Tom Sancton was just a teenager the first time his father brought him to Preservation Hall in the early 1960s. Enraptured by the music and the spirit of the older generation of jazz musicians who themselves were experiencing a rare and well-deserved second act in their professional careers, Tommy would go on to apprentice with the late, great clarinetist George Lewis. It is the story of the unlikely relationship between these two men from very different worlds, forged by a common passion for the music that is the lifeblood of New Orleans that graces the pages of Sancton's 2006 memoir, Song For My Fathers; a New Orleans Story in Black and White.
Please join Tom Sancton and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band on Monday, April 19 at 8:00pm at Tulane's Dixon Hall for a unique, multi-media performance featuring live readings by Sancton, historic video and photography and live musical interludes. The event is FREE and open to the public!