About Jack Forman, Emcee:
Jack Forman is still trying to figure out what he’s going to do when he grows up… but he’s gotten a lot done in the meantime.
The Grammy-nominated family musician has produced seventeen albums for family audiences, mostly with his acclaimed band, Recess Monkey; played 1100 highly-caffeinated shows for kids and their handlers; and has hosted his own nationally broadcast live daily call-in show on SiriusXM’s Kids Place Live for seven years.
Jack was a member of the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint Seattle from 1988 through 1995, then returned to its board of directors a decade later for a seven year run. On tour with the Performing Choir in Washington DC, he met Barbara Bush. Back home in Seattle came *this close* to singing with Dave Brubeck, though he didn’t know enough about Dave Brubeck at the time to be as crushed as he is now.
A longtime elementary school teacher, Jack’s trained in the art of listening to kid-driven ideas. From songs inspired by kid callers on “Live From the Monkey House” to dinnertime shenanigans with his own kids, he’s just as likely to set kids up for the punchline as to take one of his own. Either way, there’s a pretty high likelihood of someone squirting milk out of their nose.