- The Land of Nod 10:15am
Aug 3rd- Lollapalooza 5pm
Aug 4th- Lollapalooza 5pm
Aug 6th- Echo Present Levitt Pavilion Los Angeles< CA 6:30pm
Aug 10th- Levitt Pavilion Pasadena 7pm
Aug 13- Grand Performances Peter Y La Loba 3pm
Aug 16th - Gregory Heights Library Portland, OR `10:30am
Aug 16th- Gresham Library Portland, OR 1pm
Aug 17th- North Portland Library 10:15pm
Aug 17th- Forest Grove Library Portland, OR 1pm
Aug 17th- Fairview- Columbia Library Portland, OR 4pm
Aug 18th- Portland Children's Museum 11am
Aug 18th- Thinker Toys Portland, OR 2pm
Aug 19th- Shoreline Arts Festival Shoreline, WA 4:15pm

Aug 20th Adventure Science Center, Nashville TN

SEPTEMBER

Sep 17th-Wiggle Out Loud, OK City, Ok

 

OCTOBER

October 1-8 Hand in Hand Festival China

Oct 13th- Pittsburg Children's Museum

Oct 25th-Salvan Special Ed Center, Los Angeles, Ca

Oct 25th-Malibu Library, Malibu, Ca

Oct 26th Grammy Museum, Los Angeles, Ca

Oct 28th Ingleside Library, San Francisco, Ca

Oct 28th Belmont Library, Belmont Ca

Oct 29th Main Library, San Francisco, Ca

Oct 29th San Carlos Library, San Carlos, Ca

DECEMBER

Dec 5th Indianapolis Museum of Fine Art