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Music From Well-Known Jazz Concerts

Jazz Unlimited for, June 2, 2019, will present “Music from Some Well-Known Jazz Concerts.”  Throughout its history, beginning with the Benny Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert, jazz has been increasingly heard on concert stages.  We will hear music recorded at some well-known jazz concerts in venues that range from concert halls to jazz festivals.  In addition to Goodman, we will hear Charlie Christian and Sidney Bechet from the “From Spirituals to Swing” concert, Louis Armstrong from a 1947 Town Hall Concert, a jam session led by Lionel Hampton from the 1944 Esquire All-American Jazz Concert, Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker at Town Hall and Massey Hall, Thelonious Monk at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Duke Ellington at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival, the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, Keith Jarrett at Koln, Germany, Eddie Harris & Les McCann at Montreux, Ella Fitzgerald at the Opera House, and Joe Lovano, Charles Lloyd and Charles Mingus at Monterrey.

The Slide Show contains 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 Dave Douglas (tp) Joe Lovano (ts) Lawrence Fields (p) Linda Oh (b) and Joey Baron (d) playing "Destination Unknown" in San Diego, California on October 15, 2014

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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