Karen K & the Jitterbugs


About the Band



"Spiky, power-pop sheen...fun for the whole family"  -The Boston Globe

"Music quality rivals the Top of the Pops...a pop masterpiece...easily rivals any Disney music"                                             -Rebecca Yorn Alison, Kids Can Groove

"What Taylor Swift would sound like if she had a 2nd grader who wanted to break free from school to hang with Mom..." -Jeff Bogle, Red Tricycle and Huffington Post Contributor

“Colorful, magical, whimsical and just perfection!" -Carol Waxman, Children's Services Librarian, West Hartford, CT 

"We've worked with a lot of performers of this age group, and Karen K & the Jitterbugs are the best.  Simply fabulous."                      -Jewish Community Centers of Greater-Boston

Bug Out! with Karen K and her imaginary friends, the Jitterbugs: Bumble (the bee who doesn’t like to sting); Stinky (loves playing outside, refuses baths), Hop (working on his self control); and Slug Bug (needs a LOT of naps). 

Named one of the “Must-See Acts of 2015” and called “Power pop sheen that makes them fun for the whole family” by the Boston Globe, the Jitterbugs have quickly become a favorite among kids and kid-ults in Boston and beyond. Known for their totally engaging, high-energy show packed with humor and amazingly catchy, well-crafted tunes, Karen K & the Jitterbugs has quickly become one of the most buzzed about kindie bands on the East Coast.

Karen K & the Jitterbugs were recently voted the Best Kindie Band in the Greater-Boston area by Mommy Poppins (41,000 votes). National recognition includes Parents Choice Awards; Best Kids Video of 2014 for their You Tube hit video “(I Woke Up in a) Fire Truck”; appearances on PBS-WGBH and CBS-New York; and radio play on stations across the country.  Jitterbugs Music Classes for kids 5 and under, created by Karen K, were recently named the Best Music Class in Massachusetts by Boston Parents Paper.


As Seen On CBS-NY and WGBH (PBS)

As Featured in The New York Times, the Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Broadway World, the New York Post, Red Tricyle,

Mommy Poppins and more.


Appearances include: 

Boston Summer Arts Weekend, Copley Square, Boston, MA

Smithsonian Discovery Museum, Washington, DC

WGBH Ice Cream Fest, Boston, MA

TCAN (The Natick Center for the Arts), MA

Back Bay Events Center, Boston, MA

Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline, MA

Regent Theater, Arlington, MA

Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

Lowell Summer Music Series, MA

Summer on the Hudson Series, NYC

Union Square Park, NYC

Winston-Salem Children's Museum, NC

Chicago Botanic Gardens, IL 

and more...