August 7, 2012
Thanks, Jukebox Radio!
The residency was AWESOME!!!
One of your campers, came up to me this week and asked if we could bring Ms. Ardina and Mr. Mark back next year. I said we would love to if you were willing, and he literally cheered!
Thanks so much!
New Children’s Museum
July 8, 2011
Dear Jukebox Radio,
The music that filled the Museum during last month’s Family Day was simply extraordinary. Jukebox Radio performed with and energy that literally drove the audience from their seats to their feet, as they couldn’t help but dance along to your original music. The entire audience, myself included, thoroughly enjoyed the performance.
I was so impressed by how you seamlessly incorporated themes from Susan Wildes: The Hudson Valley From Manahatta to Kaaterskill into the show. I have never worked with musicians who put such thought into developing new work just for the Museum. The way you included Susan’s photographs into your puppet theatre was brilliant. I was particularly impressed by the song narrating the journey from the city through the suburbs to upstate New York. Jukebox Radio gave rhythm, beat, and words to Susan’s photographs. Thank you.
On behalf of the Hudson River Museum and our very happy visitors, I thank you for your generous, absolutely marvelous performance. Yours was the best concert I have seen for a family audience. I certainly hope to see Jukebox Radio perform again – soon!
Maria D. Nigro
Manager of Public Programs
Hudson River Museum
August 22, 2011
Dear Jukebox Radio,
As the summer draws to a close, I am taking time to reflect on the wonderful and amazing talent we had with us as a part of the Wonderful Wednesdays Children’s Performance Series. Eight, live performances featuring storytelling, music, puppetry, poetry, theatre, and mime reached a total audience of over 1600 children and their caregivers during June, July, and August.
It was a delight to have Jukebox Radio be a part of the Series. Jukebox Radio brought the Museum’s collection to life for our audiences through your engaging and lively mix of music, play, projections, and puppetry. All ages thoroughly enjoyed your creative medley of activities celebrating motion in art. We also appreciate you doing a bonus session with our NCMA summer campers following the performance with an introduction to some of the fun things they can do with shadow puppetry.
Thank you for designing a custom-made program for NCMA that was not only entertaining but gave our family audiences an opportunity to learn about art and express themselves creatively.
Wishing you much continued success in your upcoming performances.
Diana Suarez Phillips
North Carolina Museum of Art
November 17, 2010
Hey Jukebox Radio,
Your performance was truly fantastic and the addition of Magic Brian was so fun. Families were completely captivated!!
I love how the Jukebox is evolving and it is quite exciting all the new ways you are thinking to explore with various moving images. Love it. I really appreciated how much you linked the content of Houdini’s most famous escapes and his life into the performance. It was excellent. Mark, you have a wonderful presence up there and I can tell how much kids are drawn to you. I see a lot of bands and performing groups as you know and what you guys are doing is top notch.
Senior Manager of Family Programs
The Jewish Museum
February 24, 2010
To Whom It May Concern:
It was my pleasure to work with Jukebox Radio for our past OCMA Free Second Sunday on February 14. They are a unique group and brought a lot of fun and substance to our event. Their performance was especially meaningful because they worked with us to develop a custom show that integrated images and themes from our current exhibitions. Throughout the planning process they maintained consistent communication with us and responded to our concerns, which made for an ideal partnership.
The resulting show was fantastic! Jukebox Radio developed a program based on our theme “Valentine’s Day Celebration: Amor Amorales,” which focused on themes of love as well as our current exhibition Carlos Amorales: Discarded Spider. Their performance explored Amorales’ unique interpretation of everyday images while having fun with song, storytelling, and shadowbox puppetry.
Jukebox Radio’s performance included a variety of interactive opportunities for the audience, both adults and children, encouraging kids to really engage in the creative process and actively learn while still being entertained. The feedback we received was truly outstanding, with kids jumping out of their seats to get involved and parents commenting on the exceptional quality of their program.
Jukebox Radio made certain our family day was entertaining and educational. It is my pleasure to recommend them for any event you may be planning.
Education and Public Programs Coordinator
July 20, 2009
Dear Jukebox Radio,
You guys were SO terrific on Saturday, thank you for performing and putting so much thought and energy into the show. Each and every performer had a terrific spirit and seemed to be really happy to be here, please extend my appreciation!
I went home and told my family and friends about your performance, and explained the lines in the land song, and shaking the bean bag, but my descriptions could not do you justice. The Noguchi connections you made were a lot of fun and exciting to see coming through an image making jukebox. The Well and Fountain, were great things to show after the Water song, the Lines in the Land song for movements, and the Bow becoming a snake was adorable, and executed in a really clever and befitting way.
Good luck with the show in California, and I hope to see you perform again!
With best wishes,
The Noguchi Museum