Jack Norton

Musical Artist

1980 –


Who is Jack Norton?

Jack Norton is an American children's musician, television producer, songwriter, rapper and educator. He is the co-creator of the preschool television show and brand, along with wife DJ Kitty. He stars on the PBS show, "Totally, Zinghoppers!"

Norton is of Dutch and French descent. His family encouraged his artistic pursuits and as a child Norton developed a love of music, writing and performing.

After high school, Norton studied Early Childhood Education and his experience as a preschool teacher helped form the educational principals found in the Zinghoppers music. Norton's senior thesis, helped form the Zinghoppers core goals of "educating, entertaining and engaging" young children. While in college, Norton's love of hip-hop culture and dance music led him to attend raves and underground rap house parties. Electro, hip-hop, Disney pop and dance music serves as the basis of Norton's musical influences.

The Norton's moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2009 to begin production of "Totally, Zinghoppers!", a series for public television.

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Mar 15, 1980
Also known as
  • Norton, Jack

on July 23, 2013


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