Boston-based singer-songwriter and children's performer, Vanessa Trien, has become a local rock star among the young and young at heart. The "Nessa Groupies" sing and dance in the aisles at her packed shows with her lively band, the Jumping Monkeys, flock to her infant and toddler music education classes, and can't get enough of her two award-winning children's CDs, 'Carnival Day' and 'Hot Air Balloon.'
As Boston Children's Music puts it, "Vanessa's shows are perfect. It's hard to explain and I can't quite put my finger on what it is they do differently, but whatever it is, it really gets the kids (and parents) excited!...She has some sort of magical energy that makes all of her shows super fun..." Vanessa is also Boston's best-kept secret because her rise in children's music coincided with her starting a family which, up until recently, has kept her relatively close to home. But watch out because Vanessa and the Jumping Monkeys are broadening their touring circuit!
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