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235 West 56th Street 42M

New York, NY 10019

jointhefun@funikijam.com

347.913.5267

FunikiJam World Music ®

© 2023 by BTB Music

about FunikiJam

(say "fun-EEE-KEE-jam")

 

"funiki" (Japanese):  "(musical) atmosphere" 

"jam" (Indonesian):  "time (well spent)"

FunikiJam = music time (around the world)

it starts with FUN and it ends in a JAM...

OUR
NAME
OUR
STORY

FunikiJam was founded by Brian Barrentine in 1999 to meet a growing demand for quality education and entertainment programs for young children and families. Starting with a weekly audience of just six families, the program quickly became so popular that Barrentine began training teachers, opening new locations, recording the music, and touring live shows to schools, music festivals and lofty venues like the Historic Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame. Now based in NYC, FunikiJam has evolved into a landmark early childhood education and entertainment organization with an annual reach of over 70,000 patrons. Uniquely blending  Barrentine's original rhymes, chants, songs and stories with indigenous music from around the world,   FunikiJam's mission is to empower global citizens to reach their highest potential through its trademark "music exploration for the next generation" classes,  live shows, musical recordings, film production, and teacher training.

Music Director

Off Broadway & Touring

the AGENTS OF JAM:

 a highly trained team of elite experts in music, movement, language, and cool...

Brian Barrentine

Captain Jam

Off Broadway, Touring & Media

Founder, Creator, & Executive Director​

Charlene Morris

Agent Sababba

Off Broadway & Touring

Juan Espinal

Agent Bongo

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Taylor Paulson

Agent Asuka

Off Broadway & Touring

Amy Weaver

Agent Mimi

Off Broadway & Touring

Tyler Fuentes

Agent Bahjat

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Jacquelyn Powell

Agent Raven

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Damien Alix-Souhabi

Agent Théo

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Victoria Raigorodsky

Agent Tina

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist English & Español

Andrea Galata

Agent Sbrexy/Commander Jam

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Kaila Wooten

Agent Harmony

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Juan Pablo Mendive

Male u/s

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist Español

Tobias Arizio

Male u/s

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Beatriz Cavalieri

Agent Coachella

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Kolten Bell

Agent Keona

Off Broadway & Touring

Ashton Parrack

Agent Melody

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

Anna Perilo

FunikiJam Omaha Director

Certified Teaching Artist

Ryan McCurdy

Music Director

Off Broadway & Touring

Meghan Doherty

Assit. director / choreographer

Off Broadway & Touring

Certified Teaching Artist

R.J. Magee

Associate Producer

Office Manager

Executive Assistant