Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"My My My" Music Video and "3's a Charm" EP Premiere!

In the dawning era of selfies, smart phones, Instagram, JPEGs, GIFs, and that urge always there to "Memorex" (I know, it's dated) all the moments of our children's lives-- simply because we can-- my family band and I have taken it upon ourselves to delve through the hard drives, mobile uploads, online albums, and even the dusty "real" ones to curate for all to see this music video, a glimpse into 13-some-odd years of our family life. It's in remembrance of the beauty a photograph could hold in a moment, the rediscovering of those moments, and the desire to reclaim it back from the impending typhoon of too much information. Mostly though, it's in celebration of the growing love in a family unit. Our family unit. The Chocolate Chips.

From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy!

With love,
Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips


"My My My is the 11th official Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips music video and the first single off the 3-song EP, "3's a Charm." Purchase "My My My" and the rest of the EP (officially out TODAY!), "3's a Charm" here:

Multi-instrumentalist, wordsmith and audio auteur, Mista Cookie Jar, and his rebel-rocking family band, The Chocolate Chips, have created a childhood inspired, 3-song collection for families. In a dreamy blend of classical, roots music, and urban flavors unique to Mista Cookie Jar, these songs seamlessly infuse lyrical menageries of storytelling, hip hop, and folk. "My My My" starts it out in a motown-swing bang, Mista Cookie Jar's personal and nostalgic homage to his step-kids and growing up. "Be a Little Angel" is a harp-laced, 50's pop-tinged, rap-ballad celebrating in a lyrical waltz the tiny treasures found in innocence and youth. In closing is "Prairie Boy," a simple day-in-the-life tale of a boy in nature set to harmonica and Mista Cookie Jar's signature "stars & moon" resonator. In a sweep of saxophones, chimes, strings, banjos, and the rhymes & harmonies of 13 year-old Ava Flava, "3's a Charm" is a collection of meticulously crafted visions that urge the listener to give in to the imagination and stay forever young.

"3's a Charm," a 3-song EP, is the 3rd official collection of songs released by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. 


released 22 July 2014

Performed by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips except banjo on "Prairie Boy" performed by PA Brown.
Words and music by Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro.
Recorded and mastered by Mista Cookie Jar & Jenna Michelle.
Published by Inner Child Rock Publishing (ASCAP).
A Love Bubble Production.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

2014 Coast to Coast Summer Tour!

July 22 - "3's a Charm" 3 Song EP Release & Video Premiere - Online Everywhere
July 25 - Harvard and Highland (18+) - Pittsburgh, PA - 8pm
July 26 - The Children's Museum of The Ohio Valley (w/Josh&Gab) - Wheeling, WV - 4pm
July 29 - Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods - DC Metro - 10:30am
July 30 -  Wolf Trap's Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods -DC Metro - 10:30am
Aug 2 - "Rox In Sox" Festival - Portland/Lake Oswego, OR - 10am to 4pm

July 22 - Tuesday
"3's a Charm" 3 Song EP Release & Video Premiere 
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"3's a Charm," a 3-song EP, will be the 3rd official collection of songs released by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. More info coming soon.

July 25 - Friday
Harvard & Highland (18+)
Pittsburgh, PA - 8pm (Free)
An evening of comedy and music at Harvard & Highland with Gab Bonesso. Mista Cookie Jar will perform a handful of inner child inspired acoustic songs. Gab Bonesso of Josh & Gab will be telling jokes. Free to attend, cocktail and drink specials.
220 N Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

July 26 - Saturday
Wheeling, WV - 4pm

Excited to announce Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips will be performing The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley. Located in Mista Cookie Jar's hometown of Wheeling, West Virginia, the show will also feature Pittsburgh's Kindie rock 'n' roll/stand up comedy, anti-bullying, superstar duo, Josh & Gab. Located in beautiful downtown Wheeling, The Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley has been a staple for Wheeling families for the past 12 years. 

2112 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003

July 29-30 (Tues-Wed) 
Vienna, VA (DC Metro) - 10:30 AM:  $10
For families in the DC metro area, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips will be performing 2 shows at Wolf Trap's Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods July 29 & 30. Located in Vienna, VA, Wolf Trap’s beloved outdoor theatre for children has been a tradition for generations. Down a meadow path, over a bridge, nestled in trees, Theatre-in-the-Woods is full of happy children all summer long. As part of a summer series featuring performers such as Dan Zanes, The Pop Ups, and Lucky Diaz and The Family Jam Band, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips are honored to join the Wolf Trap tradition.
Tickets are $10. Shows start at 10:30 AM.  For more info and to purchase tickets click here: 

1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Virginia 22182
Aug 2 (Sat) 
Rox In Sox
Portland Lake Oswego, OR - 10AM to 4PM: Free
Portland area fans, check out Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips at the one and only Rox In Sox festival August 2nd. Free and open to the public, Rox In Sox will feature some of the most celebrated family music entertainers in the world including Aaron Nigel Smith, Red Yarn, The Not Its, Recess Monkey, School of Rock, & 23, Secret Agent 23 Skiddoo. In celebration of children's music and literature, the festival will be collecting socks, books and shoes for kids who need them. Daylong activities include yoga and other fitness fun, hula hooping, drumming, arts and crafts, face-painting, and at least 20 vendors providing food and activities. Join the fun and bring some lawn chairs!

The West End Building  4101 Kruse Way, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Kids Place Live! SiriusXM 78 - 5pm (ET)
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo & Mista Cookie Jar will be dropping by the Monkey House on SiriusXM 78's Kids Place Live!. Tune in 5pm ET with host Jack Forman of Recess Monkey as Skidoo & Cookie talk kid hop, drop rhymes, and freestyle to kid-caller ideas.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Rest in peace, Aunt Carol.

So sad to say it, but our dear friend, Aunt Carol, passed away this morning. She was loved by so many and she will surely be missed. Carol was a resident at a hospital I played music for many years ago and we became fast friends. She won herself this "on-the-spot" ditty in a bingo game. But with her chutzpah and persistently joyful enthusiasm, a full production celebrating her contagious spirit commenced soon after. This was our first music video and I'm still quite proud of all it stands for. Rest in peace, Aunt Carol. We love you!