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How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?

Jazz Unlimited for April 14, 2019 will present “How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?”  The answer is that you practice-a lot.  Starting in 1938 with the famous Benny Goodman concert, Carnegie Hall has played host to a large number of jazz masters, including Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Count Basie, Charlie Christian, Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Lionel Hampton with Dinah Washington, Bud Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Woody Herman, Miles Davis & Gil Evans, Dave Brubeck, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Eric Dolphy and Sonny Rollins.

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 is "Lester Leaps In" from the 1996 Clint Eastwood "After Hours " show at Carnegie Hall with soloists Roy Hargrove (tp) Joshua Redman, Flip Phillips, James Carter (ts) James Moody, Charles McPherson (as).  Drummer Kenny Washington is also seen as is Jon Faddis conducting.

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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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