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The Career Of Roy Haynes

Jazz Unlimited for May 5, 2019, presents “The Career of Roy Haynes.”  Known as “Snap Crackle” for his snare drum playing, drummer Roy Haynes’ 70 plus year career spans all styles from bebop to beyond.  We will present his work with his own groups, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Kenny Barron, Chick Corea, Sarah Vaughan, Oliver Nelson, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Gary Burton, Thelonious Monk, Etta Jones, Sonny Rollins, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny, Art Farmer, John Coltrane, Art Pepper and Clifford Jordan.

The Slide Show has my photographs of some of the musicians heard on this show.

The Audio Archive of this show will be available until the morning of May 13, 2019.

This is a video of 92-year old Roy Haynes talking and playing with Jon Batiste of the "Stephen Colbert" show 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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