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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for September 30, 2018 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The Keys and Strings Hour or the Quieter Side of Jazz will present some of Dizzy Gillespie’s compositions played by the Leroy Vinnegar group. Oscar Peterson, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Tommy Flanagan, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Phineas Newborn, Jr. and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.  We will play new music in the second and third hours of the show.  The featured musicians will be Christopher Hollyday, Mark Masters, Larry Goldings, Bill Carrothers, the French Strictly Strayhorn group, the Randy Brecker/Mats Holmquist big band recording, Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf, Ernesto Ceverini & Turboprop, Joshua Breakstone, Clark Sommers & Lens Miguel Zenon, the Ayn Inserto Orchestra, free jazz from Daniel Carter, Matthew Shipp & William Parker and Harry Vetro’s Northern Ranger.  Thanks to all who contributed to the St. Louis Public Radio Member Campaign last Sunday night during Jazz Unlimited.  We made our goals and then some.

The Slide Show contains my photographs of some of the artists heard on this show.

Due to copyright restrictions, the audio from this show is no longer available. Audio links are available for one week after a show airs, starting on the Monday after the show.

The video shows Peter Bernstein (g) Bill Stewart (d) and Larry Goldings playing "Milestones" in Paris in 2017.

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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