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11.15.17: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Video

“Ain’t Misbehavin'”, filmed live at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock, Michigan last week. Be sure to subscribe at: http://www.youtube.com/c/jackandkittymusic


11.13.17: Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Live Track

Jack and Kitty just released a live track recorded at their 11/10/17 show at The Orpheum Theater in Hancock, Michigan. They both sing and Jack plays guitar and trumpet, Kitty plays snare. Download for free here: https://soundcloud.com/jacknkitty/aint-misbehavin-live-at-the-orpheum-theater

Stream below…


11.10.17: DAILY VLOG starts today!

Jack and Kitty launched a daily vlog today! Be sure to subscribe to be the first to join in the fun!

The movies will be released daily on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/c/jackandkittymusic) as well as on the duo’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


11.2.17: New Christmas song from Jack and Kitty

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NEW DIGITAL SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW! Jack and Kitty’s first ever holiday recording! Get in the seasonal spirit with this jug band influenced take on the classic Christmas tune originally made famous by Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters in 1950. “The Hawaiian Christmas Song” finds Jack on ukulele,guitar and jug with Kitty on kazoo-a-phone, bongos and snare drum. Special guest Santa Claus joins the fun playing the jingle bells. “Mele Kalikimaka” is Hawaii’s way to say “Merry Christmas” to you…and it’s also Jack and Kitty’s way of making the season a bit brighter, lighter and warmer! Aloha!!

This digital single available now at:

Itunes     Cdbaby     Amazon     GooglePlay     Tidal     Bandcamp


11.1.17: Hour long live concert video

Jack and Kitty just released an hour long concert video filmed on 10/27/17 in Rochester, Minnesota. Plenty of songs, stories and “jokes”. Jack sings and plays guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica. Kitty sings and plays whizbang washboard, snare, trumpet, bongos, kazoo-a-phone, jug.


10.26.17: Jack and Kitty on NBC affiliate: “You Have To Dream Big”

An inspiring segment from an NBC news affiliate segment on Jack and Kitty, vaudeville duo that went from homeless to becoming Emmy Award winning musicians and filmmakers that tour nationwide.

Watch/read: http://www.kttc.com/story/36685995/2017/10/25/you-have-to-dream-big-couple-once-homeless-in-rochester-now-performing-music-across-us


10.25.17: Jack and Kitty are in City Pages’ Top 5 Videos

We’re in City Pages Top 5 Videos this week!! “Kooky modern horror from reliable vaudeville nostalgia duo”.

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10.23.17: Lyric vid: “Ghost Of The Saint Louis Blues”

Just in time for Halloween! We made a lyric video for our song THE GHOST OF THE SAINT LOUIS BLUES, which we learned from an old Emmett Miller record. Listen to our digital EP, “Sweet Birds of Riddim” for this song and more!! Available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and anywhere you purchase music.


10.23.17: Jack and Kitty mention in St. Paul Pioneer Press

Thanks to Chris and all our friends at the Pioneer Press for the shout-out!!

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10.20.17: Jack and Kitty on the Red Carpet

Jack and Kitty walked the red carpet at the Twin Cities Film Fest screening of Sean Baker’s film The Florida Project. J&K wrote and performed four tunes which can be heard in the Oscar buzzed film starring Willem Dafoe. Here’s a recap vid of the fun event…


10.15.17: “Jack And Kitty Dig For Gold” instagram launched

Jack and Kitty love being on Instagram! They love it so much, they launched a secondary account which is totally devoted to their musicology pursuits. Be sure to join them as they “dig for gold” – and by “gold” they mean old records, instruments, films and vintage stuff!!

PRIMARY – http://www.instagram.com/jacknkitty – music/films/vlogs

SECONDARY – http://www.instagram.com/jacknkittydigforgold – musicology

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10.13.17: “The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor” single available now!

JackAndKitty_TheBaptismOfJesseTaylorThe new single from BOUND FOR GLORY – the upcoming gospel album by Jack and Kitty. Traditional bluegrass gospel song, “The Baptism Of Jesse Taylor” finds Jack on guitar and mandolin. Kitty sings harmonies and plays jug, snare drum and gutbucket bass. Look for the full album of traditional songs of faith and inspiration later this year.

To download and make a financial donation: Bandcamp

To download and not donate: Soundcloud

Listen online now…


10.6.17: The Florida Project hits NY/LA today! New Vlog by J&K – “From Homeless to Hollywood”

Jack and Kitty wanted to share the story of how they went from homeless to having four songs in a new Hollywood film by A24​ called The Florida Project​ starring Willem Dafoe​ by director Sean Baker​. The movie comes up TODAY in New York and Los Angeles!

*** Watch this Vlog for inspiration!! ***

Also – in this video Jack impales himself with an Emmy Award and bleeds everywhere!

