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    Kid Rocker  •  Inspirational Writer  •  Motivational Speaker  •

    “My philosophy is that the kids are the stars of the show, not me.” - Jim

    Jim Cosgrove has been rockin' families for nearly two decades! Affectionately nicknamed “Mr. Stinky Feet” by his young fans following the release of his 1998 hit song, Jim is a cool favorite on the concert tour circuit. His high-energy, interactive shows have delighted audiences throughout North America and Europe, including two performances at The White House.

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    Jim credits his family for helping him maintain the stamina to perform well over 3,000 shows. His wife, Jeni books the shows and manages the business. Their daughters occasionally appear with him on stage and double as his road crew. Jim and Jeni co-founded Jiggle Jam, the nation’s largest family music festival.

    In addition to writing a monthly parenting column for The Kansas City Star, Jim is a national speaker and entertainer who motivates and energizes educators, parents, and corporate audiences on topics that include creativity, communication, and creating a joy-filled life.  Jim worked as a teacher, newspaper reporter, and corporate spokesperson before having the sense enough to get a “real” job helping children laugh.

    Jim is the founder and CGO (Chief Groove Officer) of Mighty Mo Productions, which curates and distributes the world's best music for kids and families.

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    B.A. Journalism, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
    M.A. English; University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


    Woody Guthrie; Pete Seger; Peter, Paul, & Mary; Joni Mitchell; John McCutcheon; Jimmy Buffett; and scads of singing nuns throughout 17 years of Catholic education.

    Past lives

    Jim worked as a New Mexico newspaper reporter, teacher, corporate PR flak in Tennessee, and national public speaker before having the sense enough to get a "real" job helping children laugh.

    Discography -

    • Bop Bop Dinosaur (1998 – re-released 2005)
    • Stinky Feet (1999 – re-released 2002)
    • Ooey Gooey (2000)
    • Stinky Feet Live! (DVD – 2001) Pick Me! Pick Me! (2003)
    • Mr. Stinky Feet’s Christmas (2003)
    • Mr. Stinky Feet’s Road Trip (2005)
    • Mr. Stinky Feet’s Road Trip Live (DVD – 2007)
    • Upside Down (2008)
    • Swimming In Noodles (2010)


    Five Parents' Choice Awards
    Parent-to-Parent Adding Wisdom Award - awarded to entire catalog
    Kids Radio Mania Award
    National Parenting Publication Award
    "Favorite Entertainer" - Kansas City Parent Magazine