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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, August 25, 2019, presents “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The August “Keys and Strings Hour” will feature compositions by two unrelated Bernsteins, known as Bernstein-East and Bernstein-West.  The tunes will be played Lynne Arriale, Joe Pass, Bill Evans, Vijay Iyer, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett and sung by Sarah Vaugh.  New music for August will be played and sung by Nelson Hinds, Corey Christiansen, the New York Voices, Larry Graves, the Ezra Weiss Big Band, Akiko Tsuruga, The Mike Holober Gotham Jazz Orchestra, Richie Cole & Tony Monaco, Vooctave (an eleven voice vocal group), Harbinger, Jon Batiste, Sharman Duran and Lafayette Gilchrist.

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

The video is of Joe Pass playing "Ain't Misbehavin'" on the Oscar Peterson and Friends BBC Program in the late 1980's.

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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.