Shelly Gallichio

After 48-1/2 years, Shelly Gallichio is a retired Real Estate Associate Broker in Tucson, Arizona and despite growing up in Chicago, fell in love with the clarinet and the New Orleans sound at the age of three—she intends to spend the next 48-1/2 years seeking that sound! Reach her at [email protected]
Portrait of vocalist Quiana Lynell - oil on canvas by Emilie Rhys.

Oh, What a Night!

It seems that during the annual hurricane season, New Orleans and the French Quarter delight in providing lots of distractions to benefit both local musicians,

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How Lucky Can One Gal Be?

The long awaited New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival did take place beginning April 29th through May 8th and delivered all that was promised! We

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It’s Carnival Time!

And this year it will take place! The Mayor has assured the city that the “show must go on” and after shortening some of the

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Back Home Again in Arizona…

The Arizona Classic Jazz Society held its 32nd annual festival the first weekend in November at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Phoenix-Chandler Golf Resort (the San

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Seems Like Old Times…

Lovely weather and lots of music greeted us in New Orleans for what is often considered the “wedding” month. Many postponed nuptials and their attendants

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No Fests—but Lots of Music!

Although the French Quarter Festival and The Jazz & Heritage Festival were cancelled for October and postponed to its usual April-May period for next year,

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Jazz in the Mountains

While Hurricane Ida was heading towards New Orleans and the State of Louisiana, we were up in the northern part of Arizona at the Prescott

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Steve Pistorius Southern Syncopators at French Quarter Festival

NOLA Festivals Flip Flop

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had been scheduled for the October 8-15 weekends since earlier this year with a “save the date” promotion,

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At the Nickel-A-Dance

Nickel-A-Dance Returns!

Sponsored by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the following press release was a welcome announcement: “NICKEL-A-DANCE is a free series of Sunday afternoon

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More Bits and Pieces

The Orpheum Theater in New Orleans is celebrating its 100th birthday and re-introducing the new Double Dealer speakeasy under the theater. Resembling the backstage setting

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Dave Bennet finale

Quarter Notes: Bits and Pieces

The Preservation Hall Foundation has started a new virtual instruction program with lesson plans that apply to K-12 educators, students, and parents. Access is free

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Mardi Gras Reads

The streets of the French Quarter will be quiet this year as all parade permits and celebrated balls have been cancelled and outside gatherings will

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The Quiet Quarter

Live music venues are still not open in the French Quarter. Since May, the Jazz Museum on Esplanade is enjoying Tuesday afternoon “balcony concerts” outside

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