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 engaging, high-energy shows 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.

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.




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

"Music quality rivals the Top of the Pops...easily rivals any Disney themed song..."-Rebecca Yorn Alison, Kids Can Groove

"What Taylor Swift would sound like is she had a second 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

"Thank you, Karen K & the Jitterbugs, for producing an album both kids and adults love!" -National iTunes Customer 


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...


For bookings, EPKs and more info, contact karen@karenkjitterbugs.com / 617.922.3839