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The Compositions of Rchard Rodgers

Jazz Unlimited tonight, September 22, 2019, as we present “The Compositions of Richard Rodgers.”  Composer Richard Rogers was a Broadway Theater and film composer whose work was mainly associated with lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein.  His compositions on will be played on this show by Art Blakey, Paul Desmond, Fred Hersch, Antonio Hart, Aretha Franklin, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap, Kenny Dorham, Andy Bey, Roy Hargrove, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Wynton Kelly, Max Roach, Brad Mehldau, Bill Evans and Steve Davis.  Remember that this show is the Fall Member Campaign show.  Please come prepared with your support for Jazz Unlimited and St. Louis Public Radio by calling 14-516-4000 or by going to stlpublicradio.org and making your donation

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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.