Tom Sancton reads from SONG FOR MY FATHERS: A New Orleans Story in Black and White.
Tom Sancton's great New Orleans music coming-of-age-memoir, SONG FOR MY FATHERS: A New Orleans Story in Black and White, which we helped launch in hardcover with an unforgettable evening at Preservation Hall in 2006 is now being released for the first time in paperback with a new updating epilogue describing Tom's return to live in New Orleans 40 years after the story. Come help us celebrate with Tom. There will be music, a special author reading and booksigning. The music will be provided by the Classic Jazz Trio, which includes Tom Sancton on clarinet, Tom Fischer on clarinet and alto sax, and John Rankin on guitar. The three have just put out their first CD together; and it will be on sale at the event, along with the new edition of SONG FOR MY FATHERS. Tom Sancton graduated from Harvard in 1971 and attended Oxford as a Rhodes scholar. He is a former senior editor for Time and a contributor to such publications as Vanity Fair, Fortune, Newsweek, and the Wall Street Journal. He coauthored the international best seller Death of a Princess: The Investigation and authored the novel The Armageddon Project. A jazz performer in his own right, Sancton has toured extensively in Europe and has recorded more than a dozen albums, appearing alongside Woody Allen in the feature film Wild Man Blues. In 2007, Sancton was named Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Tulane University, where he continues to teach advanced courses in creative writing. (booksense)… (more)