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Lew Shaw "Jazz Hero" Award
Sun, April 23, 2017, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST
April has been designated as Jazz Appreciation Month by The National Museum of American History and we are excited to celebrate the choice of member Lew Shaw as a 2017 "Jazz Hero" Award by the Jazz Journalist Association. The JJA presents annual "Jazz Hero" awards to advocates, alturists, activists, and aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities.
Lew Shaw was instrumental in the formation of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society and Arizona Classic Jazz Festival and served on the Board of Directors for many years. For over 30 years, Lew has been a key staff writer-columnist for several jazz publications. He is the author of "Jazz Beat, Notes on Classic Jazz." Many of his musician interviews happen during our festival.
Entertainment will be The Dixie Cats from Tucson.