Chip Deffaa is the author of 15 published plays (including George M. Cohan Tonight!, Irving Berlin’s America, Theater Boys, and The Seven Little Foys), and eight published books (including Jazz Veterans, Blue Rhythms, and Swing Legacy). An expert on the roots of American show business, he has been “following his bliss” since he wrote his first report in school— on George M. Cohan— when he was nine years old. He is a graduate of Princeton University and a trustee of the Princeton Tiger Magazine. For 18 years, he wrote about entertainment— both reviews and features— for the New York Post. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Drama Desk, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society. For more info, please visit: www.chipdeffaa.com.