Pin It

Tom Sancton's Black Eagle Reunion Band 

click to enlarge mus_rec2-1.jpg

As he recounts in his memoir Song for My Fathers, Tom Sancton's mentoring in jazz came from legends like George Lewis at Preservation Hall. When Sancton went to Harvard University in the late 1960s, he didn't meet many other undergraduates interested in playing traditional New Orleans Jazz, but eventually he found older fans in the Boston area. He put together the Black Eagle Jazz Band, named for one of Lewis' early bands, and it became a regular feature at Passim's Coffee House in Cambridge. In 1971, the Black Eagles played the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and got a record deal (album pictured) with Sire, which, Sancton notes, put out Madonna's first album. Sancton graduated and left Cambridge, but the band played on as the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. It still tours, and several members will return to New Orleans for the first local shows since 1971. They'll be joined by Shannon Powell, Lars Edegran and Jesse Boyd. — Will Coviello

April 7 & 10

Tom Sancton's Black Eagle Reunion Band

8 p.m.-11 p.m. Thursday

Palm Court Jazz Cafe, 1206 Decatur St.

At French Quarter Festival

1:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Sunday

600 block of Bourbon Street


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Pin It

Speaking of...

Submit an event

Latest in Music Previews

Spotlight Events

  • Katie von Schleicher @ Gasa Gasa
    4920 Freret St.

    • Tue., June 19, 9 p.m.
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Amyl & the Sniffers @ Republic New Orleans
    828 S. Peters St.

    • Thu., June 21, 8 p.m.
  • Salt Wives (album release) @ Siberia Lounge
    2227 St. Claude Ave.

    • Thu., June 21, 9 p.m.
  • Video Age (album release), Room Thirteen, Benni @ Santos Bar
    1135 Decatur St.

    • Sat., June 23, 9 p.m.

© 2018 Gambit
Powered by Foundation