Does your child know what a tenor saxophone looks like or what a big band sounds like? This top educational app offers your kids a brand new musical learning experience!

Apple's Best app for Ages 5 & Under • Winner of a Gold Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Award • Academics' Choice Award • Parents' Choice Award • Horizon Award • Best App Ever Award • NYTimes apps to acknowledge

A JAZZY DAY – SWINGING WITH THE BIG BAND is a fun and interactive story that will teach your child about music instruments. The book features original illustrations and music, as well as sounds from real acoustic instruments. Join the two cute kittens as they visit the Jazz Big Band and meet the animal musicians. Play and put your knowledge to the test.


Special Features:

• Easy to use interactive pages designed for little fingers.
• Original Jazz Big Band music from professional musicians.
• Read to Me - reads and plays the story automatically.
• Read it Myself - allows you to read the story at your own pace.
• Educational Games : "Find the instrument" and "Which instrument sounds like this".
• Take a picture with the musical kittens and share your photo.
• This app will teach and inspire your child to start playing a music instrument.

The music instruments featured in the book are:
Alto Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone

Thanks to all of our supporters! We are honored by the fantastic reviews:

• "This game will lay down the first foundations of musical education and be the first step towards your child wanting to play an instrument—something I still regret never doing." - Wired/Geekmom

• "A winning app. This highly user-friendly primer gives kids both a macro and micro lesson about jazz music." - Kirkus Reviews

• "Superb blend of high quality animation, original music, great story-telling, interactivity, and game playing. BRAVO!" - iHeart This App

• "This melody book is amazing! The kittens are adorable and the music is really great!" - Musicians With Apps

• "A family that loves music, and feels music is important, will benefit from having A Jazzy Day. The story is cute and the games are excellent." - Apptudes

• "A Jazzy Day is a great app that helps broaden children’s knowledge of instruments and gives them a new appreciation for music." - The iPhone Mom


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What’s New

Version 4.1

- A Jazzy Day iMessage sticker app comes with each download!
- Support for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, X
If you enjoy A Jazzy Day, please consider leaving us an App Store review or rating. They really help and are much appreciated. Thanks!
Check out our latest app - "Look, I'm Making it Up!" - Introducing little ones to Improvisation.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Earnest Will ,

Creative, Educational, and Beautifully Illustrated

Not only as a lover of Jazz, but also as the brother of two musicians and the son of two educators, I feel this App is wonderful for children, parents, and individuals who work with children on many levels. Besides teaching young people the way a Jazz ensemble is constructed and how Jazz musicians utilize improvisation, a skill used in life in all areas, not just the arts, this App encourages children to try something they may have not been exposed to or are not that familiar with. I am also Therapist and the research has proven that music education and education in the arts in other areas (i.e. drawing, storytelling) enhances learning in other subject areas (i.e. Math, Science). The more we expose children to the arts, the more academically successful and creative human beings they will become. I think this App is more that what it appears and its surplus meaning is significant. Thank you for making this piece of art to share with us.

K8ofNH ,


WOW, what an app! This app has enlightened my boys 3&5, to the wonderful world of music and the instruments that create the sounds. This app sparked an interest within them that I, as a parent, didn't know was there inside of them. They were both so engaged listening and learning. Their love of animals, especially cats, and all of the interactivity throughout the book kept their interest the entire time. This app really touched on listening skills. They were able to identify the many instrument sounds in the "Play Games" section, which really impressed me! The Learn chapter and the Play Game chapters are a huge plus. They helped with the identity of musical instruments through pictures and sounds. The boys also loved having their photos taken with the cool cats! The narration, animation, navigation and information contained in this app is superb! A BIG thank you to the developers of this ingenious, wonderful, top notch app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for this beautiful review ; )

walke19 ,

Great fun/educational app

This app is excellent for anyone who wants to introduce their children to jazz music at an early age. An app like this could be fundamental in a child's development, giving them a head start to any formal education. In addition, its quite fun, and a good excuse to involve both the parent and child. There is a story book portion that can either be read by the app itself or read without audio -- a great start to get a child reading and recognizing words. Then, there is a instrument recognition game, which can keep a kid busy for hours. The animation is fantastic, cute, and runs quite smoothly. The sound effects are clear and realistic; and this is coming from a musician.


The Melody Book LLC
143.2 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.


English, Spanish

Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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