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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, March 31, 2019, will present “The Keys and Strings Hour plus New Music..”   The Keys and Strings Hour will present artists born in March and April who don’t play horns: Nat “King” Cole, Lionel Hampton, Marian McPartland, Red Norvo, Carmen McRae, Randy Weston, Herbie Hancock, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Wes Montgomery.  New Music will be heard from our own Dizzy Atmosphere, The Looking Up Project Quartet, Russ Lossing, Joe Martin, Dave Anderson, Luca Di Luzio, Cannonball Adderley, our own Lester Bowie, Scott Robinson, David Berkman, William Parker and Wadada Leo Smith.

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.

This is a video of "Jeannine" played in Paris in 1962 by Julian "Cannonball "Adderley - alto sac; Nat Adderley - cornet; Victor Feldman - piano; Sam Jones - bass; Louis Hayes - drums

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.