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Jennifer’s ‘Rise & Shine’ jamborees bring all ages together through music! Her positive sing-a-long and dance party children’s programming encourages and strengthens community engagement through live family entertainment. Thousands all over Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton gather for her kids music concerts packed with high-energy and interactive singing, dancing, playing instruments, bubbles, educational skill building, and games. Jennifer’s “can do” original songs of friendship and hope inspire and connect families through the universal language of music while teaching fundamental pre-kindergarden skills including right/left, soft/loud, counting, alphabet, body parts, animals, following directions, solving problems, anti-bullying, positive social skills, and much more!

Popular Jennifer Ellis Children’s Programs:

  1. The Original Sing-a-long & Dance Party with Jennifer Ellis
  2. Halloween Sing-a-long & Costume Parade
  3. Holiday Candy Cane Concert
  4. Musical P.E. & Sing-a-long
  5. Puppets & Pajamas Sing-a-long
  6. Nursery Rhyme Thyme
  7. Back to School Family Open House
  8. End of the Year Celebration

“Jennifer’s energy and her love of music comes across in her performance. It was so enjoyable seeing the looks of happiness on the children’s faces as they got to participate in the show with her. She sang, gave music instruction and got the children up and dancing. I loved the maracas! Even the teenagers at the booth next to us joined in the fun. Her music transcends all ages. Hopefully she will be back with us next year for our Kidchella event.” Theresa Cicchinelli, Sales & Marketing Manager, Cincinnati Family Magazine

Jennifer Ellis is an entertainer of children of all ages.  From young toddlers to pre-teens, Jennifer has the ability to mesmerize any audience with her lively music. She even uses Jazz music to teach about History.  We’ve enjoyed working with Jennifer at Cincinnati Museum Center and look forward to working with her in the future.” – Claire Pollock, Director of Public Education, Cincinnati Museum Center, www.cincymuseum.org



Jennifer started her music career at 3-years old, singing on stage for her big sister’s Kindergarten graduation. Growing up, she was an active member in the church and she was a part of the praise & worship music leaders for her youth group for more than 6 years. She studied voice, dance, guitar, piano and theater. At the University of Florida, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering with a minor in Music. Jennifer has written and recorded multiple pop/rock and jazz albums including her all original children’s album, “Rise & Shine… It’s Time to Play” which is featured on Pandora. She has been performing across the U.S., in New York City, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Cincinnati for more than 20 years. Jennifer has resided in Cincinnati, Ohio for more than 10 years, and she performs regularly for family-friendly concerts and jazz clubs.