Downtown Springfield Association
Norton Comedy + Jazz @ Blue Room Comedy Club

Norton Comedy + Jazz @ Blue Room Comedy Club

December, 22 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

420 West College St. Springfield, MO 65806


Norton Comedy + Jazz
The Comedians:
Headliner – Nancy Norton
High Energy Award Winning standup comedian- 2021 Best of the Fest Show with Jay Leno in Burbank Comedy Fest, Winner of the 2018 Boston Comedy Competition (First woman to win!) and Champion of the 2019 Seattle International Comedy Competition.
Most importantly, Graduate of St. John’s School of Nursing (only Award- most improved student), and former RN atMercy Hospital. Nancy left nursing to SAVE LIVES!
Feature act – Bailey Norton
Speech and Debate National Humor Champion, Reductress contributor, 2020 Screen Craft Animation Finalist, SF Sketchfest 2021.Ozark native now living in LA.
The Musicians:
Bob Schlesinger – pianist
Spearheaded various bands – straight-ahead jazz, jazz fusion, jazz/funk, blues and other nuanced genres.Pathways to Jazz Grant recipient. Soon to be released album “Brush Strokes” featuring Mike Stern and Eddie Gomez, recorded at Seer Sound in NYC. Opened for Earth, Wind and Fire, and James Brown
Gary Sloan – acoustic bass
Also plays Tuba and electric bass performing swing, Gypsy jazz, Dixieland, Western swing, blues, modern jazz, Americana and more. Born in Alaska to the State’s legendary blues artist, Gary “Alaska” Sloan. He grew up in rural Arkansas and escaped to Colorado via a Masters of Music in Jazz at CU Boulder.