PIAZZA, Tom. American, b. 1955. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Music. Career: Fiction writer and music writer. Freelance music journalist and jazz pianist, NYC, 1977-91; Iowa Writer's Workshop, Maytag Fellow and Teaching-Writing Fellow, 1991-93; residencies in fiction writing at Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts; Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, fiction fellow, 1997; Millsaps College, Jackson, MS, Eudora Welty Chair, 2000; Loyola University, New Orleans, visiting writer in residence, 2001-03. Publications: The Guide to Classic Recorded Jazz, 1995; Blues and Trouble: Twelve Stories (fiction), 1996; (ed.) Setting the Tempo, 1996; Blues Up and Down: Jazz in Our Time, 1997; True Adventures with the King of Bluegrass, 1999; My Cold War (novel), 2003. Contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Amy Williams, ICM, 40 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.