Josh Shriber - Jammin' With You! Director
Josh Shriber is the owner and director of Jammin’ With You!--a music and performing arts center located in Wellesley, MA—and is the principle songwriter and band leader for nationally touring “Kindie” band Josh & the Jamtones. Hoping to create a vehicle to deliver his own brand of fun-and-funny, high-energy music education to children and families, Shriber opened the doors to Jammin’ With You! in 2008. Now with over 60 private teachers and 600+ students enrolled, JWY! is taking over the Northeast offering in-your-house music lessons and group music and drama classes to dozens of preschools, temples and other early education centers in the greater Boston and NYC areas. A passionate and extra-energetic performer, Josh and his intrepid band of Jamtones have playing hundreds of shows across the country, sharing the stage with bands like Dave Matthews, Jack Johnson, Yo Gabba Gabba, The Wiggles, Fresh Beat Band and the Roots! Shriber cut his teeth performing solo as a song leader in Boston-area temples, then quickly expanded into pre-schools, birthday parties and classes at his performance center. Now after a dozen record releases and countless national tours, Josh has brought his quirky musical bravado into the lives and homes of thousands of children and their families across the US.
Shriber is the winner of tons of fancy music awards, receiving the top prize in the American Songwriting Awards and The John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His Jewish-themed “Jammin’ with Jew!” series, which introduces Judaism in a relaxed and super approachable way to young kids and families, has sold over 80,000 records and is distributed by the massively popular PJ Library. Recently Shriber and his Jamtones have become the official featured artist of Chuck E. Cheese’s, who display their music videos and animated “Bear Hunt” movie on screens in-store a 506 locations worldwide! The band has an impressive radio presence, with numerous #1 hits on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live!
On a Personal Note
Josh is a dedicated husband, father, friend, and always tries to be the funniest guy in the room. He stays in shape by jumping, spinning, singing and laughing with his JWY! crew in Wellesley…and by climbing, ninja warrior-ing, yoga-ing, p90x-ing/circuit training, running and thumb wrestling little children.