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Jazz Cities: Chicago-Part 2

On the Sunday, February 10 Jazz Unlimited, we continue our series on urban centers that have brought great musicians to jazz by having teachers and institutions that bring them into the music at an early age.  The Jazz Cities series will feature the second part on musicians born in or nurtured early in their careers in Chicago.  Some of the musicians and groups featured will be blues pianist Jimmy Yancey, pianist Joe Sullivan, cornetist Muggsy Spanier, the Benny Goodman quartet with Lionel Hampton and Gene Krupa, vocalists Kurt Elling, Johnny Hartman, Abbey Lincoln and Patricia Barber, The David Holland Quintet with Julian Priester and Steve Coleman and avant-garde players Anthony Braxton, Muhal Richard Abrams, the 8 Bold Souls, Sun Ra and Hal Russell.

Check out the slide show of photos of some of the musicians playing on this show.

Here is the archive audio for this show.  Enjoy!

Jazz Cities: Chicago-Part 2
Jazz Unlimited February 10, 2013-Hour 2
Jazz Cities: Chicago-Part 2
Jazz Unlimited February 10, 2013-Hour 3

Here is a video of Kurt Elling singing Stevie Wonder's "Golden Lady" in 2010 with Laurence Hobgood (piano), Ernie Watts (tenor sax), Harish Raghavan (bass) and Otis Brown III (drums)

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Dennis Owsley has broadcast a weekly jazz show for St. Louis Public Radio since April 1983. He holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry and is a retired Monsanto Senior Science Fellow and college teacher. His show, Jazz Unlimited, airs every Sunday from 9:00 p.m. to midnight. The show has the largest jazz audience in St. Louis and was named Best Jazz Radio Show in St. Louis for the years 2005-2007 and 2009 by the Riverfront Times. In celebration of his 25 years on the air, January 24, 2008 was proclaimed Dennis Owsley Day" in the City of St. Louis. He is the 2010 winner of the St. Louis Public Radio Millard S. Cohen Lifetime Achievement Award. Dennis is also a noted photographer, and his exhibit, In the Moment: Photographs of Jazz Musicians, ran from September 23, 2005 to January 21, 2006 at the Sheldon Art Gallery. He is a lifetime student of jazz history and teaches short courses on the subject. Dennis is the author of the award-winning book City of Gabriels: The History of Jazz in St. Louis 1985-1973, published in 2006.

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