Here’s a photo with the cast of The Florida Project at the Cannes Film Festival…look behind them on the screen! 😉

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10.4.17: SMALL SELF to premiere at L.A. Shorts International Film Festival

Congrats to the cast and crew of the film SMALL SELF – which has been selected for the L.A. Shorts International Film Festival for the month of October. Jack served as Co-Producer and Kitty served as Associate Producer/Script Supervisor. For more info: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4075098/
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10.4.17: Concert review and interview

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Here’s a fun concert review and interview by our friends at The Spectator (the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire student newspaper). Includes audio of “Three Little Birds / Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me” performed live at the Acoustic Cafe in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Thanks to student reporter Clara Neupert.

9.5.17: Jack and Kitty’s new EP “Sweet Birds Of Riddim” now available to stream!

Jack and Kitty just released a surprise EP called SWEET BIRDS OF RIDDIM. The six song digital album is a collection of organic vaudeville and jug band folk for all ages influenced by the Jamaican mento music of the 1920s and 1930s. Jack and Kitty play all instruments heard on the album which was recorded this past week.

Track list is as follows:

  1. Three Little Birds / Tip Toe Through The Tulips With Me
  2. Everybody Loves My Baby
  3. The Ghost Of The St. Louis Blues
  4. Blue
  5. The Gypsy
  6. Yellow Bird

The album is now streaming at https://soundcloud.com/jacknkitty/sets/sweet-birds-of-riddim or via the player below…


8.30.17: Jack and Kitty’s 2018 European Tour dates announced!

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JACK AND KITTY: EUROPE TOUR 2018

9/2/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
9/3/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
9/4/18 – The Hague, Netherlands
9/5/18 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
9/6/18 – Utrecht, Netherlands
9/7/18 – Essen, Germany
9/8/18 – Cologne, Germany
9/9/18 – Hamburg, Germany
9/10/18 – Odense, Denmark
9/11/18 – Aarhus, Denmark
9/12/18 – Aalborg, Denmark
9/13/18 – Kristiansand, Norway
9/14/18 – Stavanger, Norway
9/15/18 – Bergen, Norway
9/16/18 – Oslo, Norway
9/17/18 – Oslo, Norway
9/18/18 – Gothenburg, Sweden
9/19/18 – Malmo, Sweden
9/20/18 – Copenhagen, Denmark
9/21/18 – Berlin, Germany
9/22/18 – Berlin, Germany
9/23/18 – Prague, Czech Republic
9/24/18 – Prague, Czech Republic
9/25/18 – Vienna, Austria
9/26/18 – Graz, Austria
9/27/18 – Salzburg, Austria
9/28/18 – Munich, Germany
9/29/18 – Zurich, Switzerland
9/30/18 – Bern, Switzerland
10/1/18 – Lausanne, Switzerland
10/2/18 – Geneva, Switzerland
10/3/18 – Basel, Switzerland
10/4/18 – Frankfurt, Germany
10/5/18 – Brussels, Belgium
10/6/18 – Brussels, Belgium
10/7/18 – Ghent, Belgium
10/8/18 – Anterp, Belgium
10/9/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/10/18 – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Venues/Promoters interested in hosting a show, please email brizomediagroup@gmail.com


8.28.17: Jack and Kitty’s #MeowvelousMondays – new inspirational series on YouTube

A welcome addition to Jack and Kitty’s newly re-launched YouTube channel, is MEOWVELOUS MONDAYS – a series of videos posted every Monday. Kitty will be posting an inspirational or motivating message just to make your Monday more “meowvelous”.

Here’s the first video…

Remember, their YouTube channel schedule now is:

  • Monday – Inspirational (“Meowvelous Mondays”)
  • Wednesday – Joke (“Over The Hump”)
  • Friday – Life Vlog

Be sure to like, comment and subscribe at: http://www.youtube.com/c/jackandkittymusic


8.27.17: Jack and Kitty’s JUG BAND BLUES

A new video from Jack and Kitty, joined by special guests The Big Dixie Swingers (of New Orleans, Louisiana). Filmed live at the Lake Harriet Bandshell in Minneapolis, “Jug Band Blues” is based on the 1934 recording of “Jug Band Quartette” by The Memphis Jug Band.


8.23.17: Jack and Kitty’s new TV show has a name!

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Earlier this year Jack and Kitty announced that they will be filming a television series. Well, the new series finally has a name and logo!

From the Emmy Award winning production team behind The Zinghoppers Show comes a new television series just for preschoolers (and their families)…offered exclusively to PBS Kids member stations: Jack and Kitty: FamJam!

We’ll be filming this educational music series in December 2017. Be sure to visit us often as we’ll post lots of info as global broadcast partners are announced throughout the new year.


8.23.17: Jack and Kitty’s #OverTheHump – new joke series on YouTube

A welcome addition to Jack and Kitty’s newly re-launched YouTube channel, is #OverTheHump – a series of videos posted every Wednesday. Just a joke to help you get over the hump!

