Red Balloon
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Introducing Red Balloon!

A powerful new children's album for young listeners!



 
 
 



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Children are able to learn the sounds of languages at a very early age, and as they get older, lose this ability.
Why not harness it?
Give them the basis for fluency in any language they desire later in life!




SONGS:

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"123, Count With Me"
Travel the world in your red balloon, and learn how the children of the world say it!

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"Sharing"
The best thing in life is free!

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"Red Balloon"
Give a smile, and always try!

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"That's How We Dance"
Put your right foot in front of your left!


CREDITS:

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Songwriter/Producer: Dan Schteingart

Dan has been a producer, composer, and songwriter for nearly two decades. He was named a suggested artist by "Song of the Year", and his work "Keely's Song" was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. He has played at venues from New York to Los Angeles. As a producer, Dan's work has been seen nationally, in promotion of high profile Emmy Award Winning shows such as HBO's "Sex And The City", and "The Sopranos", and the PBS Great Performances series, including such concerts as "Opening Night at Carnegie Hall", and "Elton John at the Royal Opera House". He has worked with many notable musicians, and orchestras including the Chicago, New Jersey, and Cleveland Symphony Orchestras, and the Vienna Philharmonic. He produces many independent artists, and leads the New York City chapter of Songsalive, helping artists with their music, fostering a supportive environment for them to grow and improve their music into a commercially viable form. Dan is a Music Therapy MA Candidate, with studies from New York University. His music therapy work with hearing impaired preschoolers, and adults in hospitalized inpatient psychiatric units have allowed him to utilize music as a means of communication and healing.


Featured=Producer: Greg Knowles

Greg Knowles has been a record producer based in Los Angeles and New York for the past 28 years. He holds a doctorate in music and is a professor at The Juilliard School, where he teaches theory & harmony, along with classes on music business and recording. Starting as a studio and touring drummer, he continues to perform with Aegean Chamber Percussion, a classical ensemble. Very active with the Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), he spent more than 25 years on the Board of Governors, the National Board of Trustees, and 3 terms as Los Angeles President. Greg chaired Grammy in the Schools in Los Angeles for 14 years, and continues as a featured artist on Grammy Career Day in New York. Along with producing partner Jim Fallon, Greg and Jim formed Bimperl Entertainment & Media, which is an artist development company producing first albums for young, new, upcoming artists, whose albums are then released on major labels. Dr. Knowles is the author of 2 music textbooks, "Reading Exercises for Solfege" and "A Composers Treatise for Scoring Percussion." The Heredity Knights of Britannia recently awarded Sir Gregory a Knighthood for his many contributions and work with young artists.


Featured=Engineer: Aaron Accetta

Aaron Accetta is a top producer for both indie artists and mainstream artists in the genres of rock and pop. His impressive industry connections, range of experience, and positive reputation make him a sought-after collaborator by A-list songwriters and record labels. Currently he is Co-Owner of Dirty Canvas Music, the production company behind American Authors and Young Rising Sons. He co-wrote and co-produced the single "Best Day of My Life", which was named the #1 most played song in 2014 on Adult Pop Radio. Aaron has a slew of production, mixing, and songwriting credits under his belt, as well as three outstanding reviews in Billboard Magazine and a RIAA Certified Gold Record to commemorate sales of his flawless production of Aaron Carter's U.S. single, Saturday Night. In addition, Aaron has appeared on many national television programs such as The Today Show, Vh1 and Live with Regis & Kelly, and has also produced and/or written for many well-known artists, including James Garfunkel (son of Art Garfunkel), Brooke Hogan, Deborah Gibson, Jordan Knight (New Kids), Rich Cronin, LFO, C-Note (JKH Entertainment), Keke Palmer (Atlantic Records), Captain Kid, Tina Parol (Universal), Freddy (Kidd Kraddick radio show), Pierre (UK artist), Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees), Aaron Carter (Trans Con), and Nick Carter (Backstreet Boys). Aaron has also produced tracks and/or written for Disney Theme Parks and Radio Disney artists.

PERFORMERS:



Featured=Sarah Mather

When she was 14, Sarah started singing in bands. She continued to perform with a local band "Moe Black" for 5 years and was able to tour and play with great musicians. Wanting to further her career, she auditioned for American Idol in August, 2004, and made it to the top 12 girls. She has been writing, performing, and releasing music ever since.


