Lew Shaw

Lew Shaw started with The West Coast Rag almost thirty years ago and has been a guiding light to this paper through two name changes since then.  He has written hundreds of stories in that time while also doing much to promote jazz in Arizona and indeed everywhere. He taps his extensive network of connections and friends throughout the traditional jazz world to bring us his Jazz Jottings column every month.  His accomplishments include:Staff Writer/Columnist, THE SYNCOPATED TIMES Co-founder, Arizona Classic Jazz Society Founding Editor, ACJS newsletter Former Staff Writer, THE MISSISSIPPI RAG,THE AMERICAN RAG Past President, American Federation of Jazz Societies Former Marketing Director, BERKSHIRE MUSIC BARN, Lenox, MA