Hosted by the Historic New Orleans Collection, journalist Gwen Tompkins, host of public radio’s “Music Inside Out” and a contributor to the new edition of Danny Barker’s “A Life in Jazz” (THNOC 2016), will discuss the book and sign copies. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Maple Street Book Shop (7529 Maple Street).
Danny Barker (1909-1944), a beloved New Orleans jazz icon, performed for more than 60 years. His autobiography, “A Life in Jazz,” was first published in 1986 and captures both his expansive knowledge of music and his insightful storytelling.
The program is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be available.
The book, which retails for $39.95, will be available for purchase.
For more information visit www.maplestreetbookshop.com or call (504) 866-4916.