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The Keys And Strings Hour Plus New Music

Jazz Unlimited for Sunday, April 28, 2019, will present “The Keys and Strings Hour Plus New Music.”  The “Keys and Strings Hour,” or jazz without horns, will present compositions of big band composer Thad Jones sung by Judi Silvano and played by the piano trios of Tommy Flanagan, Ray Brown, Stanley Cowell and Hank Jones.  New music will feature the Lewis Nash quintet,  the SFJazz Collective, the Jalem Bhate Big Band, Teri Lynne Carrington, Johnathan Blake’s Trion, Mark Dresser, violinist Richmond Punch, the Hungarian drummer Martin Juhaz, Ben Monder, the Comet is Coming, and vocalists Catherine Russell, Kurt Elling and Holly Cole.

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 a version of "Alone Together" sung by Catherine Russell in 2018.  In addition to Russell, the group includes Jon-Erik Kelso (tp) Bill Alred (tb) Evan Arntsen (ts) Matt Munistieri (g) Mark Shane (p), Tal Ronen (b) and Mark McLean (d).

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.