Aaron Nigel Smith

Aaron Nigel Smith's “call to action” is to get kids and families to sing, dance and play together. In 2002 he founded FUNdamentals of Music and Movement, an arts program which is now the     program of choice to over 100 early education centers in Los Angeles, San Francisco, NewYork and Boston. His fun, inspired, and lively show is guaranteed to get the audience off their feet.

In 2005, Aaron’s debut CD release, Let’s Pretend, won the NAPPA & IParenting Media Awards.  His   2010 CD "Everyone Loves to Dance, received a Parents’ Choice Award and recognition in People   Magazine.  In 2009 he collaborated with Ziggy Marley on a Bob Marley kids record, B is for Bob.   Aaron Nigel Smith joined the cast of PBS Kids show, Between the Lions in 2008.

In 2009 Aaron and his wife of 15 years Diedre, formed the non-profit One World Chorus with the goal of building bridges internationally through choral singing. There are currently over 500 children involved in the music outreach programs in Portland, Los Angeles, New York, Kenya & Jamaica. In 2012 One World Chorus released a debut CD, Welcome to the Village, to critical acclaim. People Magazine and USA today recognized the project as one of the best children’s releases of the year and the CD received a Parents’ Choice Award!

In the summer of 2013 in a partnership with the City of Lake Oswego, The Lake Oswego Library and Northwestern Mutual, Aaron launched the Rox in Sox Children’s Music & Book Festival. This one-day free event features some of the nations leading talent from the worlds of family music and literature. Aaron’s simple mission is to connect and empower children, families and communities through music.