If any of you like blues, you might want to check out this band electric shades of blue. They are from the pacific northwest and I think that they are starting to play out of state. They are very young and full of energy. "“Blues and Rock had a baby and that’s what we play” says the band’s frontman Kurtis D.". I think they do a great job with my favorite little black man's "crawling king snake" and howlin' 's sugar mama.
btw – I think Jazz (good jazz) is for grown ups or very precocious teens. I think jazz like blues has too much emotion in it for young kids. I always wanted to keep my kids (step kids) away from that – course I am a control freak as they tell me. The closest I came to jazz and blues when my kids were young was the old motown songs and artists like aretha.