Here’s the first video…

Remember a new VLOG will be posted every Friday, a new JOKE will be posted every Wednesday – so be sure to like, comment and subscribe at: http://www.youtube.com/c/jackandkittymusic


8.18.17: Jack and Kitty begin a weekly VLOG series!

Jack and Kitty just re-launched a new YouTube channel, and announced a weekly vlog. Here’s their very first vlog…

Be sure to like, comment and subscribe to http://www.youtube.com/c/jackandkittymusic


8.14.17: Official trailer for The Florida Project from A24

Watch the official trailer for The Florida Project now. Sean Baker’s gorgeous 35mm pop vérité portrait of the magic and wonder of childhood. Jack and Kitty wrote and performed a few tunes heard in this amazing film. Look for it in this October from A24.


7.6.17: Jack and Kitty popup video Everybody Loves My Baby

Everybody Loves My Baby performed and filmed LIVE [in 4K Ultra HD] by Jack and Kitty. Shot in rural Savannah, Georgia.


7.14.17: The Heart Of The Story community documentary film

Here’s a photo from the wrap party of the Jack and Kitty Norton curated film, The Heart Of The Story.

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From Kitty: “I wanted to introduce you to this incredible group of folks we have been working with for the past several months. Jack and I have served as Artist Mentors, teaching them the art of filmmaking. With no previous experience, this group directed and filmed a documentary called THE HEART OF THE STORY. We curated and edited the film. Last night, we had our final cast and crew party. It’s been so amazing watching each participant blossom into a filmmaker. The two young stars of the project – Maliyah and Mariyah Funches – were especially fun to be around and brought a youthful energy to the film.”

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ABOUT THE FILM:

A community documentary film (curated by Jack and Kitty Norton), The Heart Of The Story follows the lives of seven residents as they meet neighbors in their St. Paul community. Filmed and directed by the residents, The Heart Of The Story celebrates family, friends and fellowship through the process of learning filmmaking.

FILMED & DIRECTED BY:

Maliyah Funches
Mariyah Funches
Robin Johnson
John Johnston III
Pamela Lampkin
Twila Smith
Carmen White

CURATED & EDITED BY:

Jack and Kitty Norton


5.1.17: Feature article and interview in Pioneer Press today

Be sure to grab a copy of today’s St. Paul Pioneer Press for a cover story on the music of Jack and Kitty in the upcoming Willem Dafoe film The Florida Project by director Sean Baker. Read online now.

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4.21.17: The Florida Project starring Willem Dafoe to premiere at Cannes

Tangerine director Sean Baker, the UK’s Rungano Nyoni and Italo-American film-maker Jonas Carpignano will be among the buzzed-about names premiering new works at the 49th edition of Cannes Directors’ Fortnight this year (18-28 May).

Four songs written and performed by Jack and Kitty Norton are included in The Florida Project. For more info, click here.


4.3.17: The Florida Project starring Willem Dafoe to include four songs written by Jack and Kitty

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Four songs written by Jack and Kitty Norton will be included in The Florida Project, the upcoming film from Tangerine director Sean Baker.

Starring Academy Award nominee Willem Dafoe and newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project tells the story of a precocious six-year-old girl and her friends whose summer break is filled with adventure while their parents and the adults around them struggle with hard times. The film was shot in anamorphic 35mm by cinematographer Alexis Zabé, known for his work in music videos (Die Antwoord, Pharrell, David Guetta).

Four songs written by the Nortons – “The Hello Song”, “Haircut Party”, “Playing Dress Up” and “Hop-A-Roo” – have been licensed to the film. The tunes are performed by Jack and Kitty under the name “The Zinghoppers”, the fictional preschool pop band featured in The Zinghoppers Show, an Emmy Award winning kids television series co-created by the Nortons which aired on over 150 PBS member stations nationwide.

For more info on The Florida Project, click here.


3.27.17: “This Land Is Your Land” Music Video

Jack and Kitty’s new music video, “This Land Is Your Land”, was released today on YouTube. It was filmed on 8mm in 32 states during their 2016 Summer Tour. The single is now available on iTunes as well.


3.14.17: “Meet The Artists” Documentary Film

A short film on Jack and Kitty, an Emmy Award winning “organic vaudeville folk” duo from Minnesota. Spend a few minutes getting to know these vintage songsters as they discuss performing concerts specifically for kids/families or grownups.


2.25.17: Preschool Television Series Coming Soon

Coming in 2017!! From the Emmy Award winning production team behind The Zinghoppers Show comes a NEW television series just for preschoolers (and their families)…offered exclusively to PBS Kids member stations: The Jack and Kitty Show! We’ll be filming this educational music series during the winter and spring of 2017. Be sure to visit us often as we’ll post lots of info as global broadcast partners are announced.