The Dixie Cats

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski

Tucson’s The Dixie Cats will perform at the Crowne Plaza San Marcos Golf Resort on Sunday, April 23, to help the city celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month.

The event runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and is part of the Arizona Classic Jazz Society’s April event. Tickets are $15 for ACJS members; $20 nonmembers. Folks who become members on April 23 can get in free with a yearly membership fee of $35 per couple, $25 per person. For more information, visit or call 480-620-3941.

ACJS has bestowed Lew Shaw as a recipient of a 2017 Jazz Hero Award by the Jazz Journalists Association. The JJA presents annual Jazz Hero awards to advocates, altruists, activists and aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities.

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 more than 30 years, Shaw has been a key staff writer/columnist for several jazz publications. He is the author of Jazz Beat: Notes on Classic Jazz.

Shaw’s award will be celebrated on April 23 during the monthly ACJS jazz party. For tickets, visit and type in Lew Shaw Jazz Hero Award.

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