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The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, November 25th will present “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The Keys and Strings Hour will present music new for my collection with a Hal Galper/Jeff Johnson duet, solo piano by Joanne Brackeen, Chris Anderson accompanying a singer, Ahmad Jamal, Shelly Berg with the London Philharmonic and Myra Melford.  New music will include a new Charlie Haden/Brad Mehldau duet, A Don Byron/Aruan Ortiz, duet the Ethan Ardelli quartet, Jon Batiste, the Greg Diaz Art of Imagination Orchestra, John Fedchok, Quartette Oblique, vocalist Petra van Nuis, the Johnny Griffith Quartet, the Darrell Katz big band and the Collective Order Ensemble.

The Slide show has 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.

Here is a solo piano version of "And I Love Her" by Brad Mehldau at the Toronto Conservatory in 2016.

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.