If a trip to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras isn’t on your list of weekend must-dos, we’ve found the next best thing with a collection of jazz albums for kids. From the traditional NOLA jazzy flare to soothing lullabies, these latests and greatest collections will leave your kiddos wanting more…music! Click through the gallery to discover some of our favorites.

Various Artists: Under the Moon

This project goes beyond introducing young kids to the sounds of jazz and includes an accompanying book you can buy with lyrics and notes. The music CD includes classics recorded by singing legends Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan and Ray Charles. Rock your kids to sleep with the gentle “Willow Weep for Me” sung by Billie Holiday or “Blue Moon” by Mel Torme. It’s the ultimate bedtime album but also a great play to de-stress after a long day of school/work.

Go online to thesecretmountain.com to learn more.

What’s your favorite jazz for kids? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. 

—Amber Guetebier

all photos courtesy the artists or Amazon