Musician and author Johnette Downing and three-time Grammy® winner Scott Billington are the foremost children’s music performers from New Orleans. Musician and author Johnette Downing and three-time Grammy® winner Scott Billington are the foremost children’s music performers from New Orleans. Their Swamp Romp program is a Louisiana dance party that brings the sounds of Cajun music, zydeco, traditional jazz, Isleño culture, swamp pop and New Orleans rhythm and blues to life for kids and their adults. It is a toe-tapping, interactive, and authentic roots music experience that both children and parents will enjoy and long remember. Johnette’s gift for communicating with children is matched with smart musicianship and songs that make this tour of Louisiana’s rich cultural landscape fun for all in attendance.
Their Swamp Romp album has won Parent's Choice Silver, NAPPA, and Fids and Kamily awards, and was selected by School Library Journal as one of the top ten albums of 2019. The album features an all-star cast of Louisiana roots musicians, including Irma Thomas, Joel Savoy, members of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Roddie Romero, and members of the Dukes of Dixieland.
Their past performances include the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Segerstom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa, CA), The Acadiana Center for the Arts (Lafayette, LA) , The Firehouse Performing Arts Center (Newburyport, MA) and McCabe's Guitar Shop (Santa Monica, CA).
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