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Dennis Owsley – ST. LOUIS JAZZ

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Book Signing with Dennis Owsley
ST. LOUIS JAZZ
Main Street Books, 1-3pm
St. Louis Jazz: A History
In the early twentieth century, St. Louis was a hotbed for ragtime
and blues, both roots of jazz music. In 1914, Jelly Roll Morton
brought his music to the area. In 1919, Louis Armstrong came to
town to play on the “floating conservatories” that plied the
Mississippi.
Miles Davis, the most famous of the city’s jazz natives, changed the course of the genre four different times throughout a world-renowned career. The Black Artists Group of the 1970s was one of the first to bring world music practices into jazz.
Author Dennis C. Owsley chronicles the ways both local and national St. Louis musicians have contributed to the city and to the world of music.
Dennis Owsley is the host of the long-running radio program Jazz St. Louis on St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 KWMU.

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August 31
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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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