Big Jeff
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Big Jeff

Boonton, New Jersey, United States

Boonton, New Jersey, United States
Band Folk Children's Music

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"Feature article"

"The fans… wave their arms in unison and scream [Big Jeff’s] lyrics back to him as though it's 1964 and he's Paul McCartney. But McCartney never held an audience like this, at least not while singing about lightning bugs and Legos up his nose." - The Daily Record


"Feature article"

"The fans… wave their arms in unison and scream [Big Jeff’s] lyrics back to him as though it's 1964 and he's Paul McCartney. But McCartney never held an audience like this, at least not while singing about lightning bugs and Legos up his nose." - The Daily Record


"Feature article"

"The big guy gets down to their level fast… The response he received was enough to make Barney the dinosaur jealous." - The Record


"Feature article"

"The big guy gets down to their level fast… The response he received was enough to make Barney the dinosaur jealous." - The Record


Discography

CDs: Big Jeff, Big Jeff II, Big Jeff's Halloween Routine, Big Jeff and His Middle-Sized Band, Warm for the Winter

DVD: Big Jeff and Friends

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"Big Jeff" DeSmedt is the hardest-working six-foot-six-inch singer-songwriter in children's entertainment. His musical blend of humor, learning and audience participation has been captivating young audiences for the past ten years.

Big Jeff began writing songs for his daughter Molly when she was 2 years old. He refined his act by playing for the children at the New Jersey daycare center where he worked as a bus driver. He now tours nationally and performs regularly throughout the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Big Jeff has released five CDs and one concert DVD. His debut CD won a Children's Music Web Award for Classic Children's Recording, and his songs have appeared on compilations alongside favorite kids' acts like Trout Fishing in America, Sharon, Lois and Bram, Jack Grunsky and Parachute Express. He's written many well-loved preschool hits, including "Big Pterodactyl in the Sky," "The Orange Song" and "Dance on One Leg."

Big Jeff's shows are packed with fun, interactive songs that entertain and educate. He performs both solo and with his trio at numerous schools, daycares, libraries, festivals, benefits, park concerts and other venues, including the Quick Chek Balloon Festival, the Hoboken Arts and Music Festival, and multiple branches of the New York Public Library.