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The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for December 16, 2018 will be “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The “Keys and Strings Hour” will present new and recent recordings by Carolbeth True. Ryan Marquez and the WirePilots along with Ptah Williams, and two piano trios led by Steve Davis.  New music will be heard from our own Nick Savage and vocalist/bassist Janet Evra, recently arrived in St. Louis from England.  Other new music will be heard from Steve Kuhn, trumpeter Charlie Porter, Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Stefon Harris and Blackout, Jack Mouse, Thomas Marriott, John Scofield, the Charles Lloyd New Quartet, San Francisco saxophonist Kristen Storm and a new three-CD set that compiles all of John Coltrane’s 1963 recordings.

The Slide Show presents my photographs of some of the musicians 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.

Here is the Ryan Marquez Trio of Ben Wheeler (b) and Steve Davis (d) playing "In Time" in 2018

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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