Blessed Be Jazz: The Story of My Life as a Clarinet-Playing

The autobiography of Rev. Frank Coco, SJ (1920-2006), a Jesuit priest who served for more than 50 years in south Louisiana as a retreat director, high school teacher and jazz musician. Using his clarinet, he performed extensively in New Orleans nightclubs, sitting in with some of the best-known jazz musicians of his time, including Ronnie Kole, Al Hirt and Pete Fountain.

Blessed Be Jazz: The Story of My Life as a Clarinet-Playing Jesuit Priest in the French Quarter of New Orleans