Music classes

for 0-5 year olds

with a Jazz Flavo​ur.

Jazz-oriented musical exploration! ​

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Why Jingle Jam Music?

  • Jingle Jam Music classes always consist of LIVE music, using professional musicians and Jazz music to really engage your child.
  • We provide a shared experience for children and parents / carers in music making.
  • We rotate the musicians so you and your child will discover a range of differerent instruments.
  • Children can discover how the musicians play their instruments by seeing up close and feeling the vibrations the instruments make.
  • Jingle Jam Introduces families to jazz in an authentic creative process.

What our customers are saying

This is a fantastic music class with a jazz twist. We joined the 11:10am toddler class last Saturday and absolutely loved it (me as much as my 2 year old son!). It is such a nice change from the usual nursery rhyme approach. Fantastic musicians and songs that stuck in our heads for the day and more!

Orla M, mum to Klaas.

Our Team

Meet our professionals...

Emily Dankworth

Founder, Group Leader and Early-years educator

Emily has a diverse musical upbringing; as the granddaughter of Dame Cleo Laine and Sir John Dankworth and father bassist, Alec Dankworth, she has travelled all over the world performing, passing on her musical talents to listeners.

Having graduated with MMus in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a choral scholarship from University in Canterbury, Emily found her love of child education. Her involvement with early-years education is strong and something she is passionate about, after spending years working with this age group in children’s clubs around the UK and on a one-to-one basis.

In Emily’s career she has performed live at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, The Barbican Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Centre, (NYC), Boston Symphony Hall, The National Center for Performing Arts, (Beijing), The Elgar Room, Kings Place and has been featured on BBC Radio and BBC Television including The Paul O'Grady Show, BBC Radio 2, The One Show, BBC One ,The Choir, BBC Radio 3, Ronnie Scotts' Radio Show, JAZZ FM, and Jamie Cullum's Radio Show.

“Emily’s voice is forged from the DNA of Jazz royalty… No surprise that it is Gorgeous, smooth, lush…” Ralph Salmins

Jose Chicano (BEd)

Founder, Group Leader and Children's Entertainer.

“It was clear from Jose’s fully packed music classes, which I attended regularly with my daughter, that he is a born teacher” (Kadhija’s mum)

Jose is a guitarist and Play Session Leader who is a qualified primary school teacher both in Spain and in the UK, and has a special interest in music spending the last four years running music classes and activities for 0-5 year olds in a prestigious children’s club in Knightsbridge.

“Jose has a very warm personality, a great deal of patience and an infectious smile, allowing even the shyest of children to relate to him and thrive under his guidance”. Dr Fahmida Suleman.

Liam Dunachie


Liam Dunachie is a freelance pianist, composer and arranger based in London. Having read music at Trinity College, Cambridge and subsequently studied jazz piano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, he is in high demand in the capital and beyond.

Liam works closely with The National Children’s Choir of Great Britain.

As a jazz pianist he has performed at Ronnie Scott’s, Pizza Express Dean St, and all the major jazz clubs in London.

As an accompanist he was recently featured on BBC 2 working with Gareth Malone on the popular television series “The Choir: Sing While You Work”.

He has worked extensively in theatre, most recently having been assistant musical director for a critically acclaimed production of “Hairspray” at Leicester Curve Theatre, and also undertakes regular work as an arranger and composer with recent work commissioned by CBS Network, and City of London Sinfonia.

Alec Dankworth


Alec Dankworth is an award-winning jazz bassist and composer who, in addition to leading several groups of his own, has worked with an amazing list of artists including Van Morrison, Stephanne Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, and The Dave Brubeck Quartet. He is known for his energetic stage presence, versatility of style and some of the most imaginative bass solos around!

“elegant stability, big sound, sure beat, and thoughtful spontaneity.”

-John Fordham, Guardian

Alec’s musical influences came initially from growing up with his parents: vocalist Dame Cleo Laine and saxophonist / composer Sir John Dankworth.

Alec first studied cello, then clarinet and saxophone, guitar and bass guitar. To start with he mostly played classical clarinet, then went to the Guildhall School of Music for a while before heading for Berklee College of Music with his bass guitar.

In 1995 Alec joined the Van Morrison group touring Europe and America and recording three albums, including ‘The Healing Game’. 1997 saw a move to New York, where he performed with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, plus a residency at ‘Birdland’. A year later Alec joined The Dave Brubeck Quartet, performing Quartet, Pops and Choral concerts including the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall.

He was voted ‘Best Bass player’ in the 1995 and 1997 British Jazz Awards.

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