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.

Diana Panton: I Believe in Little Things

When you are looking for a soothing album to put on to bring the house down a notch pre-bedtime, Diana Panton’s sweet vocals are like the lullaby you always wished you could sing to your kids. With a combination of classics (including “The Rainbow Connection” and “When You Wish Upon a Star”) and originals, be transported to a jazzy fairy tale land with just one listen.

Get enchanted and hear samples at dianapanton.com.

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

—Amber Guetebier

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