Paul DeMarinis

Jazz Unlimited
12:00 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

The Jazz History Of St. Louis-Part 7: The 1970’s And 1980’s: Dark Times And Rebirth

Paul DeMarinis-1978
Dennis C. Owsley Copyright Dennis C. Owsley

On the August 17 Jazz Unlimited show, we will find out that the jazz scene in St. Louis went through a dark time and the beginnings of a rebirth in the 1970’s and 1980’s.  College and high school jazz programs began and Charlie Menees brought a traditional jazz and swing program to KWMU.  The 1986 University City High School sent their jazz band to the Montreux Jazz Festival and all the member of the 1987 Todd Williams Quintet went on to solid professional careers.  A small group of experimentalists was still in St.

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