Featured=Gus Fafalios
Born and raised in New York City, Gus began playing guitar when he was 8 years old. He was classically trained, and plays music of all genres. He is active on the New York scene and performs regularly alongside great musicians such as Kenny Aaronson (Bob Dylan, Billy Idol, Joan Jett, Derringer), Keith Christopher (Georgia Satellites, Willie Nelson), Jimmy Kunes (Cactus, Savoy Brown), Doug Derryberry (Bruce Hornsby) and Danny Miranda (Blue Oyster Cult, Queen and Paul Rodgers), to name just a few. He is also a prolific songwriter and has had two of his originals used in Independent film soundtracks. Very recently Gus released his debut CD "Night Fishing" ranging in style and genres from Mediterranean, blues, ambient, jam band to rock.


Featured=Tammy Infusino

As a child, Tammy composed songs without realizing- when faced with boring tasks like chores and homework, she would create scenarios in song to pass the time. She began studying voice formally at 11, and after a few years of classical training found acclaimed vocal coach, Don Lawrence (who teaches the likes of Mick Jagger, Bono & Lady GaGa). Tammy's style combines the earthy, soulful Stax Records grit with a comparative melodic range of Mariah Carey. Her sound is a throwback to an era before studio tricks and overdubs, delivering time after time with her vocal acrobatics and home grown New Jersey sass. Her unique musical blend appeals to the minds and hearts of those who matter most: music lovers with a yearning for sincerity and genuine talent. Tammy's vocal credits include Kanye West, Drake, Diet Coke, and Target.


Featured=Eric Storm

Eric is a New York based Singer and Songwriter. Passion and soul can be heard in his voice as he grew as an artist listening to everything from Sam Cooke and Stevie Wonder to Boys2Men. He appreciates any and all opportunities he is afforded to sing and hopes one day his voice will precede his stature. But, in the meantime he works on his music and constantly evolves and improves his style.

Featured=Oli Rockberger

Oli Rockberger is a NYC based (London born) producer, keys sideman, songwriter, arranger and vocalist who has appeared live/on recordings alongside Levon Helm, Gloria Gaynor, John Mayer, Chris "Daddy" Dave wi/Robert Glasper, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Charlie Hunter and Randy Brecker amongst numerous others. Current work includes finishing up a 4th studio album follow up to his acclaimed "Old Habits" (co-produced with Chris Abell) as well as the release of Mister Barrington's 3rd studio album "Can't Turn Back" with upcoming European dates planned for Sept '15. Recent production projects include co-producing the forthcoming debut album for prodigious UK electronic artist Terrain, and the latest recording by NY based songstress Cariad Harmon, which recently received 3 1/2 stars in Rolling Stone Music Magazine. He has contributed as a songwriter/arranger/pianist/keyboardist to a rich array of recording projects spanning pop, rock, folk, jazz, through electronica and R&B.


Featured=Ulysses Owens Jr.

Multi Grammy Award winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. is currently touring with many notable artists like Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, Kurt Elling, Ted Nash and Wynton Marsalis, performing in venues nationally and internationally. Throughout his career he's obtained endorsements from Zildjian Cymbals, Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware, Gator Drum Cases, DG Cajons, Avid Group (Sibelius Software & M-Audio interfaces and modules), Earthworks Hi-Definition Microphones, Craviotto Snare Drums, Remo Drumheads, and Vic Firth Drumsticks and Mallets. He also holds the position as Artistic Director for Don't Miss A Beat, Inc. which is his family's organization located in Jacksonville Florida; whose sole vision is to expose local inner city youth to the arts. In this role he travels annually and conducts workshops, a summer camp and productions with the goal to educate students worldwide about using the arts as an alternative to violence.


Featured=Ben Williams

Grammy Award winning bassist Ben Williams has performed with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Chaka Kahn, Dee Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Roy Hargrove, Benny Golson, and Stefon Harris just to name a few. Williams recently performed the infectious tune, Happy with Pharrell Williams and Herbie Hancock at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood; and recently completed his film debut with Don Cheadle in the upcoming movie, Miles Ahead. Williams won his first Grammy Award with the Pat Metheny Unity Band for Best Jazz Instrumental Album of 2012. Ben recorded and released State of Art in 2011 with his band, Sound Effect. The Album reached #1 on the charts of iTunes and the National BillBoard. He was named the 2011 iTtunes Breakthrough Artist of the Year in the category of jazz, and won the most prestigious competition in the world for aspiring jazz musicians- the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.


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