“Thematically they salute Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year’s with music that’s part trad-jazz, part klezmer and all part-tay.” – Randy Lewis, LA Times
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"Building with fresh excitement that spills over into each tune, Kalantari’s original songs and musical disposition are all befitting of the exclamation mark in the title." – Family Music n' Arts
 
“It’s the Holidays! is the perfect start to ‘the most wonderful time of the year.’” – Veronica, Kids Rhythm and Rock
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“Before you know it, you’ll be creating your own second line parade in your living room. I encourage you not to resist that urge!” – Anouck Iyer, Eat the Marshmallow
 
“The holidays...are not just about one day for one culture, according to Lucy Kalantari, it's that nostalgic time of year full of memory making.” – Skeebop

 

“You’ve never heard a Thanksgiving song quite like this one!” - Meghan Brown, New York Family 
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Big Things 2016/2017

Red Tricycle“From lullabies to birthdays to gardening, this sweet round up is some of the best jazz music for kids around, with smooth vocals from a bygone era and upbeat jazzy fun.” – Amber Guetebier, Red Tricycle
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 “'Balloon' is quite simply the greatest song ever in the history of the world.” –Kathy O'Connell, WXPN KidsCorner
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Big Things - Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award, 2016
“Lucy Kalantari plays roaring 20's style jazz, with a fine voice that recalls both Billie Holiday and the Andrew Sisters.” –Lahri Bond, Parents’ Choice Foundation
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MrJeff2000
Lucy Kalantari and All That Jazz
“Lucy's voice (and instrumentation) is like a gramophone playing from the past.” –Jeffrey Cohen
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Lucy’s style is inspirational, quirky, and filled with passion. – Indi, [KID]Independent
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2014/2015


The Best Kids Music of 2014
"The best jazz album of the year brings forth the roaring 20′s with no prohibition on juice boxes." –Jeff Bogle
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Parents' Choice Silver Honor Award
"Her laid-back vocals are reminiscent of jazz divas such as Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux, or even Jackie Allen. There is a nice, 1920's Ragtime flair to the album; from the joyful title track, to the sweet song of gratitude "The Only Thing," and the Sinatra-like "Way With Me." –Lahri Bond
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Monday Kids Music Review :: End Your Summer Jazz Style with Jazzy Ash & Lucy Kalantari
"If you like rich, classic style jazz you’ll love Lucy Kalantari’s voice.  She channels the great sounds of old, with her slightly raspy melodic sound." –Jennifer
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Kids Can Groove
Check this out: “Pockets Full of Joy” – Lucy Kalantari
"Meet Lucy Kalantari, a New York-based singer-songwriter who has a dazzling voice reminiscent of notables like Bessie Smith, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald." –Rebecca Yorn Allison
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1920s inspired ditties - Pockets Full of Joy
"I urge you to take a listen, especially if you adore a 1920s inspired jazzy sound with oodles of whimsy, and a rich, warm sound that is (just as the title suggests) full of joy. I’m smitten as a kitten with big ball of yarn." –Indi
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Lucy Kalantari's Pockets Full of Joy ~ Children's Music Review
"We are happy to have listened and experienced Kalantari's powerful and love filled songs." –Melissa G.
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Lucy Kalantari’s Pockets Full of Joy CD
"...I appreciated the fact that Lucy has an entire CD that celebrates the small moments of life as a mom. This CD spoke to my heart and would be a lovely present for any mom you know." –Bonnie Way
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Jazz and Blues for Kids: Old Sounds for Young Ears
"Take a trip back to the gilded age with Lucy Kalantari who approximates the roaring 20′s on the ukulele with extremely impressive results." –Jeff Bogle
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MONTY GUY: BLOG
MONTY GUY Friends In Motion Lucy Kalantari
"This collection of 'feel good' songs reminded this fan that listening to good music is a wonderful experience of fun, fulfillment, and delight." –Monty Guy
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rhythm approved: POCKETS FULL OF JOY
"A sweet and refreshing song. In an industry filled with singles that carry incredible weight and emotion; this one leaves the listener a little lighter." –Toni Styles
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